Airplane manufacturer Boeing has announced it is moving production of its 787 Dreamliner from Washington State, where the company is based, to the state of South Carolina.
Boeing cites the “current global environment” and the need to “enhance efficiency and improve performance for the long-term” as reasons.
The decision comes in the wake of sustained protests and civil unrest that have plagued Washington State in recent months, and local officials’ unwillingness, or inability, to curtail it.
Democrat Governor Jay Inslee demanded Boeing bring production of the aircraft back to Washington State once demand for the plane rebounds, but it’s unclear what leverage he is able to use to enforce that condition.
Let me be clear – when the market for airplanes comes back, Boeing must bring these jobs back to Washington state.
— Governor Jay Inslee (@GovInslee) October 1, 2020
Nope. They don’t have to do anything.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 3, 2020
Let me clear. You’re not a dictator and you don’t get to tell them how to run their business.
— Steve Otteson (@sotteson) October 1, 2020
Let me be clear. You don’t get to order Boeing to do anything.
— Shashi Galore (@shashigette) October 2, 2020
What’s with Dems and their “Let me be clear” speeches like they are authoritarian parents?
— Elizabeth Gomez (@elizgomez) October 2, 2020
They are going to South Carolina. You lose !
— dustball⛪🙏🔯👬 (@mikelyates2435) October 2, 2020