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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yeah, the owner is wrong for asking his employees to vote Republican, yet this can be perfectly fine....

    Wonderful world we live in isn't it?


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    Perhaps in Nevada - bribing people for votes using beer and food as well as gift cards is legal. That wouldn't surprise me.
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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Perhaps in Nevada - bribing people for votes using beer and food as well as gift cards is legal. That wouldn't surprise me.

    Then there is the case of Philly:

    Nevertheless, a Philadelphia Democratic official signaled this week that the institution is alive and well.

    "We still have the street money, and we're very knowledgeable," Rep. Robert Brady said in an interview Monday when asked what the party machine strategy would be and whether it would entail "walking around money" to get people to vote. "We pay attention."

    'Walking Around Money' to Drum Up Campaign Support Alive and Well in 2010 Election - FoxNews.com
    I watched this crap go on in Baltimore for years....It is absolutely buying votes.


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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Wow, this is the way to win elections....
    Meanwhile, virtualy every union in America forces republican workers to donate to Democrat candidates under penalty of termination.

    I could give a **** about a pamphlit. Don't like it, don't read it.

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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Then there is the case of Philly:



    I watched this crap go on in Baltimore for years....It is absolutely buying votes.


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    Both the electorate and the members of Congress on both sides of the isle have been wearing a For Rent sign for quite some time.

    Could we stop pointing at "the other guy," or acting like this is a novel concept?
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

    This reminds me of the 1896 presidential election between Bryan and McKinley. Bryan was able to unite the interests of rural farmers and non-agricultural laborers in cities and towns in common purpose to fight against the rich. It looked like he was going to win rather easily. But there are plenty of anecdotal examples of employers who basically warned their employees that they were free to vote for anyone they wanted to vote for but if Bryan won they would not have a job to return to on the day after the election. That scared enough folks to vote against their own economic self interest and vote for McKinley avoiding the progressive measures of Bryan.

    Of course, the progressives got the last laugh when McKinley was killed and Teddy Roosevelt took the office.
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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Both the electorate and the members of Congress on both sides of the isle have been wearing a For Rent sign for quite some time.

    Could we stop pointing at "the other guy," or acting like this is a novel concept?

    Oh please! Show me a republican that distributes this money for votes like I personally witnessed demo's do for years.


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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

    Teachers are told all the time who to vote for by the unions. And guess which party it always is?


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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

    Unions tell union members to vote Democrat all the time. In fact unions pay to fund Democrat campaigns. How is this any different?
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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Unions tell union members to vote Democrat all the time. In fact unions pay to fund Democrat campaigns. How is this any different?
    My wife belongs to a union. It's pretty much the same thing that they do. The union newsletter we got last week provides reasons to vote against republicans (they'll lose their jobs, benefits, pensions). It also provides endosed candidates, which, except for one solitary member of the state legislature are 100.0% democrats.

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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh please! Show me a republican that distributes this money for votes like I personally witnessed demo's do for years.


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    I believe it's called "pork."

    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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