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Audio Reveals Romney Behind Employer Layoff Threats if Obama Wins

In audio of a conference call, Mitt Romney can be heard instructing employers on how to tell their employees who to vote for, and the consequences to their job if Obama wins.

Click here to listen to the full audio if you want to hear Romney answer questions from small business owners in this recorded presidential candidate town hall series sponsored by the conservative group NFIB.

The concluding remarks encourage business owners to talk with their employees about voting.  Please click here to go right to these remarks.

According to the Working blog at In These Times, Romney 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.”

Thanks to Citizens United, these kinds of scare tactics are legal, and they should sound familiar. Employers have been using these same kinds of threats to keep unions out of the workplace for decades.

It isn’t a coincidence that in recent weeks there has been a rash of Romney supporting billionaires warning of layoffs if Obama wins.

To read more of this excellent investigative report and get the details on how 3 specific corporations have told their employees how they should vote, please click here

 

NPR, NBC Use One Guy for Small Biz Opposition to ACA and Fail to Disclose his NFIB Ties

[the incompetence of the media to research their “experts” is just pure laziness and sloppiness.]

When national news outlets want to know how ordinary small business owners feel about the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [7] (ACA), they apparently all turn to just one man: Joe Olivo, owner of Perfect Printing in New Jersey. In recent weeks, Olivo has been quoted by both NPR and NBC News as a representative small business owner concerned that the ACA will make him reluctant to hire more employees.

Olivo is a member of (and apparent spokesman for) the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), which was the lead plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court challenge to the Affordable Care Act. As the Center for Media and Democracy has reported, the NFIB is a highly partisan front group masquerading as representative of small businesses. The NFIB has received millions from Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS and has strong ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC.

To read more about this travesty of reporting–from highly respected news sources–please click here