Oct 30, 2010 1:35 AM GMT
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/29/voter-intimidation-mcdonalds-republican_n_776187.htmlVoter Intimidation At McDonald's: Employees Told That, Unless Republicans Win, They Won't Get Raises Or Benefits
"As the election season is here we wanted you to know which candidates will help our business grow in the future," reads the letter. "As you know, the better our business does it enables us to invest in our people and our restaurants. If the right people are elected we will be able to continue with raises and benefits at or above our present levels. If others are elected, we will not. As always, who you vote for is completely your personal decision and many factors go into your decision."
The note ends with a list of candidates McDonald's believes "will help our business move forward." It names Republicans John Kasich for governor, Rob Portman for Senate, and Jim Renacci for Congress. With the letter was a biography of Renacci.
Is the owner of that franchise just trying to say out loud what's in the minds of those who run business, large and small? The people who are holding the purse strings, hoarding $1 trillion in anticipation of "uncertaintly" when it's they who are creating the uncertainty by reifying their fears in the word "Obama."
So unless we vote Republican, they will continue to hold their purse strings, when it's their purse stings that they need to loosen to improve the economy?
Heads I win, tails you lose.