Originally Posted by Owain
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

Airbus is heavily subsidized by EU. It should be telling that the only direct competitor is also on the dole.

A much better point to bring up would be that it is unlikely aircraft industry could survive in present international climate without subsidies. You can point to Australia's disappearing automotive market as a likely outcome of stopping subsidies.

You have a line item on your 1040 to pay for Boeing handouts? How odd.

I do, on line 78.

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?

If you have in a bank $10, but a loaf of bread costs go up from $1 to $1.50 overnight, while you still have $10 in the bank, now you can buy fewer loaves of bread.

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