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The On Point site is a busy forum for listener discussion. But one comment about our show on the NLRB’s fight with Boeing caught our eye today. Sorry, Rep. Braley, that the phone lines were jammed when you tried to call.

Comment by Bruce:

Tom, I’m Congressman Bruce Braley from Iowa and I participated in the Oversight hearing in North Charleston on the NLRB investigation of Boeing. Tried to call in but line is busy. Repub Congressmen @ the hearing complained about the NRLB wasting taxpayer money, but Gov. Haley admitted to me that Boeing was the largest corporate welfare recipient in South Carolina history: the taxpayers are giving Boeing a $900 million tax break to move these jobs from Washington to South Carolina. So much for letting the “free market” dictate economic decisions. I also pointed out that interfering with an ongoing adjudicative procedure of a federal agency is no different than jury tampering, which is a federal crime.

Bruce Braley, First District of Iowa

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