Key Vote Alert – "YES" on NLRB Bill (HR 2587)

Mr. Andrew Roth - September 13th, 2011

KEY VOTE ALERT

“YES” ON THE PROTECTING JOBS FROM GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE ACT (H.R. 2587)

The Club for Growth strongly supports the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act (H.R. 2587), introduced by Rep. Tim Scott, and urges all House members to support it. We expect a vote on this proposal later this week. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.

This bill would “prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstance.”

The government was out of bounds earlier this year when the NLRB blocked Boeing from building a new plant in South Carolina. As long as no property rights are being violated, there is no basis in a free society for the government to dictate the voluntary and peaceful decisions made by a company in the private sector. The government is already hamstringing businesses with burdensome taxes and regulation. In order for the economy to grow and thrive, companies need to have the freedom to make decisions that will build their businesses, create jobs, and innovate.

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