House GOP members are not satisfied to simply oppose the National Labor Relations Board's case against Boeing and its possibly illegal decision to build a plant in South Carolina. They want to to strip the NLRB of its power for all labor cases.
The AP reports today that the House is expected to easily pass a bill that would neuter the NLRB's ability to enforce the law.
The bill, however, will likely die in the Senate as Democrats still have the numbers to block it--not that President Obama wouldn't veto it anyway if it ever reached his desk.
He would veto it, right?
Either way, the bill is more of a campaign tactic anyway. By forcing Congress to vote on such a contentious bill, Republicans are hoping to use those votes as political ammunition in the 2012 election.
I can already see the campaign ads:
"Congressman James Clyburn hates South Carolina and he hates America. Why else would he vote to let the National Labor Relations Board kill jobs with a sharpened communist sickle? It's time for a change. Stephen Colbert 2012."