Think Progress: The National Federation of Independent Business is offering a seminar next week called “How to Speak With Your Employees About The Importance of the 2012 Elections,” for business owners who haven’talready tried to pressure employees into voting for their preferred candidate. The NFIB, officially nonpartisan, is a notoriously conservative organization that has donated millions to Karl Rove’s American Crossroads GPS Super PAC.
The Supreme Court greatly expanded corporations’ and unions’ flexibility in political speech, setting the groundwork thatallowed employers to compel employees to participate in political campaigns.
The NFIB denies that the seminar is meant to show employers how to pressure their employees..."we really want our members to engage their employees in conversation.”
Of course, the idea that Obama has an “anti-business” record is mythology; since he took office, corporate profits have soared, the Dow Jones industrial average has gained 67.9 percent, and small businesses have received several tax cuts.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Seminars on Employer voter intimidation!
Right wing partisan groups like the National Federation of Independent Business, are easy to spot if you've been in business yourself, because their policies have never made any sense. Example; while other countries businesses don't have to worry about the expense of health care, companies here have to, and whine about the disadvantage all the time. Yet the NFIB opposes the idea. It never ends with these guys, so it should come as no surprise that they would love to commit legalized election fraud by forcing employees to vote for their endorsed candidates. Thank you Citizens United: