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Sen. Jim DeMint: President has Stocked NLRB with 'Union Thugs'


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Weekly Standard Blog:

MARK HEMINGWAY
5/27/11

Senator Jim DeMint, R-S.C., sat down for an interview with Coffee and Markets, a podcast hosted by Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech. When asked about the National Labor Relations Board's attempt to keep Boeing from building a factory in his state, DeMint had some exceptionally harsh words for the NLRB:

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DeMint: What they’re trying to do is to tell any company in America, don’t even think about moving to a right to work state or expanding to a right to work state or you’re going to have to go through millions of dollars of legal expenses and this type of government harassment. It’s pretty amazing in America that we’re dealing with this type of third world tyranny.


That may seem unnecessarily pejorative, but actually DeMint's got reasons to be pointed about Obama's NLRB critique. As I noted in my recent WEEKLY STANDARD article on the decline of the American labor movement:
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