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Las Vegas Employer: “Obama Won, So I Fired 22 Employees”

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So, over $1 billion dollars was spent this election cycle to put President Barack Obama — a black man — out of a job. Still think there’s no need for Affirmative Action? Yep, think about that one for a while, folks. Speaking of which, CBS Las Vegas is reporting what I think to be a very disturbing story. A Vegas small business owner who identified himself as “David,” told Kevin Wall on 100.5 KXNT that he had to fire 22 of his 114 employees because of Obama’s re-election.

He also noted that the majority of his employees were Latino, and that “elections have consequences” and that “at the end of the day, I need to survive.” No word on whether the employees fired were overwhelmingly Latino. However, citing an increase in the cost of doing business as a result of regulations brought on by Obamacare, he said his employees were forewarned. Below is a bit from the interview as well as audio of the exchange.

“I’ve done my share of educating my employees. I never tell them which way to vote. I believe in the free system we have, I believe in the right to choose who they want to be president, but I did explain as a business owner that I have always put my employees first. I always made sure that when I went without a paycheck that [I] made sure they were paid. And I explained that I always put them first and unfortunately I’m at a point where I’m being forced to have to worry about me and my family now and a business that I built from just me to 114 employees.

[…] I explained to them a month ago that if Obama gets in office that the regulations for Obamacare are gonna hurt our business, and I’m gonna have to make provisions to make sure I have enough money to cover the payroll taxes, the additional health care I’m gonna have to do, and I explained that to them and I said you do what you feel like in your heart you need to do, but I’m just letting you know as a warning this is things I have to think of as a business owner.”

Check out the audio below:

The business owner claimed that race was not a deciding factor in his decision. However, given the fact that the Latino vote was largely responsible for Obama’s victory. One has to question whether he was being completely truthful. After all, the rumor that Obamacare places a tax burden on small businesses itself, is false. The truth is, small business owners will be given tax breaks as an added incentive to provide health insurance to employees. Hopefully this story is investigated further.

Stay tuned!

 
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Published on: November 8, 2012

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  • http://primaldata.blogspot.com/ PRIMALDATA

    Hmmm, how many people have the Bunch of Billionares fired since you know they sent out all of those letters to intimidate their employees and they still got boned. This is hilarious, if people still think you have to be SMART to make it rich in this country “here’s your sign”

     
    • OlderWoman

      That mulatto in the White House will continue four more years of destruction of America. Stock market plunged the day after he was voter frauded into the office. Multiple companies are already announcing their intention to downsize due to the fact he will raise their taxes and charge outrageous amounts for that demonic obamacare. Primaldata you voted skin color….now watch black unemployment increase to epic proportions. You should google the ‘Broke Party’. They are an intelligent group of black people who know liberalism and Democraps are destroying them and their communities.

       
      • edward

        You’re a fucking racist idiot.

         
      • desertvoice

        Mulatto? Racist a bit much? Fact is, Obama has LOWERED taxes for 98% of Americans and small businesses. Educated people who want the facts and know what they are, voted for Obama. Ignorant racists listen to Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, who are nothing more than propaganda machines for the right wing and spread lies. Fox should not be licensed as a news company. They are anything but factual.

        Even Bill Kristol, Bobby Jindal and other Republicans are distancing themselves from the racism of their party and Romney’s agenda that would have devastated all but the top 2% — which includes YOU because if you were a millionaire, you wouldn’t be commenting here.

        Racism is nothing but hate to cover those who fear they will lose a sense of superiority. You can’t lose something you never had. You cannot stop the fast growth of people of color in this nation. Why hate those whose nation your people STOLE? If anyone doesn’t belong in this country, it is YOU, the gringo.

        By creating the tax loopholes that allow them to ship businesses and jobs overseas, take their earnings and put them in overseas banks and paying little to no taxes in the country they rape, you would prefer these vultures to run the country than a black man who has stopped the bleeding and repairing the nation. You would prefer a vulture capitalist whose business is gutting healthy businesses, giving worker pensions to CEOs, firing those workers and shipping their jobs overseas. You would prefer these type of vultures who are selling off the nation to China and privatizing everything else. We dodged a bunker buster bomb, while you want to light the fire for it to explode.

        I suggest the following for you:

        1) Seek mental health because racism and hate is a DISEASE. It will take years of therapy but it is controllable and in some cases curable.

        2) Visit http://whitehouse.gov and learn about Obamacare, the deficit, taxation and accomplishments of this Administration, much of which has benefited YOU too.

        3) Listen to the truth tellers like Rachel Maddow, Ed Shultz, Thom Hartmann and others. They back up their claims with facts. If they make a mistake, which is rare, they apologize and say so.

        3) Learn to learn. Seriously. Your comment is filled with ignorance and lies. You are dangerous to those who would listen to you and believe your words.

        4) Here’s a hug. You need it.

         
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  • http://reggiesblogspotrantings.blogspot.com/ Reggie

    Clearly some of my fellow Americans are desperately in need of an enema. The funny thing about this man and others like him is that they consider themselves patriotic Americans.

     
    • desertvoice

      Well said, Reggie. Many of these companies were already suffering from the Bush year policies that crashed our economy. Going bankrupt, they use Obama as an excuse to fire employees, when they planned to do it all along. Unless the company is in the top bracket, they will BENEFIT from Obama’s policies. Those who are above that bracket will be regulated and taxed like they should be.

      Fact is, a healthy company that abides by the law to provide healthcare to its employees under Obamacare, will be kicked back by government. How do I know: I am an insurance agent and know the laws. These businesses, many which have been doing it for years, pay most of the premium for workers. That amount is written off for tax purposes. It’s a win-win.

      Papa John’s used the Obamacare excuse to let go of workers saying that because of Obama, he has to let workers go. After the backlash from the public saying this was a lie — and a successful call to boycott Papa John’s — he has back pedaled his lie and said that, in fact, he plans to open 50 stores nationwide and fill them with employees who will HAVE Obamacare.

      It was all a lie by bitter business owners who don’t want to be regulated to protect Americans from poor quality food, chemicals, water and other ways they may kill or harm us. They know Obama will stop them from using tax loopholes to allow them to avoid taxes, hide money in offshore accounts and pretty much rape the nation while they live in castles (Papa John). Obama and those who voted for him are the true patriots.

      Jon Stewart nails it…Want to avoid paying half of your employees’ Social Security tax? Reclassify them as independent contractors, so they pay it all themselves. Make them fill out a 1099. That’s not a full time busboy. That’s Juanco L.L.C. Don’t forget to invoice us, Juanco. So let’s cut the bullcrap, I’d love to give employees, I just can’t. Let’s face the facts. Pizza and coal companies are just unlucky enough to have a labor force that can’t be outsourced. You happen to be in one of the few industries that still has to hire Americans. I’m sure if you could outsource your pizza making to China, Papa Johns would quickly become Papa Sans. Which is actually Japan, but for the joke, you understand. It’s your fault. You could have gone tech Papa John’s, founded Instagram and made a billion dollars. But instead, you make pizzas with a filler that makes them taste like their from 1979.

      Jon Stewart Blasts Employers Who Use Obamacare as an Excuse for Layoffs

      http://www.politicususa.com/jon-stewart-blasts-greedy-employers-obamacare-excuse-layoffs.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+politicususa%2FfJAl+%28Politicus+USA+%29

       
  • edward

    This guy is a fucking idiot.