A Michigan CEO is giving his employees a little friendly advice: Vote Romney, or you'll end up paying for it.
In a letter to company workers, Richard Lacks, who runs auto parts supplier Lacks Enterprises, advised them to “vote to improve your standard of living” by opposing President Obama.
Obama's healthcare overhaul, Lacks claimed, would lead to higher health insurance costs for the firm. “As employees, you will receive no additional direct benefit other than you will have to pay for it,” he added.
Lacks continued: “The talk of additional tax increases by the administration, if re-elected, will have an additional negative impact on the organization. It is always important to remember the more government takes the less there will be available to spread around to the working people of this company."
The letter was leaked to MILive.com.
On The Ed Show Monday, Ed Schultz filled viewers in on the real kicker: In that same letter, Lacks informed employees they'd be getting their sixth bonus on 3 years. Though a company spokesman told MILive.com that the firm didn't benefit directly from the auto bailout pushed by the Obama administration and opposed by Romney, Ed noted that's not the full story. G.M. and Chrysler are among Lacks's top customers, and without the bailout, they might not exist today. So it's fair to say that Obama's bailout has played a pretty big role in the firm's success these last few years.