What to make of this story, in which the Obama administration is telling the federal government’s independent agencies to streamline their rules processes? Isn’t that awfully close to influencing ostensibly independent agencies, of which the National Labor Relations Board is one and which was therefore beyond the president’s influence with respect to reining in the agency from its campaign to deny workers a real election when choosing whether to join a union and trying to tell a company such as Boeing where it can and cannot build its aircraft?
The truth is that the “independent agency” argument is a canard. The Board Members who have cried havoc and let slip the dogs of war against employers and employees (and, heck, common sense) were appointed by the President and would potentially be re-appointed by him at some point. This is *his* NLRB and he ought to halt its assault right now.
H/t: Business Roundtable