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   Vegas employer follows up with his threat to fire people if Obama wins

08 Nov 2012 02:52 PM   |   37500 clicks   |   CBS Las Vegas
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Endive Wombat    [TotalFark]  
This is nothing more than a planned layoff while taking a stab at the president. Obamacare would not have disappeared over night had Mittens won. It will likely be chipped away at for the next 10 years.

In short: this guy is an idiot.

08 Nov 2012 12:18 PM
James!    [TotalFark]  
If you have 22 employees you just don't need then you're an idiot.  

08 Nov 2012 12:22 PM
Vodka Zombie     
Reminds me of how my old-high school friends who found me on Facebook all, miraculously, became small business owners who were tired of Obama two weeks after his inauguration.

If you haven't learned by now, Republicans lie.

It's all they do.

It's all they have,

Their day consists of being lied to while listening to the radio. Being lied to while watching TV. They lie to each other.

They have so many shared delusions, it's actually kind of funny.

So, anyway, if this moron is telling the truth, that makes him the only honest Republican out there.

08 Nov 2012 12:30 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
So, he'll vent his anger and stupidity on any Juan?

08 Nov 2012 12:56 PM
ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
Vegas employer anonymous talk show caller follows up with his threat to fire people if Obama wins.

08 Nov 2012 01:01 PM
Cythraul     
"David" (he asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons)

Coward.

08 Nov 2012 01:09 PM
edmo    [TotalFark]  
Right to work state?

08 Nov 2012 01:10 PM
HST's Dead Carcass     
What he's saying is: I laid off 22 employees because when I am forced to either give them healthcare or pay a penalty, I am choosing to pay the penalty, so I need to start saving my money now for being a hsitbag employer to my messican workers. After all, they're brown, which only makes them like 2/5ths or 3/5ths of a white man.

08 Nov 2012 01:13 PM
scottydoesntknow    [TotalFark]  

ZAZ: Vegas employer anonymous talk show caller follows up with his threat to fire people if Obama wins.


This. No proof beyond an anonymous call that someone said they fired employees because Obama. Not even a company name anywhere.

08 Nov 2012 01:20 PM
ShawnDoc     

HST's Dead Carcass: What he's saying is: I laid off 22 employees because when I am forced to either give them healthcare or pay a penalty, I am choosing to pay the penalty, so I need to start saving my money now for being a hsitbag employer to my messican workers. After all, they're brown, which only makes them like 2/5ths or 3/5ths of a white man.


Only in height.

08 Nov 2012 01:21 PM
DjangoStonereaver    [TotalFark]  

HST's Dead Carcass: What he's saying is: I laid off 22 employees because when I am forced to either give them healthcare or pay a penalty, I am choosing to pay the penalty, so I need to start saving my money now for being a hsitbag employer to my messican workers. After all, they're brown, which only makes them like 2/5ths or 3/5ths of a white man.


The guy is either in the construction or lawncare business (though given there aren't too many lawns
in Vegas I'll say construction), and I'm kind of shocked he has that many hispanic employees that
he isn't paying under the table.

That makes me an evil man to think that, doesn't it?

Not as evil as this idiot, though.

08 Nov 2012 01:22 PM
Eddy Gurge    [TotalFark]  

edmo: Right to work state?


What does that have to do with anything?

08 Nov 2012 01:23 PM
GAT_00     
Proof #7,249 that the free market is not good.

learly we need less regulation so this happens more.

08 Nov 2012 01:25 PM
MmmmBacon    [TotalFark]  
I don't buy it. This smacks of Internet Tough Guy to me.

08 Nov 2012 01:31 PM
cman     
Yeah, I doubt this is true. DJs do stupid shiat for ratings.

case in point

08 Nov 2012 01:40 PM
BSABSVR     

scottydoesntknow: This. No proof beyond an anonymous call that someone said they fired employees because Obama. Not even a company name anywhere.


Small business owners are unfailingly brilliant and honest in every way. Far more than us mortal men. He has no reason to lie.

08 Nov 2012 02:50 PM
MechaDupek     
Enjoy the torrent of joblessness that's sure to come.

08 Nov 2012 02:56 PM
EdNortonsTwin     
Let the ACLU attorney drooling begin.

08 Nov 2012 02:56 PM
martid4    [TotalFark]  
So many are feeling butthurt.

08 Nov 2012 02:56 PM
tortilla burger     
Faaaake

08 Nov 2012 02:57 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
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EdNortonsTwin: Let the ACLU attorney drooling begin.


For what?? My Business MY RULES!!!
-12/10

08 Nov 2012 02:57 PM
Wook     
LOL @ you farkers. You guys doing the criticizing are obviously all successful businessmen that have built companies from the ground up....

Back in he real world.... My friend has 17 employees. He was planning to purchase 200K in equipment and hire 3 more people. However, his premiums to pay for Obamacare for his employees rose 40%. He is not hiring the 3 people and he's not buying the new equipment.

Elections do have consequences.

Go ahead and proudly wear your ignorance on your lapel and /mock away.

08 Nov 2012 02:58 PM
spacemanjones     

MaudlinMutantMollusk: So, he'll vent his anger and stupidity on any Juan?


Nice

08 Nov 2012 02:59 PM
Magorn    [TotalFark]  
My Snopes-Sense is tingling on this story.

I heard another version of it, almost exactly identical except for details on C-SPAN radio this morning. In that case however the employer was supposedly an aircraft services company in Atlanta. Both "bosses" used nearly identical language when describing what they did and why. So either this is a hoax or a coordinated campaign by somebody like the US Chamber of Commerce

08 Nov 2012 02:59 PM
tommyl66     
Yeah, well I just hired 50 people for my company because I think things are moving in the right direction!

/So there!

08 Nov 2012 02:59 PM
timujin    [TotalFark]  
Wait, an anonymous dude claims he runs a business "mostly employing Hispanics" that can afford to lay off 20% of its workforce? Wow, that's some stellar reporting, Chet.

Here's the problem, if he isn't making the same amount of money off of the labor of those 22 that he is on the other 92, then he's been doing it wrong. If he can fire them without impacting his bottom line, he's been doing it wrong. If losing that percentage of his workforce doesn't reduce his company's income, he's been doing it wrong.

/those three sentences are pretty much synonymous, but I wanted to drill the point home

08 Nov 2012 02:59 PM
Wellon Dowd     
He also had to break up with his girlfriend.

You wouldn't know her. She lives in Canada.

08 Nov 2012 02:59 PM
jasimo     
Get used to it, farkers.

These bogus "anonymous small business owners" are gonna be coming out of the woodwork for the next four years, biatching about the "hard choices" they have to make because of Obamacare/Obama's regulations/taxes/etc.

And Rush/Hannity/that tall chick with the Adam's apple/Rove/Norquist will feature them in stories ad nauseum.

08 Nov 2012 03:00 PM
Englebert Slaptyback     

Eddy Gurge


edmo: Right to work state?

What does that have to do with anything?


Right to work = employer can fire an employee for any reason as long as that reason is not related to any of a number of protected classes

Examples:

a) firing an employee specifically for being handicapped, gay, straight, black, white, etc is illegal

b) firing an employee for being late, wearing brown shoes, whining, or because someone got elected is not illegal

If these firings actually happened (which is highly suspect) then they ostensibly fell under b).

08 Nov 2012 03:02 PM
bulldg4life     
There's a prominent Farker on this site that discussed how his boss was struggling and wasn't going to be able to invest in his company or donate equipment to a school because of Obama's dreadful policies. Some lawyer came in the thread and pointed out that everything the boss "wasn't" doing was actually tax deductible and had no connection to tax raises one way or the other.

Then, everyone pointed and laughed at him when he confused taxable income with gross profits.

08 Nov 2012 03:02 PM
Onkel Buck    [TotalFark]  
What a dirty rotten bastard for wanting to make a profit so he can take care of his own family

08 Nov 2012 03:02 PM
Godscrack     
The Butthurt Remains The Same
And Butthurt Goes On
Endless Butthurt
Whole Lotta Butthurt
Smells Like Teen Butthurt

08 Nov 2012 03:03 PM
Quickmatch     
I believe that was a Butt Hurt Trolling Shill, a rather common species often spotted after an election.

08 Nov 2012 03:03 PM
Snort     
Smells like bullshiat to me.

I killed my cat because Obama won.

08 Nov 2012 03:03 PM
NickelP    [TotalFark]  

Wook: LOL @ you farkers. You guys doing the criticizing are obviously all successful businessmen that have built companies from the ground up....

Back in he real world.... My friend has 17 employees. He was planning to purchase 200K in equipment and hire 3 more people. However, his premiums to pay for Obamacare for his employees rose 40%. He is not hiring the 3 people and he's not buying the new equipment.

Elections do have consequences.

Go ahead and proudly wear your ignorance on your lapel and /mock away.


Most of the obamacare stuff starts at 50 employees. Your dumbass friend needs an accountant or hr director that can read.

08 Nov 2012 03:03 PM
way south     

GAT_00: Proof #7,249 that the free market is not good.

learly we need less regulation so this happens more.


What the US has now bears little resemblance to a free market.

/Much like Stalin's Russia didn't look anything like communism.
/these layoffs were probably coming for some time, but the employer wants political action.

08 Nov 2012 03:03 PM
Satanic_Hamster     

Endive Wombat: This is nothing more than a planned layoff while taking a stab at the president. Obamacare would not have disappeared over night had Mittens won. It will likely be chipped away at for the next 10 years.

In short: this guy is an idiot.



You're assuming he even owns a business.


cman: Yeah, I doubt this is true. DJs do stupid shiat for ratings.

case in point


Yep. Same with that "deer crossing" phone call that people are forwarding around now.

08 Nov 2012 03:03 PM
Mr. Carpenter     

Wook: LOL @ you farkers. You guys doing the criticizing are obviously all successful businessmen that have built companies from the ground up....

Back in he real world.... My friend has 17 employees. He was planning to purchase 200K in equipment and hire 3 more people. However, his premiums to pay for Obamacare for his employees rose 40%. He is not hiring the 3 people and he's not buying the new equipment.

Elections do have consequences.

Go ahead and proudly wear your ignorance on your lapel and /mock away.


Really? My health care expenses have dropped nearly 15% over the past year freeing up nearly $170k and I've picked up 5 new workers. So your friend is either a goddamn idiot that shouldn't be running a business in the first place or a liar. I'll let you decide.

08 Nov 2012 03:04 PM
skullkrusher     
Well I have my own business and I hired 100 new employees because Obama was re-elected

/Skullkrusher's Brown Shirts and Jackboots EmporiumTM

08 Nov 2012 03:04 PM
Wook     

jasimo: Get used to it, farkers.

These bogus "anonymous small business owners" are gonna be coming out of the woodwork for the next four years, biatching about the "hard choices" they have to make because of Obamacare/Obama's regulations/taxes/etc.

And Rush/Hannity/that tall chick with the Adam's apple/Rove/Norquist will feature them in stories ad nauseum.


Willful ignorance is well willful ignorance.

08 Nov 2012 03:04 PM
The Wizard of Frobozz     
What a dick

08 Nov 2012 03:04 PM
GiantBat     
Here's to this gentleman getting outed and receiving the scorn he so richly deserves.

08 Nov 2012 03:04 PM
NutWrench    [TotalFark]  

Eddy Gurge: edmo: Right to work state?

What does that have to do with anything?


Seriously?

08 Nov 2012 03:05 PM
Eddy Gurge    [TotalFark]  

Englebert Slaptyback: Right to work = employer can fire an employee for any reason as long as that reason is not related to any of a number of protected classes


Nope. You're confusing right to work with "at will". Totally different.

08 Nov 2012 03:05 PM
superfudge73     
I explained to them a month ago that if Obama gets in office

Gets in office?

08 Nov 2012 03:05 PM
Argyle82     

Wook: LOL @ you farkers. You guys doing the criticizing are obviously all successful businessmen that have built companies from the ground up....

Back in he real world.... My friend has 17 employees. He was planning to purchase 200K in equipment and hire 3 more people. However, his premiums to pay for Obamacare for his employees rose 40%. He is not hiring the 3 people and he's not buying the new equipment.

Elections do have consequences.

Go ahead and proudly wear your ignorance on your lapel and /mock away.


17 employed people with access to health care is better than 20 employed without heathcare.

08 Nov 2012 03:05 PM
Coelacanth     
The local CBS affiliates over in North Las Vegas are nicknamed 'Klan Radio' for a good reason as you just heard. Why they're focusing on this and not on some of the other late night other crap I've listened to from time to time I don't know (Obama building a cloned commando army of John Wayne Gacys in Area 51 being my current favorite) . I'm pretty sure it's staged.

08 Nov 2012 03:05 PM
DittoToo     

DjangoStonereaver: The guy is either in the construction or lawncare business (though given there aren't too many lawns
in Vegas I'll say construction), and I'm kind of shocked he has that many hispanic employees that
he isn't paying under the table.


Lawn care in Vegas is actually pretty big. Given that it's hot as hell 33% of the time, and the ground itself is only a notch or two softer than granite, many people don't mess with their own lawns regardless of size. I see several crews in my small neighborhood on a daily basis.

08 Nov 2012 03:05 PM
relcec     

Wook: You guys doing the criticizing are obviously all successful businessmen that have built companies from the ground up....


I call bullshiat.
no one has ever in the history of the united states built a company from the ground up.
company's either spring forth directly from the roads and other infrastructure that these hard working but unsuccessful liberal farkers pay for with their earned income credits or are simply handed down from rich old white men that exploited slaves or serfs to create them.

08 Nov 2012 03:05 PM
Eddy Gurge    [TotalFark]  

NutWrench: Seriously?


Quite.

08 Nov 2012 03:06 PM
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