Audio: Gibson CEO Claims Feds Told Him Problems Would ‘Go Away’ if Labor Done in Madagascar

The already bizarre ‘DOJ Targets Gibson Guitars For No Good Reason’ story just got even more bizarre.

In radio interview with KMJ 105.9 in Fresno, California,  Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz told host Chris Daniel that the government told him that some of his problems “would go away” if the company used Madagascar labor.


Gateway Pundit has the audio:

Transcript via The Blaze:

CHRIS DANIEL:  Mr. Juszkiewicz, did an agent of the US government suggest to you that your problems would go away if you used Madagascar labor instead of American labor?

HENRY JUSZKIEWICZ:  They actually wrote that in a pleading.

CHRIS DANIEL:  Excuse me?

HENRY JUSKIEWICZ:   They actually wrote that in a pleading.

CHRIS DANIEL:  That your problems would go away if you used Madagascar labor instead of our labor?

HENRY JUSKIEWICZ:  Yes, yeah. They said that explicitly.

You can hear the entire KMJ interview here.

Juskiewicz guesses that the cost of the FBI raid to his company is in the neighborhood of $2 million to $3 million.

Meanwhile, Obama’s illegal, drunk-driving uncle has yet to be  charged for defrauding US government. It remains to be seen whether he will be deported.


A good discussion at PJTV’s Trifecta: Rocking The Union Vote: Obama Administration Cracks Down on Gibson Guitars

The quote of the day, via United Liberty:

In 2000, Charlton Heston, then serving as president of the National Rifle Association, and fighting gun control proposals, held a flintlock rifle over his head and declared famously, ‘from my cold dead hands.’ Gibson’s CEO needs to rally freedom-loving Americans similarly; raising a Les Paul Gibson guitar over his head. All Americans who believe in freedom and limited government should come to Gibson’s defense; not just those who are guitar players.” Bob Barr

Michelle Malkin: Gibson Guitars CEO on DOJ bullies: “[S]macks of something from an Orwell novel”

Two significant items to add to the Gibson Guitars vs. Obama DOJ story that we noted on Friday.

Since the WSJ first reported on the famed instrument-maker’s battle with the feds over rare wood used in its guitars last week, people across the country have rallied to Gibson’s side. The company’s CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz has publicized his legal plight –and the heavy-handed, botched enforcement tactics of a Justice Department bent on mis-applying foreign laws to American workers.

1) Andrew Lawton and Landmark Report note that Juszkiewicz has donated to GOP candidates, while one of his leading competitors “is a long-time Democratic supporter, with $35,400 in contributions to Democratic candidates and the DNC over the past couple of election cycles.”

2) Stacy McCain has the transcript and Ben Howe at RedState also spotlights Juszkiewicz’s recent KMJ interview in which the CEO revealed that the feds asserted in a court pleading that Gibson would be better off shipping their manufacturing labor overseas to Madagascar (be sure to click on the link to listen to the interview)


Why Is The Obama Administration Targeting Gibson Guitars?

4 thoughts on “Audio: Gibson CEO Claims Feds Told Him Problems Would ‘Go Away’ if Labor Done in Madagascar

  1. It’s Obhammud’s M.O. to force those who won’t pay extortion (by going union, in this case) to leave the country.

    Can’t have all them non-union folk making a living on the backs of those po’ ol’ union heroes, ya know. Just might improve the unemployment rate here, and ya know we can’t have that if they’re not union, government or both.


  2. And give me a break with this union stuff, Unions are less than 20% of all workers noadays. Conceptually this is about protecting the world’s biodiversity, the beautiful animals and ecosystems of this planet. An impoverished country like Madagascar can’t do this, and the tea party would sacrifice our biodiversity as well, just like a third world country, for the sake of their owner’s corporate profits.


  3. Are you saying that everybody should be forced under penalty of law to use only American made wood for their products? How very totalitarian of you.


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