The NLRB is trying to shut down Boeings new plant in South Carolina, because they dont like that South Carolina is a Right to Work state. This dispute serves as a prime example of the kind of regulatory overreach that is costing America jobs. Instead of expanding production at its unionized plant in Washington State, Boeing decided to build a new facility in South Carolina, a Right to Work state with lower labor costs and a friendlier business climate. The NLRB deemed this decision an unfair labor practice and then ordered the company to abandon the new facility in South Carolina.
Former Vice President Al Gores mansion, with over 10,000 square feet, was not big enough for a home office; so Gore recently purchased upscale office space in Nashville to tout his new ideologically-driven environmental agenda.
Gores message seems populist enough; according to an article in the Tennessean, Gore is going after oil and gas companies' reckless pursuit of profits.
What VP Gore does not mention is his solution: government programs, such as cap-and-trade and higher energy taxes that are intended to force American businesses and consumers (thats you and I) to abandon our current energy supplies oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear for green technology; solar panels, wind mills, and of course far less consumption.
President Obamas nearly $1 trillion dollars in stimulus spending is not a thing of the past, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act continues to spend billions of your tax dollars, and with no apparent benefit to the American people.
Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that job growth nationwide held steady; that is to say that employment growth was stalled at 0.00%. For an economy with a government-reported unemployment rate of 9.1%, and real unemployment (remember the government quits counting if you take a part-time job) of 22.7%, and it is easy to explain why Americans are quickly losing confidence in Presidents Obama economic leadership.
Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee opposes corporate welfare. We believe in free markets, low taxes and limited spending. Pending legislation in Congress violates these principles, and that is why we at AFP-Tennessee have launched a statewide radio ad campaign to raise awareness on the issue and mobilize our grassroots activists to take action.
Here's a letter we sent to Tennessee's Representatives and Senators, please considering contacting their offices and tell them you oppose government intervention in the energy markets.
Dear Members of the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees,
Tennessee will end the year with a budget surplus. On its face, this is good news for taxpayers.
Yet, liberals in the state General Assembly have plans to use the surplus as a foot in the door to expand government spending and create new programs; taking a short-term surplus to create long-term spending obligations. Is that the definition of progressive?
We have blogged about this issue before, both here and here. But AFP-Tennessee needs to take this opportunity to support the Haslam Administration for speaking up on this issue and opposing the liberal spending plan.