Mitt Romney to CEOs: scare your employees into voting for me (in so many words)
The audio below has Mitt Romney telling a group of businessmen (in so many words) that they should scare their employees into voting for him.
It was recorded at a June 6, 2012 National Federation for Independent Business townhall. On the audio, Romney says:
"I hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefore their job and their future in the upcoming elections. And whether you agree with me or you agree with President Obama, or whatever your political view, I hope, I hope you pass those along to your employees."
Whether on their own, based on that prompting, or based on other, more private prompting, many "job creators" have complied. Those include the Koch family, Steve Wynn, Arthur Allen of ASG Software Solutions (link), and a timeshare baron. There's also the billionaire who's running ads warning about non-existent threats. The head of Murray Energy went a bit further than all of them ( peekURL.com/zsFXSKT ).