|Which is exactly why we do not need these people in control of anything again. They think they play by different rules than we do. They consider it their right to fleece all the money from our economy and force us to not only work for nothing but listen to their propoganda for nothing also.
Such was the fate of miners working for Romney supporter Rob Moore, CEO of Murray Energy. They were forced to listen firsthand as Mitt Romney continued his war upon them and other American workers:
When Mitt Romney campaigned at an Ohio coal mine earlier this month, he might not have realized that the miners were forced to be there - without pay - by the owner, Murray Energy.
However, as always with these people Moore had an excuse for his un-American idiocy:
In an interview with a talk radio show host, Murray Energy CFO Rob Moore denied allegations that workers were "forced," choosing instead to use the word "mandatory."
"Our managers communicated to our workforce that the attendance at the Romney event was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend," Moore said. He confirmed that pay was docked for all the workers.
So, what the hell is the difference? If the meeting was mandatory and a worker did not want to attend does that not mean he was forced to? And what about docking their pay. If you are forcing your workers to attend a meeting on their own time should you not have to compensate them for doing so??
Especially when these workers are grown adults who would try and educate themselves anyway. They just object to being forced to do so at a Romney propoganda rally:
"No one likes to be forced to do anything, let alone without pay. I recall hearing a caller claiming that his $100,000 plus Murray salary was grounds for crapping if Murray says crap, or eating broccoli if Murray says to eat it. I say to that man: Many of us, though well educated or hard workers ourselves, do not make half, a third, or sometimes even a quarter of that pay. Had the event not been mandated, most of us probably would have still attended. We are grateful to have the chance to listen to our leaders or potential leaders first hand and to be a part of political history in the making. We do not appreciate being intimidated into exchanging our time for nothing."
Sadly though, these workers are some of the lucky ones. They just had their rights as an American violated, something Republicans have long done to American workers. Some fellow Murray Energy workers were not as lucky when employed by the type of criminals that support Mitt Romney:
Romney campaigned with Bob Murray, CEO of the company, back in May.
Murray Energy is perhaps best known for operating the Crandall Canyon mine in Utah that collapsed in 2007, killing six miners and two rescue personnel. After that tragedy, reporters uncovered thousands of violations resulting in millions of dollars in fines at various mines owned by the company.
I think this speaks volumes to the character of Mitt Romney, his campaign and those who support it. These elitists not only think they are better than the rest of us, they think they should be able to violate our rights at will. For what? So Mitt Romney can look good surrounded by hardworking miners?
If Mitt Romney really wants these folks to come to his event why does he not offer them what they really need, hope. Why does he not show as much concern over saving their jobs, helping their families and creating higher wages for them as he shows for giving their dictator, Rob Moore even more money to violate their rights?
It is a much-needed pre-election glimpse into the America Romney wants to create. And while workers can obviously be forced to listen to their BS lets hope they will refuse to be forced to do one thing for Romney. Vote for his sorry ass.