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(CBS Las Vegas)   Vegas employer follows up with his threat to fire people if Obama wins   (lasvegas.cbslocal.com) divider line 604
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2012-11-08 03:17:58 PM  
Maybe it was one of those businesses that cleaned out evicted homes..
 
2012-11-08 03:18:04 PM  

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

learly we need less regulation so this happens more.


State-run economics didn't work out so well for the Ukrainians ;-)
 
2012-11-08 03:18:13 PM  
I wonder if the 22 who he fired had Democratic leanings.
 
2012-11-08 03:18:52 PM  

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.


No. It's the usual game of blaming everything on Obama whether or not he had anything to do with it. It's called shifting the blame.

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.


And what would happen to one of his employees who got sick if he was allowed to keep on providing fake health insurance?

Magorn: 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


More likely the Tea Party.

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


And you would have hired 1,000 if Rmoney had won.
 
2012-11-08 03:19:03 PM  
He may be a troll, but he's getting support. It lowers my opinion of republicans.
 
2012-11-08 03:19:05 PM  

Wook: 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.


Your friend doesn't understand that any Obamacare related requirements and penalties don't kick in until 2014? Sounds like a pretty piss-poor business owner.
 
2012-11-08 03:19:17 PM  
Perhaps there is no better thread than this to mention a recent relevant incident.

As I went to buy milk yesterday, a woman approached me in the dairy aisle and just started ranting at me. "The whole world's coming to an end! It's all crashing down around us!", she wailed. "It's the end of the world. The end of the world!".

I was just trying to find the MOO milk, and then I found it, and turned to her and held up the carton, and smiled and said, "MOO milk!". (It's that really good local organic milk.) And she just stopped her depressive rambling rant cold and said, "Oh yeah, that's hard to find."

I knew she meant Obama. I just walked away.
 
2012-11-08 03:19:46 PM  
I think he needs to taco nother look at what he did so spite the president.
 
2012-11-08 03:19:59 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: I wonder if the 22 who he fired had Democratic leanings.


They were hispanic, so odds are good.
 
2012-11-08 03:20:09 PM  
Sure he did. Mr. Snuggles, Muffin, Winky, Dr. Bobo and the rest of the stuffed animals were devastated, but he just couldn't afford to sew on any more button eyes or keep the doll hospital open any longer.
 
2012-11-08 03:20:19 PM  

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

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).


Um, no.

What you're describing is "at-will employment," which is what you are pretty much anywhere in the US if you don't have a contract. You can quit for any reason, and you can be fired for virtually any reason (including no reason at all).

"Right to work" is the euphemism that stands in for anti-union laws. If your state makes it difficult or impossible to form a union, or for your union to collect dues, or for your union to spend the dues it collects, you live in a "right to work" state.

The reason you might be confused is that for most of us, joining a union is the only thing keeping us from "at-will employment."
 
2012-11-08 03:20:29 PM  

jasimo: 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.


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2012-11-08 03:20:45 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.


Tell that to the 20.
 
2012-11-08 03:21:28 PM  

factoryconnection: "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.


be nice if we didn't have to get insurance through the good graces of our f*cking employers though now, wouldn't it?
it is a thoroughly shiat system, probably the very worst out of all the highly developed welfare nations in the world. what century is this?
maybe in the next universe over the u.s has it there, but now it isn't ever coming here.
 
2012-11-08 03:21:38 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.


Your friend needs to fire his accountant.

If he was planning on hiring three more employees and buy $200,000 in new equipment, it's because he was planning on getting more business where that new equipment and these new hires would more than pay for themselves, or else he wouldn't have made that investment in the first place.

Also, the insurance premiums going up 40% means they went from being 5% of an employee's salary to being 7% of an employee's salary, or something equivalent.

If he's willing to forego $300,000 in increased revenues over a 2% increase in expenses, he's a moron.
 
2012-11-08 03:21:44 PM  
Someone once said, elections have consequences.
 
2012-11-08 03:22:55 PM  
I love how out of one side of his mouth he goes on and on about how he puts the well being of his employees ahead of his own and out of the other he is basically saying that his business comes first.
 
2012-11-08 03:23:09 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.


This is brilliant. We can call them the Crawlspace Corps. Is there anywhere I can stream this?
 
2012-11-08 03:23:11 PM  
Someone should put a bullet between that little coont's eyes, so he won't have to worry about Obamacare hurting his pathetic business.
 
2012-11-08 03:23:19 PM  
I was thinking of hiring more people, but if my profits keep rising, the taxes will kill my business.
 
2012-11-08 03:23:29 PM  

Godscrack: The Butthurt Remains The Same
And Butthurt Goes On
Endless Butthurt
Whole Lotta Butthurt
Smells Like Teen Butthurt


Butthurt and Confused
 
2012-11-08 03:23:32 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.


Let me fix your lapel for you....there ya go.

Next time do a little homework before you just make shiat up.
 
2012-11-08 03:23:41 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.


So you like unemployment?
 
2012-11-08 03:23:43 PM  

GiantBat: 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.


Hate them both but so much this.
 
2012-11-08 03:23:52 PM  

BgJonson79: 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.

Tell that to the 20.


You suck at teh maths.
 
2012-11-08 03:24:25 PM  

James!: If you have 22 employees you just don't need then you're an idiot.


He has proven this fact several times over. Every time this person speaks, stupidity reigns.
 
2012-11-08 03:24:59 PM  
So for those of you keeping track at home, it's now:

Obamacare - 22
Global Economic Meltdown Caused By Mega-Banks Playing Fast And Loose With The Subprime Mortgage Markets: 2.6 million

We'll be right back after this brief message from Bank of America.
 
2012-11-08 03:25:00 PM  

nyrkah1: BgJonson79: 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.

Tell that to the 20.

You suck at teh maths.


In what way?
 
2012-11-08 03:25:02 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.


Agreed. Being called "ignorant" by you is something I am proud of.

I might've even made a button and wear it on my lapel but I'd have to explain it to people who didn't read this thread so I guess I won't bother. I guess "Anonymous internet jerk called me 'ignorna' for voting for Obama" might work.
 
2012-11-08 03:25:23 PM  

mccallcl: Good. Forcing somebody else to pay for your 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.


Shouldn't the Affordable Healthcare Act have actually done something to make healthcare more affordable, rather than just shuffle money around as usual, all the while absorbing a good chunk of it to grease the government's wheels?

Every time the government gets involved in an enterprise, the cost of goods or services associated with that enterprise escalate. Watch and see.
 
2012-11-08 03:25:28 PM  

Onkel Buck: What a dirty rotten bastard for wanting to make a profit so he can take care of his own family


If he's feeding his family with his business net profit, he's doing it wrong.
 
2012-11-08 03:26:23 PM  

Loren: 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

And you would have hired 1,000 if Rmoney had won.


*rolleyes*

/was a joke
 
2012-11-08 03:26:23 PM  

MmmmBacon: I don't buy it. This smacks of Internet Tough Guy to me.


This is what I was thinking while reading the article. I'm pretty sure that "David" doesn't own a business and is just out trolling reporters..
 
2012-11-08 03:26:59 PM  
i wonder if someone would dig up the article of some guy's twitter feed threatening this. it had cc'd emails to his employees and everything. it was a few months ago and i thought for sure this was a followup based on the headline. might not be, but it popped into my head.
 
2012-11-08 03:27:43 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.


Woah, dude, lay off the koolaid. You're exceeding your derp limit.
 
2012-11-08 03:28:01 PM  
I do know for a fact that 3 fast food places here are telling workers they will have hours cut back to under 30 so they do not count for healthcare under obamacare rules that states full time is now 30 hours,but i thought that didnt kick in till 2014 as well
 
2012-11-08 03:28:16 PM  
I hope karma does its work quickly and harshly on that guy.

And I hope the media captures it for my enjoyment.
 
2012-11-08 03:28:28 PM  

BgJonson79: nyrkah1: BgJonson79: 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.

Tell that to the 20.

You suck at teh maths.

In what way?


The concept is a business with 17 employees with health insurance or the same business with 20 employees without it.

"Tell that to the three without a job" was the proper response.
 
2012-11-08 03:28:51 PM  

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


The big strong boot-strappy conservative is afraid to give his name? I seriously doubt this is real.
 
2012-11-08 03:28:59 PM  

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

You said would twice.

Stop it.


"If Romney had won, obamacare would still have gone into effect."

Third conditional
 
2012-11-08 03:29:02 PM  
What really put that interview into troll hyperdrive was claiming that most of his employees were Hispanic.
 
2012-11-08 03:29:25 PM  
Well the good thing about B-Rock the Islamic Shock being re-elected? While the market has been tanking, my stock in Ruger rose 4 bucks a share!
 
2012-11-08 03:29:29 PM  

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


Don't bother.
 
2012-11-08 03:29:33 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.


Bullshiat.

"8.Obamacare does not apply to businesses with less than 50 employees. Larger businesses are required to offer health insurance, but receive tax credits to help employees pay premiums. In 2014, the tax credit increases to 50%."
 
2012-11-08 03:29:44 PM  

Flab: 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.

Your friend needs to fire his accountant.

If he was planning on hiring three more employees and buy $200,000 in new equipment, it's because he was planning on getting more business where that new equipment and these new hires would more than pay for themselves, or else he wouldn't have made that investment in the first place.

Also, the insurance premiums going up 40% means they went from being 5% of an employee's salary to being 7% of an employee's salary, or something equivalent.

If he's willing to forego $300,000 in increased revenues over a 2% increase in expenses, he's a moron.


In the IT world, that 2% could be greater then $300k...
 
2012-11-08 03:29:48 PM  

HAMMERTOE: mccallcl: Good. Forcing somebody else to pay for your 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.

Shouldn't the Affordable Healthcare Act have actually done something to make healthcare more affordable, rather than just shuffle money around as usual, all the while absorbing a good chunk of it to grease the government's wheels?

Every time the government gets involved in an enterprise, the cost of goods or services associated with that enterprise escalate. Watch and see.


Good thing you brought facts and figures to back up your baseless claim.
 
2012-11-08 03:29:49 PM  

HAMMERTOE: mccallcl: Good. Forcing somebody else to pay for your 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.

Shouldn't the Affordable Healthcare Act have actually done something to make healthcare more affordable, rather than just shuffle money around as usual, all the while absorbing a good chunk of it to grease the government's wheels?

Every time the government gets involved in an enterprise, the cost of goods or services associated with that enterprise escalate. Watch and see.


You mean like limiting insurance companies profits, making them refund excessive administration costs to the insured, capping premium increases, reforming medicare, creating exchanges to allow for more easily selection of plans forcing more competition between companies, requiring insurance so providers have to pick up less in unpaid treatments (which get passed on to everyone else with more overhead costs added), and requiring the plans available to actually cover shiat so people aren't paying into scam plans that do nothing? Just to name a few. God damn you people go straight from 'why don't they make health care more affordable' to 'every private company won't be able to provide healthcare are the reduced cost' so fast, PICK ONE.
 
2012-11-08 03:29:57 PM  

HAMMERTOE: mccallcl: Good. Forcing somebody else to pay for your 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.

Shouldn't the Affordable Healthcare Act have actually done something to make healthcare more affordable, rather than just shuffle money around as usual, all the while absorbing a good chunk of it to grease the government's wheels?

Every time the government gets involved in an enterprise, the cost of goods or services associated with that enterprise escalate. Watch and see.


So you have private flood insurance?
 
2012-11-08 03:29:59 PM  

BgJonson79: In what way?


Jesus, dude, the difference is 3 people, not 20 people. Likewise, an employer can reduce pay to balance out benefit contributions... but no it is all "OMG nothing's changed I have to fire half of my staff!"
 
2012-11-08 03:30:25 PM  

BgJonson79: nyrkah1: BgJonson79: 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.

Tell that to the 20.

You suck at teh maths.

In what way?


17 of them have jobs regardless. Only three people are getting screwed, not 20.
 
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