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Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:18 PM

CEO: PRESSURING WORKERS TO BACK ROMNEY IS LIKE TELLING KIDS TO ‘EAT YOUR SPINACH’

Source: ThinkProgress

CEO: PRESSURING WORKERS TO BACK ROMNEY IS LIKE TELLING KIDS TO ‘EAT YOUR SPINACH’ |

Billionaire CEO David Siegel, who runs a timeshare empire, threatened to fire employees if President Obama is reelected in November, saying in an email, “the economy doesn’t currently pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is another 4 years of the same Presidential administration.” In explaining himself to the New York Times, Siegel compares his employees to children who need parental guidance and don’t know what’s good for them: “I really wanted them to know how I felt four more years under President Obama was going to affect them. It would be no different from telling your children: ‘Eat your spinach. It’s good for you.’ ”

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Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/10/27/1101071/ceo-pressuring-workers-to-back-romney-is-like-telling-kids-to-eat-your-spinach/

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Reply CEO: PRESSURING WORKERS TO BACK ROMNEY IS LIKE TELLING KIDS TO ‘EAT YOUR SPINACH’ (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 2012 OP
Kalidurga Oct 2012 #1
SharonAnn Oct 2012 #51
kelliekat44 Oct 2012 #52
Robb Oct 2012 #2
freshwest Oct 2012 #16
brer cat Oct 2012 #3
lolly Oct 2012 #4
truthisfreedom Oct 2012 #5
HockeyMom Oct 2012 #6
mysuzuki2 Oct 2012 #7
awoke_in_2003 Oct 2012 #24
DallasNE Oct 2012 #8
heaven05 Oct 2012 #9
underthematrix Oct 2012 #10
blazeKing Oct 2012 #11
Faygo Kid Oct 2012 #12
entanglement Oct 2012 #13
DBoon Oct 2012 #15
antigop Oct 2012 #17
entanglement Oct 2012 #43
C_U_L8R Oct 2012 #14
liberalmike27 Oct 2012 #33
tomg Oct 2012 #18
barnabas63 Oct 2012 #19
backscatter712 Oct 2012 #20
nolabear Oct 2012 #21
world wide wally Oct 2012 #22
TomCADem Oct 2012 #23
liberalmike27 Oct 2012 #34
KathieG Oct 2012 #25
liberalmike27 Oct 2012 #35
reACTIONary Oct 2012 #26
HughBeaumont Oct 2012 #27
griloco Oct 2012 #28
ck4829 Oct 2012 #29
Don C. Nuttin Oct 2012 #30
AAO Oct 2012 #31
surrealAmerican Oct 2012 #32
Live and Learn Oct 2012 #44
Teamster Jeff Oct 2012 #36
Billsmile Oct 2012 #37
savebigbird Oct 2012 #38
Tutonic Oct 2012 #39
kimmerspixelated Oct 2012 #40
bigregg4838 Oct 2012 #41
Tom Ripley Oct 2012 #42
dchill Oct 2012 #45
yurbud Oct 2012 #50
Angleae Oct 2012 #46
Odin2005 Oct 2012 #47
yurbud Oct 2012 #48
yurbud Oct 2012 #49
KamaAina Oct 2012 #53

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:19 PM

1. More like rat poison...

Ironically Republicans aren't good for CEOs either.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 05:08 PM

51. Exactly! I was going to say that but you beat me to it!

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 05:54 PM

52. Adelson has electronic boards up in many casinos in Vegas with voting instructions, Shameless!!! n

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:20 PM

2. Attempt to coerce. Violation of the Voting Rights Act.

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Response to Robb (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:47 PM

16. OFA is handling many complaints... Hope the 'kids' contact them.

Unknown how many are aware of these laws that Democrats passed to protect them. The bigger problem is the economic intimidation which has been going on for years. Workers have put up with labor infractions, longer hours, disrespect on the job and other harmful things in fear.

Even when employees know their boss is acting illegally, we still have laws on the books allowing people to be fired at will and without any or little or dishonest reasons given to stay at work. We have right-to-work state laws, discouraging unionization and penalizing those who do work in union jobs, the most blatant in Ohio which were defeated but are still causing harm in WI.

The devastation in so many communities caused by the Romney business model have people terrified of the unemployment line. The GOP fought everything Obama did to protect those whose jobs were gone and looking for work, losing their homes and healthcare.

There is a consistent pattern in the acts of GOP lawmakers across the country, especially in the House and Senate, to force workers to submit to unfair labor practices. There is a huge difference in policy. We must put these thugs out of office.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:21 PM

3. I couldn't agree more...

and about as useful. Nagging children is NOT a useful tool...nor is that dude. Hope his workers are slipping his emails under the table to the dog.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:21 PM

4. How infantilizing

The assumption is that people who work for a living are too stupid to figure out how to vote.

This is really just a short step away from arguing that people who aren't wealthy shouldn't be allowed to vote at all.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:22 PM

5. "Because we're taking all the meat, candy and money."

Apt analogy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:23 PM

6. Why would you WANT to work for an ASSHOLE that like?

These CEO'S are precisely WHY I quit working in the businessworld.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:27 PM

7. I completely disagree!

Spinach is good for you and tastes good if it is prepared correctly.

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 06:07 PM

24. Spinach, to me...

is tastier (and of course, healthier) raw. I use it in place of lettuce in salads.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:30 PM

8. The Way Siegal Looks Down His Nose At His Employees

And the fact that he says "the economy doesn't currently pose a threat" makes me think that the reason he is looking down his nose at Obama has more to do with the color of his skin than the state of the economy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:31 PM

9. really

a rich corporate pig. Thinks just because he can offer jobs to someone, he's big daddy. POS.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:31 PM

10. already sent tweet out telling folks not fly

frontier airlines or buy or rent westgate properties

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:33 PM

11. I hope this fool gets taxed to hell and back in Obama's second term

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:38 PM

12. Time to stand with labor. Children, indeed.

Get ready for more of this crap if the Romneys get "their turn" at the presidency.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:39 PM

13. In a just world, this CEO and his ilk would be taxed at 80% and their ill-gotten gains subject to

stiff inheritance tax rates. These arrogant parasites are so openly contemptuous of the working class, it is sickening.

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Response to entanglement (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:44 PM

15. In a just world, his workers would all be in a union

and he would never be able to get away with this crap in the first place

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Response to DBoon (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:48 PM

17. +1000 n/t

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Response to DBoon (Reply #15)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 11:41 PM

43. What I suggest is merely the first stage in a gradual transition to the ideal situation

The ultimate goal is the return of ownership and control of productive enterprise to workers and the direction of investment for the good of society rather than the destructive speculative rackets, wars and finance parasitism that characterize present-day capitalism. However, working-class consciousness is rather limited as of now, and there is a long, long way to go before we get anywhere close to that goal.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:40 PM

14. Repuke sez: shutup and

Eat your shit sandwich.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 08:26 PM

33. It seems

That is pretty much it for the last 20 years.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 05:03 PM

18. And since we are, to them

children, it is obvious we don't know how to manage money. So they should pay us in special money that we can only in their special stores to buy the spinach they provide for us.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 05:08 PM

19. This smacks of serfdom..to be honest. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 05:12 PM

20. Like telling chickens to vote for Colonel Sanders. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 05:29 PM

21. This SO smacks of the plantation master. My entire body recoils at it.

"Why, they're like my children. I know what's best for them. They don't understand complicated things..."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 05:37 PM

22. This would make me vote against him faster than anything...

but that's just me

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 05:59 PM

23. Unfortunately, Workers Might Censor Themselves -No Bumper Stickers...

...or lawn signs for fear of being retaliated against.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #23)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 08:31 PM

34. Great Point

I don't know how much yard signs and bumper stickers influence people, but they might have a slight effect on undecided people. At the very least, all these folks working for employers who are telling them basically you're going to be fired if Obama is reelected, surely aren't likely to put up a yard sign, or have a sticker on their car.

And imagine driving into a parking lot at work, with hundreds of Romney stickers, and NO Obama stickers, through intimidation.

Of course, there's nothing saying this sort of thing hasn't always happened, and that anyone who puts a sticker on their car might run afoul of someone with a different candidate.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 06:14 PM

25. Yeah, except now I'm an adult...

...and I can take my spinach into a private booth, eat candy instead and just tell you I ate the spinach. Dumbass.

I hope this shit backfires hardcore for these assholes.

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Response to KathieG (Reply #25)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 08:32 PM

35. I might add

Spinach is actually good for you, while Romney won't be good for them.

Kind of messes up the metaphor.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 06:29 PM

26. I think he just ensured that quite a few of his employees WILL vote for Obama...

...my bet is that some of the more indecisive ones just made up their minds.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 06:34 PM

27. It's actually no different than feeding your kids a Socrates cocktail.

This ballbag couldn't suck more if he were a Dyson powered by jet fuel.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 07:08 PM

28. BAINOs Billionaire Americans In Name Only

BAINOs Billionaire Americans In Name Only who Romney wants to extort your vote with threats of layoffs and firings for they do not believe in Freedom Democracy America as tyrants never do.
They don't know how brave Americans will never dishonor all the brave men and women from Attucks to Stevens, Smith, Doherty and Woods, from Paul and Burns to Liuzzo and King*, from Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, to Normandy and Iwo, and beyond, the Minutemen, Doughboys, GI's, Rosie Riveters, soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. Americans one and all stand tall on their shoulders and cast that precious ballot anointed in their blood sweat and tears according to our conscience for we all know to cow to the BIANO bluff would mean slinking to a job the next day and every day of our lives, gut wrenching for we could no longer stand tall and bellow "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave" and we would know what is meant by a coward dies a thousand deaths while the brave die but once. Fight the BAINO tyranny, Cast your conscience be it Obama or Romney.
Please share if you like, read aloud, set to music, YouTube, tweet, and read to the call sites that shill for BAINOs

Crispus Attucks 1770 Boston Massacre first fatality of War of Independence
Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods 2012 killed in Benghazi attack
Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, 1917 suffragists beaten during "Night of Terror" for picketing White House
Viola Luizzo 1965 killed by the KKK
Martin Luther King 1968 killed by James Earl Ray

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 07:10 PM

29. "Eat your spinach. Let us eat everything else."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 07:37 PM

30. More like telling kids to 'eat your maggots'

Spinach is good for them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 07:44 PM

31. Except for the minor detail that you are a moran!

 



(speaking to David Siegel, not the OP)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 07:44 PM

32. Apparently, it never occurred to him that his employees ...

... are adults, and may be smarter than he is ...


... after all, how could they be? - he has more money, therefore he must be smarter.

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #32)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 11:51 PM

44. +1 nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 08:33 PM

36. These dickhead CEOs lie constantly

I honestly believe most people realize these CEOs are full of shit. The CEOs know that Obama is not bad for business but what they are really concerned about is their own personal Tax bills.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 09:47 PM

37. Getting Corporations and CEOs to Pay Their Fair Share In Taxes....

Is like making your children play fairly with others.

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Response to Billsmile (Reply #37)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:07 AM

38. Good one!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:17 AM

39. A vote for Romney is like choosing between

Paris Hilton and Lindsey Lohan--do you want the STDs to burn off your manparts a little at a time or in one massive scoop?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:28 PM

40. No, it's called

FASCISM!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:55 PM

41. GOP = Horny Male Teens

 

CEO's pressuring workers; Mitt Romney flip flopping... The GOP are like Horny Teenaged Boys: They will say or do anything to "put it in." LOL!!

Check out this fuuuuuny parody of Eminem's The Real Slim Shady (The Real Mitt Romney). It is only 3 days new, and factually accurate. Highly entertaining.



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:58 PM

42. CEO: PRESSURING WORKERS TO BACK ROMNEY IS LIKE TELLING EMPLOYEES TO ‘EAT SHIT’

I fixed that headline for ya

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #42)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 12:09 AM

45. Nice catch!

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #42)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 11:43 AM

50. I have often said Republicans are selling a hatful of shit and calling it a chocolate cake

Even if it fools some people, once they buy and take a bite, they know they've been had.

The Republican base has developed a taste for it though and won't eat anything else.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 01:34 AM

46. I rather liked spinach as a kid.

I also liked liver.

I was also considered weird.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 08:26 AM

47. Spinach is good for you, unlike Robme!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 11:39 AM

48. telling wealthy crybabies to pay more taxes is like telling them to eat their spinach

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Response to yurbud (Reply #48)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 11:41 AM

49. telling workers to vote for Romney is like Jim Jones telling cult to drink their cyanide Kool Aid

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:46 PM

53. He thinks of his employees as kids?

Wow! Does he have any openings? Sign me up right now!

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