Sides With Unelected Washington Bureaucrats’ Job-Killing Agenda
Earlier today, liberal U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) voted against the Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act, which would prevent the powerful and unelected bureaucrats of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from ordering any job-creator to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstance.
Recently, in an effort to appease liberal special interests in advance of President Obama’s uphill reelection bid, the NLRB blocked Boeing from creating a thousand new jobs in South Carolina. The Associated Press reports:
Boeing says it opened the South Carolina plant specifically to build 787 airplanes. It contends the lawsuit would effectively require the company to close the $750 million plant and lay off thousands of new workers there.
This prompted General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt – the Chair of President Obama’s own Council on Jobs and Competitiveness – to express his disgust with the NLRB’s job-killing agenda. Fox Business reports:
On a visit to a GE facility in South Carolina, Immelt told GreenvilleOnline.com that he was “way in support of the Boeing team on this one.” “You’ve got a world-class, high-tech, job-creating force that’s coming into South Carolina. I just can’t think of one reason why we’d want to slow that down, not one,” Immelt said. The NLRB has been accused of playing politics with the Boeing complaint, using it to court union support for President Obama’s re-election bid.
“It shows just how extreme Tammy Baldwin is that she voted today to let a cabal of unelected Washington bureaucrats kill jobs,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Chris Bond. “Our nation is in its 31st consecutive month with above-8-percent unemployment, but Tammy Baldwin would rather play politics to appease her left-wing base than stand up for Wisconsin workers who need jobs right now.”