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Offline Travis Bickle

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Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
« on: November 08, 2012, 07:11:20 AM »
LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) — A Las Vegas business owner with 114 employees fired 22 workers today, apparently as a direct result of President Obama’s 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.”

Here’s an excerpt from the interview. Click the audio tab below to hear even more from this compelling conversation:

“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 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.

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Offline Yawn

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Re: Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 07:17:05 AM »
This makes me smile.  It'll happen thousands of times all over the country that you never hear of.  Elections/Decisions have consequences.

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Re: Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 09:03:08 AM »
This makes me smile.  It'll happen thousands of times all over the country that you never hear of.  Elections/Decisions have consequences.
Thats pretty cold of you... It makes you smile that this person has to get rid of people, trim down his business to survive....
There is nothing good about this story at all.
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Re: Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 09:08:10 AM »
An obama supporter I presume.  Funny how you singled ME out but not the OP with the 2 thumbs up. 

You made your mess, now accept the consequences.  Maybe you can evolve to someone who understands that decisions have consequences.  I'll bet those Hispanic employees overwhelmingly voted for Obama too.

He'll do okay probably.  The Obama supporting employees will be living with the consequences of their decision.  Yup. Makes me smile

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Re: Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 09:14:59 AM »
Thats pretty cold of you... It makes you smile that this person has to get rid of people, trim down his business to survive....
There is nothing good about this story at all.
Elfie you misunderstood the sarcasm of his post.
It's the fact that libs voted for this mess, that they are now having to live with the consequences of their decisions.

I know where you're coming from, but this employer is only the first in a long list of those that will have to let people go and we all have to live with it, though it does carry a silver lining, in that in four years hopefully the libs will have awakened to the night mare they've created.
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Re: Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2012, 09:36:01 AM »
I've always known that I wouldn't get a good feeling from telling democrat/liberals, "I told you so", should Obama win another term.

I know you were being sarcastic Yawn, but there really is nothing to smile about. Along with people losing their jobs and getting downsized to part time employment, we are facing the single largest tax increase in history, come January.

I'm trying to keep a good attitude, but Romney/Ryan were our last, best chance to start correcting this mess. Romney won't be running again, and we've voted in a radical community agitator for another four years. We are guaranteed to have a deficit that is well over $20 trillion, 4 years from now. Gutting our military, manufacturing, and energy production will be priority #1.

I"ll admit it, I'm going through the stages of grief. In 4 years, the US landscape is going to be a broken and unrecognizable nightmare.

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Re: Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2012, 09:40:45 AM »
I feel bad for the BUSINESS OWNER. That's HIS life.  Other's have jobs when he's successful.  Those with the take mentality will find out what happens when they take from the golden goose.  The golden goose gets up and LEAVES.  No, I have NO sympathy for the Obama supporter. THEY destroyed my country with their greed and stupidity. 

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Re: Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2012, 09:40:56 AM »
Fired 22 Employees  :ohmy:

Oh well, he didn't have to close his company down.

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Re: Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2012, 09:42:36 AM »
Fired 22 Employees  :ohmy:

Oh well, he didn't have to close his company down.

My "disappointment has evolved today to anger and bitterness. I don't have sympathy for the Obama supporter.  Until they are officially designated "retarded" or "mentally disabled" I will assume they know what they did.  Of course they don't.  Time for a little tough love.

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Re: Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2012, 09:56:22 AM »
My "disappointment has evolved today to anger and bitterness. I don't have sympathy for the Obama supporter.  Until they are officially designated "retarded" or "mentally disabled" I will assume they know what they did.  Of course they don't.  Time for a little tough love.

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Re: Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2012, 09:57:30 AM »
Elfie isn't an Obama supporter.

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Re: Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2012, 10:01:20 AM »
Atlas Shrugged received largely negative reviews after its 1957 publication.
   
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Re: Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2012, 10:02:27 AM »
An obama supporter I presume.  Funny how you singled ME out but not the OP with the 2 thumbs up. 

You made your mess, now accept the consequences.  Maybe you can evolve to someone who understands that decisions have consequences.  I'll bet those Hispanic employees overwhelmingly voted for Obama too.

He'll do okay probably.  The Obama supporting employees will be living with the consequences of their decision.  Yup. Makes me smile
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Re: Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2012, 10:07:19 AM »
Elfie you misunderstood the sarcasm of his post.
It's the fact that libs voted for this mess, that they are now having to live with the consequences of their decisions.

I know where you're coming from, but this employer is only the first in a long list of those that will have to let people go and we all have to live with it, though it does carry a silver lining, in that in four years hopefully the libs will have awakened to the night mare they've created.
His sarcasm has been a way of life for more then a handful of small business/mom and pop businesses Himself and I know that have gone down since the construction downfall.     I am one of those that have survived and God willing and a huge dose of I dont quit, I'll keep what I have....not go backwards....and maybe even claw back to where we were before it all began....
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Re: Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2012, 10:10:26 AM »
Elfie isn't an Obama supporter.
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