Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Obama versus Boeing--House GOP takes aim at job-killing regulators
Posted on 05/25/2011 5:31:36 PM PDT by jazusamo
House Republicans are fighting back against President Obamas misuse of administrative power to punish right-to-work states. On Tuesday, Rep. Tim Scott introduced legislation to protect a Boeing 787 Dreamliner production plant in his South Carolina district from the outrageous complaint filed by pro-union thugs at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The agency wants to force the airline manufacturer to close up operations in Charleston and move the jobs to Puget Sound, where the labor bosses reign, because setting up in South Carolina was allegedly an example of unfair labor practices.
The Job Protection Act would, if enacted, clarify that federal law gives the NLRB no power to decide where any U.S. company should or should not do business. For the NLRB to punish a company for locating in a right-to-work state is an abuse of federal executive power, Mr. Scott explained to The Washington Times Emily Miller. This administration has clearly overstepped its bounds through the inappropriate actions of an unelected regulatory board.
Mr. Scotts district would take a big hit if the plant, which is slated to open for production in July, were to close its doors. The facility would create at least 4,000 direct hires from Boeing and an estimated 4,000 indirect hires. Local suppliers and others firms in nearby communities would also receive a boost from the large production order. Unemployment in South Carolina is above 9 percent, Mr. Scott said. This isnt helping. Mr. Scott called for Mr. Obama to fire the man responsible for the decision,..
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If the NLRB gets their way, it will just mean that Boeing will close up operations entirely in the union-owned state [Soviet] of Washington.
Imagine a president doing this who didn’t have the cult following that Obama does?
The Republicans have many reasons to start talking of impeachment. Even if it fails, they may wake up some of the sleeping citizens.
Don't let your wussy GOP Representatives weasel out on you by claiming that "we can't get the Senate to go along with what we want to do." Bull! All spending bills must originate in the House; if the House doesn't appropriate funds, programs starve. The Senate cannot oppose an inaction, neither can the President veto an inaction. It is time for the House GOP to put up or shut up...
We don’t need a protection act.
Give em the middle finger and tell them “This is America, you commie THUGS! We’ll move where ever the hell we want to or you all can kiss the union’s ass as we close the plants down for good! “
I can dream can’t I?
The NLRBs complaint will be heard by an administrative law judge on June 14. Whatever the decision, it is sure to be appealed to the four-member board of the NLRB, which is dominated by radical, pro-union appointees. The worst is Craig Becker, an Obama recess appointee who has argued that the freedom of businesses to invest and make decisions about capital should be limited by the government in order to strengthen unions. If the NLRB finds against Boeing, the company will then appeal the NLRBs illegitimate actions in federal court. Even one of President Obamas liberal, empathetic judges would have a hard time upholding the NLRB, given Supreme Court precedent and the complete lack of a legal basis for these claims.
Agreed. The House can defund the NLRB and if Obama persists in this power grab that's exactly what the House should do.
Practically everything the Obastard has done is an abuse of executive power.
There was a time such comments were hyperbole. Unfortunately we're not living in those times.
You're absolutely right. It's criminal and there are grounds for his impeachment but it won't happen.
If George W. Bush would have pulled half the illegal actions that Obama has in his first two years the Rats and enemedia would have been calling for his head.
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