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EDITORIAL: Obama versus Boeing--House GOP takes aim at job-killing regulators
The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2011 | Editorial

Posted on 05/25/2011 5:31:36 PM PDT by jazusamo

House Republicans are fighting back against President Obama’s 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. Scott’s 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 isn’t helping.” Mr. Scott called for Mr. Obama to fire the man responsible for the decision,..

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: 787; boeing; dreamliner; nlrb; obama; timscott; unionthugs

1 posted on 05/25/2011 5:31:41 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

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.


2 posted on 05/25/2011 5:51:38 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: jazusamo

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.


3 posted on 05/25/2011 5:52:00 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Prayers for missing Marizela Perez. Prayers for her safe return.)
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To: jazusamo
The power of the purse. It is a silver bullet, and the House GOP has it. But so far, they haven't had the balls to use it.

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...

4 posted on 05/25/2011 5:53:29 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: jazusamo

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?


5 posted on 05/25/2011 5:56:47 PM PDT by Radio Free American? (When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast; All
This is an excerpt from an excellent article on the legal process coming up on the abomination by the NLRB:

The NLRB’s 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 NLRB’s illegitimate actions in federal court. Even one of President Obama’s 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.

Boeing vs. the NLRB: A Naked Power Grab by Radical Pro-Unionists (Great article)

6 posted on 05/25/2011 6:03:03 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Always A Marine
It is time for the House GOP to put up or shut up...

Agreed. The House can defund the NLRB and if Obama persists in this power grab that's exactly what the House should do.

7 posted on 05/25/2011 6:05:26 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Yes, and people should appreciate that Boeing is trying to keep the jobs in the United States versus shipping them to cheap labor markets in China or elsewhere. Last time I checked South Carolina is in the United States as is Washington State. We are either going to have Manufacturing here in the US are we aren't. But one things for sure, we will NOT have industrial labor unions much longer. They simply try to defy the laws of economics with disastrous effects. So one way or another, labor unions are gonna go away. Are Unions gonna take our manufacturing base with them or are they gonna go away quietly. One way or another it's gonna happen. The author is right to call out the Unions as they have so much damage already.
8 posted on 05/25/2011 6:11:48 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: jazusamo
an abuse of federal executive power

Practically everything the Obastard has done is an abuse of executive power.

9 posted on 05/25/2011 6:32:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
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.

10 posted on 05/25/2011 6:48:01 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Can we survive four more years of this regime's "progress?")
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Practically everything the Obastard has done is an abuse of executive power.

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.

11 posted on 05/25/2011 6:48:18 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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