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2012-11-08 03:06:26 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.


David, from Vegas, is that you?
 
2012-11-08 03:06:28 PM  
Done in two. What an asshat
 
2012-11-08 03:06:29 PM  

Wook: He is not hiring the 3 people and he's not buying the new equipment.


Good. Health care is more important than equipment. If he can't afford to provide insurance for the employees he already has then he shouldn't be hiring new ones.

Next time, gripe about how building codes are preventing him from putting up that 10,000 sq ft lean-to with an extension cord running to it.
 
2012-11-08 03:06:39 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.


True that. Good thing I am half Messican, which brings me up to 4/5ths of a white man. I get more privileges.
 
2012-11-08 03:06:51 PM  
Say what you will about the guy but this is probably the only campaign promise that's kept.

/voted BO
// what? I'm fired?
 
2012-11-08 03:06:54 PM  

NutWrench: Eddy Gurge: edmo: Right to work state?

What does that have to do with anything?

Seriously?


yeah, seriously
 
2012-11-08 03:07:13 PM  
I'm sure all 22 will get green jobs right away. Sweeping up dust bunnies at Solyndra or some other failed eco-firm Bam Bam threw our money at.
 
2012-11-08 03:08:13 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.


Well, since the "your friend" has under 50 employees his company is not required to pay any fines. Also, since there are under 25 employees there are tax credits for offering insurance for the employees.
 
2012-11-08 03:08:29 PM  

skullkrusher: NutWrench: Eddy Gurge: edmo: Right to work state?

What does that have to do with anything?

Seriously?

yeah, seriously


EdNortonsTwin 2012-11-08 02:56:32 PM
Let the ACLU attorney drooling begin.
 
2012-11-08 03:08:31 PM  
Smells like bullshiat, "owner" of the company is a fat loser calling from his mom's basement.
 
2012-11-08 03:08:39 PM  

Not_Todd: I'm sure all 22 will get green jobs right away. Sweeping up dust bunnies at Solyndra or some other failed eco-firm Bam Bam threw our money at.


Maybe they can get a job mopping up the tears of Romney voters.
 
2012-11-08 03:09:11 PM  
If Romney would have won, obamacare would still go into effect.
 
2012-11-08 03:09:14 PM  
I guess "David" the plumber's business ain't doing so good.
 
2012-11-08 03:09:36 PM  
Another self-proclaimed "job creator" who seems to have difficulty with the business concept of increasing volume and profits. Why do so many "job creators" have such a problem with profit creation? A tad weird eh?

But that is not what this is about. I would bet this clown has low paid workers that he maximizes in all sorts of ways and reaps the profits. At the point when he is confronted with treating workers like human beings, out come the Obama conspiracy theories and of course, there is an all too willing media waiting with a microphone in hand.

Maybe the guy has some real issues with cashflow. At the same time if one's business is dependent on scraping the bottom of the barrel just to stay afloat, it is a signal of a far larger problem than having to offer healthcare and treating people with respect.

This a$$ will land on his feet and I am sure has a plan in place. I would bet his little call to the radio station is less of a plea for help (if that is what it was supposed to be) and more of yet another pathetic attempt to blame Obama for his lack of business acumen.
 
2012-11-08 03:09:55 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.


Actually my dad has the family business (I'm in another line of work). He has about 10 employees.

It's a machine shop.

Things are going well. He's hiring.

Elections do have consequences.
 
2012-11-08 03:10:03 PM  
I'm just laying here in bed, reading this article Bar to Refaeli. Oh, we're not together. This is strictly a physical thing.
 
2012-11-08 03:10:20 PM  

relcec: skullkrusher: NutWrench: Eddy Gurge: edmo: Right to work state?

What does that have to do with anything?

Seriously?

yeah, seriously

EdNortonsTwin 2012-11-08 02:56:32 PM
Let the ACLU attorney drooling begin.


that's not what "right to work" means though. More applicable would be whether it is an at-will employment state
 
2012-11-08 03:10:28 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.


Bullshiat is bullshiat.

Anyone who knows anything about business knows this story is utter bullshiat.
 
2012-11-08 03:10:29 PM  
ts2.mm.bing.net

What will republicans do with all their spare time?
 
2012-11-08 03:10:46 PM  
Sounds almost trolly enough to be a lib doing the 'Republicans really are this stupid' stick.
 
2012-11-08 03:10:49 PM  
Another example of the Brother man keeping whitey down, I'm sure.
 
2012-11-08 03:10:55 PM  
I'm not following his derp about having Hispanic employees. Could someone underp?
 
2012-11-08 03:11:03 PM  
Vegas employer follows up with his threat to fire people if Obama wins

He threatened to change his diet if Obama won?
 
2012-11-08 03:11:30 PM  
I'm not sure what all you kids are talking about, because the guy owns the company: He can do whatever he pleases. Call him asinine, go ahead, he's got a company and you don't.

Seriously, I respect social programs on some level, but the ideas you guys have about running a business are absolutely naive.
 
2012-11-08 03:11:32 PM  
I was going to make $251,000 next year, but my accountant told me that I will be in a higher tax bracket and therefore make less money so I have decided to become a janitor instead.
 
2012-11-08 03:11:33 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.


Or he runs narrow margins and the penalty is more affordable. but you be sure to whisper sweet nothings to that chicken while you keep farking it.
 
2012-11-08 03:12:15 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.


i suspect your friend is going to pass on those Obamacare costs to his employees. just as they pay for whatever insurance coverage program they have right now, as well as medicare, medicaid and what 5-7 other deductibles that come out of a standard pay check. the great unwashed tax payer working slob takes it up the tail pipe cradle to grave. nothing new under the sun. could be worse, count your blessings. they don't have NASCAR and freedom of religion in a lot of countries. but i think your friend is blowing smoke up your keister.
 
2012-11-08 03:12:47 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.



Are you sure you are telling that story correctly? Because in most situations the "lawyers'" advice is not accurate, ie., good luck getting a "tax deduction" for fully depreciated equipment.
 
2012-11-08 03:13:02 PM  
I have 154 employees and I'm hiring.

The economy is picking up and Obamacare is going to save me a bundle once it kicks in fully.

If Romney were hired I was going to lock the doors and burn the place down with everyone inside.
 
2012-11-08 03:13:14 PM  
His remaining employees are going to have to cover for the absence. I hope they are not on salary.
 
2012-11-08 03:13:22 PM  

skullkrusher: relcec: skullkrusher: NutWrench: Eddy Gurge: edmo: Right to work state?

What does that have to do with anything?

Seriously?

yeah, seriously

EdNortonsTwin 2012-11-08 02:56:32 PM
Let the ACLU attorney drooling begin.

that's not what "right to work" means though. More applicable would be whether it is an at-will employment state


I know what it means.
just putting the two Standford law review kids together.
 
2012-11-08 03:14:24 PM  
If it's true, this is how revolutions start.
 
2012-11-08 03:14:24 PM  

ZAZ: Vegas employer anonymous talk show caller follows up with his threat to fire people if Obama wins, by claiming he fired people, while not offering any proof he actually did.


There. Fixed.
 
2012-11-08 03:14:25 PM  
I am thinking about buying a plumbing business that makes $250,000 a year, but if there are any taxes associated with income then I will just remain unemployed instead.
 
2012-11-08 03:14:35 PM  
In short:

Deep!
 
2012-11-08 03:14:46 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.


Ignorance? Your "friend" with "17 employees" is not required to comply since he has fewer than 50 employees. So tell him to go ahead and buy that equipment and hire those people (smirk)

Link
 
2012-11-08 03:14:54 PM  
This is the Emergency Bullshiat Alert System. This is not a test.

This story and the people featured in it are full of shiat.

This has been an announcement by the Emergency Bullshiat Alert System. Carry on.
 
2012-11-08 03:15:07 PM  
So apparently since the election one actor found work thanks to Obama.
 
2012-11-08 03:15:16 PM  

RyansPrivates: ZAZ: Vegas employer anonymous talk show caller follows up with his threat to fire people if Obama wins, by claiming he fired people, while not offering any proof he actually did.

There. Fixed.


Exactly. Show me a documented case and we'll talk.
 
2012-11-08 03:15:32 PM  
Well the guy made his point. With the new stuff coming in, his business will have to pay for more things and as a result, he won't be able to handle it with the amount of people he has employed. If he didn't fire those people, the entire company will be affected and everything will go to hell, everyone of them will suffer. He had to make this sad choice of firing those people for the sake of everyone else.

I don't think this is a simple childish move that goes along the lines of "Wah my presidential choice lost, so now I make some people suffer just because I don't like losing waaaah!". It was made after analyzing what would happen if a certain candidate won and he found out that with Obama's plans, his business won't be able to survive the way it is now. He had to fire some people for the business to continue.

I don't think the story deserves the Asinine tag, it deserves the SAD tag because business owners will have to face the reality of extra payments to be done which will definitely affect everything.
 
2012-11-08 03:15:51 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I am thinking about buying a plumbing business that makes $250,000 a year, but if there are any taxes associated with income then I will just remain unemployed instead.


Joe the Plumber? That bid for a govt job came up short I guess.
 
2012-11-08 03:15:55 PM  

relcec: skullkrusher: relcec: skullkrusher: NutWrench: Eddy Gurge: edmo: Right to work state?

What does that have to do with anything?

Seriously?

yeah, seriously

EdNortonsTwin 2012-11-08 02:56:32 PM
Let the ACLU attorney drooling begin.

that's not what "right to work" means though. More applicable would be whether it is an at-will employment state

I know what it means.
just putting the two Standford law review kids together.


o
 
2012-11-08 03:16:11 PM  
"Paying for Obamacare." That just means "my health insurance premiums have risen" or "now I have to pay for health insurance for these dirty apes."

Damn, it does suck living in a developed country, and certainly more so to run a business in one. Certainly no business has ever succeeded while providing health insurance, and no business has ever faltered before Obamacare was enacted. I'm sure this totally real employer in Vegas has this totally real problem, when he totally called in to brag about it on the radio.
 
2012-11-08 03:16:43 PM  

tripleseven: In short:

Deep!


Damn you auto correct...

Its actually funnier I suppose.
 
2012-11-08 03:16:43 PM  
I would love to see a business owner provide evidence of hardship due to Obamacare. My concerns about Obamacare are centered mostly around the ability of people to pay for a policy from an exchange because their employer won't.
 
2012-11-08 03:16:47 PM  
That's great I hired 44 people because Obama won.
 
2012-11-08 03:16:53 PM  

stuhayes2010: If Romney would have won, obamacare would still go into effect.


You said would twice.

Stop it.
 
2012-11-08 03:16:54 PM  

GreenSun: Well the guy made his point. With the new stuff coming in, his business will have to pay for more things and as a result, he won't be able to handle it with the amount of people he has employed. If he didn't fire those people, the entire company will be affected and everything will go to hell, everyone of them will suffer. He had to make this sad choice of firing those people for the sake of everyone else.

I don't think this is a simple childish move that goes along the lines of "Wah my presidential choice lost, so now I make some people suffer just because I don't like losing waaaah!". It was made after analyzing what would happen if a certain candidate won and he found out that with Obama's plans, his business won't be able to survive the way it is now. He had to fire some people for the business to continue.

I don't think the story deserves the Asinine tag, it deserves the SAD tag because business owners will have to face the reality of extra payments to be done which will definitely affect everything.


Bridge to sell you, I have.
 
2012-11-08 03:17:32 PM  

Argyle82: 17 employed people with access to health care is better than 20 employed without heathcare.


Haha. Go yell that at a OWS demonstration.
 
2012-11-08 03:17:46 PM  

Jacobin: 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.

Ignorance? Your "friend" with "17 employees" is not required to comply since he has fewer than 50 employees. So tell him to go ahead and buy that equipment and hire those people (smirk)

Link


I had someone actually interested in buying a business from me the other day and they started talking about how they weren't sure what they wanted to do and may have to wait till after the election to figure out how to adjust the financials for Obamacare. There were like 20 employees. Jesus people educate yourself before you toss this shiat out there, it makes you look like you have no idea what you are talking about.
 
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