Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) writes in The Wall Street Journal, “Obama’s Silence on Boeing is Unacceptable,” calling on the President to comment publicly on the National Labor Relation Board’s complaint against Boeing for locating additional 787 Dreamliner production in South Carolina instead of Washington state.
While silence in this case can be assumed to mean consent, President Obama’s silence is not acceptable—not to me, and certainly not to the millions of South Carolinians who are rightly aghast at the thought of the greatest economic development success our state has seen in decades being ripped away by federal bureaucrats who appear to be little more than union puppets.
This is not just a South Carolina issue, and President Obama owes the people of our country a response. If they get away with this government-dictated economic larceny, the unions won’t stop in our state.
The nation deserves an explanation as to why the president’s appointees are doing the machinist union’s dirty work on the backs of the businesses and workers of South Carolina.
Members of the White House press corps have yet to ask spokesman Jay Carney about the issue.
- The Hill, “Pawlenty criticizes Obama over labor board’s Boeing lawsuit“
- Point of Law, “Richard Epstein on labor law, the ‘menace’ of the NLRB, and Boeing“
- Bloomberg, “U.S. Labor Board Urged by States to Drop Boeing Complaint“