Lacks Enterprises CEO Threatens Paycut If Employees Vote For Obama
October 7, 2012
Last week, a letter from the CEO of Lacks Enterprises to his employees came to light. The contents of this letter were quite distressing to the employees. He encouraged his employees to vote against Obama or else they would witness their paychecks being cut.
He cited several reasons for this;
-His decision to pass along health care costs to the employees
-Implied that future bonuses would be cut to pay for “additional tax increases”
-and “It is important that in November you vote to improve your standard of living and that will be through smaller government and less government”
What Mr Lacks left out was that the “additional tax increases” would not need to be paid unless he chose to extract them from the company for CEO bonuses, as taxes are on money not invested into the company. He also seemed to have missed what it is that his company actually does:
Yes, Lacks Enterprises makes automobile parts! Of course, Mr Lacks claims that the auto bailout had nothing to do with his companies 3 years of straight growth, stating “We survived because of our business model and the money we have in the bank to survive these downturns.”
Lacks Enterprises counts as its customers such entities as General Motors, making trim pieces for vehicles as diverse as the Buick Regal and Chevy Volt. Without the bailout, Lacks Enterprises would have lost a huge portion of its income, and the Volt would never have hit the market without the large government incentive, which paid for Lacks Enterprises development of the components they now supply for the vehicle. They did not survive due to their business model, they would have had no business at all. The US facilities for other companies, such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW, also Lacks Enterprises customers, would have shut down without the bailout as well, cutting off his good fortune.
He wouldn't. But if Obama wins, he can use it as an excuse to carry out his plan to screw his employees.
Him and his 'reasons' are reason enough to vote for Obama.
Wow. That man is scum. How can he sleep at night when he acts this way?
I guess he's creating an atmosphere of intimidation
He may not be able to know for sure how they all voted, but it sure sends a message out to his employees about what may happen if you are overheard saying you voted for Obama.
What an asshole.
This is what America has become. Peoples' lives are controlled by their employers. What kind of freedom is that?
He'll be fired by the end of the week.
How positively 19th century of him!
I see Lacks Enterprises getting a lot of email and phone calls in the very near future.
The board should fire him for that kind of comment.
Is this being reported elsewhere or just online?
Welcome to The Corporation Of America. You have now seen the future.
No employer is any position to tell any employee how to handle his voting.
Duh, but what are you going to do about it? Nothing, he'll claim he is exercising his freedom of speech and just telling the truth about what will happen if Obama wins. The Corporations win.
exactly r15. there is no recourse for the employees besides quitting.
Well, R16, the employer is not going in the booth at the same time the vote is being cast. So, the employees can disregard the employer and vote President Obama for re-election.
What is an employer going to do? Go into all precincts of applicable congressional districts' cities, investigate how the vote went down, and decipher that there were so many employees who didn't follow through on the employer's demands?
If Obama wins, the average person loses. Same with Romney.
Washington DC is a toxic cesspool that is killing our country with inane and counterproductive regulations, while the top .01% get richer.
At least with the Democrats, there is a nudge of conscience, versus That of the completely immoral Republicans.
r18 is insane.
I recall something about a CEO, if forced into cutbacks, who would first CEfire people with pro-Obama bumper stickers.
[quote]I see Lacks Enterprises getting a lot of email and phone calls in the very near future.
I sent an email to their PR department asking what is wrong with their CEO. I asked them if he had a personality disorder.
This should be illegal, but I'm sure conservatives consider it "free speech"
He is entitled to his opinion and he is certainly entitled to express his opinion. However, what he is not entitled to do is intimidate voters. I would hope that the Justice Department or the state prosecutor is looking into whether his comments are protected speech or they cross the line and thus are a violation of the law.
Good for them R26- better for them to have it than for Robamney to waste it killing Moooslims and spying on "domestic terrorists" (aka anyone who disagrees with the government about anything)
32million for only 120 jobs? What a joke. R26.
Michigan of course, Republicans out of control, feeding at the government trough!
Most people don't differentiate business from personal emails. With a simple key word search your employer can determine political bias of their employees by the emails they send and receive. Even if you use your personal email if you send and receive through their server your mail can be scanned. If your company uses voice over internet for it phone service that can all be scanned as well. There is no privacy at work.
Don't the have laws for vote tampering?
or voter intimidation?
I love it.
R28 at least sees how these "targeted tax breaks" go to the big boys who donate lots of money to the parasites in congress, but blames it ALL on Republicans. CLUE- both parties do it, all the time.
R29 sees that the mixing of politics and business is bad, but can't see that the fact that if a Democrat said the same thing it is just as bad. Isn't government supposed to protect our rights? Well, Obama has been just as bad as Bush in making it easier for spying to be considered just and legal.
R30, if voting changed anything they would make it illegal, or pull a JFK.
Another is proudly doing it too. Thought voter intimidation is illegal.