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Harry Reid: The Founding Fathers Would Support Telling Boeing Where They Can Build Factories

5:30 PM, May 11, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
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Many people in the business community and in Congress are up in arms over the National Labor Relations Board's attempt to tell Boeing that they can't build factory in South Carolina. This was Harry Reid's response to their protests:

Reid said the NLRB “acts as a check on employers and employees alike” and is consistent with the “spirit of checks and balances” established by the Founding Fathers.

Reid’s defense comes as Republicans have gone on the attack against the NLRB over a complaint issued earlier this year that faulted Boeing for opening a new factory for its Dreamliner 787 fleet in South Carolina.

The NLRB said Boeing had retaliated against striking workers in Washington state by building the new production plant in South Carolina, a “right to work” state.

The decision enraged business groups and Republicans, who say South Carolina could lose jobs because of the NLRB action.

Uh huh. The founding fathers were all about restricting commerce and impeding economic growth. Sure.

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