Monday, October 15, 2012

Now the Koch brothers are warning workers to vote for Romney -- or else

Just when you thought corporations couldn't have any more control over their workers, you learn billionaire CEOs are threatening their employees with layoffs if they don't vote for Mitt Romney.

The Koch brothers, through the CEO of Koch Industries, sent packets of pro-Romney, anti-Obama propaganda to 45,000 employees.

In These Times reports,
...the Koch Industries corporate leadership informed tens of thousands of employees at its subsidiary, Georgia Pacific, that their livelihood could depend on the 2012 election and that the company supports Mitt Romney for president. The guide was similar to one the company distributed before the 2010 midterm elections...

The packet arrived in the mailboxes of all 45,000 Georgia Pacific employees earlier this month.
They're not alone. David Siegel, the billionaire founder and CEO of Florida-based Westgate Resorts, sent an email to his employees that included veiled threats to fire them if Romney lost. But he admits his company is doing better than ever ... under the Obama administration.

MSNBC reported on another one: ASG Software Solutions CEO Arthur Allen suggested in an email to his employees that jobs would be at stake if Obama won.

Well, corporations are people, my friend, and so they're entitled to all the free speech they want. At least that's what the Supreme Court says.