Gate-A1 wrote:As a taxpayers y prefer that my money is used to create jobs than to create expensive military program without interest like B-2
I would prefer that the taxpayers money would be used to fight the deficit the German government is currently facing, because that is what really kills the German government (and maybe others in Europe) finances on the moment!
I do not see why Airbus should get taxpayers money to develop the aircraft. I could have seen the point back then in the '70s and '80s when Airbus (or the European Aviation Industry) where a weak player on the world market and needed funding to embark on the world market. But hey, those days are over, Airbus has a huge market share at the moment, and has a lot of modern products, which are selling very well (= full order books). And the company (EADS at least) made a profit last year, so there is absolutely no need to for them to get loans from the government. If they do not have the cash to spare themselves, then go the banks. Otherwise it would be very unfair competition (and would only fuel the trade-war with the US, and Boeing would try to gain similar advantages). Before you all start kicking about Boeing that does not need to have the full taxes, the big companies in Germany don't even pay any taxes (like Siemens, DaimlerChrysler, etc.)
Airbus is not the weak player from the late 70's that struggled to survive anymore, so for me there is no need to give loans or what preferences there may be to a perfectly profitable company (Airbus or Boeing) which has enough economic viability to get the cash together themselves.
In my opinion companies should not get any subsidies or whatever, because the system of free-market economy is disturbed by subsidies. To give one example, look at the US aviation market. The free-market economy would have let one or more airlines overthere go down, which would create market space for the other to gain profitability again. But at the moment those airlines are protected by "chapter 11", so the free-market economy can't work and most of the US carriers stay in trouble because the market cannot get a chance to deal with overcapacity themselves.