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Sat Oct 20, 2012, 12:53 PM

Arthur Allen, CEO Of ASG, Sent Email Pressuring Employees To Donate To Mitt Romney

Source: huffington post

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 more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/20/arthur-allen_n_1992370.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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Reply Arthur Allen, CEO Of ASG, Sent Email Pressuring Employees To Donate To Mitt Romney (Original post)
trailmonkee Oct 2012 OP
RKP5637 Oct 2012 #1
Katashi_itto Oct 2012 #2
AndyTiedye Oct 2012 #3
trailmonkee Oct 2012 #5
toby jo Oct 2012 #4
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #7
Orbit1 Oct 2012 #6
DirtyDawg Oct 2012 #8
jtuck004 Oct 2012 #9
RKP5637 Oct 2012 #12
jtuck004 Oct 2012 #13
RKP5637 Oct 2012 #14
TomCADem Oct 2012 #10
Grins Oct 2012 #11

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 12:59 PM

1. He can shove it up his butt! n/t

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:03 PM

2. 2 years after Romeny gets elected. This become not only legal but grounds for termination if you

don't vote the way your employer wants..

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:08 PM

3. Votes are Secret, but Donations are Not

So we can pretty much assume that anyone who wants to keep there job at ASG will have to pony up for Romney.

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:18 PM

5. Fucking coercion, Hands Down!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:11 PM

4. Then you get to help train the Chinamen we get to replace you

you dumbfucks

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Response to toby jo (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:25 PM

7. Bingo!! nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:20 PM

6. CIRCLE JERK !!! ALL MEN IN EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM .....

Perhaps using BINDERS OF WOMEN to when they feel the need
to understand the real world ....

CHECK LINK OUT ...http://www.asg.com/Company/Management-Team.aspx

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:56 PM

8. Keep track of...

 

...these bastards and organize a nationwide boycott of every m-effin one of em. Until there are extreme consequences for this kind of behavior they will never stop. Hell, I'd be for having the IRS crawl up every one of em's ass and the DOJ launch investigations to see if they broke any laws - regardless of what Rmoney said, after all he lies so damn much he probably no longer knows the difference.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 03:40 PM

9. "FOR THE PRESENT I should like merely to understand how it happens ...


... that so many men, so many villages, so many cities, so many nations, sometimes suffer under a single tyrant who has no other power than the power they give him; who is able to harm them only to the extent to which they have the willingness to bear with him; who could do them absolutely no injury unless they preferred to put up with him rather than contradict him. Surely a striking situation! Yet it is so common that one must grieve the more and wonder the less at the spectacle of a million men serving in wretchedness, their necks under the yoke, not constrained by a greater multitude than they, but simply, it would seem, delighted and charmed by the name of one man alone whose power they need not fear, for he is evidently the one person whose qualities they cannot admire because of his inhumanity and brutality toward them. A weakness characteristic of human kind is that we often have to obey force; we have to make concessions; we ourselves cannot always be the stronger. Therefore, when a nation is constrained by the fortune of war to serve a single clique, as happened when the city of Athens served the thirty Tyrants3 one should not be amazed that the nation obeys, but simply be grieved by the situation; or rather, instead of being amazed or saddened, consider patiently the evil and look forward hopefully toward a happier future.
...
Even men of character---if it sometimes happens that a tyrant likes such a man well enough to hold him in his good graces, because in him shine forth the virtue and integrity that inspire a certain reverence even in the most depraved--even men of character, I say, could not long avoid succumbing to the common malady and would early experience the effects of tyranny at their own expense. A Seneca, a Burrus, a Thrasea, this triumverate of splendid men, will provide a sufficient reminder of such misfortune. Two of them were close to the tyrant by the fatal responsibility of holding in their hands the management of his affairs, and both were esteemed and beloved by him. One of them, moreover, had a peculiar claim upon his friendship, having instructed his master as a child. Yet these three by their cruel death give sufficient evidence of how little faith one can place in the friendship of an evil ruler. Indeed what friendship may be expected from one whose heart is bitter enough to hate even his own people, who do naught else but obey him? It is because he does not know how to love that he ultimately impoverishes his own spirit and destroys his own empire."
...


http://tmh.floonet.net/articles/laboetie.html

la Boetie wrote this 400+ years ago. Perhaps we just don't learn quickly enough...

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 04:23 PM

12. Many people are STUPID and it has nothing to do with IQ, they are

simply stupid, naive and gullible, and lack the ability to see the consequences of their actions, so the bullies and butt heads rise to power, because none tell them to F off! ... and instead they are cheered on by the STUPID, and we have a lot of that in the US, simply stupid people.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:48 PM

13. But, but, but...



They are engineers, and lawyers, and people who started and ran their own business because they saw a need or just loyal minions of all these people, as well as teachers, government employees that read plans, firemen, police...millions of people who just behaved as they had been rewarded to all their lives. The wealthy saw that opportunity and began to mine them for their wealth, the product of their labor.

>"... stupid, naive and gullible, and lack the ability to see the consequences of their actions ..."

I know that's how our neighbors act, but I don't know that we are a different people today than the ones who pushed the government to act in their direct interests in the early 1900's

Koch bros don't think so - they are funding an organization designed to keep teaching their viewpoint regardless of the election.

I don't see a corresponding effective grassroots effort to regard corporate tyrants as anything but a smelly thing to keep one's distance from, and how to do it, though there are some efforts. But the corporations are advertising in the schools, don't even need a disguise. Absent training that challenges the servitude that way too damn many people are fed to, something that builds human spirit, I can't tell if people now lack the ability as said above. The spirit certainly seems to be diminished, else I am not sure so many would cooperate in a life like this on an ongoing basis. Else how could it continue?

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:26 AM

14. I think you touched on a key common thread, "The spirit certainly seems to be diminished, else I

am not sure so many would cooperate in a life like this on an ongoing basis. Else how could it continue?"

I really do think many function today as robotic drones trudging through the rut of life ... around here there is considerable wealth to afford people a comfortable life style and I see them all the time in the stores, "The Stepford Wives." ... but that also continues into many that are forced to live impoverished lives because of the way "The System" works. And I look at the eyes of many youth today, many seem to lack spirit, dull eyes resigned to a robotic drone rut ... not all, but many.

The propaganda and "The System" promote adherence to a rut in life for many. Hence IMO the spirit / zest is greatly diminished. For many living the fine life, so to say, is sooo far out of reach it can't even be imagined.

Sooo, we continue with the brainwashing of the masses by the slick/sick corporate and political elite.

For years I was an eternal optimist, but I've found over the past decade or so I've lost a lot of that optimism. Stupidity appears to be winning. Just that this election is this close tells me many in the masses are really out of touch with the consequence of their potential vote for the 1% and the implications there of ... and Stupidity reigns.





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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 04:50 PM

10. K&R! - We Need Laws To Stop This Type Of Intimidation and Suppression

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 11:52 PM

11. On Chris Hays this AM...Had to laugh

Suggestion was...maybe...he could sell the company's $50-million Gulfstream executive jet...?

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