Skip to comments.Obama's Silence on Boeing Is Unacceptable
Posted on 04/28/2011 6:31:16 PM PDT by redk
In October 2009, Boeing, long one of the best corporations in America, made an announcement that changed the economic outlook of South Carolina forever: The company's second line of 787 Dreamliners would be produced in North Charleston.
In choosing to manufacture in my state, Boeing was exercising its right as a free enterprise in a free nation to conduct business wherever it believed would best serve both the bottom line and the employees of its company. This is not a novel or complicated idea. It's called capitalism.
Boeing has since poured billions of dollars into a new, state-of-the art facility in South Carolina's picturesque Low Country along the Atlantic coast. It has created thousands of good jobs and joined the long tradition of distinguished and employee-friendly corporations that have found a home, and a partner, in the Palmetto State.
This a win-win for South Carolina, for Boeing, and for the global clients who will see Dreamliners rolling off the North Charleston line at the rate of 10 a month, starting with the first one next year. But, as is often the case, a win for people and businesses is a loss for the labor unions, which rely on coercion, bullying and undue political influence to stay afloat.
South Carolina is a right-to-work state, and we're proud that within our borders workers cannot be required to join a labor union as a condition of employment. We don't need unions playing middlemen between our companies and our employees. We don't want them forcefully inserted into our promising business climate. And we will not stand for them intimidating South Carolinians.
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Boeing should announce if the US interferes with their right to free trade they will appeal to the World Trade Organization and if that fails, will build overseas to MUCH press and fanfare.
Boeing should threaten to shut down all US manufacturing in Washington AND South Carolina and move all operations - including corporate headquarters - to China if the feds don’t back off.
What’s Obama going to do - order GM to start building jets?
The President of the United States using his power to reward his friends and punish his enemies and usurping the decisions of private enterprise.
The Audacity of ....err...Crooks.
South Carolina should be raising holy hell about this.
Nikki Haley sounds like a tough leader.
She was elected governor in November 2010 but her election didn’t get a lot of attention. Her election should have been hailed as a step forward for women in politics. She’s not only a woman, but an ethnic minority. She is of Indian descent; her parents are Indians from India. So her election should have been celebrated by women’s groups as a giant step forward for “women of color” or whatever the politically correct term is.
Why didn’t you hear all about Nikki Haley’s election and the steps forward for women in politics she represents? Probably because she is an “evil Republican” rather than a “good Democrat”.
Boeing should announce the closing of all union plants nationwide. That’ll shut them up.
Corporatist Central planning at its finest.
Still think business will ever come back to the US?
Along with this action, comes the passport application shenanigans. Strange times indeed.
Boeing might just do that, but maybe not China.
The demonrat party punishes American industry to the point that they move offshore in order to stay in business. Then the demonrats publicly admonish those same companies for being unpatriotic for leaving this country.
The dims cannot be trusted with this country.
They are the enemy within.
I’m sure that China would be delighted if Boeing’s CEO was to go to Beijing and tell them that the entire corporation wished to defect.
Yeah, electric jets. They'll call them "In your dreams liners"
Boing should announce that depending on the results of the 2012 presidential election, it may move ALL of it’s manufacturing out of the U.S.
I like Nikki for being a republican and a conservative. She also took on Obama on Obamacare on his face at the Governor’s meeting he had a while ago. Certainly sounds like a STRONG lady. Good for her, good for red states, good for conservatives.
Hahahahahaha....that is a funny line.
Chevy Volt engine on the plane wings. You can charge it in the garage.
A plane that can go 35 miles on a single charge. Obama will be proud.
“...- order GM to start building jets?...”
My gosh, man, have you no decency?
GM’s still trying to build a good car.
Algore: No controlling legal authority
“Whats Obama going to do - order GM to start building jets?”
No. Boeing is a publicly held company. They can’t just shut their doors.
Move the corporate HQ to Ireland .. get the WTO involved in the plant decision... if Obama doesn’t back down buy Embraer and expand their facilities .. announce a closing or a production line move or two out of a union facility..
Is this the “anti dog-eat-dog” rule being applied to right to work states? 10-289 will be a campaign promise for sure....
Boeing is a publicly held company. They cant just shut their doors.
They could make blatantly poor decisions on purpose though ... “Lets bring back the 727!” “Lets buy all our engines from Rolls!” “Lets cut back on quality control ,, nobody will notice!” Let Obama take them over ,, Paneta can run it!
That is precisely the muslim whiggers objective. All part and parcel of dismantling, bankrupting and neutering America.
Who is John Galt?
She does not mince words with the Marxists. We need more like her.
India would be happy to get them. Of course, Boeing is involved in defense production and might face nationalization from a regime such as Obama's.
This crap will start a war. When labor unions in one state can coerce the government to punish another state for not being union, and take jobs from the state ...
Anyone who considers themselves American should despise this crap with every fiber of their being. This is straight up cronyism and coercive central planning.
Maybe somebody on Herman Cain’s team can make a poster that says “Who is John Galt?” with a picture of Herman in the background.
I’m hoping that someone worse than Carter will give us someone better than Reagan, because the Fair tax wasnt around for Reagan to embrace, but I believe he would have.
I keep looking at the frontrunners, and thinking - NONE OF THE ABOVE.
We need a candidate who is:
Not an elitist
Not from Harvard
Not a politician
Not an insider
Not part of the establishment
Finally we have our man.
Herman Cain IS none of the above
As patriotic as Reagan, he is an articulate, engaging speaker, who would mop the floor in a debate with Obama.
Now that Trump has gotten people to start thinking that maybe we need someone who understands the economy and job creation, a lot of people will vote for Herman Cain who wouldnt have before.
We need the Fair tax, to take power away from the politicians and lobbyists, but Rush keeps saying it wont happen with the crowd thats in DC now, and even if Herman doesnt get the nomination, if he is in the primaries, more people will understand how abominable the current system is.
Amen to that!
The black box would be made out of 100% recycled vegetable fibers or something.
FUBO!! Communist pig!!
Why am I both not surprised and appalled?
So. Carolina retains is soveriegnty and while a partner in a federation of states, the said union of those states is bound by the Constitution.
So. Carolina is free to pursue any law not enumerated in the Constitution to the Federal Government and their 1oth amendment right is not some mere privilege you can undermine.
Boeing should do what the Administration would do, move to SC, and build the planes anyway.
Free enterprise, free country, capitalism..... Saying that those things exist in today’s USA doesn’t make it so.
We knew when Obama won in ‘08 that we were in big, big trouble. Which fears have not been realized? This “remade” America has been in the works for decades and it is a top down, command and control nation being bullied by the executive branch now.
Not picking on Haley but her article will only make progs like Obama laugh because to them, it amounts to futile whining. “Oh really, Haley? And what are you going to do about it?”
Well, officially it would be a finding of an unfair labor practice. However, the real bottom line is the power of government to coerce - more and bigger guns.
Let’s not forget the almighty commerce clause. The one libs use to get their way on everything.
This time they are preventing, or trying to, interstate commerce.
The actions by the NLRB are nothing less than a direct assault on the 22 right-to-work states across America.
Where are the leaders of the GOP? This is a huge power grab by the federal government. It now claim the power to to tell companies what states they are allowed to do business in. And nobody cares..
GM was a publicly held company until Othuga decided to nationalize it. No business is really safe from that crowd.
“Whats Obama going to do - order GM to start building jets?”
Yes, but they will have to use corn as fuel and cannot add to global warming. The fact that they would cost 100 times as much to produce due to using union labor and “environmentally friendly” fuel wouldn’t be a problem because the Obama administration would support them with our tax dollars by making the fed into their biggest and best customer. (All with our tax dollars of course - and after being sure that he and his cohorts all invested in Boeing stock so they could make their millions once the guaranteed government contracts came about.)
Explain to me how it would be an unfair labor practice?
“The dims cannot be trusted with this country.
They are the enemy within.”
As are the “free traders” sending US industry elsewhere.
Both are evil, and destroying our nation.
If management threatened to move as part of the negotiating process in an existing contract (agree to specific concessions or we will leave) rather than simply a decision to expand elsewhere, that would probably constitute a ULP.