Newspapers: Rep. Issa right to subpoena documents in NLRB Boeing case

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 Rep. Issa is right: The NLRB lawsuit does interfere with Boeings ability to decide where it does business,” the paper continued. Whats worse is the precedent that would be set if the lawsuit succeeds, which would enable government to usurp all U.S. companies right to decide — for themselves — where they do business.

That no doubt would please the anti-business Obama administration, its Big Labor backers and their NLRB minions. But this insidious form of top-down, centrally planned, leftist industrial policy would lead to economic catastrophe. Clearly, Issas battle is worth fighting.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal agreed in an editorial of its own Wednesday, writing that President Barack Obama offered a national pep talk Monday, the first business day after Standard & Poors dubbed the debt-ceiling deal a tepid attempt at fiscal restraint and responded by downgrading the federal governments bond rating.

The important question, however, is whether this administration is actually willing to let those adventurous entrepreneurs and innovative companies prosper and create new jobs. When you consider whats going on with Boeing, it sure doesnt appear so.

Both papers editorial boards are known for being right-leaning. The Tribune-Review is owned by Richard Mellon Scaife, who is a major funder of groups that attack Democratic candidates and office-holders. 

Boeing opened its new 787 plant in Charleston, S.C., last month. If the NLRB complaint is ultimately successful, however, the company could be forced to build the planes it intends to build there in Seattle instead.


An administrative law judge in Seattle dismissed a Boeing motion to dismiss the case at the end of June.