Obama to Laid-Off Aviation Workers: I Don’t Care
I want you to listen to this. This is KAKE-TV in Wichita, K-A-K-E. Correspondent Susan Peters interviewed President Obama. Now, he’s not talking to the White House press corps. He’s only doing local media. So this is Wichita television, and she said, “What do you say, Mr. President, to Kansas workers in the aviation industry who’ve been laid off or may be laid off in the future?” Now, this is about Obama, shortly after he became president, saying, “You don’t just get on your corporate plane and go to Vegas anymore. Those days are over.”
So he did damage to the corporate jet market, and his economy is doing damage to the corporate jet market, and they have a lot of those jobs there. Cessna, for example, is in Wichita, among others. So she wants to know what the president would say to aviation industry employees who have been laid off or who might be laid off. Now, listen to this…
OBAMA: What we don’t want to do i-is to give somebody who’s buyin’ a corporate jet an extra tax break that ordinary people can’t get. Uhhh, because they don’t need it, and that’s not the reason that they buy a corporate jet, I promise ya. I haven’t gone through an airport in a long time, and the reason people buy corporate jets is it’s extremely convenient and they can afford it, and they don’t need an extra tax break, especially at a time when we’re trying to reduce the deficit. Somethin’s gotta give.