• Arthur Allen, CEO Of ASG, Sent Email Pressuring Employees To Donate To Mitt Romney
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(Apologies if late) [QUOTE] The CEO of a major corporation went much further in his effort to persuade his employees to back Mitt Romney than has been previously reported, according to an email obtained by MSNBC's Up w/Chris Hayes and provided to HuffPost. Arthur Allen, CEO of ASG Software Solutions, was previously exposed by Hayes as having urged his employees to vote for Mitt Romney for president. A new email from Allen shows he encouraged employees to donate to Romney to "help ASG and yourself." "I am encouraging everyone to go to the Romney for President web site and contribute as much as you can to his campaign for President, up to the maximum of $2500.00 per person," he wrote. "Please help ASG and yourself by contributing to the Romney/Ryan campaign." Romney has urged bosses to pressure their workers to support him, as have the Koch brothers and other executives. Read the full ASG email below: [QUOTE=Mr. Allen]To all ASG domestic employees, This coming Monday, Mitt Romney will be officially nominated as the Republican Presidential candidate. I am encouraging everyone to go to the Romney for President web site and contribute as much as you can to his campaign for President, up to the maximum of $2500.00 per person. I am also encouraging you to contact all of your friends and relatives and ask them to support Romney and to go to the polls and vote on election day. ASG, like many companies, is still struggling, even after 4 years. You probably heard that we tripped a bank leverage covenant on June 30th, and now must go through yet another round of unfavorable treatment by our lenders. Many of our domestic employees are still on the 4 day work week. Many of our customers are waiting until they see the results of the election before beginning to invest again. We need to elect a fiscally conservative President and Vice-President and stop this ridiculous government spending. I believe that Romney and Ryan can put us back on the path to sanity, but even then it is not going to be painless for our country and ASG. Please help ASG and yourself by contributing to the Romney/Ryan campaign. Mr. Allen [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE] SOURCE: [url]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/20/arthur-allen_n_1992370.html[/url]
Romney doesn't deserve that money; what he DOES deserve is a baseball bat to the guts. Because money pinatas. I hope he crashes and burns even with all that support.
Let him. It's probably not gonna work but hey, it's funny watching him essentially go 'please vote for this guy or we- I mean, I'm so royally fucked'.
Isnt it illegal to do that?
[QUOTE=codemaster85;38113746]Isnt it illegal to do that?[/QUOTE] Its only illegal if they tell everyone to donate or they're fired.
I'm actually sort of interested in seeing Romney elected just to see how much he fucks things up.
[QUOTE=JgcxCub;38113843]I'm actually sort of interested in seeing Romney elected just to see how much he fucks things up.[/QUOTE] The part of me which wants Romney win is the part which wants to see the world burn.
[QUOTE=SPESSMEHREN;38113803]Its only illegal if they tell everyone to donate or they're fired.[/QUOTE] That's basically what he's doing. "Vote romney or we'll go bankrupt and you lose your job".
[QUOTE=JgcxCub;38113843]I'm actually sort of interested in seeing Romney elected just to see how much he fucks things up.[/QUOTE] Then afterwards everyone will see how much of a fuck up he is and beg to have Obama back, and hopefully steer clear of republicans.
I find it hilarious some people call Romney a "fiscal conservative", and yet a lot of people are getting on Romney's case because he doesn't seem to have a realistic economic plan and refuses to elaborate on the details of it besides lowering taxes on the rich, making some of the people currently too poor to pay federal taxes pay them and cutting welfare and social programs.
[QUOTE=mobrockers2;38113959]That's basically what he's doing. "Vote romney or we'll go bankrupt and you lose your job".[/QUOTE] There is a legal difference. What he is doing is not illegal.
While I understand that the action is caused by financial struggles, I think that it's going with a blindfold. Maybe it gets worse with Romney - and I wouldn't even be surprised by that. I'm pretty sure he's happy to find two fitting socks when he's getting up.
[QUOTE=BusterBluth;38114126]There is a legal difference. What he is doing is not illegal.[/QUOTE] Not yet
[QUOTE=mobrockers2;38114143]Not yet[/QUOTE] It wont be. Its free speech.
[QUOTE=BusterBluth;38114183]It wont be. Its free speech.[/QUOTE] Should be illegal.
[QUOTE=mobrockers2;38114227]Should be illegal.[/QUOTE] You cant take away someones right to talk about how he feels certain policy's will effect his business.
[QUOTE=Rents;38114044]I find it hilarious some people call Romney a "fiscal conservative", and yet a lot of people are getting on Romney's case because he doesn't seem to have a realistic economic plan and refuses to elaborate on the details of it besides lowering taxes on the rich, making some of the people currently too poor to pay federal taxes pay them and cutting welfare and social programs.[/QUOTE] The wonders of "at least its not x" voting.
[QUOTE=codemaster85;38113746]Isnt it illegal to do that?[/QUOTE] He's just saying that it'd be beneficial to the company and thus the employee, so he strongly suggests it. He isn't forcing them.
So while this may be unrelated. But Tagg Romney, Romney's son, just bought the company that produces voting machines for Ohio. Company is called Hart something.
[QUOTE=Nikota;38114613]So while this may be unrelated. But Tagg Romney, Romney's son, just bought the company that produces voting machines for Ohio. Company is called Hart something.[/QUOTE] No, the family has, for some time, had a majority ownership of the company that owns the voting machines. Even then, tampering is still illegal, so it doesn't make a difference.
[QUOTE=Nikota;38114613]So while this may be unrelated. But Tagg Romney, Romney's son, just bought the company that produces voting machines for Ohio. Company is called Hart something.[/QUOTE] I find this scary. Shouldn't be allowed.
[QUOTE=Ridge;38114643]No, the family has, for some time, had a majority ownership of the company that owns the voting machines. Even then, tampering is still illegal, so it doesn't make a difference.[/QUOTE] lots of things are illegal. doesn't stop politicians from doing them though.
[QUOTE=Fort83;38113968]Then afterwards everyone will see how much of a fuck up he is and beg to have Obama back, and hopefully steer clear of republicans.[/QUOTE] considering Bush was literally the worst president ever in terms of economics (enormous surplus to deficit in 2 years, he has the lowest approval rating of any president of all time), then no, they will still like Republicans, because Romney can literally not be worse
[QUOTE=Ridge;38114643] Even then, tampering is still illegal, so it doesn't make a difference.[/QUOTE] Would you really put it past the republicans to tamper with it? To cheat?
[QUOTE=Fort83;38114739]Would you really put it past the republicans to tamper with it? To cheat?[/QUOTE] lmao are you implying that democrats don't do it either?
[QUOTE=lotusking;38114752]lmao are you implying that democrats don't do it either?[/QUOTE] Did I say that? Please pin point where in my post that democrats don't do that.
[QUOTE=JgcxCub;38113843]I'm actually sort of interested in seeing Romney elected just to see how much he fucks things up.[/QUOTE] Either Romney, or Obama, they're both gonna fuck up. Neither of them is competent enough to know what they're doing.
Somebody really doesn't want to pay taxes.
[QUOTE=Ridge;38114643]No, the family has, for some time, had a majority ownership of the company that owns the voting machines. Even then, tampering is still illegal, so it doesn't make a difference.[/QUOTE] ah tampering with voting machines is illegal? guess there's no need to worry then. [editline]20th October 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Moustacheman;38114822]Either Romney, or Obama, they're both gonna fuck up. Neither of them is competent enough to know what they're doing.[/QUOTE] "they're both going to fuck up" doesn't excuse the fact that romney is all around reprehensible and terrible in every way possible
Not every way. Many ways, yes. Many many ways, yes. But not every way.
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