Arthur Allen, the founder, president, and CEO of ASG Software Solutions, sent an email to his employees on September 30th, and he asked them to "vote for Mitt Romney for the sake of the company – and their jobs."
Here are a few exerpts from the email, via the source article:
We have a chance, as individuals, to help turn the sick US economy into a healthy economy, and positively influence the global economy as well. This chance comes on November 6th, when we elect a new President and administration. The US and the world need to elect individuals who have business experience. Neither the world nor the US can stand to elect politicians any longer. In my view, and in the view of most business leaders, if you give politicians 100 questions, they will give you back 100 wrong answers simply because they have no basis for making those decisions. Would you hire a person with no experience to do brain surgery? Of course not, but that’s what the US voters did in 2009. Why does the world keep hiring politicians to run our global economies when they have no experience? It just makes no sense, and yet the world keeps doing it over and over again. Let’s take the lead on November 6th and show the world how it should and can be done.
Many of you have been with ASG for over 5, 10, 15, and even 20 years. As you know, together, we have been able to keep ASG an independent company while still growing our revenues and customers. But I can tell you, if the US re-elects President Obama, our chances of staying independent are slim to none. I am already heavily involved in considering options that make our independence go away, and with that all of our lives would change forever. I believe that a new President and administration would give US citizens and the world the renewed confidence and optimism we all need to get the global economies started again, and give ASG a chance to stay independent. If we fail as a nation to make the right choice on November 6th, and we lose our independence as a company, I don’t want to hear any complaints regarding the fallout that will most likely come. Remember, in the world of business, companies are consolidators or they get consolidated; so far ASG has been a consolidator, completing over 60 acquisitions in our 26 year history. When we buy a company, we eliminate about 60 percent of the salaries of the employees of that company. If we lose our independence and get consolidated, the same thing would happen to ASG’s employees.
Of course, Rachel's-twin-MSNBC-bot in the video below is irritated by this dose of reality, saying that it's "fundamentally coercive," (because it reeks of truth, rather than blind salivation over Dear Leader). But the email is constitutionally protected with that whole free-speech thing we have here in America, much to liberals' dismay.
And yes, that obvious dismay makes me smile, in case you were wondering.
Here's MSNBC-bot actually complaining about a private sector CEO carrying out his First Amendment right, while trying to make sure his employees STILL HAVE JOBS after this crucial election:
Gee....what a concept......actual JOB CREATORS speaking out and fighting back?