Chrysler Gives Workers Day Off To Vote

Remember those stories about Romney telling employers they should tell their employees to vote Republican or else? Well, now the shoe’s on the other foot in the best possible way.

For the last two weeks, American automaker Chrysler has been trying to make one thing abundantly clear to the public: No matter what Mitt Romney’s ads claim, they are not moving production to China. And on Tuesday, they’re sending the whole workforce to make that point to Mitt Romney himself.

“Chrysler gave its entire work force the day off to Vote Today!” Ralph Gilles, Chrysler’s vice president of production, said on Twitter. “Let’s go!”

The move frees up more than 55,000 workers to go to the polls and vote for their candidate of choice. While some are sure to vote for Romney, polling in Ohio — where many of Chrysler’s employees live — has consistently shown that Obama retains an advantage in the state because he rescued the auto industry.

That’s karma, Mitt.

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Steve Hynd

Most recently I was Editor in Chief of The Agonist from Feb 2012 to Feb 2013. My blogging began at Newshoggers and I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with some great writers there and around the web ever since, including at Crooks & Liars. I'm a late 40′s, Scottish ex-pat, now married to a wonderful Texan, with Honours in Philosophy from Univ. of Stirling, UK 1986. I worked most of life in business insurance industry (fire, accident, liability) including 12 years as a broker/underwriter/correspondent at Lloyd’s of London. Being from the other side of the pond, my political interests tend to focus on how US foreign policy affects the rest of the planet. Other interests include early and dark-ages British history, literature and cognitive philosophy/science.

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