U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin begins an advertising campaign backing Market Basket employees
Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a
Tuesday, July 22nd news conference in Manchester,
NH to announce he is beginning a statewide
advertising campaign backing Market Basket employees in their conflict with a
rapacious new management team. “I am putting my campaign solidly behind Market Basket
employees that are fighting to protect their jobs, their paychecks, their
benefits and the corporate culture that has been created by Arthur T.
Demoulas,” Andy says. “The new ad should be ready by news conference time, and
it will begin airing Wednesday morning across New Hampshire.
Corporate greed and executive greed, of the type Scott Brown supports, is
I am a conservative who stands shoulder-to-shoulder with working families. The
Market Basket conflagration is a defining moment for New
Hampshire and for America.
Will conservatives stand for rebuilding the American economy so that everyone
shares in the fruits of their labors, or will conservatives surrender to greedy
executives and private equity pirates as they continue to steal a bigger and
bigger piece of our national economic pie? Arthur T. Demoulas and I are on the
right side of history.”
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OF MANCHESTER, NH NEWS CONFERENCE
NATIONAL, POLITICAL, NEW HAMPSHIRE DAYBOOK &
Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin
will announce a statewide advertising campaign supporting Market Basket workers
Andy calls the Market Basket battle a “defining
moment for New Hampshire and for America”
Andy says Market Basket workers are “fighting
back against the corporate pirates that now what to destroy their jobs and are
destroying our economy. Scott Brown stands for ‘private equity,’ which endorses
the plunder of publicly and privately owned assets. I stand with working families
that deserve a decent job with a decent paycheck and decent benefits”
“Arthur T. Demoulas and I are on the right side
of history,” Andy says.
(July 22, 2014)
Dear Granite Stater:
Today, July 22nd, I am announcing my statewide advertising
campaign supporting Market Basket employees. I am also announcing my full
support for Market Basket employees and the restoration of Arthur T. Demoulas
as chief executive of the shopping giant. If I am elected to the U. S. Senate I
will support Market Basket workers and every Granite Stater that wants to work.
The Republican Party today is composed of two conflicting
groups of participants. On the one hand you have the Wall Street billionaires
who what to plunder the economy to satisfy their own insatiable greed. Scott
Brown is a valet to these economic pirates. A vote for Scott Brown is a vote to
destroy Market Basket as we know it.
On the other hand we have millions of ordinary Main Street
Americans, many of them Republicans, who are struggling in the endless
recession created by an economic collapse triggered by the bipartisan greed of Wall
Street billionaires. Making ends meet is not easy for ordinary citizens.
Private equity speculators swallow up companies and export local (New
Hampshire) jobs to low-wage countries such as China.
I have literally walked the highways of this state and seen the devastation
created by corporate greed.
One hundred years ago, at the same time as the Demoulas
family reached America,
my own family came to Manchester seeking
better opportunities. Like Arthur T. Demoulas, my mother’s parents, my
grandparents, came from Greece
and eventually opened a business. These immigrant families also brought with
them their ancient Greek principles of respect for their fellow citizens and
respect for the dignity of every individual.
Arthur T. Demoulas has probably accomplished something close
to impossible in corporate America.
He has managed Market Basket in a manner that grew the firm, maintained the
highest quality standards, and provided associates with a decent standard of
living, decent benefits and a decent future. That's why so many associates have
stayed so long and you see familiar faces at Market Basket. Now all of that
decency is under attack by Demoulas’ greedy cousins.
We can only speculate on what the “cousins” have in mind,
but I can tell you I have seen this movie before. Personal greed is causing the
Demoulas “cousins” to attempt to cut quality, cut salaries, cut benefits and
eventually shop Market Basket to a “private equity” group of robber barons who
will strip the firm of its assets and leave the corporate carcass for the
courts to administer.
What exactly is “private equity?” It is the way a handful of
insiders get rich on Wall Street by impoverishing the companies they purchase.
Corporate equity speculators destroy the communities they serve. They take
wealth owned by common shareholders (which includes pension trusts) and strip
away any extra value, while leaving ordinary shareholders with virtually
nothing in return.
From 2010 to 2013 Scott Brown genuflected to the private
equity barons while he served in the U. S. Senate and voted to preserve their
rapacious practices. Now Brown wants to go back to the senate and he has asked
“private equity” thieves to bring their dollar-crooked presence “to New
Hampshire" to help elect him as their servant. In
May Brown even went to Las Vegas to
personally grovel at their feet; he desperately asked them to finance his
latest campaign. Dirty dollars started flowing into New
Private equity speculators destroy community economic value
and enrich themselves with billions mulcted from the stock market. They want
bigger mansions, bigger yachts, more power and control over Congress, more
greed, and more manipulation. The public be damned.
Scott Brown served these robber barons while he served in
the senate for three years. Why would you send him back? Why would any New
Hampshire worker or New
Hampshire voter want more of Scott Brown’s type of duplicity?
(Brown was handsomely rewarded for betraying the people of Massachusetts;
he received millions of dollars from Wall Street thieves and manipulators in
I stand for Main Street Republicans and traditional
mainstream New Hampshire
Our economy is not recovering as it has in past recessions
because corporate and executive greed is robbing ordinary citizens of their
economic futures. Young families and young graduates have been particularly
hard hit by Wall Street greed and the machinations of the finest Congress that dirty
dollars can buy. Senior citizens also suffer.
Ironically, ordinary working class Republicans have been
intimidated by the “private equity class” that really controls nominations. A
vote for Scott Brown is a vote to continue present practices. Senators today
are equally corrupt for taking compromised cash and for being under the thumb
of Wall Street thieves.
During the last presidential campaign, how many of Mitt
Romney’s employees spoke up to support Romney as an enlightened and generous
owner? Exactly none. [Compare Romney’s employees with employee support for
Artie T.] Romney’s employees despised him. Amazingly, Romney’s minions were looting
a Freeport, Illinois
firm even as he was running for president. Romney personally is a decent man.
But the evil he committed as a corporate raider far exceeded the good he gave
back to stranded communities.
Now Romney is endorsing Brown. We all know where that leads.
More greed, more self-aggrandizement and more poverty for New
Hampshire’s ordinary citizens.
Do you stand with Market Basket workers who are fighting for
their jobs and their very lives, or do you stand against them? You know where I
stand. Where do you stand?
Before you reply, ask yourself a simple, stupid question.
Why are all of these Wall Street billionaires coming to New
Hampshire to support Scott Brown? To improve your
economic future, or theirs?
Please join me in fighting to save Market Basket.
P.S. I may be an underdog in the primary but I am the only Republican candidate who has the experience
and who is prepared to stand up for New Hampshire’s
working families. It is not often a Republican candidate has a pro-worker
orientation. But there are more workers in this country than there are Scott
Brown-supporting billionaires. Please consider giving me your vote. Who is more
qualified to fight for your values? Who is more qualified to stand up for New
Hampshire’s working families? (Hint: It’s not Jeanne
Shaheen or Scott Brown)
Andy Martin begins statewide
advertising campaign supporting Market Basket workers
Manchester, NH, Northwest corner of Elm and Webster Streets
Tuesday, July 22,
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