President Obama Talks About Airbus

President Obama Talks About Airbus

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  President Obama is promoting his proposals for boosting U.S. manufacturing and high wage jobs.
   When talking about an improved economy Wednesday, Mr. Obama said, "Airbus, The European aircraft company, they're building new planes in Alabama".

  Those comments drew a response from U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama.  Sessions issued a written statement, "I was surprised to hear that President Obama has claimed credit for the decision of Airbus to come to Mobile. Indeed, his actions in tilting to Chicago-based Boeing in the intense tanker competition with Airbus could have been a fatal blow to the Airbus desire to construct a manufacturing facility in Alabama. In fact, his campaign, in an unseemly way, bragged about Boeing's win.

 The truth is, Airbus came to Alabama despite the actions of the Administration. The hard work of state and local officials and the strong workforce in Alabama were the key to their decision."
 

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