These are my links for September 20th through September 23rd:
- South Carolina Boeing factory turns sour for Obama – In many ways, Boeing should be a boon to President Barack Obama. In a faltering economy, the aerospace titan opened a $750 million factory in South Carolina and hired thousands of workers to build the world’s most fuel-efficient commercial jet.
But instead, it’s become a drag on his job creation agenda and a boon for candidates seeking the GOP presidential nomination.
In a case that has become a cause célèbre among Republican lawmakers and 2012 hopefuls, the National Labor Relations Board has accused Boeing of opening its South Carolina shop in a “right-to-work” state to retaliate against union worker strikes at its main manufacturing base in the Seattle area. An Obama appointee is now asking a judge to order Boeing to relocate all 787 Dreamliner production to Washington state — a move that’s feeding the GOP narrative that Obama’s Big Government is meddling with job creation, just as the first plane nears its first commercial flight.
“It’s like a lightning rod,” said Gary Chaison, an industrial relations professor at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. “The Boeing case is so dramatic. All the anti-union forces and all anti-Obama people are coalescing.”
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- Challenging the NLRB: Pushing back – As the Obama-anointed National Labor Relations Board pushes its unrelenting pro-union agenda, manufacturers and businesses aren't waiting for Congress to act before pushing back.
The National Association of Manufacturers, 11,000 members strong, is suing the NLRB in U.S. District Court over a union-toadying regulation that, effective Nov. 14, requires most businesses to post notices informing workers of their right to unionize.
NAM President Jay Timmons tells The Hill newspaper that the NLRB is acting outside its authority to aggressively "insert itself in the day-to-day decisions of businesses."
And with the National Federation of Independent Business, the manufacturers group has launched an ad campaign urging Congress to stem the NLRB's meddling in where businesses choose to operate. This, in response to the board's crusade against Boeing's decision to build a new jetliner factory in right-to-work South Carolina.
The business groups' timing couldn't be more apropos. As President Obama shifts into overdrive urging businesses to hire, they've responded with a clarion call of their own for Mr. Obama and his NLRB enforcers: "Get off our backs!"
What's clear from this rebuke is that Obama's pander to Big Labor via the NLRB won't carry him or his big-spending jobs scheme.
- NLRB Has Busy Week on Defense – The folks at the National Labor Relations Board could be forgiven for feeling like pinatas this week.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday sued to block an NLRB rule requiring employers to post notice about unionization rights. Rep. Austin Scott (R., Ga.) on Wednesday introduced a bill, the Protecting American Jobs Act, to strip the agency of its judicial powers and send certain cases straight to federal court. That would “depoliticize” the agency, Mr. Scott said.
On Thursday, it was time for a fourth House hearing to scrutinize the board. Rep. John Kline (R., Minn.), chairman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, said the board’s aim was to “expand the power of big labor … whatever the costs to the American people.”
The panel’s top Democrat, Rep. George Miller of California, sounded weary. “This hearing has pointed out a number of redundancies of previous hearings,” he said.
The hearing included discussion of several labor-friendly rulings the NLRB made last month (see this WSJ story) and the agency’s allegations against Boeing Co. involving nonunion jobs at the plane maker’s South Carolina plant.
Mr. Kline said Republicans won’t cease attacks on an agency that he said is boosting employer costs and discouraging job creation.
The NLRB’s recently appointed chairman, Mark Pearce, issued a statement shortly after the hearing saying the board is working “in a fair and even-handed way” to “protect worker free choice, promote collective bargaining and preserve labor peace.”
- Who Benefited from Job Growth In Texas? – This analysis shows that job growth was significant in Texas. But, depending on how one calculates the impact of immigration, between 2007, before the recession began, and 2011 more than three-quarters or more than half of that growth went to immigrants. This is the case even though the native-born accounted for more than two-thirds of the growth in the working-age population. Some may argue that it was because so many immigrants arrived in Texas that there was job growth in the state. But if immigration does stimulate job growth for natives, the numbers in Texas would be expected to look very different. The unemployment rate and the employment rate show a dramatic deterioration in the Texas for the native-born that was similar to the rest of the country. Moreover, if immigration does stimulate job growth for natives, why have states that received so many new immigrants done so poorly in recent years? (See Table 2.) For example, unemployment in the top-10 immigrant-receiving states in 2011 averaged 8.7 percent, compared to 8.1 percent in the other 40 states. Moreover, unemployment is 7.2 percent on average in the 10 states where the fewest immigrants arrived since 2007. These figures do not settle the debate over the economics of immigration. What they do show is that high immigration can go hand in hand with very negative labor market outcomes for the native-born. And conversely the native-born can do relatively well in areas of lower immigration.
There is a long and complex debate among economists about whether the native-born population benefits economically from immigration, which cannot be settled here. There is also significant debate about whether the impact of immigration can be measured by comparing different parts of the country that have varying levels of immigration. What we can say about Texas is that there has been significant job growth in the state since 2007, and that immigrants (particularly newly arrived non-citizens) were the primary beneficiaries of this growth. This is an important finding and should be part of any discussion of the performance of the Texas economy.
- President 2012: Fox News/ Google Sponsored GOP Debate at 6 PM PDT | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – GOP Presidential debate sponsored by Google and Fox News coming up at 6 PM
- Dilbert September 22, 2011 – Eternity » Flap’s California Blog – Not the wedgie for eternity…….
- Daniels Pushing Christie Presidential Run | The Weekly Standard – RT @weeklystandard: Daniels Pushing Christie Run: Via Politico, the AP reports: Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey
- Texas Republicans warming up to Perry bid – Public Policy Polling – RT @ppppolls: Perry leads the GOP field in TX with 49% to 10% for Romney, 8% 4 Gingrich, 7% 4 Bachmann/Paul/Cain:
- Cigarette Makers Go to Federal Court Over FDA Graphic Warning Ads | Smiles For A Lifetime – Temporary (Locum Tenens) Dentistry – Should the Food and Drug Administration be limited to text only warnings?:
- Meg Whitman Expected to Be Named Hewlett-Packard CEO After Markets Close Today » Flap’s California Blog – eMeg going to Hewlett-Packard. Wonder what Carly Fiorina thinks?:
- Flap’s Dentistry Blog: The Morning Drill: September 22, 2011 – Today's health and dental headlines…..:
- Facebook Live with House Republican Leaders
– YouTube – Nice RT @katieharbath: Video: Young Guns on their visit Monday to Facebook:
- Romney: Palin Candidacy ‘Would Be a Good Thing’ – Washington Wire – WSJ – Why of course – for Romney RT @WSJWashington: Romney: Palin Candidacy ‘Would Be a Good Thing’ #tcot
- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Now Wealthier Than Google Founders – Wow! RT @mashable: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Now Wealthier Than Google Founders –
- President 2012 Poll Watch: More Voters Like Mitt Romney Than President Obama or Rick Perry | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – Another good poll for Mitt Romney and points to his electability.:
- Facebook and the ‘Like Me’ Election – BusinessWeek – And, the Google Plus Circle election coming?
- Untitled (http://ytimg.googleusercontent.com/vi/AW08qK0GhHs/hqdefault.jpg) – A very good political ad from Ron Paul…..
- President 2012 GOP Florida Poll Watch: Perry 31% Vs. Romney 22% But Romney 47% Vs. Obama 40% | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – Perry Leads Romney in Florida But Romney Leads Obama – tonight's debate a decider?:
- Day By Day September 22, 2011 – Burn Notice | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – The McGinniss book on Sarah Palin is the REAL burn…..:
- Issa endorses Romney – The Hill’s Ballot Box – RT @thehill Rep. Issa endorses Mitt Romney
#cagop #catcot #tcot
- Intrade – Sarah Palin to be Republican Presidential Nominee in 2012 is 8.8% probable – RT @JimPethokoukis: Growl! | Sarah Palin 2012 contract on Intrade rockets 226% to 20.9% Romney 36.5% , Perry 33.8%
- CA-Sen: Michael Reagan Says He Is NOT Considering A Run for U.S. Senate » Flap’s California Blog – CA-Sen: Michael Reagan Says He Is NOT Considering A Run for U.S. Senate
- Dilbert September 21, 2011 – Fail » Flap’s California Blog – Dilbert September 21, 2011 – Fail
- Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. – Newsroom – California Governor Jerry Brown took action on the following bills today: #catcot #cagop
- Poll Watch: Americans By a Small Majority Blame Obama for the Economy – But Still Blame Bush More | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – Poll Watch: Americans By a Small Majority Blame Obama for the Economy – But Still Blame Bush More #tcot #catcot
- Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman to Hewlett-Packard? » Flap’s California Blog – Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman to Hewlett-Packard?
- Ventura County Star Poll: Should Rep. Elton Gallegly Retire? The Results = NO | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – The results are pretty clear: Rep. Elton Gallegly should NOT retire from the House in 2012.:
- Flap’s Dentistry Blog: Jeff Galloway: Why is the Half Marathon So Popular? – I like the Half Marathon – Marathons too!:
- President 2012 GOP Poll Watch: Rick Perry 28% Vs. Mitt Romney 24% | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – Perry is up only by 4 points in this national poll. Rest of the candidates start to fade.:
- Does Cessation of Smoking Boost Everyday Memory? | Smiles For A Lifetime – Temporary (Locum Tenens) Dentistry – Does Cessation of Smoking Boost Everyday Memory?
- Untitled (http://www.vcstar.com/) – Hey Tweeps and FB's go here and vote NO on a Rep. Elton Gallegly retirement (half way down the page): #cagop #catcot
- Gregory Flap Cole – Google+ – Tweeps – please add @Flap to your Google Plus circles: and Facebook: #tcot #teaparty #catcot
- Ventura County Star Poll: Should Rep. Elton Gallegly Retire? Vote NO | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – Vote NO on a Rep. Elton Gallegly retirement. Go to the Ventura County Star and vote.:
- Video: President Obama’s Summer Assault on American Jobs | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – Video: President Obama’s Summer Assault on American Jobs #tcot #catcot
- Flap’s Dentistry Blog: The Morning Drill: September 21, 2011 – A collection of dentistry and health related links/comments for your day.
- Flap’s California Morning Collection September 21, 2011 » Flap’s California Blog – Flap’s California Morning Collection September 21, 2011
- Flap’s Dentistry Blog: Gregory Flap Cole on Social Media: September 21, 2011 Edition – Gregory Flap Cole on Social Media: September 21, 2011 Edition
- President 2012 GOP Florida Poll Watch: Rick Perry 25% Vs. Mitt Romney 25% | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – Latest GOP Poll in Florida and we are all tied up….:
- Day By Day September 21, 2011 – Never Again | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – Is Sarah Palin in or out? We will know soon = October 1:
- @Flap Twitter Updates for 2011-09-21 | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – @Flap Twitter Updates for 2011-09-21 #tcot #catcot
- President 2012 Poll Watch: Obama 49% Vs Palin 44% | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – By a margin of 49 percent to 36 percent, voters said they definitely plan to vote against Obama -one term President
- California # 1 on Worst Business Climate List Again » Flap’s California Blog – California # 1 on Worst Business Climate List Again
- Flap’s Dentistry Blog: Can the Use of Dietary Supplements Cause Athletes to Fail Drug Tests? – Can the Use of Dietary Supplements Cause Athletes to Fail Drug Tests?
- Gregory Flap Cole on Social Media: September 20, 2011 Edition | Smiles For A Lifetime – Temporary (Locum Tenens) Dentistry – Gregory Flap Cole on Social Media: September 20, 2011 Edition
- Gregory Flap Cole on Social Media: September 20, 2011 Edition | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – Gregory Flap Cole on Social Media: September 20, 2011 Edition #tcot #catcot
- Robert Scoble – Google+ – Why I am still betting my future on Google+
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- Gregory Flap Cole – Google+ – Wow! Starbucks AND Angry Birds! – Wow! Starbucks AND Angry Birds!
- Robert Scoble – Google+ – Facebook just announced new features
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- Gregory Flap Cole – Google+ – Everyone can join Google Plus now: Add me to your circles here: #tcot #teaparty