Ever on the campaign trail, President Obama rallied with unionized Boeing workers, touting the success of Boeing as if he had something to do with it.
But as it all too often turns out with President Obama, the truth is a different story.
During his speech, President Obama touted the success of a Boeing plant in South Carolina…but the Obama administration tried to shut down that very same South Carolina plant over a labor dispute. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) tried to close that plant after unions complained that Boeing built the plant in South Carolina in retaliation for union strikes at a plant in Washington State.
South Carolina, you see, is a right-to-work state, so Boeing could open up a non-union factory there – something that the unions, and by extension the Obama administration, could not tolerate.
In fact, it wasn’t until Boeing signed a new contract with the machinist’s union that the NLRB backed off – so, essentially, Big Labor used the Obama administration to shake down Boeing so they could get the contract they wanted.
If anything, Boeing has succeeded in spite of President Obama, not because of him, and it is disgusting to hear him puffing himself up over success that his administration tried to stop.
And by the way: if the Indonesia deal he mentions in the video goes south, the taxpayers are on the hook…