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Bob Murray, Romney Booster, Pressures His Miners To Donate To Campaign: Report

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Romney, corruption, abuse, coal miners, ethics, freedoms, politics )

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Over at the New Republic, Alec MacGillis reports on the extent to which Ohio coal baron Bob Murray pressures his mining employees to underwrite the campaigns of GOP candidates, including presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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JL A (281)
Friday October 5, 2012, 11:50 pm
sounds illegal to me (until the GOP members of the NLRB succeed in their effort to overturn the rules that you cannot make your employees spend their time working for you be campaigning for your candidate they do not support)

Carrie B (306)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 12:56 am
Doesn't just sound illegal- it is illegal! This is one of the most outrageous and flagrant abuses by an employer that I have ever heard of.

Tinkie K (71)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 1:17 am
We live in a corporate fascist world. "They" have us by the balls, this is now obvious.
There are only two choices - either conform to their wishes and let them treat us as a 'resource' to be exploited, or a total break from the 'grid' and live completely on our own wits.
If solidarity still existed in large groups then we would have had an option to fight back, but it doesn't. There is too much division among people and therefore real resistance is not an option.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 11:08 am
And the Attorney General of Ohio is a Republican who is appealing the court's mandate for 3 days of in-person early voting prior to Nov 6. Can't expect any protection or action there. This really is just terrible. Could we start a petition anyway?

Florence Eaise (132)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 1:31 pm
That is illegal you cant MAKE your employees donate to any cause money or time these people need a good lawyer to me its extortion do this or loose your job its abuse of power and needs to be addressed noted

David C (131)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 3:13 pm
guess GOP wealthy elite only believe in the principles of this country when they can force you to believe theirs....this sounds like modern servitude and not work....

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 7:48 pm
I thought blackmail was illegal?

Susanne R (235)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 11:17 pm
I guess if you have the nerve to "enlist disgraced former Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) in lobbying against tighter safety regulations at mining operations," you have no shame or integrity. If Mr. Murray cared about his employees as much as he cares about making sure the government allows him to carry on his dirty business practices, someone might actually begin to respect him.

Carol H (229)
Monday October 8, 2012, 6:24 am
this is not right, they disgust me!!!
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