Why Trump’s War On Boeing Sets A Dangerous Precedent

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Yesterday, Trump demonstrated his incompetence and irresponsibility yet again by threatening to cancel an important government contract with Boeing to build two new Air Force One jets. Trump tweeted that the cost of this contract exceeded $4 billion, and that this was an unacceptable price to pay in order to protect and professionally transport future US Presidents.

Shortly after this tweet, the accredited media exploded with articles criticizing Trump for this reckless and unorthodox move to interfere with our government’s contractual obligations. Politifact immediately set to work fact-checking Trump’s ludicrous claims, highlighting that the contract is for two jets, not one as trump has claimed, and that the actual cost of the project is more likely to be $3.7 billion, not more than $4 billion as Trump stated in his tweet. Trump’s highly inaccurate and untimely tweet has sent Boeing’s stock price plummeting, damaging pension funds and threatening American workers with potential layoffs.

Boeing is one of America’s most prized multinationals, employing thousands of Americans in good-paying manufacturing jobs, the very types of jobs that Trump claimed he wanted to protect. Boeing also manufacturers weapons, fighter jets and cyber security products for the Pentagon, helping America achieve its many foreign policy goals overseas. Trump’s decision to cancel this contract comes as a shock to many ordinary patriotic Americans who expected him to protect American corporations and American jobs. This move has proven Trump to be a fraud yet again, and that he’ll even betray his own voting base in order to boost his PR and build his image as a ruthless business man, willing to cut costs to balance the budget. Progressives are rightfully standing behind Boeing and their many employees during this scandal, proving once again that progressives stand for the people, whereas Trump stands only for himself. One can only hope that America gets the recount it deserves, and that Hillary is duly elected President next month, in line with the popular vote, as with Trump’s lack of professionalism this country is unlikely to last past his first term.

richandrenee

The fool is going to end up costing this country so much. He’s not even in the White House yet and already things are turning to custard. It’s no wonder Putin rigged it for him to win.

Progressives should stop paying tax if he becomes president. I’m still hoping that Obama can do something – otherwise things are looking pretty grim.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

I can’t believe he’s picking on cherished American companies like Boeing now. Does Trump’s bigotry and incompetence know no end?

gman
gman

you’re right, we need boeing to make more weapons, so we can begin to cleanse the world of muslims, we should start at Dearborn and then proceed to Minneapolis ,cleanse these once great american cities of these filthy animals. Make America Great Again

Lord Raheen Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Shabbaz 23X.
Lord Raheen Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Shabbaz 23X.

Boeing ain’t nuttin’ but a *Ponzi Scheme* Bitch… 😉

http://www.mayofamily.com/RLM/txt_Clarke_Superiority.html

Black Lives Matter

My main concern is not what he’s doing to AmeriKKKa. AmeriKKKa deserves punishment for its crimes against People of Color. The bigger problem is what this fool is doing to global governance. Trump wants to enforce border and immigration laws for Allah’s sake!!! He is a fascist!!!

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Totally agree. And in doing so he is only serving to protect white supremacy and white privilege from hardworking undocumented immigrants who simply want to live, work and vote in America like every other American.

Black Flies Matter
Black Flies Matter

I FEEL TRIGGERED

libtearsaresaltyanddelicious
libtearsaresaltyanddelicious

spoken like the proud yet worthless pussy you are

go back to shutting the fuck up for the next 4-8 years since it’s painfully obvious you can’t even utilize one functioning brain cell

retard

trav777

but wait, Boeing is a big corporation…shouldn’t you want a war to destroy it? I’m confused.

jfb

No, big corporations are the friends of the people. Only small entrepreneurs and small business are a problem.

just the tip
just the tip

HP and cisco both started in garages. so that is a problem? correction, so that is a problem dumb mass?

trav777

then why does the government have small business set asides like the 8A program?

I’m still confused…is it that white owned businesses or anything are bad and minority-owned anything is good?

Lord Raheen Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Shabbaz 23X.
Lord Raheen Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Shabbaz 23X.

By-the-way does anyone, at this point, *CARE*, that Elon Musk is *rapidly amassing* his own *private, personal* fleet of ICBMs?…

😉

Lord Raheen Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Shabbaz 23X.
Lord Raheen Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Shabbaz 23X.

*Re-Usable* ones, at that…

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Trump is bashing Boeing and multiple accredited media outlets are criticizing him for it, including Salon and CNN. Therefore I and many other progressives support Boeing in this instance.

just the tip
just the tip

haven’t seen you at fight club lately. you sound just as stupid on this site. and bar is pretty low here.

#hate-speech

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Zerohedge is a fake news site. I only go there to educate people from time to time. Why should I grace a discredited fake news site with my presence more than once or twice a day?

Lord Raheen Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Shabbaz 23X.
Lord Raheen Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Shabbaz 23X.

Amen, MDB!!…

– PropOrNot is Ur Friend!…

😉

Lord Raheen Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Shabbaz 23X.
Lord Raheen Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Shabbaz 23X.

Weaksauce Zerohedge Troll-fu… – I’ll hit yo Azz wid my *Toad Style*, which *as we all know*, when properly used is invulnerable, and immune to any weapon…

Black Lives Matter

Come on — are you serious? Listen to your media! They are the experts!!!

trav777

This is good advice that all of us should take to heart. In some cases it is even illegal to try to read. The Catholic Church ironically has shown us the way on this, by beheading and otherwise torturing to death those who tried to print and disseminate the Bible to the masses. What a brave new progressive world we live in where the Catholic Church is a guiding light for liberalism, peace, and tolerance!!

Lord Raheen Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Shabbaz 23X.
Lord Raheen Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Shabbaz 23X.

http://www.mayofamily.com/RLM/txt_Clarke_Superiority.html

…- Cloward Piven, Bitchez!…

😉

KittyKittyBangBang
KittyKittyBangBang

obummer got a airforce1….. …. why shuldnnt the don get one to… awnser me that libtards

drb6
drb6

Clearly, Obama as the first African-American President deserves a shiny Air Force One with pimped-up rims. Drumpf, being an orange, vile racist does not deserve anything. He was not even elected by a popular vote.

KittyKittyBangBang
KittyKittyBangBang

@drd6 …..the dons not racist…. lots of black peopl work for him… … and omarosa

#hate-speech

drb6
drb6

Please learn to spell and coherently express your views, and only then may be someone will understand what you are trying to say.

Furthermore, lots of black people worked in plantations. According to your sick and twisted logic, their owners were not racist!

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Exactly, and the ones who got along with their masters would be referred to as house negros or uncle Toms, a very apt description for confused and misguided black Trump supporters.

drb6
drb6

Fantastic idea of flagging these trolls’ hate speech! May be the next step is marking all their comments (even if they are not hate speech) with small swastikas, and in slightly more distant future, when Hillary is finally appointed as a President, they should wear black swastikas on their mandatory brown shirts so that EVERYONE knows who these people are!

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Good idea. I’ll look into this.

Toofarleftisright
Toofarleftisright

Absolutely a great idea .. Swastika armbands on 68 million people.. Trump Voter Armbands ! They will be easy to round up , if there is a need to thin out their numbers if you know what I mean .

gman
gman

#warning #hatespeech

You people( i use that term lightly) are a bunch of muslim brain deficient animals. Who only want to bash trump, and if boeing has a 170 million dollar contract for these planes, but wants to run to up to 4 billion, that’s not ok. Of course we need boeing, they make the bombers and missiles this great country needs to bomb the middle east muslim animals. with over a billion muslims, we’re going to need lots of hardware. Boeing is a great defense contractor, we need them to help kill all muslims

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

You sick bastard! Our interventions in the Middle East are about liberating Muslims and fighting Islamaphobia, not harming Muslims! Shame on you!

just the tip
just the tip

yeah, without the US in the ME who would there be to bomb the schools, and MsF sites.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Russia and Assad are the only ones bombing schools – do you even follow the news??

gman
gman

you’re really demented, we;re there to liberate muslims from this world. We’re sending them to join their 72 virgin goats. just to show how great Trump really is, MAD DOG MATTIS, a muslim killing machine. It won’t be the same as with that stupid fu@king muslim obama running the show, Mattis will turn the marines loose to kill as many as they want. With every dead muslim the world becomes a better and safer place.

Black Lives Matter

It’s comments like this that will cause a Muslim “brain drain.” Our top Muslim scientists and engineers — like Ahmed Mohamed, the fourteen-year-old who was arrested for making a “cool clock” — are going to flee to safe, tolerant Muslim countries, like Qatar, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Syria.

This Islamophobia is truly frightening. Trump is going to cause a Muslim Holocaust.

Alexander
Alexander

Your hatred is clouding your thinking. Boing running up the budget from $170 million to $4 billion would be a tremendous benefit to the economy!

Alexander
Alexander

Wow. Trump cannot stop attacking Hillary, but this goes far beyond just his normal childish namecalling and this time his actions will threaten Hillary’s safety as soon as all the votes are counted and Trump is replaced by Madam President Clinton.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Yes that’s probably what it is – he’s sabotaging Hillary before the recount by denying her adequate protection!

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

I don’t understand why everything he does is evil. You would think that sometimes he would do something right by mistake.

KittyKittyBangBang
KittyKittyBangBang

slivers right up …… suk on that libtard … gonna get sum more ozs… HA HA HA

KittyKittyBangBang
KittyKittyBangBang

yous no what i mean ….. ..dont get lippy libtard

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Mr. Kitty, I shouldn’t be talking to you and your kind at all. But please read the article “Alt Right Learn to Write.” Then get a GED. Then come back to talk to the grown-ups.

KittyKittyBangBang
KittyKittyBangBang

thats a crap story ….. … shuld be more storys about laci green…. shes purdy

Black Lives Matter

THIS IS A SAFE SPACE. IT IS A HATE CRIME TO CALL PBIER A “LIBTARD.” I AM REPORTING THIS.

KittyKittyBangBang
KittyKittyBangBang

you widnnt report it ….. cops probly just shoot you…….. HA HA HA……. if they sho up at all……yous no how it is blm

#hate-speech

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Mr. Kitty, look what you’ve done to Pbier! He’s been crying! You may be Big Man on Campus at Trump rallies, but you are regarded as the village idiot here. And don’t use the L-word any more!

Black Lives Matter

I have reported this to the Obama Administration. Better watch out, “KittyKittyBangBang” — if that is your real name. You may receive a letter from the Obama Administration very soon. And if you don’t stop the hate, they may send you another letter, and then possibly another. That’s what we progressives do. We mean business.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

I reported TrannyLover to homeland security yesterday using the “see something say something number”, and haven’t heard from him since. These right-wingers are slowly learning that hate speech is no longer tolerated in America.

Black Lives Matter

This needs to happen. The triggering is just too much for some people. This is supposed to be a Safe Space!!!

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

I’ve added a new feature to flag comments as hate speech by adding (hashtag)hate-speech. I’ve given a select few accredited writers the ability to edit other users’ comments in order to moderate them, including you, BLM and others. I’ll figure out a better way to do this soon. In the meantime, this will at least give us a way to highlight hateful comments as a trigger warning.

Chipher
Chipher

Boeing is one of the MIC contractors where Pentagon has ‘lost track of’ (sic) $6,000,000,000,000 of our last life savings, that are never coming back, and one of the least productive Krugmanology venues for government-created jobs-per-buck. Right off the top of my head, I can name three, no, four, Boeing frauds that cost taxpayers $21,100,000,000. We can’t be creating $900,000 a year jobs and call that Freedom or Democracy. It’s Mafia.

#hate-speech

richandrenee

What a load of rubbish – Boeing are a flagship of American industry. There’s always going to be isolated problems in a company as large as Boeing but to call it “mafia” is preposterous.

Also, I’m not sure just what you mean by “Krugmanology” but Paul Krugman is one of our finest academics – and he has a Nobel prize to prove it.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Mr. Chipher. I suggest that your read the article “Paul Krugman – A Giant Among Men” on this web site. Then you will want to revise your comment. You are going be eaten alive by the progressive intellectuals on the Accredited Times.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

I flagged this comment as hate speech, because Boeing is a cherished American company that employs thousands of working class citizens in good-paying jobs, and is a key stock in many retirees’ portfolios. How dare you criticize their operations and aim to justify Trump’s fascist targeting of this top American corporation! The targeting of specific companies is textbook fascism!

Black Lives Matter

Bravo, MDB. These trolls are Russian-paid goons. It is an outrage that they would attack an American institution, like Boeing. I guarantee that if we looked at these trolls’ portfolios, we’d find stock in Aeroflot and other Putin-controlled Russian companies.

richandrenee

What a fantastic added feature the hate speech flagger is. Now we can fight back against these nasty alt right trolls.

Three cheers for MDB.

richandrenee

Hate speech is not free speech!!

Black Lives Matter

This would be a good subject for another Accredited Times piece — we have to stop fake news:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-media-idUSKBN13W1TU

Pope warns media over ‘sin’ of spreading fake news, smearing politicians

Media that focus on scandals and spread fake news to smear politicians risk becoming like people who have a morbid fascination with excrement, Pope Francis said in an interview published on Wednesday. . . .

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Yes, I’m planning to write one soon on the very exciting developments in the fight against fake news. A group of tech giants including facebook, youtube and twitter are now planning to share a database of fake news sources which they will systematically censor. This is a great leap forward for progressivism, and bodes very well for the future of accredited journalism.

drb6
drb6

Please do not use word “censor”. Censorship is what right-wing Nazis do. Progressive, advanced companies will create an open dialogue where people on BOTH sides of an issue feel comfortable speaking. Please see http://urge.org/repeat-after-me-political-correctness-is-not-censorship/ – there is another candidate for a Progressive Hero writeup at Accredited-times!

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

You’re right – we need to come up with a more appropriate word. Maybe ‘moderate’?

drb6
drb6

“Filter”

TrueDat
TrueDat

#hate-speech

richandrenee

Fake news almost got people killed just the other day. Are we going to wait for actual deaths? Or are we going to have sensible internet regulation now?

Black Lives Matter

The alt-right would rather see womyn and minorities killed than to implement sensible Internet and gun control regulations. They are psychopaths marching to the tune of their crazed Pied Piper, Donald the Orange Buffoon.

Toofarleftisright
Toofarleftisright

It is very frightening to think that there are 68 million psychopaths in this country. I suppose that in America one has a choice to be an idiot or a psychopath.
Hillary our next president is a beautiful woman , with her sexy pear shaped figure , ankles beyond compare and lovely daughter Chelsea. I believe you will see a Michelle Obama and Chelsea Clinton ticket in 2020! Two women that have done so much for this country. Chelsea is a very wealthy multimillionaire so should have no problem funding their election in 2020.

KittyKittyBangBang
KittyKittyBangBang

id like to see more laci green storys …. … mbe more pics this time …. …HA HA HA

TrueDat
TrueDat

He has to be stopped. We can not have our leadership attempting to stop fraud and waste. This will not be tolerated. Doesnt Trump know how the game is played. I donate to your “charity” and you let me feed from the government trough. We need to get the Clintons in there to show him how its done.

Vote wookie in 2020!

#hate-speech

richandrenee

This is hate speech on so many levels – not least body shaming.

TrueDat
TrueDat

All mega companies look to use the government to produce consitions that are favorable to them. Boeing lobbying to gov and feeding from the gov tit is normal these days. What is sad is that this is accepted and even in some cases (like folks here) admired.

Guess you cant fix

#hate-speech

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

I feel like I am continuing my education and going back to college when I study the articles on “Accredited Times.” But the classes are constantly interrupted by Russian trolls and hackers and by their useful idiots.

An encouraging thought is that Hillary will probably become president after the recount. One of the first things she will do after her inauguration is wage war with Russia.

Imagine how peaceful the “Accredited Times” web site will be after the coming war with Russia.

Toofarleftisright
Toofarleftisright

I agree Hillary is a hawk and will attempt a nuclear exchange with the ruskies.Trump is a pussy and would have tried for a working relationship with Russia .Soon the recount will be over and the Clinton machine will take power once again . I hope they let millions of Muslims into the country and provide them with 50,000 each to get on their feet. Hopefully the US govt will build some super mosques in every city for prayer. Maybe the government will hire most of them so they all have jobs or they can work for non profit institutions which are funded by government grants. It would be wonderful to have millions in this country that live for religion, rather than using religion just to enrich their lives.

richandrenee

Dreams are great farleft – but with the shocking Trump usurpation we all have to get back to a lot of grass-roots activism first.

TrueDat
TrueDat

Maybe the government should also provide each muslim a little progressive boy for that special man love they are so famous for. Tell us all about it MDB.

Also, is it Million Dollar Bonus or Bone-Us? I happen to know the answer but will leave it up to you as to whether tou answer this truthfully.

rodo123
rodo123

How is it possible that the racist Trump can even calculate if Boeing is overcharging on this mega jet? he has lost money on so many ventures over the years.
Maybe he is simply reciting what Putin is whispering in his ear.
I for one have just recently come out of my shell after staying in bed and retreating from society after the devastating loss we all endured (and will further endure in the years to come) on November 8th.
I needed a Safe Space and found it under the covers with my mini poodle “Buttons”. Finally we ran out of food so I HAD to get up and put on my track suit and go to the store and replenish the fridge.

Please tell me that the world will become better in the near future and that I can start living again without the threat of a racist Donald Trump overhanging my life.

God bless for this site which preaches sanity and forgiveness to us all.

Lord Raheem Ultimate God Muhammed Ali Shabbaz 23X.
Lord Raheem Ultimate God Muhammed Ali Shabbaz 23X.

Yea, – He won’t be able to toss a terr’rst off an tell ’em, “GET OFF MY PLANE!!!”…

😉

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