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Koch Brothers to Workers: Vote for Romney or 'Suffer the Consequences'

Employees of a paper company owned by the outspoken billionaire Koch brothers received a mailing warning that they could “suffer the consequences, including higher gasoline prices, runaway inflation, and other ills" if they voted for candidates not supported by Koch-owned companies or its political fund-raising arm.
Last week, owner of Westgate Resorts David Siegel sent workers a pro-Romney email that said, "If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company ... I will be forced to cut back. This means fewer jobs, less benefits and certainly less opportunity for everyone."
email from Arthur Allen, president and CEO of ASG Software Solutions, that took a similar tone. “If the US re-elects President Obama, our chances of staying independent are slim to none. ... I don't want to hear any complaints regarding the fallout that will most likely come,”
the president and CEO of auto-parts manufacturer Lacks Enterprises, Richard Lacks, warned workers that sticking with the current administration would hurt them. “The more government takes the less there will be available to spread around to the working people of this company,” he wrote in reference to “talk of additional tax increases.”
two managers at the Federal Aviation Administration told attendees at a departmental meeting to vote for Democrats in presidential and congressional races “in order to preserve the FAA budget and, consequently, their jobs and pay,”
such instances skew pro-Romney. The candidate himself suggested ...“I hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefore their job and their future in the upcoming elections,"

The screed from the auto parts maker is particulary twofaced, as his company probably benefitted from the bailout of Chrysler and GM. I see plenty of GM and Chrysler products highlighted on their web page.

I wonder if management is cruising the employee parking lot looking for Obama stickers, so they know how to rate the employees' annual review.

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