Wednesday, October 12, 2011
GOVERNMENT AMPING UP THE PAIN FOR GIBSON GUITARS
Riots to the left of me.
Riots to the right of me.
Seems like everyone is pissy about something these days. People down at Wall Street about bailouts, citizens in Greece about economic turmoil, organizations striking over money, and everyone is mad over in Egypt.
Of all these people, one group, may actually be gathering for something I believe 100% in.
Can't believe I'm saying this, but the Tea Party is doing something awesome.
The Tea Party is gathering of support of Gibson Guitars.
Gibson is a well known American guitar company. They're one of those staples of American culture. Just like apple pie. Of all people, they're facing adversity from a certain group. The U.S. government!
See, a few years ago, 'The Lacey Act' was put into law. Basically, it prohibits anyone from importing illegal wildlife, plants and wood. Now, Gibson is facing allegations of using wood that isn't finished by workers in India.
So in August, a raid took place at Gibson's factories in Nashville and Memphis. Over 10,000 rosewood fretboards were seized.