Blackburn Invites Gibson CEO, Tells Obama to ‘Get Out of the Way’

by Robert Costa

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.) explains why she invited Henry Juszkiewicz, Gibson’s chief executive officer, to attend President Obama’s jobs speech on Thursday:

“Gibson Guitar is at the heart of this jobs debate, and is an example of exactly why President Obama has it wrong when it comes to getting our economy back on track.  Maybe if the President spent more time finding real solutions to empowering small business owners and less time hindering businesses like Gibson, we’d see more new jobs being created. 

“Small businesses under the leadership of executives like Henry are the key to getting our nation’s economic engine running again. While the President is busy delivering speeches, small business leaders like Henry are busy trying to deliver results.  The best thing President Obama could do is seek their advice, then get out of the way.  Big government doesn’t create jobs, small businesses like Gibson Guitar do.”