Monday, May 16, 2011

Boeing CEO and President Jim McNerney Throws the Gauntlet Down on Washington's Assault on Capitalism
Image: Boeing 787 Dreamliner

by the Left Coast Rebel

It's about time that captains of industry stand up and says 'hell no!' to the central planners in DC.

Lockstep in unison with myriad cabals of unions, looters in Washington pose the greatest threat to our freedoms, free market and up-until-now vastly superior way of life that this nation has ever seen.

Jim McNerney, chairman, president and CEO of the Boeing Co, tells the story of union thuggishness and what it means for our competitiveness and future; saying what needs to be said in today's Wall Street Journal:
Deep into the recent recession, Boeing decided to invest more than $1 billion in a new factory in South Carolina. Surging global demand for our innovative, new 787 Dreamliner exceeded what we could build on one production line and we needed to open another.
This was good news for Boeing and for the economy. The new jetliner assembly plant would be the first one built in the U.S. in 40 years. It would create new American jobs at a time when most employers are hunkered down. It would expand the domestic footprint of the nation's leading exporter and make it more competitive against emerging plane makers from China, Russia and elsewhere. And it would bring hope to a state burdened by double-digit unemployment—with the construction phase alone estimated to create more than 9,000 total jobs.

Yet the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) believes it was a mistake and that our actions were unlawful. It claims we improperly transferred existing work, and that our decision reflected "animus" and constituted "retaliation" against union-represented employees in Washington state. Its remedy: Reverse course, Boeing, and build the assembly line where we tell you to build it.
I'm sure that you are familiar with the story of the NLRB union and the location of Boeing's Dreamliner airliner.

Read the rest of McNerney's piece at the link.

I hope this points to more business leaders taking a stand for the good of their businesses and our nation.

Also Read: At The New American, "Rand Paul: Does the White House Have an Enemies List?"



    Boeing is nothing a but a corporate welfare whore.

    Couldn't you pick a better example?


  2. JMJ - Did you read the article? Are you familiar with the rational realities of this issue? Do you retain a modicum of objective thinking? Or do you just march in lockstep with the idiotic statist bureaucracy? Those governmental agencies that will happily bleed business, and all of us to feed their insatiable and corrupt desire for power.

    You don't need to respond if you prefer. I believe I already know the answers to my questions anyway. Based on your stream of comments here at RN .

  3. Les,

    Boeing relies on the government - the people's - largesse.

    Can you argue that fact?


  4. Watch the Obama Administration force Boeing to open its plant in another country. ObamaCo does not want the company hiring Americans to work at decent fair wages.

  5. No gov't contracts, Boeing becomes a small company. Why would a 'captain
    of industry' bite the hand that feeds him?

  6. Why did the captains of industry ever take the first bite from the government trough? I wonder.

  7. Why? Gov't can be a pretty good steady market, dependable. DuPont:
    made half the gunpowder used in the
    Civil War. In a patriotic move, they
    set up the Hanford plutonium operations at cost. Better things for better living through chemistry...
    From experience, if you can put up
    with MILSPECS dozens of pages long for stuff like a shoe, a tracer round,
    jello etc, you can put up with all the other regs that come with a lucrative contract.

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