Thu, Mar 12, 2009
Wants Prez To See Economic Impact Of Bizjet-Bashing
The city of Wichita, KS is getting pretty tired of hearing
all business aviation painted with the same broad brush by the
Obama administration. So it's decided an intervention is in
MSNBC reports Mayor Carl Brewer and the city council have sent a
letter to President Obama, asking him to quit his recent biz-jet
bashing, and visit Wichita. The letter is a formal resolution
passed Tuesday by the council.
It reads, in part, "It is important to remember that business
jets are an essential part of a successful national business
It goes on to point out that the responsible use of business
jets will spur economic recovery, and that Wichita's economy could
be severely damaged by reckless words.
Brewer notes, "We understand that he was making a statement to
try and make a point, but you have to use extreme caution because
just a simple statement can impact an entire economy."
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