Skip to comments.Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
Posted on 11/08/2012 6:12:59 AM PST by Freeport
LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) A Las Vegas business owner with 114 employees fired 22 workers today, apparently as a direct result of President Obamas re-election.
David (he asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons) told Host Kevin Wall on 100.5 KXNT that elections have consequences and that at the end of the day, I need to survive.
Heres an excerpt from the interview. Click the audio tab below to hear even more from this compelling conversation: . . . Im just one guy with 114 employees well was 114 employees watch what happens in the next six months. The Dow alone lost 314 points today. Theres a tsunami coming and if you didnt think this election had consequences, just wait.
(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegas.cbslocal.com ...
Local company closed its doors the day after election.
Produced solar glass.
Guess nobody saw THAT coming.
More lifetime government dole voters created.
I expect post-holiday layoffs to be EPIC and that we’ll climb back into the 9% range for unemployment.
Oh’ and then there will be calls for another stimulus only this time I’m quitting my job and will sit on my ass for two years if it’s offered.
Good. Elections have consequences. Welcome to Obama’s Amerika.
It’s their sacrifice for the state. It’s the least they can do for the cult. /sarcasm.
Big lay offs coming in medical device.
Layoffs are coming at my company as well. We have already started the list ... won’t be a merry Christmas for many.
I truly hope the only people laid off by this guy were Obama voters...I suspect this employer knows who is who.
Except that the Obamugabe-run BLS keeps shrinking the 'universe of available jobs vs job seekers' so that the unemployment number doesn't look so bad. If the same size 'universe of available jobs' is used that was in use the day Bush left office, REAL unemployment would be in the 20% range, and THAT just can't be allowed to tarnish his halo............................
I expect you're right. My employer announced back in September that layoff's would be likely by end of year unless economic conditions changed.
Looks like they're changing alright, and not for the better now that Obummer's been re-elected. I'm guessing they'll do layoff's somewhere between Thanksgiving and Christmas, just as they did last year.
In the last year, my employer has gone from just over 14,000 employees to just under 11,000 employees through layoff's and attrition (people retiring/finding jobs elsewhere.) It's damn' hard to get anything done right now with I.T. being literally gutted and they're threatening more layoff's.
Going to be an interesting end of year, Thanks Obama Supporters!
Yeah, I heard that Medicare was going to stop paying for Penis Pumps...................
I hope all 22 voted for Obama.
Then they added: Boeing said the changes were not a response to the threat of additional, across-the-board U.S. budget cuts due to take effect on Jan. 2, or the outcome of U.S. elections, but represented another step in its continuing drive to be more competitive while investing in technologies and people.
LOL..Obamacare is going to cost them, and every other company, a fortune.
He went to the parking lot and noted whose cars had Obozo bumper stickers........
These DUMBASS Obama supports have no clue what they have wrought! May they all get what they so truly deserve!
Malkin had a story that the Obammie the Commie administration asked Lockheed-Martin to delay announcement of massive layoffs until after the election. Obammie and his Commies promised taxpayer funds if they did.
Now Boeing is announcing massive layoffs...back to 2010 levels.
Yesterday Draghi announced that the EU is in serious trouble.
The state-run media buried the Obama Ben Ghazi story.
Don’t try to tell me there is not a conspiracy going on to keep the communists/socialists (they are the same) in power.
You don’t need a back room filled with smoke.
You only need a group of people who have the same goal in enough positions of power that they have a monopoly.
That is in place.
@realjonlovitz Friends who own businesses say they’re figuring out how many people they have to lay off. They can’t afford health care & stay open.
One of the replies:
@realjonlovitz tell them to try harder. Sacrifice is part of the game if you want to be a respectable business
Sacrifice for me but not for thee...
“Big lay offs coming in medical device.”
Yup, I work at one on the Mass North Shore. We’ll be accruing some $3+ million for the new tax in Jan.
We’ll be letting go a few R&D people I suspect. The are mainly Cambridge kids fresh out of engineering schools around here and I’m sure I don’t need to give you 3 guesses who they voted for.
Look, “David,” if you’re in the solar or renewable mumbo-jumbo business, you simply need to fill out some forms and an obama czar will be along with a grant.
If you’re producing oil or plastic widgets of some kind you might as well just pack up the whole building and move to Mexico. Obama doesn’t want you to succeed, economy be damned.
It’s poetic justice that most of the job losses coming will be from the very people who voted this nut in!!!
Job the vote. Woops, too late.
I have 3 full time plus two casual laborers. 2 full times are being let go and I’ll use the casuals as needed. Expansion has been cancelled.
My employer a private business has decide that we are shutting down by March 31, 2013. I am financially secure as are he and another senior executive. Over 60 people will lose their jobs. I feel for the Romney supporters in the group and we have agreed to do all we can to help cushion the blow and find jobs for them with other firms if possible. as for the Obama supporters they can just depend on Obama.
If true, there should be more of this. And I believe it is true.
very good! I fired 3 of my employees. Let the system fail, we have no other options anyway..
Yep. I told my husband last night, around February, it’s gonna hit the fan. By then, all seasonal Target, WalMart, Toys R Us, etc., retail workers will have no jobs.
We have been out to eat twice this week for various reasons and it has been stunning that we are literally the only people in the restaurant or one other family is there. We overheard the other family last night expressing their bewilderment and confusion about the election.
I call February to be a bleak, bad month.
It’s a damned shame that there isn’t a way to insure that only those who re-elected Emperor Zero are let go.
They are the bastards who have sowed the seeds of destruction - let them reap it.
How many of the 60 do you suspect are Obamabots?
I’m with you.
Make them suffer the consequences of their ideology.
Oh, they’re gonna get it - good and hard!
"That's my bag, baby!"
Good for him.He should have gotten rid of all 114 and closed his doors.
You just have to drop below 50, don’t you?
Layoffs coming for Caterpillar, Beechcraft, Supervalue is letting go at least 700. Military cuts are going to hit contract people very, very hard.
Discretionary spending will go way down due to Obomacare and higher taxes, so the service sector is going to take a huge hit as well. SEIU will be well rewarded for their democrat contributions - NOT.
"Hows that hope and change working out or you now?"
I’ve stopped pretending that Obama voters have anything useful to offer. I can’t really be friends with any of them since I can’t stomach their views. All I see them as now are potential targets once SHTF, especially since they undoubtedly think Obama will save them from the coming collapse, and thus have not prepared.
Please wear a nice shade of commie red or an Obama tee, a-holes, so I know who to shoot first.
Yes. But remember, over 30 hours a week is considered “fulltime” under ObamaCare.
Executive Order 10-289 (excerpt)
In the name of the general welfare, to protect the people’s security, to achieve full equality and total stability, it is decreed for the duration of the national emergency that:
Point One. All workers, wage earners and employees of any kind whatsoever shall henceforth be attached to their jobs and shall not leave nor be dismissed nor change employment, under penalty of a term in jail. The penalty shall be determined by the Unification Board( Bureau of Labor), such Board to be appointed by the Bureau of Economic Planning and National Resources. All persons reaching the age of twenty-one shall report to the Unification Board, which shall assign them to where, in its opinion, their services will best serve the interests of the nation.
Point Two. All industrial, commercial, manufacturing and business establishments of any nature whatsoever shall henceforth remain in operation, and the owners of such establishments shall not quit nor leave nor retire, nor close, sell or transfer their business, under penalty of the nationalization of their establishment and of any and all of their property.
To read the rest and the explanation visit: http://www.conservapedia.com/Directive_10-289
I wonder whether some of them would welcome being laid off, since then they can get "free stuff."
My real fear is that things will get marginally better, and that Obama and Liberalism will get the credit. That would be a disaster.
OK, 49 employees at 29.5 hours a week.
Obama & his sycophants need to look up “Chesspiece fallacy”.
People are going to change their behaviors to avoid the pain inflicted by his dummass policies.
QE3 has no limit this time. Oboma can print all the money he wants at any time (and he is). Right now, they're printing 4 billion a month to keep the welfare recipients fed and keep the unemployment numbers down (well, at least until the election was over).
Oboma screwed up bad. Real bad. Our country, if it survives, is going to be in shambles for generations. It was really, really stupid for the American voters to put a social parasite in charge of the countries wallet.
This sort of thing is going to be happening a LOT more, and the unemployment rate won’t stop at 9%.
This will not be a “double-dip” recession that “just happened”. What we have been facing and living through is a DEPRESSION, though none will call it by its name. And it was engineered, with the express intent of creating a crisis so large, so pervasive, and so pernicious, that economic collapse was the only possible outcome.
If anybody recalls the track of the first two terms of FDR and the days of the establishment of the New Deal, an exercise in the micromanagement of business and industry by government fiat, first the Republican opponent in 1936 was shamelessly demonized, resulting in an overwhelming defeat, then in FDR’s second term, by 1938 the economy was MUCH worse off than it was in 1932, when it was already a depression.
Only the fact that Great Britain was ramping up to resist Nazi Germany’s expansion into military conquest of all of Europe, and needed HUGE quantities of war materials (for which they were hauling vast amounts of silver bullion to the US to reimburse US manufacturers). FDR’s New Deal economy could get the additional capital to continue their distribution of largesse to the “downtrodden” masses here in the US. The excess production that was STILL rolling off the farmlands at depressed prices could now be sold profitably to the British and the Empire members around the world. Eventually, with the trigger of Pearl Harbor, an unbelievably massive army could be conscripted to fight the “Axis”. Those young men, and a surprising number of young women, the “Greatest Generation”, were sent off to fight and die in one of the most cynical exercises of policy to dispose of “excess” persons otherwise unemployable ever to be exerted in America.
Remember, we still have conscription law in place, and there is a threat looming as large as the “Axis” powers hanging over the world.
And the Current Occupant of the White Hut has indicated that if push comes to shove, he will take their side.
The Muslin Brotherhood has a sure partner.
Israel, not so much.
I’m canceling my health club membership shortly. It has to be done in writing, so I’ll add something like “It’s the Obama effect”.
Who is John Galt?
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