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S.C. Gov. supports crippling ‘un-American’ NLRB, including resignation of lone GOP member

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Matthew Boyle
Investigative Reporter

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced Thursday that she supports calling for the National Labor Relations Board’s only Republican member to resign. If Brian Hayes steps down immediately, she said, the Board wouldn’t be able to assemble the quorum required to take any actions, including its case targeting The Boeing Company.

During a conference call Thursday morning, Haley called the NLRB an “absolutely un-American … rogue agency” with a “bully mentality.”

“I would support anything that would disband the NLRB,” Haley said in response to a question from The Daily Caller asking if she would back calls for Hayes to resign. “The only use that it has is trying to allow the unions to be relevant and they just aren’t. It’s a desperate attempt for them to get attention and they’re doing it the wrong way.”

“I’d be the biggest cheerleader for [getting rid of the NLRB],” Haley added.

A Hayes resignation would cripple the NLRB because a 2010 Supreme Court ruling requires the NLRB to have a three-member quorum before it can make policy.

The suggestion that Hayes should step down popped up in conservative circles earlier this week after outgoing NLRB chairwoman Wilma Liebman, a Democrat, ended her term. Such a proposal is ironic but strategic, as it would halt the Board’s work until either the Senate confirmed another presidential NLRB nominee or President Obama recess-appointed another.

Labor secretary Hilda Solis denounced the idea on Wednesday morning. No Senate Republicans have declared support or opposition for such an idea.

Also, like many trade groups and several other Republicans, Haley said it’s President Obama’s responsibility to step up and stop the NLRB. She said “silence” from Obama doesn’t indicate strong leadership.

“As we are looking at President Obama to give his speech on jobs, the only thing I want to hear from him and the only thing the people of this country want to hear from him, is that he’s going to disband the NLRB or get them to step down from [attacking] a great American company that chose to do business in South Carolina as opposed to going overseas,” Haley said.

The NLRB is suing Boeing as a result of claims from the International Association of Machinists that the airline giant violated labor law by opening a new plant in South Carolina. Boeing contends building there instead of Washington state was not retaliation against the IAM. Boeing has added new jobs in Washington state and no workers there have lost work.

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  • Vato

    She is spot on. Kudos to the governor

  • F_This

    And my Governor would be absolutely 100% correct!

  • Anonymous

    N L R B =    Now Let’s Ruin Boeing……..and rest of the economy too.  Obama hates business.

    • doncicciofitipaldi

      YES…..OBAMA HATES BUSINESS…..THAT’S WHY “BUSINESS” AND CORPORATIONS ARE DOING BETTER THAN EVER. LMFAO!!!!

      THERE IS NOOOOOOOOOOO WAY IN HELL YOU ARE A DOCTOR.

      • magicbeans

        Why do youthink corporations are doing better than ever? What do you base that on? Just curious.

      • Anonymous

        …And there’s no way you have a functional mind.   Some people claim ginko supplements are effective….or maybe you should just go back to Huffington Post, they won’t recognize your disability.

        • doncicciofitipaldi

          GOOD ONE. YOU ACTUALLY MADE ME LAUGH! THANKS BROTHER!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Please lets put an end to your constance stream of misinformation. Obama new chief of staff is William Daley he’s the former commerce secretary under Bill Clinton, He  was a banking executive for JP Morgan Chase. He replaces Pete Rouse, who replaced Rahm Emanuel, who left to run for the Chicago mayoral post vacated by Daley’s brother. Obama appointed him right after the 2010 election to let Wall street know that he was more than willing to work with Wall street. ( known as a olive leaf in Politic ) Daley is the man behind NAFTA. He’s one of the reason liberal are  so upset with Obama. Please don’t post if you can’t get your facts correct. There are people who know what the facts are . ( like me )

  • doncicciofitipaldi

    ANYTHING???? ROUND THEM UP!!!! GET THE CAMPS READY!!!!

  • http://thejoesteelblog.blogspot.com/ Joe_Steel

    During a conference call Thursday morning, Haley called the NLRB an
    “absolutely un-American … rogue agency” with a “bully mentality.”

    Haley is a stooge for the plutocracy.  Now, that’s unamerican.

  • BusterJones

    No one was noticing when the surplus President Bush inherited was given away and doubled down on with further tax breaks that took money from the economy when we needed it most. Two wars unfunded and two tax breaks unfunded 700 billion dollar give away to drug companies unfunded. The debt ceiling was raised 10 times and we continued borrowing to provide the tax breaks and wars while falling further into debt, but none of the republicans complained. We went from a 500 billion dollar budget surplus to a 1.4 trillion dollar budget deficit for President Obama to face his first year as president. remember that was President Bush’s budget that Obama had to deal with, in addition the national debt rose by over 7 trillion dollars under the Bush administration. So instead of having a projected 7 trillion surplus as was on track at the end of President Clinton’s term’s, we ended up with a factual 7 trillion dollar national debt increase. In addition, President Bush raided the Social Security trust fund of its entire 2.6 trillion dollar surplus. President Bush said in his first state of the union speech that the 2.6 trillion dollar Soc. Sec surplus was intact and would remain protected. In 2005, President Bush admitted during a speech in West Virginia that he had raided the Soc.Sec fund of all 2.6 trillion and all that remained was IOUs. What person in their right mind would want to go back to that style of governing? The refusal to increase funds to put the public back to work with traditional large infrastructure projects is not being considered. We are instead asked to cut Medicare and Soc.Sec and face austerity at a time when we need to put everyone back to work which would increase the sorely needed revenue. Remember we still are fighting two costly unfunded wars. The middle class did not cause the crisis we are in now, time to stand up to reality and stop talking nonsense. We need a jobs program that will put all to work!!!

    • Gonzo

      Put down the kool aide….They have been raiding the SS fund since LBJ moron and both parties are guilty. Clinton balanced the budget because he had no choice because the Republicans who controlled Congress would not allow him to do otherwise. I don’t defend the spending Bush did, but the jerk in control now has spent more than Bush did in 8 years in just over 2 1/2. Bush also went through a recession brought on by the events of 911 and then recovered.

      So, in short, if your going to shoot off your mouth get your facts right first Jones.

      “How to upset a liberal….use facts, logic and reason. It will confuse the hell out of them”!

      • BusterJones

        I do have my facts straight bozo, I am an independant and one who will not listen to crap from either side.What kind of country am I living in?
        Do humans have rights?
        Our country has been misdirected by politicians incorporating religion with propaganda, linking the two with poll findings, and psychological trigger points. Enough is enough, we need our constitution to be upheld, separation of church and state needs to be honored. Everyone is bought in congress; hope this logic doesn’t confuse you too much.

        • Eddy

          Being an “independent” does not make you not a liberal. You very clearly are a liberal from the statements you have already made. For an independent, you certainly appreciate the DNC talking points. Where is your criticism of our current president? You know, the guy who has spent more than all previous presiden’ts combined from Washington to Reagan? The guy who is so thin-skinned that he will not tolerate any criticism whatsoever and will take the economy down no matter what other advise him to do. The guy who’s administration is killing US jobs at US companies like Gibson and Boeing. The guy who’s huge subsidies went to failing “green” companies like Solyndra.

          Enough with bashing previous administrations if you were truly an independent thinker you would be commenting on our current problems and the current administrations role in our economic disaster. What religion and progaganda are you talking about and how has that affected the economy? What “psychological trigger points”? You are a liberal, dimwit who can’t seem to string together 2 facts in the same arguement. You are all over the place with unsubtantiated drivel.

      • Anonymous

        Obama spend 2.7 trillion of the current debt Bush 6.1 trillion. The Social Security fund was place in the general Budget courtesy of Ronald Reagan , Alan Greenspan and with special help from Tom Ridge. Please don’t post until you have your facts correct. Lazy people will take your word for it ,who don’t read or do research.  

    • Gonzo

      Put down the kool aide….They have been raiding the SS fund since LBJ moron and both parties are guilty. Clinton balanced the budget because he had no choice because the Republicans who controlled Congress would not allow him to do otherwise. I don’t defend the spending Bush did, but the jerk in control now has spent more than Bush did in 8 years in just over 2 1/2. Bush also went through a recession brought on by the events of 911 and then recovered.

      So, in short, if your going to shoot off your mouth get your facts right first Jones.

      “How to upset a liberal….use facts, logic and reason. It will confuse the hell out of them”!

  • Anonymous

    Good for her!

    Unions are destroying this country.

  • Anonymous

    So, the NLRB’s Soviet antics can be derailed if it’s single Republican member resigns?  And the resignation has not yet happened?  Want to know why?  BECAUSE THE ENTIRE GOP IS F*CKING WORTHLESS, THAT’S WHY!  They don’t want to stop the traitors and save the country, they just want to sew up their own golden parachutes for the ride down.  Bastards, all of them.

  • Anonymous

    You seriously expect Obama, the same Obama who has raised vacationing to a whole new level, to be a leader? Sigh, I’d laugh, if it weren’t for these tears.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5GVF3MTR2TU77PKWVEOPTD4M5M dogininit

    obama is supportive of the NLRB. He hopes Boeing is stopped from creating jobs in that state!
    Next Boeing will go overseas. Great work Obama!