WASHINGTON, D.C., February 20, 2013- Pete Bunce, President and CEO of GAMA released a statement today reacting to White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney's comments regarding difficult budget decisions and the job losses it could cause in the general aviation industry.
"How dare Jay Carney dismiss the value of aviation manufacturing workers in this country. They are not special interests but hardworking folks that provide for their families, pay taxes, work to make schools better in their communities, and make charitable contributions in so many ways. These statements are totally outrageous and Mr. Carney should apologize to the tens of thousands of hard working middle class workers all across this country – from Kansas to Ohio to Arkansas to Iowa to Georgia to Minnesota and so many more. It’s completely offensive to refer to hard working Americans as ‘difficult choices’. This Administration should stop the sound bites and political games and focus on fixing our economy."