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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

What Only A Republican Can Justify--->

Support Mitt Romney or Lose Your Job? That’s Okay with the GOP


Support Mitt Romney or Lose Your Job? That’s Okay with the GOP
The steady decline of our democracy post--Citizens United   (that is a link--PLEASE USE IT)has most often been explained by the rise of the Super PAC and unlimited corporate election spending, but a recent decision from the Federal Elections Commission suggests things could get even worse.
In August, the F.E.C. considered a case     (That is a link-PLEASE USE IT) involving an employer in Hawaii that required its employers to campaign, on their own time, for Democratic congressional candidate Colleen Hanabusa. Interestingly, the Commission’s three Democrats believed such conduct violated the Federal Election Campaign Act, (That is a link-PLEASE USE IT) which forbids employers from coercing workers to contribute to a campaign.
But the three Republican commissioners didn’t. (That is a link--PLEASE USE IT) That is a link-PLEASE USE IT) Instead, they argued that the work was part of an independent effort by the employer, and didn’t involve contributions to the campaign itself. Therefore, the law didn’t apply. A union or corporation’s “independent use of its paid workforce to campaign for a federal candidate post-Citizen’s United was not contemplated by Congress, and consequently, is not prohibited by either the Act or Commission regulation,” the Republican commissioners held.
That means that the three Republicans on the FEC believe, thanks to Citizens United, that a corporation or union can spend unlimited dollars in an independent effort to affect the outcome of an election AND use any other resources it has access to, including employees’ time while at work and away. That means workers can now be forced to show up at political rallies for candidates they do not support whenever their bosses say or face discipline and/or dismissal.

Mark Schmitt at The New Republic
(That is a link-PLEASE USE IT) sums it up perfectly.

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 CONGRATULATIONS!!! Mitt Romney for hitting a New Low In Politics--Keep This Up And You Just Might Make Richard M. Nixon Look Good (sarcasm).

And Some People Might Wonder Why I Am So Very Opposed To This Man--Who Is No Way--No How Fit To Lead This Nation--Irregardless of Religion.

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Dear Readers, I am also passing on this e-mail because it is far too important not to, because apparently I am not the only ones who find Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan NOT WORTHY, But also THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF THE POLICE-->

Barbara, after endorsing Republican candidates for president in 2000, 2004 and 2008, the Fraternal Order of Police has refused to endorse Mitt Romney in 2012.

Please click here to sign the petition from Daily Kos and Working America thanking the National Fraternal Order of Police for not endorsing Mitt Romney.


To be clear, the union did not endorse President Obama, and for the first time in 98 years it will not endorse any candidate. However, given the union's support for Republicans in the last three presidential elections, this has to be seen as a rebuke of Mitt Romney.


Romney’s statements of strong support for several anti-union initiatives, particularly the Republican move in Ohio to eliminate collective-bargaining rights for all public-sector employees, including police and firefighters, surely played an important role in this decision. Now, not only was that measure overturned by Ohio voters last year, but Romney's support for it has cost him a key endorsement.


When organizations hold Republicans accountable for their anti-union policies, we need to let those organizations know their efforts are appreciated.


Please click here to sign the petition from Daily Kos and Working America thanking the National Fraternal Order of Police for not endorsing Mitt Romney.


Keep fighting,

Chris Bowers
Campaign Director, Daily Kos
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