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Obama Puts Union Bosses Before Job Creators

RNC Communications - June 17, 2011

From South Carolina To Seattle, Obama And His Job-Destroying NLRB Face Broad Condemnation As Congressional Hearing Is Slated For Today

Obama’s NLRB Has “No Sense Of Practical Reality.”

Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC): Obama Is “Killing Jobs, He’s Killing The Economy And The People Are Very Smart And They See That.” “The people of this state don’t want a President that’s going to go in the opposite direction of what the people think. And I think he is trying very hard to show his power, but in the process of doing that that he’s killing jobs, he’s killing the economy and the people are very smart and they see that.”  (Gov. Nikki Haley, RNC Conference Call With Gov. Nikki Haley & Douglas Holtz-Eakin, 6/16/11)

  • Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC):  “When a president can come in and allow a board to sue a company for creating jobs, all he is doing is making best friends with every country that wants to take these jobs from us because that’s the first place they’ll go …” (Gov. Nikki Haley, RNC Conference Call With Gov. Nikki Haley & Douglas Holtz-Eakin, 6/16/11)
  • The Savannah Morning News: The NLRB’s Action Against Boeing Is “A Shocking And Frightening Display Of Washington Interference.” “In a shocking and frightening display of Washington interference, the National Labor Relations Board has taken unprecedented legal action against The Boeing Company to prevent it from expanding production in the Palmetto State. Why? Because the federal board claims that a private company that creates jobs in a right-to-work state like South Carolina is engaging in an ‘unfair labor practice.’” (Editorial, “Boeing Plant: Job Killing In S.C.,” The Savannah Morning News, 5/5/11)

The Seattle Times: The NLRB Demands Show “No Sense Of Practical Reality.” “In South Carolina, assembly of the first 787 is scheduled to begin this summer. For the government to demand now that the company move everything to another state shows no sense of practical reality.” (Editorial, “NLRB Complaint Against Boeing Needs Critical Look,” The Seattle Times6/13/11)

  • The Seattle Times: We Wanted The Jet Built In Washington, “But That Is Boeing's Decision To Make, Not The Government's.” “The ‘other state’ is, of course, our own. This newspaper favored the company building the second 787 line here. We want Boeing to build its next commercial jetliner here and all its commercial jetliners here. But that is Boeing's decision to make, not the government's.” (Editorial, “NLRB Complaint Against Boeing Needs Critical Look,” The Seattle Times6/13/11)
  • The Seattle Times: “We Are For Jobs, And For The Investment That Creates Them. But Companies Cannot Be Dragged To Washington And Forced To Invest Here. They Have To Want To Invest Here.” (Editorial, “NLRB Complaint Against Boeing Needs Critical Look,” The Seattle Times6/13/11)

And It’s Clear To All Sides That Obama And Democrats Are Looking Out For Unions Rather Than American Jobs

Former CBO Director Douglas Holz-Eakin: “It Does Look Like An Example Of Political Support For Unions Trumping Good Economic Policy.” “[C]ertainly I’m not a labor lawyer but if you look at the facts on the ground and the NLRB’s case against Boeing, it doesn’t make any sense. And it does look like an example of political support for unions trumping good economic policy.” (Gov. Nikki Haley, RNC Conference Call With Gov. Nikki Haley & Douglas Holtz-Eakin, 6/16/11)

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: “The whole issue underlines at least to some that Obama and his fellow Democrats are ‘anti-business’ and ‘pro-union.’” (Wolf Blitzer, “Boeing Plant Controversy Could Undermine Big Biz Support For Obama,” CNN’s Blitzer Blog,” 6/14/11)

Vulnerable Democrats Can Either Be Against Jobs Or Against The White House And Lose Out On Union Campaign Contributions. “Vulnerable Democrats face an almost impossible choice: Side with Boeing and buck not only the White House but also ditch the unions that have long contributed to Democratic campaigns. But side with the unions and the federal government in a lawsuit challenging Boeing’s move into anti-union South Carolina, and you run afoul of Big Business in many Southern and Midwestern right-to-work states.” (Scott Wong, “Boeing Case Tests Vulnerable Dems,” Politico6/15/11)

  • So “Moderate Democrats’ Response For Now: Run.” (Scott Wong, “Boeing Case Tests Vulnerable Dems,” Politico6/15/11)

Now It’s Up To Obama: Be On The Side Of Jobs Or The Side Of Unions

Denver Post:  “President Obama, Who Has Been Silent On This Issue, Needs To Tell His Appointees To The NLRB That This Type Of Intimidation Is Unacceptable.” (Editorial, “Killing Jobs In South Carolina,” The Denver Post, 5/2/11)


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