A business owner in Las Vegas claimed that he fired 22 employees because President Barack Obama was reelected. We're taking a closer look at this interesting story from the Current community. Check it out and add your two cents:
Submitted by letsliveinpeace
A local business owner who went by "David" told a local radio show that he terminated mostly Hispanic employees because of the rising financial burden on his profits. He said he didn't tell his employees how to vote and followed the law by notifying them 30 days prior that layoffs were possible.
"I explained to them a month ago, if Obama gets in office, the regulations for Obamacare are going to hurt our business, and I am going to have to make provision to make sure that I have enough money to cover payroll taxes, the additional health care I'm going to have to do. And I explained that to them, and I said, 'You do what you feel you need to do, but I'm just letting you know this as a warning that this is things I have to think of as a business owner.'"
"I have to build up that nest egg now for the taxes and regulations that are coming my way," he explained. "Elections do have consequences, but so do choices."
The community responds:
cw9000: "I hope they sue the pants off of him."
Plue: "Following the laws? I thought voter intimidation was illegal."
tverdell: "It is easy for all of us to be kind and generous when things are going well. The true test of character is under adversity. I think this business owner is under a false illusion if he think he is a good guy because when things are good, he is good. But when things get tough, he gets nasty. This just means he is innately a nasty individual."
Steamed_N_More: "Prime example of irresponsible capitalism? Fiscal immaturity? Predatory business modeling? You bet! Probably misinformed and lazy as well. It is like he knew what was law, but closed his eyes hoping an administrative change would protect him and his family, and not real concerned for anyone else!"
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