Chicago based Boeing, in retaliation against their Union Workers, has decided to move a 787 plant to South Carolina, a so-called Right-to-Work State. This is because South Carolina outlaws Unions. Can't have workers gettin' all Uppity and shit!
S. Carolina also has Nikki Haley, a Teabagging Governor. Haley had this to say, when the National Labor Relations Board took up the Union complaint to stop this move, "If this is checks and balances, God help our country."
Well, just to show the anti-Big Government Teabag checks-and-balances loving Nikki Haley is up to typical Republican malfeasance, she has nominated 59 people for State Government positions 26 of whom gave at least $74,703 in campaign contributions to her Sarah Palin styled election effort. Nepotism IOKIYAR.
Senator Jim DeBigot had this to say, "The administration is acting like a bunch of thugs." So typically the Republicans in the Senate rush to service their Corporate Masters.
Thirty-four Republican senators introduced legislation Thursday to protect states' "right-to-work" status and to ban the chief federal labor agency from determining where companies can do business.Boeing should be able to do as it pleases and move it's manufacturing plant where ever it wishes. That seems reasonable right? A company has the "right" to set up a factory where it deems, right?
Well, the short answer is no. Fuck no when that company is primarily funded by tax payer dollars. Boeing like all Corporations receives Billions from the US Government. These Military-Industrial-Complex jobs are the ugly unspoken secret about the hollowness of the whole job debate. Boeing could not compete on the Open Market and only succeeds by Government Welfare, like this recent $35 Billion dollar US Air Force deal, euphemistically called Defense Contracts.
If a company is taking tax dollars We the People get to decide how you treat those workers. You have to pay them decent wages, provide them with healthcare and other benefits. But, that's not what Boeing wants, it's not enough that Boeing is funded almost completely by US, they also want to cut expenses (i.e. overtime pay, vacation time, sick leave, disability) to nothing and work Americans to death to increase their bottom line.
And that's the secret of the Republicans. They take Taxpayer money and funnel it to Mega-Corporate Monsters who then turn that into campaign contributions so evil assholes like Jim DeMint and Nikki Haley can turn their deluded supporters into cogs in the machinery of Boeing's Corporate Welfare.