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Right-to-Work and Boeing

Recorded on June 13, 2011

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.

Job growth is slow, but jobs clearly follow two clear patterns: They're growing in states with right-to-work laws and states with no or low state income taxes.

That's what makes America a laboratory for democracy, so that states can learn from each other about what works and what doesn't, rather than have Congress impose unworkable and expensive experiments like Obamacare upon the whole country.

But the Obama Administration is trying to punish right-to-work states through the National Labor Relations Board, which says it's an unfair labor practice for Boeing to build its new aircraft in South Carolina rather than in Washington State, where union problems were making things too expensive.

The Administration is being heavy-handed, punishing businesses in ways that keep them from expanding. Boeing should be able to build planes where they think it's best—and we want that to be in America.

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.