Thursday, April 21, 2011


Well now the Feds are telling companies which states are good and which states are ungood to build factories in. Boing is being forbidden from expanding production to a non-union shop in South Carolina.

Do I need to explain how many kinds of wrong this is? Not only is the federal government saying to Boeing that it gets to decide where it puts its production lines, it's telling South Carolina it may as well not enact laws designed to attract investment. All that's missing are the words "Five Year Plan."


Oh and don't worry about this either.

DISCLOSE died in Congress. It’s not the law of the land, nor should it be. So the president is considering just implementing it anyway by royal fiat. The effect of the order is straightforward: Give government contracting officers information about how a company and members of that company donate politically. These are companies that are competing for government contracts. The contracting officers will use that information — that’s the point of getting it, after all — in determining which companies will get the government contracts and which ones won’t.

What this is, is a license to reward companies the contracting officers and the administration that happens to be in power agree with, and punish others. It will be used to punish non-union companies and reward union companies, as the NLRB is already apparently doing.

Just swell.

1 comment:

Joanna said...

Buh -- buh -- buh -- wha?

Sorry, that's all I can manage for now. Most of my brain just packed a suitcase and left for a nicer climate.