Nearly Two Thirds Believe Boeing Should Be Allowed to Operate Plant in South Carolina

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
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It comes as no surprise really. A substantial majority of Americans understand businesses exist for one primary purpose. To make money {profit} on the product and or services they provide. It's really as elementary as that.

The American people also understand that for any business to remain viable requires it to maintain a positive cash flow and balance sheet. Remaining competitive is an essential component for any business wishing to achieve long term success.

Rasmussen Reports - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may be upset with Boeing’s plan to operate a non-union plant in South Carolina, but most Americans think it should be allowed to.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll finds that 64% think Boeing has the right to open the plant in South Carolina while just 21% disagree. When respondents are told that the NLRB believes that opening the plant is an act of retaliation against the union, the numbers barely move. Only 17% think the agency has the right to prevent Boeing from opening the new facility while 64% disagree.

The House is expected to approve a bill barring the NLRB from getting involved with Boeing’s operation of a $750 million aircraft assembly line in South Carolina – a right-to-work state -- instead of Washington State. In April, the labor board filed a complaint against Boeing for opening the plant, claiming they did so in order to retaliate against unionized workers in Washington State for participating in numerous strikes. Boeing attributes low costs for the plant’s location.

Republicans and unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly side with Boeing on the issue while Democrats are more evenly divided.

While more than 7-out-of-10 private sector workers believe Boeing should be allowed to operate a new, non-union, facility in South Carolina, only 54% of government employees agree.

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of union members agree that Boeing should be allowed to operate the South Carolina production plant. {Read More}

As the foregoing clearly highlights, the spirit of capitalism, albeit in its mixed form, is yet alive in American. It is however interesting the smallest percentage {54%} of workers siding with Boeing are Government employees. Although it is not surprising.

Cross posted to Rational Nation USA

Via: Memorandum

1 comment:

  1. Who the hell do the other third polled think they are... and why do they think they should be able to tell Boeing how to run their company!

    Obama should be grateful they're even doing new plants in the US... most countries don't treat an economic and national defense hero like Boeing like this


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