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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:09 AM

How fucking anti-American are these right-wing douche bags that are willing to tank their companies..

just because the election didn't go their way.

We sucked it up and dealt with arguably the worst administration in the last 100 years and still did what we had to do. We didn't sulk or strike, for that matter, we did what AMERICANS are supposed to do; be a loyal opposition.

To publicly say they are going to undermine their companies just because the election didn't go their was is so wrong in so many ways.

First of all, all these mini-titans of industry are violating their fiduciary responsibilities to their investors by not doing what is best for the shareholders.

Second, they are almost, almost right at that line between coercion and personal opinion by publicly saying they are going to tank their companies because of the votes taken by people that work for them.

And Third, did it cross their little fucking right wing brains that maybe, just maybe that because of Obama care their employees will be healthier and so not have to call off work, their kids will be happier and healthier and so their parents wont have to call off work because their kids are sick.

How did these ass holes get to the top of their companies when they let petty political vendettas rule their actions instead of common sense.

That, my friends, is the god damn truth.

Get over it, douche bags...

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Reply How fucking anti-American are these right-wing douche bags that are willing to tank their companies.. (Original post)
WCGreen Nov 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #1
RagAss Nov 2012 #2
WCGreen Nov 2012 #4
Cirque du So-What Nov 2012 #12
WCGreen Nov 2012 #22
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #3
OrwellwasRight Nov 2012 #5
liberalmuse Nov 2012 #6
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #7
Permanut Nov 2012 #8
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #9
L.A.dweller Nov 2012 #10
brokechris Nov 2012 #13
B Calm Nov 2012 #23
Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Nov 2012 #14
PD Turk Nov 2012 #11
brokechris Nov 2012 #15
brokechris Nov 2012 #16
PD Turk Nov 2012 #37
glinda Nov 2012 #17
OpenedMindGuy Nov 2012 #18
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #20
OpenedMindGuy Nov 2012 #42
yankeepants Nov 2012 #21
ReRe Nov 2012 #19
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #24
WinkyDink Nov 2012 #25
Shankapotomus Nov 2012 #26
WCGreen Nov 2012 #43
orpupilofnature57 Nov 2012 #27
madrchsod Nov 2012 #28
MichaelSoE Nov 2012 #29
no_hypocrisy Nov 2012 #30
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #31
slackmaster Nov 2012 #32
krispos42 Nov 2012 #33
goblue316 Nov 2012 #34
99Forever Nov 2012 #35
MinM Nov 2012 #36
SmileyRose Nov 2012 #38
Initech Nov 2012 #40
Initech Nov 2012 #39
OnionPatch Nov 2012 #41
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #44
spanone Nov 2012 #45
BanTheGOP Nov 2012 #46

Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:12 AM

1. Well said, and goddamn right.



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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:14 AM

2. If the market for the product is still there...someone else will fill the hole they left.

...and hopefully hire the employees these assclowns left to die.

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Response to RagAss (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:18 AM

4. Yea, but shareholders can make a case that they are violating the fiduciary responsibilities by

acting against the best interests of the company.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:16 AM

12. What about companies that are privately held?

They are accountable to no one.

Before looking, take a guess at who's No. 1.
http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2008/fortune/0805/gallery.private_companies.fortune/index.html

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:09 AM

22. Great point!

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:15 AM

3. When they drop their pants and bend over they will show you what they are ............

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:22 AM

5. Very fucking Anti-American!!

And very fucking douche-baggy too!

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:29 AM

6. They are hurting Americans.

They'll take their money and run, and leave people without a means to support themselves until they can hopefully find another job. I hope there's karma. I want to see all the greedy people who made their money off the backs of the poor and middle class (especially you, fucking Romney), lose it all and truly understand what it's like to be at the mercy of shitty, greedy bosses and have your benefits whisked away or watch your co-workers laid off one by one until it comes down to you so the shareholders can have more money, and CEO's can buy a 10th vacation home.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:33 AM

7. If they are publicly traded (Yes Papa Johns I am talking about you)

they are violating that fiduciary obligation and I hope they are sued and removed from the board by angry investors. It could not happen to better people.

Some of these companies are privately held though. So those are the ones that I would not be too shocked to see liquidated. Yes, I think they might go that far.

And yes, they are going Galt on us.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:42 AM

8. I'm with Ragass and Thom Hartmann on this one..

if there's a demand, someone will step forward with a new twinkie. One of the fatal flaws in Randian "logic".

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Response to Permanut (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:06 AM

9. +1 nt

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Response to Permanut (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:10 AM

10. Hostess continues to make their millions while making life harder for 18,000 workers.


Just in time for the holidays.

Sad.

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Response to L.A.dweller (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:18 AM

13. are you sure?

I thought Hostess was bankrupt (for the second time).

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Response to brokechris (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:19 AM

23. Vulture capitalists bankrupted the company on purpose!

Same thing happened at a factory I use to work at back in the 1980s.

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Response to Permanut (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:19 AM

14. I see it now... All new Twinkie!

Just like New Coke. Nasty.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:10 AM

11. If I'm wrong somebody please tell me

but... if we had gotten the public option, wouldn't it have helped to alleviate what these assholes are bitching about?

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Response to PD Turk (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:38 AM

15. I don't think it would make a difference

with Hostess. To tell you the truth I just think their time had come--they haven't been profitable for a long time. Dietary habits have changed since 1930 and there is also a lot more competition in the snack cake market.

I'm sad about the Union jobs lost--but not every business has as long a run as they did.

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Response to brokechris (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:41 AM

16. I personally

eat mostly food that is not processed at all--or minimally processed. If everyone ate like me--a lot of these jobs would disappear.

We have to find OTHER more relevant work for them.

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Response to brokechris (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:41 PM

37. What about Papa Johns

And the other low wage restaraunt chains that are crying about the ACA? Would having the public option benefit them, so their employees could get low cost insurance that way?

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:41 AM

17. Also Union busting and then sucking as much money as fast as

possible from the whole system. These people are nothing but crooks, liars and low-lifes.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:58 AM

18. My Friend Works For a Koch Bros. Subsidiary..

She says they are now making noise like they are going to shut down her plant because Obama won.She has been working over 30+hours of O.T. every week for the last 8 months. She is over worked and tired. Now she doesn't care if they fold. She wants them to close. I don't blame her. She should get severance pay and then she wants to go back to school and get retrained as a chef.

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Response to OpenedMindGuy (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:01 AM

20. Welcome to DU, OpenedMindGuy!

I'm glad you found us.

And you picked an excellent thread to post in. WCGreen is a very smart man, and you can learn much from reading his posts.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:47 PM

42. Thanks so Much Ca Peggy!!!

I have been here many times in the past under different names. I find DU to e one of the most informative sites on the web!!! So happy about the election and have new hope for the future!!!

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Response to OpenedMindGuy (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:16 AM

21. The Koch bros would rather throw away $ 50 plus million

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trying to get that criminal romney elected than spend pennies on the dollar for employee healthcare. fuck them and all of the greedy bastards that run this country.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:01 AM

19. They are sociopaths, man....

.... they're RICH. Like 1% rich. How do you think they got all that money? They lied, cheated and stole it, right to the top. You remember all those bullies from when you was a kid? They grew up. Now they are megga-bullies. Crooks and liars. All they can think about is money-money-money-more-more-more. Period. I wonder what their families think of them as they throw all those people out of work, just in time for Christmas? These "job-creators" have money to burn. Shutting down a factory here or there to make a political statement is nothing to them. You see, they get to make political statements by ruining their employees lives for PROFIT. No skin off their teeth. The Hostess Co already has buyers. All we can hope is that the buyers will re-hire all those people back. It's cold-blooded. Reptiles in human flesh. They simply have no conscience. I hope they don't plan on remaining in that community.

Did any of you hear Hedrick Smith on Tweety last night? As soon as I sign off DU this morning, I'm going to float over to ABEbooks.com and see if they have Hedrick's book Who Stole the American Dream. And I'm going to read it front to back as soon as I get it.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:33 AM

24. My husband works for a Republicon

corp out of Dallas. My husbands office is in very BLUE Seattle. This week they came up and fired 12
people. The company is doing well, making budget. It was a message about the election, that they were
not pleased with the results.

One woman they let go just lost her husband and has to face the holidays alone and without her job.
They knew this when they let her go.

These corporations are vile, anti-American vultures.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:35 AM

25. Extortion on America.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:41 AM

26. Also notice that Republicans are

whining about the unemployment numbers and yet Republicans and Right Wing employers are the ones putting large numbers of people out of work, weakening public unions and laying off workers. Ironic, isn't it?

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Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:15 PM

43. That's number 5,367 of charted hypocrasy on the Right...

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:43 AM

27. Guy's like Prescott Bush and J.P. Getty ,thank God for Smedley & Barack .

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:06 AM

28. fucking -A...!!

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:54 AM

29. They are more than anti-American. They are anti-anything that might cut into their personal wealth.

They are true psychopaths. Until they are contained they will continue to run free, moving from one executive position to another, extracting whatever lucre they can. If the company is doing well they will remain and thrive in a perverse symbiotic relationship. But they are also capable of being total parasites, sucking the host dry until it dies and then moving on to the next host/victim. To them it is not a matter of nationalism. They will move to whatever host will tolerate them. At this point in time, the US offers the least threat to their life style. Stop the off shoring, close the loopholes, impose tariffs, etc. they will move to the next host that provides the most nourishment for their blood sucking agendas.

They are not pro-anything except their own existence.

Majority stock holders are not mom and pop . Mom and pop are but small; very, very, small fish, trying to swim with the sharks. And as we all know that aside from man, sharks have no natural enemies that prove to be deadly threats and are at the top of the food chain. But unlike sharks which are a valuable part of the ecosystem, these psychopaths will continue to thrive and contribute nothing to the system.

It is only my opinion but I believe that eventually something will happen to restore a balance. Whether it's a 99% vaccine, mass depopulation of humans due to their gross neglect of planet, it will occur. Personally I hope it's the 99% vaccine but, hey, mass depopulation might be the better solution. At least a better solution for the rest of planet and it's non-human inhabitants.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:18 AM

30. Cutting off their collective noses to spite their faces.

If businesses thought in the long-term, big-vision way, they'd be likely making more profit from well-run operations, including motivated employees who are well compensated for their work. Instead, they're focused on expenses and short-term quarterly reports.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:41 AM

31. Such companies were already tanking, and the top folk are simply diverting the gaze from themselves

by screeching Obama! Obama!

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:43 AM

32. Every company that gets tanked provides opportunities for new ones to take their place

 

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:47 AM

33. I like the implications of this.

If their levels of employment are appropriate to their level of business, then by lowering their staffing they'll be cutting the amount of revenues the organization can generate, which is an indication of stupid management.


If their levels of employment are above their level of business, then they've been over-staffed (and thus wasting labor costs), which is an indication of inefficient management.

So, fanatical domestic economic terrorists, are you stupid or inefficient?

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:10 AM

34. Perhaps they should take some of the lobbying money

and Lobby the Government to impliment a 1 payer system or universal health care. Just think if big business would have supported universal they would not have to spend 1 cent on their employees health care. But nooooooooo........they had been brain washed that the one payer system was evillllll and they cut off their noses to spite their faces.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:20 AM

35. Yep.

Next time some Asshole Apologist tells you that it "wrong" to call these dickheads evil or "The Other," this should come to mind.

These fucking assholes are OUR enemy in a Class War and should be treated as such.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:51 AM

36. Arthur Jensen in 'Network': There is no America...


You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today...

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/MovieSpeeches/moviespeechnetwork4.html

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:11 PM

38. cheap greedy asses who consider employees moochers

Predators

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Response to SmileyRose (Reply #38)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:37 PM

40. Or as I call them "economic terrorists".

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:36 PM

39. What the hell is wrong with these CEOs? They are out of control.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:48 PM

41. The way I see it

is if they can't afford to compensate their employees fairly, they shouldn't be in business. No one is entitled to slave labor. I bet for every one of these companies who "quit", another company, a not-so-greedy company, will step in to fill the demand.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:15 PM

44. The ruling class owns enough that they are willing to burn down the entire economy

 

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to get their way. It's not just about an election.

They are willing to destroy the livelihoods of most people, destroy the ecology, destroy social bonds between human beings, destroy life -- all to increase their own power.

There is no compromise with such people. they're traitors.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:19 PM

45. bad businessmen deflecting blame....doucherockets!!!!

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:15 PM

46. Criminalize closing businesses if owners walk away with millions

 

Basically, when a business goes bankrupt, make sure that ALL executives eat the big weenie along with their workers. If any executive walks away and into a million dollar mansion, throw his ass in jail and take all his wealth and redistribute it to his laid off workers. He doesn't deserve ANY of it!

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