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Koch Industries, other CEOs warn employees of layoffs if Obama is reelected (good for them!)
Yahoo! The Ticket ^ | 10/14/12 | Dylan Stableford

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012endorsements; bhoeconomy; ceo; economy; elections; koch; nobama2012; obama; unemployment
Good for Koch Industries! More companies should let their employees know the consequences of their vote.
1 posted on 10/14/2012 3:53:26 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
I am waiting for an administrative rule (not law from Congress) from Dept of Labor or HHS that no lay offs can take place due to health care reasons.
2 posted on 10/14/2012 3:55:56 PM PDT by llevrok (By comparison to Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: markomalley

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 @$$.


3 posted on 10/14/2012 3:56:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Obama "foam"?)
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To: markomalley

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.


4 posted on 10/14/2012 3:57:10 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: markomalley
They need to know that elections have consequences.
5 posted on 10/14/2012 3:57:36 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: llevrok

I believe that is covered in Directive 10-289. (Unfortunately obscure Atlas Shrugged reference)


6 posted on 10/14/2012 3:57:37 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: markomalley

So this is how they will go Galt.


7 posted on 10/14/2012 3:58:19 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: markomalley

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.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 4:06:22 PM PDT by BipolarBob (G Orwell was an optimist it seems.)
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To: Carry_Okie

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.


9 posted on 10/14/2012 4:14:07 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: BipolarBob

They’ve been programed for the funny farm whenever they see the name “Koch brothers”.


10 posted on 10/14/2012 4:21:27 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: markomalley

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.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 4:25:13 PM PDT by Linfell
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To: markomalley

“You cannot be pro-jobs and anti-business at the same time. You cannot love employment and hate employers.” 1992 Democratic National Convention. [1]

‘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


12 posted on 10/14/2012 4:26:26 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: markomalley

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?


13 posted on 10/14/2012 4:34:40 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: griswold3

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...


14 posted on 10/14/2012 4:38:10 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
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 @$$.

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.....


15 posted on 10/14/2012 4:38:24 PM PDT by taildragger (( Fubarward Obama 2012, think about it :-) ))
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To: markomalley

LOL! Way to go! Where are the landlords on this, anyway? Why haven’t we heard from them, yet?


16 posted on 10/14/2012 4:41:16 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: gorush
Point One: All workers, wage earners, and employees of any kind whatsoever shall henceforth be attached to their jobs and shall not leave nor be dismissed nor change employment...

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.

17 posted on 10/14/2012 4:43:20 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: markomalley

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.


18 posted on 10/14/2012 4:52:32 PM PDT by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: markomalley
People of the mind, the producers, finally speaking out. We've had enough. Any more Obama and we're Going on Strike!
19 posted on 10/14/2012 5:02:00 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: llevrok

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.


20 posted on 10/14/2012 5:04:07 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: griswold3
“You cannot be pro-jobs and anti-business at the same time. You cannot love employment and hate employers.” 1992 Democratic National Convention.

Wow... how times have changed.

21 posted on 10/14/2012 5:06:50 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: ronnie raygun

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.


22 posted on 10/14/2012 5:10:45 PM PDT by B212
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To: klimeckg

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.

http://www.iverifytherecall.com/


23 posted on 10/14/2012 5:18:23 PM PDT by ThE_RiPpEr.
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To: All
If Obama is reelected


24 posted on 10/14/2012 5:25:24 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: ThE_RiPpEr.

Fantastic Idea!

It is long past time for these people to pay a penalty for letting their philosophical “dog” crap in other people’s yards!


25 posted on 10/14/2012 5:26:13 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: markomalley

Excellent!


26 posted on 10/14/2012 5:28:14 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: llevrok

10-289


27 posted on 10/14/2012 5:28:25 PM PDT by Psycho_Runner (I never voted for change, I prefer folding money.)
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To: MissMagnolia
...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

Good point.

28 posted on 10/14/2012 5:29:43 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: markomalley

You mean, there are consequences when you vote?/s


29 posted on 10/14/2012 5:36:13 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: markomalley

Great idea and the time has come.


30 posted on 10/14/2012 5:39:21 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: All
We Own the Enthusiasm!

Let your voice be heard!

31 posted on 10/14/2012 5:45:40 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: markomalley; All
Yet my parents, uncles and aunts, who are all of the WWII and early baby boomer generations, are voting for Obama AGAIN.

Are they TRYING to ruin the future of their children and grandchildren?

32 posted on 10/14/2012 5:45:59 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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To: Carry_Okie

I suppose the letter qualifies as the 60 day notice prior to lay off


33 posted on 10/14/2012 5:50:01 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert

Yep.


34 posted on 10/14/2012 5:50:35 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: Eleutheria5
You mean, there are consequences when you vote?/s

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. .

35 posted on 10/14/2012 5:54:14 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: markomalley

Outstanding!


36 posted on 10/14/2012 6:02:24 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Red Steel

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.


37 posted on 10/14/2012 6:08:56 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: Tamzee

At least Tsongas correctly recognized the trend forming in the Democrat Party towards anti-capitalism.


38 posted on 10/14/2012 6:51:45 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Fred Hayek


39 posted on 10/14/2012 6:52:45 PM PDT by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: Carry_Okie

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.


40 posted on 10/14/2012 6:57:41 PM PDT by UltraV (I use the term Leftist not liberal, because a true liberal would not support government censorship.)
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To: markomalley
Business owners aren't going to get an endless number of chances to help save their businesses, this economy, and possibly the country. More of them need to step up and tell the truth.
41 posted on 10/14/2012 8:15:47 PM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: backwoods-engineer

They’re voting for obama because their WWI parents, uncles and aunts voted democrat.


42 posted on 10/14/2012 8:41:09 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: FlingWingFlyer
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 @$$.

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.

43 posted on 10/14/2012 11:16:28 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Fred Hayek
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.

I hope you dumped her off on the side of road and let her hitch hiked home.

44 posted on 10/14/2012 11:28:19 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: markomalley
This is the guy who thinks taxes should be raised, and every social program should be expanded. It's pretty worrisome that this guy . He will expect Romney to tax and spend us into the dark ages.
45 posted on 10/15/2012 11:42:27 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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