Readers React to CEA's Letter to Obama
Dealerscope readers had a great deal of reaction to the letter sent last week by the Consumer Electronics Association to President Obama, on behalf of CE retailers, with reactions ranging from very positive to highly negative.
In the letter, sent by CEA President/CEO Gary Shapiro on behalf of small business owners, the president was urged to veto the Employee Free Choice Act (which opponents call "card check,") as well as approve pending free trade agreements and generally adopt a posture friendly to small businesses.
Some readers objected to the industry group's foray into the political arena. "I never asked the CEA to start sending political views for me," reader Ed Sloan wrote. "If they are to do that, the the last administration should have gotten plenty of letters for the corruption that put us here in the first place and ruined more businesses than we can imagine. Please leave political views to the individual." Reader "Ron" agreed, arguing that "the spending is being done as an investment in the US ecomony to create jobs which will increase the tax base that will replanish the coffers of the US treasury, states and cities."