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Obama's Silence on Boeing Is Unacceptable
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/29/11 | NIKKI HALEY

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: boeing; haley; nikkihaley; obama; sc; southcarolina
This story isn't getting a ton of press right now but it scares the crap out of me.
1 posted on 04/28/2011 6:31:22 PM PDT by redk
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To: redk

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.


3 posted on 04/28/2011 6:36:07 PM PDT by BipolarBob (The Obama COLB was just a joke folks. The real one is in Kenya.)
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To: redk

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?


4 posted on 04/28/2011 6:37:19 PM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: redk

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.


5 posted on 04/28/2011 6:40:18 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: redk

South Carolina should be raising holy hell about this.


6 posted on 04/28/2011 6:44:23 PM PDT by farmguy
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To: farmguy

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”.


7 posted on 04/28/2011 6:48:49 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: redk

Boeing should announce the closing of all union plants nationwide. That’ll shut them up.


8 posted on 04/28/2011 6:49:46 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: redk

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.


9 posted on 04/28/2011 6:50:00 PM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: Yet_Again

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.


10 posted on 04/28/2011 6:51:48 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: redk
What power does the NLRB have to demand that a court interfere with commence here in the USA?
11 posted on 04/28/2011 6:56:03 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Texas resident

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.


12 posted on 04/28/2011 6:56:41 PM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: Yet_Again
What’s Obama going to do - order GM to start building jets?

Yeah, electric jets. They'll call them "In your dreams liners"

13 posted on 04/28/2011 7:00:15 PM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: redk

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.


14 posted on 04/28/2011 7:02:35 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


15 posted on 04/28/2011 7:05:05 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: redk
Just shut down all 787 production. Lock out all union thugs, lay them off and don't make a new anything. F’m. Sorry... I am tired. This is the best I can come up with.
16 posted on 04/28/2011 7:07:05 PM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: Never on my watch

Hahahahahaha....that is a funny line.

Chevy Volt engine on the plane wings. You can charge it in the garage.


17 posted on 04/28/2011 7:07:11 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: indianrightwinger

A plane that can go 35 miles on a single charge. Obama will be proud.


18 posted on 04/28/2011 7:09:12 PM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: Yet_Again

“...- order GM to start building jets?...”

My gosh, man, have you no decency?

GM’s still trying to build a good car.

(Corvettes excepted......)


19 posted on 04/28/2011 7:15:56 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: redk

Algore: No controlling legal authority


20 posted on 04/28/2011 7:17:54 PM PDT by devistate one four (United states code 10.311 Militia Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: Yet_Again

“What’s Obama going to do - order GM to start building jets?”

No. Boeing is a publicly held company. They can’t just shut their doors.


21 posted on 04/28/2011 7:18:30 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Who is John Galt?)
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To: redk

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....


22 posted on 04/28/2011 7:18:50 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Boeing is a publicly held company. They can’t just shut their doors.
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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!


23 posted on 04/28/2011 7:22:55 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Texas resident

That is precisely the muslim whiggers objective. All part and parcel of dismantling, bankrupting and neutering America.


24 posted on 04/28/2011 7:27:47 PM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: redk

Who is John Galt?


25 posted on 04/28/2011 7:32:04 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks redk.


26 posted on 04/28/2011 7:57:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

She does not mince words with the Marxists. We need more like her.


27 posted on 04/28/2011 8:03:42 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: Texas resident
Boeing might just do that, but maybe not China.

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.

28 posted on 04/28/2011 8:10:22 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: redk

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.


29 posted on 04/28/2011 8:15:01 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: OrioleFan

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 wasn’t 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 wouldn’t have before.

We need the Fair tax, to take power away from the politicians and lobbyists, but Rush keeps saying it won’t happen with the crowd that’s in DC now, and even if Herman doesn’t get the nomination, if he is in the primaries, more people will understand how abominable the current system is.


30 posted on 04/28/2011 8:22:51 PM PDT by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' grandma - multi issue voter)
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To: farmguy
South Carolina should be raising holy hell about this.

Amen to that!

31 posted on 04/28/2011 8:34:03 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: Never on my watch
A plane that can go 35 miles on a single charge. Obama will be proud.

The black box would be made out of 100% recycled vegetable fibers or something.

32 posted on 04/28/2011 8:49:47 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
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To: redk
"That is apparently too much for President Obama and his union-beholden appointees at the National Labor Relations Board, who have asked the courts to intervene and force Boeing to stop production in South Carolina. The NLRB wants Boeing to produce the planes only in Washington state, where its workers must belong to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers."

FUBO!! Communist pig!!

33 posted on 04/28/2011 9:17:22 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: redk

Why am I both not surprised and appalled?


34 posted on 04/28/2011 9:28:48 PM PDT by DallasDeb
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To: redk

FUBO

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.


35 posted on 04/28/2011 9:33:13 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Vendome

Boeing should do what the Administration would do, move to SC, and build the planes anyway.


36 posted on 04/29/2011 1:38:36 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: redk

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?”


37 posted on 04/29/2011 2:07:13 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: guitarplayer1953
"What power does the NLRB have to demand that a court interfere with commence here in the USA?"

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.

38 posted on 04/29/2011 3:29:39 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Vendome

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.


39 posted on 04/29/2011 4:21:09 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: redk
Wake up America we are socialist country now.
40 posted on 04/29/2011 5:00:37 AM PDT by G-Man 1 (-- get)
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To: redk
I agree with you... this scares the heck out of me. Haley puts it best in the editorial:

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..

41 posted on 04/29/2011 6:19:14 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

GM was a publicly held company until Othuga decided to nationalize it. No business is really safe from that crowd.


42 posted on 04/29/2011 7:00:12 AM PDT by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this...")
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To: Yet_Again

“What’s 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.)


43 posted on 04/30/2011 6:47:16 AM PDT by onevoter
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To: Truth29

Explain to me how it would be an unfair labor practice?


44 posted on 04/30/2011 3:10:20 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Texas resident

“The dims cannot be trusted with this country.
They are the enemy within.”

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As are the “free traders” sending US industry elsewhere.

Both are evil, and destroying our nation.


45 posted on 04/30/2011 3:13:19 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Birther on Board)
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To: guitarplayer1953
"Explain to me how it would be an unfair labor practice?"

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.

46 posted on 04/30/2011 4:47:47 PM PDT by Truth29
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