Archive for Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Rep. Mike Pompeo says he’ll keep pressuring Boeing

January 4, 2012


— The Kansas congressman whose district includes Boeing's soon-to-close defense plant is promising to keep pressure on the company to bring new jobs to the state.

Freshman Republican Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called Boeing's announcement that the plant would close a confession that it wouldn't honor previous commitments.

Pompeo said he's mystified over why, in his words, the company would squander 80 years of goodwill in the Wichita community.

Kansas officials are upset because they put pressure on the Air Force in recent years to reverse a decision to give a $35 billion contract to build a new refueling tanker a competing consortium. Boeing eventually landed the contract, and Pompeo says the state was promised new jobs.


hyperinflate 6 years, 4 months ago

Hey Mikie,

They paid you for a certain set of "skills" you possess. Don't expect them to kiss you after turning the trick. Oh, and they're not going to call you later and tell you they love you.

K, Thanks.

Brian Laird 6 years, 4 months ago

I'm sure they left the money on the dresser afterwards, though.

William Weissbeck 6 years, 4 months ago

Get it through you thick heads: corporations are not people, are not patriotic and owe no loyalty. Stop treating them as if they did. They are like the guy on the other side of the table negotiating a deal with you. You think he is your friend, but then you keep asking yourself why he has all the "suits" on his side of the table.

blindrabbit 6 years, 4 months ago

The Koch-a-Kolas must not wanted it for some reason! Maybe a educated, well paid work force in Wichita did not fit in with their employment needs.

Richard Payton 6 years, 4 months ago

Just yesterday I read the economy was showing an uptick. Really, with more good jobs in Kansas being vanished say it isn't so Gov.

guess_again 6 years, 4 months ago

A list of recent tax give-aways to Boeing from the state legislature. This included allowing Boeing to keep the state taxes paid by all of its employees:

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