Judicial Watch’s persistence in getting the NLRB’s internal emails released via their FOIA Act requests illustrates perfectly why the NLRB must be dismantled:

  • On April 22, 2011, Acting NLRB General Counsel Lafe Solomon sent an email to Wilma Liebman, outgoing Chairwoman of the NLRB, “The article gave me a new idea. You go to geneva [Switzerland] and I get a job with airbus [French company]. We .” Solomon’s comment was in response to an article published in French on the European Planet Labor website noting the devastating potential economic impact on South Carolina if the plant were to be scuttled: “Two billion dollars were invested in Charleston, 1,000 employees were recruited, and the site was supposed to open in July… until the NLRB meddled in.”
  • On April 22, 2011, NLRB attorney Debra Willen received an email, in which Republican Sen. James DeMint of South Carolina is ridiculed as “Sen. Dement.”
  • On May 12, 2011, NLRB Deputy Assistant General Counsel Joseph Baniszewski emailed a political cartoon to Deputy Assistant General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo mocking the state of South Carolina with regard to Boeing Corporation’s decision to locate its manufacturing facility in that state.
  • On April 28, 2011, Miriam Szapiro sent an email to NLRB attorney Debra Willen commenting on an article in The Economist expressing some support for the Boeing lawsuit: “Exactly; it just shows you how incredibly reactionary the US is, that the conservative Economist thinks we’re Neanderthal.”
  • On April 20, 2011, Mara-Louise Anzalone, counsel for Acting NLRB General Counsel Lafe Solomon, took exception to U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) statement, “As Senator, I will do everything in my power, including introducing legislation cutting off funding for this wide goose chase, to stop the NLRB’s frivolous complaint [against Boeing].” In an email to NLRB regional attorney Anne Pomerantz, Anzalone writes, “Awesome. Sounds like they’re just going to furlough you and me.”

The disregard for the American economy is frightening. That hardline progressives, specifically Lafe Solomon, would brag about “screw[ing] up the us economy”, then express a desire to “tackle europe” is disgusting. These corrupt ideologues should be terminated ASAP. Then the NLRB should be totally dismantled. It’s important to remember that the NLRB isn’t truly independent of this administration. President Obama filled the NLRB with Big Labor’s cronies to kill right-to-work construction projects. Whether you’re talking about Craig Becker or Lafe Solomon, you’re really talking about pro-union extremists. Mssrs. Becker and Solomon are so extreme that they couldn’t get confirmed in the Democratic Senate:

Craig Becker (pictured) and Lafe Solomon were both recess-appointed to the NLRB and, in Becker’s case, all 41 Republican senators wrote Obama to urge him not to make Becker’s recess appointment after the Senate rejected his nomination the first time around. Solomon has not yet appeared before the Senate for confirmation.

President Obama wanted to pack the NLRB with the most extremist pro-union thugs possible. That’s the only conclusion you can make considering the fact that neither Craig Becker or Lafe Solomon could get confirmed in the Senate when Democrats only needed to win over 1 Republican to get Mssrs. Becker and Solomon confirmed. The lawsuit isn’t a serious lawsuit. It’ll cost Boeing and American citizens millions of dollars but it isn’t a serious lawsuit based on the merits. The minute it hits a serious court, the NLRB’s lawsuit will get pitched. The disrespect the NLRB showed toward 2 U.S. senators is disturbing, too.

These emails prove that the NLRB is a rogue operation with little respect for elected politicians or for their authority granted by the National Labor Relations Act. The thought that the NLRB’s Interim General Counsel is talking about screwing up the U.S. economy, then going to Europe and tanking their economy, is distressing. In addition to this being a perfect reason for dismantling the NLRB, it’s also the perfect reason for ending President Obama’s administration.

The NLRB didn’t get packed with hardline progressive ideologues magically. They were installed via recess appointments by President Obama. Solomon and Becker are his hand-picked guys.

It’s time to rid this country of this commune of lawless radicals. That’s the only solution.

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3 Responses to “The NLRB must be dismantled”

  • LadyLogician says:

    You cut off the first quote there Gar. It should be “You go to geneva [Switzerland] and I get a job with airbus [French company]. We screwed up the us economy and now we can tackle europe.”

    That said – does this person not know how to CAPITALIZE proper names for heavens sake?


  • Gary Gross says:

    I copied it straight from the article. If there’s a spelling mistake, it’s Judicial Watch’s, not mine.

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