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Guitar War

Maybe I pick on Obama too much but, sheeez.  After his NLRB shuts down a Boeing plant in South Carolina and the 5000 jobs that go with it, his Justice Department raids the Gibson Guitar company.  Gibson guitars are made in the USA. The frets are made of imported rosewood which may be illegal to harvest in India.  Under the Lacy Act of 1900 it would be illegal to violate another country’s law.  Except India isn’t complaining.  In fact if Gibson exported its manufacturing to India and imported the finished guitars here there would be no problem!