Nikki Haley is mad

And she’s not going to take it anymore. The National Labor Relations Board decided that Boeing couldn’t finish a project in Charleston, S.C., which would create 1,000 new jobs. The plant must have been a toxic-waste dispersal plant, right? Maybe a spotted owl pot pie factory? It had to have something really, really wrong with it, right?

Nope. It was just constructed in a right-to-work state, and the NLRB said Boeing couldn’t do that. Well, it didn’t come out and say that, but I just read the NLRB’s premise and arguments to my two Pekingeses, and they’re still convulsing on the floor, convulsing with canine laughter. I swear one of them woofed, “Get outta here!” The NLRB says that the Boeing plant would be unfair to Boeing employees in Washington state, which, unless I’ve completely forgotten my geography, is on the other side of the country from South Carolina.

Now, Boeing is kinda playing both sides of the table here. It buddied up with union forces (and their powerful allies in Congress) when it came time to preventing EADS, the European aerospace company, from building the next-generation Air Force tanker in Alabama. So I’m not ignorant of their tactics. (Business can get dirty. Who knew?) But the fact that a federal agency can just tell a company not to complete a multi-zillion-dollar facility because some union members across the continent from them don’t want it built just frosts my grommets. And Harry Reid comparing the NLRB’s stand to the Founding Father’s approach to government takes my grommets down to 0 degrees Kelvin. Thomas Jefferson would have caned you in front of the C-SPAN cameras for saying such, Mr. Reid.

Here’s what S.C. governor Nikki Haley had to say about the issue, which the Obama administration is strangely quiet on.


4 thoughts on “Nikki Haley is mad

  1. Washington state and South Carolina are both part of the United States. The NRLB’s job is to protect all Americans from unfair labor practices.
    Also, I love it when conservatives try to use Jefferson, the most liberal of the Founding Fathers, to make their case. 🙂

  2. True about the states (obviously), but I can’t see what the NLRB is doing as anything BUT an unfair labor practice. The SC plant has been under construction for years, and only recently have objections been raised.

    And like I said, Boeing hasn’t been the model of consistency when it comes to right-to-work states, or union relations. But the federal intrusion on this matter gives me the jibblies.

    You are also correct about Jefferson being very liberal. But that’s compared to the rest of the Founding Fathers. Compared to modern-day liberals, he’d hardly be lumped in with Noam Chomsky.

    And thanks for stopping by! I seriously want there to be real discussion between conservatives and liberals on this site, not the “flame ’em and run” you so often see on blogs or websites. That’s one reason for my “no ad hominems, ever” rule. If we can’t at least talk to each other in a civil matter, even over inflammatory subjects, then there’s no reason to talk at all, and I’ll just start posting lolcats.

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