Skip to comments.Koch Industries, other CEOs warn employees of layoffs if Obama is reelected (good for them!)
Posted on 10/14/2012 3:53:23 PM PDT by markomalley
Koch Industries, the Wichita, Kan.-based company run by the billionaire Koch brothers, sent a voter information packet to 45,000 employees of its Georgia Pacific subsidiary earlier this month.
In it was a letter, dated Oct. 1, from Koch Industries president Dave Robertson implicitly warning that "many of our more than 50,000 U.S. employees and contractors may suffer the consequences" of voting for President Obama and other Democrats in the 2012 elections, a list of conservative candidates the company's political action committee endorses and a pair of editorials: one, by David Koch, supporting Mitt Romney, and the other, by Charles Koch, condemning Obama.
"While we are typically told before each Presidential election that it is important and historic, I believe the upcoming election will determine what kind of America future generations will inherit," Robertson's letter--first published by InTheseTimes.com--begins. "If we elect candidates who want to spend hundreds of billions in borrowed money on costly new subsidies for a few favored cronies, put unprecedented regulatory burdens on businesses, prevent or delay important new construction projects, and excessively hinder free trade, then many of our more than 50,000 U.S. employees and contractors may suffer the consequences, including higher gasoline prices, runaway inflation, and other ills. This is true regardless of what your political affiliation might be."
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I love this. It’s time for doers in this country to let the takers know that they are not going to subsidize their Socialism. Obamaphone my @$$.
Of course, the Slave Party will cry foul as a campaign activity in kind, over supposedly non-partisan public airways they control absolutely without paying a dime.
I believe that is covered in Directive 10-289. (Unfortunately obscure Atlas Shrugged reference)
So this is how they will go Galt.
This article is on yahoo! and the DimCraps are going berserk over this. Their reading comprehension level is so low they cannot understand what was really said in the letter.
The Slave Party needs a reminder .... this is no more ‘foul’ than the government telling defense contractors to ignore the LAW and not send out notices (before the election) that layoffs are around the corner .... and sticking taxpayers with the legal fees, etc. for noncompliance with the law. It’s out and out blackmail - send timely notices prior to Nov. 6 and ooops! you may not get that government contract you were counting on.
They’ve been programed for the funny farm whenever they see the name “Koch brothers”.
Good for these businessmen. Why can’t they tell their employees how to vote for the best choice for their companies. Isn’t that what unions do, on top of making their members pay for the privilege of being told how to vote and think.
You cannot be pro-jobs and anti-business at the same time. You cannot love employment and hate employers. 1992 Democratic National Convention. 
Everything we hope to do, depends on an expanding economic pie. And only a vibrant, competitive, thriving private sector can create that. Government is a necessary partner, but it is the junior partner. Only the private sector can produce the revenues for the social programs that we Democrats care so much about. The financing of those programs through ever more public debt violates our generation responsibility.
to quote Paul Tsongas
Vote for Marxism and go stand in line for your free Obamaphone. That vacation you’ve been working on has been spent on your Obamaphone. Marxism Much?
Paul Paul Tsongas said, “Two hundred years ago, our Founding Fathers gave us a democracy. It was based upon the simple, yet noble, idea that government derives its validity from the consent of the governed.”
No, our Founding Fathers gave us a REPUBLIC...Big difference between a REPUBLIC and a DEMOCRACY...
As the fear of some EPA Inspector, DOL, or IRS audit subsides, and as they see a Romney Victory, more are becoming enbolden to speak out. They weren't cowards for not doing it 2 years ago, they had workers with mouths to feed, and were trying to figure out how to survive this loon. They are now exhausted and will speak up for Liberty, it is time and sometimes in Valor it is about timing, when to say "no"....
By the way your post deserves this.....
LOL! Way to go! Where are the landlords on this, anyway? Why haven’t we heard from them, yet?
Point Two: All industrial, commercial, manufacturing, and business establishments of any nature whatsoever shall henceforth remain in operation, and the owners of such establishments shall not quit, nor leave, nor retire, nor close, sell or transfer their business...
Point Three: All patents and copyrights, pertaining to any devices, inventions, formulas, processes, and works of any nature whatsoever, shall be turned over to the nation as a patriotic emergency gift...
Point Four: No new devices, inventions, products, or goods of any nature whatsoever, not now on the market, shall be produced, invented, manufactured or sold after the date of this directive...
Point Five: Every establishment, concern, corporation or person engaged in production of any nature whatsoever shall henceforth produce the same amount of goods per year as is, they or he produced during the Basic Year, no more or no less...
Point Six: Every person of any age, sex, class or income, shall henceforth spend the same amount of money on the purchase of goods per year as he or she spent during the Basic Year, no more and no less...
Point Seven: All wages, prices, salaries, dividends, profits, interest rates and forms of income of any nature whatsoever, shall be frozen at their present figures, as of the date of this directive. (But taxes will be allowed to increase as needed for the public good)
Point Eight: All cases arising from and rules not specifically provided for in this directive, shall be settled and determined by the Unification Board, whose decisions shall be final.
I like this. Obama uses the media and unions while corporations use their ownership and property to inform their employed with the facts. It’s a great way to get Obama out of office and it’s legal.
My college frat mate who works for Microsoft told me the reason why MS are angling for more H1-B visas is because they are not citizen employees and won’t be under the mandatory healthcare law.
Wow... how times have changed.
I suspect that the next day, the credit rating will tank, and banks will start foreclosing on property that they have stood easy for the last months....regardless of the election results.
I strongly encourage Wisconsin employers to use the verify the recall website as a tool to check for those that signed the Governor Walker and other anti-Republican recall petitions.
This is an excellent way to check if your potential new employee hires are anti-business/pro-union and it can help determine who should be let go if you feel the need to downsize.
It is long past time for these people to pay a penalty for letting their philosophical “dog” crap in other people’s yards!
You mean, there are consequences when you vote?/s
Great idea and the time has come.
Are they TRYING to ruin the future of their children and grandchildren?
I suppose the letter qualifies as the 60 day notice prior to lay off
Government employers and unions tell people how to vote. It's high time the free market let private employees know they may be let go and definitely 'we will not be hiring' if there is an Obama second term. Not a threat, just reality. . businesses will not be able to cope with the increased taxes, Obamacare and increased regulations. .
The last blind date I went on in Minnesota did not go well. The witch (a schoolteacher who imbibed the union Kool-Aid) found that one of my major clients was Flint Hills Resources - The Evil Koch Brothers (c). She hissed and spat like I had held a crucifix before her. She almost got to the point of projectile vomit and head spin round and round.
At least Tsongas correctly recognized the trend forming in the Democrat Party towards anti-capitalism.
They are as this is not the first business owner that has done this. They see it as “VOTE FOR ROMNEY OR I’LL FIRE YOU!!!”
instead of a truthful heads-up. If Zero is re-elected, many businesses will cut back, go into hibernation mode on growth, or completely shut down. I know, I’ve talked to the owners. Venture capitalists are sitting on the dollars, scared to make a move. The business community has been holding it’s breath for four years and they are waiting to exhale on Nov. 7th.
They’re voting for obama because their WWI parents, uncles and aunts voted democrat.
I agree! I love it! I hope more & more companies & CEO's have the balls & courage to tell it like it is, and to forwarn their employees that if 0dumb0sh_t gets re-elected, their employment will be severely at risk. Maybe even a few of the liberals might be motivated to at least vote with their pocketbook & salary & employment in mind.
I hope you dumped her off on the side of road and let her hitch hiked home.