… President Obama created the agency on June 29, 1934 (Wikipedia, National Labor Relations Board).
Lachlan Markay writes an interesting article, Morning Bell: Obama’s Arrogant Authoritarianism. Ostensibly, he pretends to write a principled critique of Obama overstepping his authority by his recent “recess” appointments when the Congress is not officially in recess. But he steps on his argument by making it clear that the main reason he objects is because he does not like the agencies that were the recipients of the recess appointments. As he takes pains to state, “And the NLRB will have the power to advance the President’s agenda to bolster unions across the country at the expense of job growth in a smarting economy.”
I find it hard to get worked up against Obama’s job-killing antics by appointing to a board which has been part of our government for almost 80 years (was Mr. Markay equally worked up when Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Bush appointed members to the board; or only when Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Clinton, and Obama did?). I find it even harder for the article to get me worked up about constitutional issues and “New Authoritarianism”, when it seems that the only reason the author is worked up about it is because he happens to dislike the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the National Labor Relations Board that were the subjects of the appointments.