State and Local Governments Must Lead the Way

By: May 20, 2011

I encourage everyone who frequents  Broadside Books’  “Line of Fire” to read Arthur Laffer’s and Stephen Moore’s great article, “Boeing and the Union Berlin Wall” in last week’s Wall Street Journal. Laffer and Moore elaborate on the point I made in my article published earlier in this space, “Right to Work Laws Could Save Detroit.”

The Voices of the Tea Party should consider an e-book that examines two important points :

1. The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives should conduct NLRB-related oversight hearings to publicly make NLRB staff or Board members answer this basic question : What is the Legal or U.S. Constitutional basis for the NLRB to be the first federal agency to have “….. intervened to tell an American company ( Boeing ) where it can and cannot operate a plant within the U.S. ” ?

2. Is the ultimate answer to help balance the economic playing field between “forced union” and “right to work” states for Governors and State Legislatures to “tough it out” and push through new right to work laws  in the face of highly organized  resistance from labor unions?

Perhaps the Voices of the Tea Party could publish an e-book which makes the case that  “real structural change”  in support of economic freedom is never driven by Washington DC, but instead  by State and Local Governments.

Quincy Williams is the pseudonym of a local government official who works in a blue state.

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