President Barack Obama has until recently remained silent on the National Labor Relations Board's complaint against the Boeing Company that would kill South Carolina jobs.
But now, as Congressman Tim Scott introduces legislation to rein in the NLRB and protect South Carolina employers and workers, President Obama is speaking out. "The White House opposed a bill sponsored by South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott that would reduce the power of the NLRB and prohibit it "from ordering any employer to relocate, shut down, or transfer employment under any circumstance.'" (Wall Street Journal, The White House vs. Boeing, 7/28/2011)
Governor Nikki Haley released the following statement in response to President Obama:
"For months, the people of our state have waited on answers from the president, and they haven't gotten any. Now, what we're seeing from this administration -- as it allows union bullies to put themselves in between our companies and employees -- is a president who is more concerned about protecting his own political allies than growing our economy. I urge members of Congress to take the pro-jobs position, and pass Congressman Scott's bill."