Originally Posted by Sini
Boeing on the dole harms me in the following way:

1. Airplane tickets cost more, since due to lack of competition airlines have to pay more for airplanes
Airbus is a competitor, and from recent reports I've read, Airbus is even, or perhaps in the lead in the world market. Boeing has an advantage in the U S market because companies like Lockheed and McDonnell Douglas couldn't match Boeing successes

If Boeing is underselling their competitors, how does that make ticket costs go up? Airlines bought Boeing in this country because they offered the best value.

2. My taxes are higher, since these handouts come out taxed income.
You have a line item on your 1040 to pay for Boeing handouts? How odd.

Luckily, your taxes are probably lower now due to the recent legislation.

But really, I defy you to demonstrate how your taxes are any higher. Ex Im loans paid with interest earn money for the Treasury, and the pittance recieved in grants are nothing, and represent a sunk cost anyway. If not Boeing, the grants would be awarded regardless.


3. My earnings and savings are reduced by inflation, as these loans are printed money that increase inflation

How do loans that are repaid with interest drive up inflation?

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