Friday, October 29, 2010

Who Woulda Thought



McDonalds in Canton, Ohio slipped an added bonus in envelopes with their employees paycheck.  Only it wasn't extra money.  Nope!  The added bonus was voter intimidation.

What kid in America does not recognize the McDonalds' sign?  I don't know what it is about McDonalds that draws kids like the piped piper. Is it Ronald McDonald or the free toy that comes with the Happy Meal?  I dunno, but kids love McDonalds. 

After finding out what McDonalds has been up to regarding midterm elections, my grandkids had better acquire a taste for Burger King. From here on out McDonalds is off limits and will be on my boycott list.

Mostly Hispanic/Latinos are employed at all of the McDonalds in California.  I don't know if it is the same in Canton, Ohio. However, if it is people need to know that McDonalds is targeting that group with voter intimidation.  It reminds me of back in the day during the Civil Rights Movement.  People actually died for the right to vote for the candidate of their choice.  For McDonalds to pull something like that is an affront to all citizens of America and a threat to our Democracy.

11 comments:

Devona said...

Is this illegal for a place of business to endorse a certain candidate? I'm not sure this is illegal because McDonald's is a public company. I don't know if the employee can seek any legal redress. My thing is why would someone vote against their own best interest, i.e voting for a candidate who would rollback minimum wage? People need to start thinking for themselves. Do their homework. Do some independent research on each candidate so they can make an informed decision come election time.

msladydeborah said...

This is so atypical of the GOP in Ohio. Seriously. They are really a piece of work.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Devona:

It is not illegal for a company to endorse the candidate of their choice, but that is not what McDonald did. They told their employees if they didn't vote for Republicans they wouldn't get a raise or benefits. That is the difference and why it is voter intimidation. In other words, if you don't vote for them we're not giving you a raise. They gave them a veiled ultimatum...either or

It is similar to how they forced people back before the civil rights movement to vote for the candidate of their choice or die.

MsLadyDeborah:

Yes, they are definitely a piece of work. They remind me of the Al Capone gang. GOP Thugs really sums them up more than people think.

Anonymous said...

Somehow I don't think this is the whole story, only part of it. BEsides, the owner of the franchise in Ohio was only letting them know that he would not be able to give any raises if the Dem Party won because of their anti-biz attitude that would drain corporate profits.

It has nothing to do with voter intimidation as Dems have wrongly accused poor McDonalds of. The info only gives employees additional info before going to the polls to vote. It doesn't mean they will vote Republican for more money. They may vote otherwise for a different kind of reason.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Hahahahha, excuses, excuses, excuses and justifying wrongdoing, justifying wrongdoing, justifying wrongdoing...just like a broken record. Smh!

Anonymous said...

Granny, "Hahahahha, excuses, excuses, excuses and justifying wrongdoing, justifying wrongdoing, justifying wrongdoing...just like a broken record. Smh!"

Now see? that was totally uncalled for. You have no mercy on a humble and misunderstood McDonald's- who make the best fries in the country for people just like you. Now why would you want to hurt them?

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Anonymous 8:18:

I can cook my own fries and mine are better than McDonalds.

Anonymous said...

Granny was last heard from on Sat, Oct 30 at midnight, EST.

It's been a long time. Has anyone seen or heard from her since?

Black Diaspora said...

Mickey D's running Ronald McDonald for elected office wouldn't be as offensive as what this McDonald's franchisee attempted: Intimidate voters to force the political outcome he wished, rather than allow his workers to vote according to their own conscience, and their own best interest.

What do we have, a Mini-Koch brother? A closeted Tea Bagger?

How Republican of him: To use his workers' job, and employment future, as a gun to their head to exact the behavior he sought.

However, no more shameful than some other stuff we're seeing from Republicans these days, as provided in your previous blog entry--"Are Americans Plum Crazy?"

Anonymous said...

"What do we have, a Mini-Koch brother? A closeted Tea Bagger?"

Ah, it's not as bad as all that...hell, they can still vote Dem 'IF' they wanted to and the employer would not know the difference.

However, all indication are the Tea Party and the Republicans are going to take their country back. GOD has spoken. The party is over y'all.

Anonymous said...

BD, are you shaking in your boots over the outcome of this election?

I bet Granny is so scared that she is sweating bullets.lol