By Alicia M. Cohn - 09/12/11 03:29 PM EDT
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) invoked aerospace giant Boeing
in his labor policy speech Monday as an example of the type of American
innovation he would encourage as president.
Romney used the opportunity to hit President Obama on his labor policies, especially highlighting what he called the "egregious example" of the president's failed policies in South Carolina.
Romney toured Boeing's new South Carolina plant prior to the speech, a strong indication of his commitment to stand with South Carolina in the dispute between that state and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), an independent federal agency. The board is suing Boeing for allegedly moving the plant from Washington state in retaliation for labor strikes there.
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