Think Progress has reported yet another case of clear evidence of a growing and unabashed US plutocracy. Mitt Romney joins a company conference call and at the 26:44 minute mark of the following video he suggests (via a sly "hope") the company management team encourages their employees to vote for him. He uses the words "in their interest".
I certainly did not listen to the entire audio tape... I am averse to exposing myself to a pathological liar.
If you care to read a bit more about how this backroom strategy of intimidation actually works, here you go. And, if that screed did not make you wonder about how wealthy Americans want to shape your world, here is another example.
People who support Romney and conservative plutocracy will find rationale for the innocence of the remark. The Coal miners in the video were forced to attend the rally without pay If you look at related pictures of the event it appeared family members of the workers also marched up to the rally. It was akin to watching The Hunger Game Movie.
Of course, employee groups will always include people who would never allow an employer to influence their vote. Let's face it people are resisting the elitist acts of the American Plutocracy (e.g., the Boca Raton 47% video and this audio) I wish I could feel confident this strategy will not lead to additional votes for treacherous candidate. Imagine being employed by the uber wealthy plutocrat in the first linked screed? Yes, if I have to fear my job going away, I have to sight to elect the candidate as directed by the owner of the company.
How shameful and disgusting is the GOP?