During a conference call in June, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney strongly urged employers to tell employees how they should cast their ballots in the upcoming presidential election – so they can keep their jobs. It sounds like another desperate tactic to incite fear. This type of behavior is what caused Albert Peterson, a wealthy defense contractor to go off the deep end.
Here’s what he’s said:
“I hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefore their job and their future in the upcoming elections. And whether you agree with me or you agree with President Obama, or whatever your political view, I hope — I hope you pass those along to your employees. Nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business, because I think that will figure into their election decision, their voting decision and of course doing that with your family and your kids as well.”
Listen for yourself. –yvette caslin