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« on: November 08, 2012, 12:28:56 PM »

I hope this doesn't become a trend.   Undecided

Las Vegas CEO Reportedly Fired 22 Workers Because Of Obama's Reelection
Posted: 11/08/2012 1:05 pm EST Updated: 11/08/2012 1:49 pm EST

One Las Vegas CEO reportedly had an extreme reaction to President Obama's reelection.

“David,” whose full name and company have yet to be disclosed, told radio host Kevin Wall on 100.5 KXNT that he fired 22 of his 114 employees as a direct result of Obama’s win, arguing that “elections have consequences” and that he needs “to survive.” “David” refused to identify himself for “obvious reasons,” according to the radio station.

“I had to lay off 22 people today to make sure that my business is gonna thrive and I’m gonna be around for years to come,” the CEO said. “I have to build up that nest egg now for the taxes and regulations that are coming my way.”

"David's" identity and his story have yet to be verified, but if it's true, the CEO would be among the first, if not the first outright, to fire workers as a direct result of Obama's reelection, a threat made many times before the presidential election. The new political push by employers was the result of both the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, which made such declarations legal, and a June conference call in which Mitt Romney urged employers to tell their workers how they voted.

The company head, who described his workers as “mostly Hispanic,” said that he warned them about a month ago that if Obama won reelection, provisions like Obamacare and extra payroll taxes would force him to make certain considerations in order to keep his business running. Instead of firing workers, other companies, like Papa John's, said they would pass on the costs of Obamacare to consumers.

“David” is one of many CEOs that warned employees of consequences if Obama won reelection. Billionaire and Westgate Resort head David Siegel emailed a memo to his employees in the lead up to the election warning them to vote for Romney or else. But in the wake of Obama’s win, Siegel is saying that he gave all of his employees raises.

Some companies, like Wynn resorts, went even further by giving their employees voter guides. Peter Bos, CEO of real estate developer Legendary Inc., attached his filled-out election ballot, which included a vote for Romney, to his employees paychecks.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/08/david-las-vegas-ceo-fired-workers_n_2093369.html
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 12:34:35 PM »

I wonder if those 22 people happened to have Obama stickers on their bumpers?
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 12:36:42 PM »

I don't know the details in this case. 

These Union fucks think they can shake their employers, and governments down...  That can only go on for so long.
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 12:40:02 PM »

I don't know the details in this case. 

These Union fucks think they can shake their employers, and governments down...  That can only go on for so long.

Agreed. They're scum of the worst kind.
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 12:40:38 PM »

I don't know the details in this case. 

These Union fucks think they can shake their employers, and governments down...  That can only go on for so long.

Do you have any personal experiences with unions Pip?
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2012, 01:18:06 PM »

A company I subcontract work from, told his employees that if Obama got reelected that they would close their doors on December 31st. Heard that he gave the announcement today that they were going through with it.
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2012, 01:49:33 PM »

So this is one of the many wonderful businesses these days that purposely develop a culture where a typical American couldn't work due to his or her inability to communicate in Spanish, if nothing else.

The "boss" sounds like an un-American POS to begin with.  He should fail based on that.
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2012, 02:17:32 PM »

Do you have any personal experiences with unions Pip?

Yes, the town I live in is being raped by them as we speak.  I'm closely following it.

The average salary of our police and fire is like %66 percent higher than that of the private sector here.  They still get automatic salary increases every year, nothing city council can do about it (not sure why?).  There was talk of putting them on 12 hour shifts, cutting the automatic salary increase down a little bit (not ending them), and some other cost saving measures like closing a fire station on the out skirts of town.  400 or more FOP and IAFF members showed up at the next council meeting and bitched at council one after another to try and intimidate the councilmen forcing them into raping the citizens of my community more.  That's just one incident, this shit has been going on for the last 6 years.  They keep putting public safety levys on the ballot, and the IAFF and FOP go house to house scaring people into voting for them.  Mean while, people are still being foreclosed on and their property taxes are sky rocketing.  While most police and fire make $100k a year.

Private company, employees here went on strike over the elimination of job classifications, no joke.  3000 workers were "locked out" for 6 months over this bullshit.  These people and their families went hungry because some misguided greedy fucking union used them as pawns.


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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2012, 02:20:50 PM »

Councilman here mentioned our governors support of the union reform stuff going on in Wisconsin.  He didn't actually endorse it, just mentioned it in a council meeting.

These fucking union lunatics spent all kinds of money and man power trying to have him recalled.  Fucking insanity. 

Luckily the people here stood behind our councilman and told the unions to fuck off.
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2012, 03:01:09 PM »

Yes, the town I live in is being raped by them as we speak.  I'm closely following it.

The average salary of our police and fire is like %66 percent higher than that of the private sector here.  They still get automatic salary increases every year, nothing city council can do about it (not sure why?).  There was talk of putting them on 12 hour shifts, cutting the automatic salary increase down a little bit (not ending them), and some other cost saving measures like closing a fire station on the out skirts of town.  400 or more FOP and IAFF members showed up at the next council meeting and bitched at council one after another to try and intimidate the councilmen forcing them into raping the citizens of my community more.  That's just one incident, this shit has been going on for the last 6 years.  They keep putting public safety levys on the ballot, and the IAFF and FOP go house to house scaring people into voting for them.  Mean while, people are still being foreclosed on and their property taxes are sky rocketing.  While most police and fire make $100k a year.

Private company, employees here went on strike over the elimination of job classifications, no joke.  3000 workers were "locked out" for 6 months over this bullshit.  These people and their families went hungry because some misguided greedy fucking union used them as pawns.




It looks like the Unions are more harm than good at your parts
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2012, 03:19:34 PM »

A company I subcontract work from, told his employees that if Obama got reelected that they would close their doors on December 31st. Heard that he gave the announcement today that they were going through with it.

That's just fucking stupid.  If the business is profitable then it stays if it isn't then it goes.  Nothing that happened this week would change that, unless the business makes Romeny president dolls.
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2012, 03:26:23 PM »

That's just fucking stupid.  If the business is profitable then it stays if it isn't then it goes.  Nothing that happened this week would change that, unless the business makes Romeny president dolls.

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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2012, 04:02:14 PM »

That's just fucking stupid.  If the business is profitable then it stays if it isn't then it goes.  Nothing that happened this week would change that, unless the business makes Romeny president dolls.
Ha! I'll bet this Las Vegas 'business man' owns a landscaping business of illegals, or one of those that hands out the flyers to tourists. Either way, total douchebag.
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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2012, 04:09:14 PM »

It looks like the Unions are more harm than good at your parts

haha, thanks for not arguing with me about it.

You're definitely one of the more "fair and balanced" getbiggers.  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2012, 04:20:02 PM »

I hope this doesn't become a trend.   Undecided

Las Vegas CEO Reportedly Fired 22 Workers Because Of Obama's Reelection
Posted: 11/08/2012 1:05 pm EST Updated: 11/08/2012 1:49 pm EST

One Las Vegas CEO reportedly had an extreme reaction to President Obama's reelection.

“David,” whose full name and company have yet to be disclosed, told radio host Kevin Wall on 100.5 KXNT that he fired 22 of his 114 employees as a direct result of Obama’s win, arguing that “elections have consequences” and that he needs “to survive.” “David” refused to identify himself for “obvious reasons,” according to the radio station.

“I had to lay off 22 people today to make sure that my business is gonna thrive and I’m gonna be around for years to come,” the CEO said. “I have to build up that nest egg now for the taxes and regulations that are coming my way.”

"David's" identity and his story have yet to be verified, but if it's true, the CEO would be among the first, if not the first outright, to fire workers as a direct result of Obama's reelection, a threat made many times before the presidential election. The new political push by employers was the result of both the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, which made such declarations legal, and a June conference call in which Mitt Romney urged employers to tell their workers how they voted.

The company head, who described his workers as “mostly Hispanic,” said that he warned them about a month ago that if Obama won reelection, provisions like Obamacare and extra payroll taxes would force him to make certain considerations in order to keep his business running. Instead of firing workers, other companies, like Papa John's, said they would pass on the costs of Obamacare to consumers.

“David” is one of many CEOs that warned employees of consequences if Obama won reelection. Billionaire and Westgate Resort head David Siegel emailed a memo to his employees in the lead up to the election warning them to vote for Romney or else. But in the wake of Obama’s win, Siegel is saying that he gave all of his employees raises.

Some companies, like Wynn resorts, went even further by giving their employees voter guides. Peter Bos, CEO of real estate developer Legendary Inc., attached his filled-out election ballot, which included a vote for Romney, to his employees paychecks.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/08/david-las-vegas-ceo-fired-workers_n_2093369.html

Unfortunately, we're going to see more of this.


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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2012, 04:55:16 PM »

I wonder what reasoning was behind his description of the employees.
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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2012, 05:01:54 PM »

I'd like to know a lot more about the origin of this story.  Obviously, it's meant for widespread consumption.
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« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2012, 05:52:20 PM »

I've been a small business owner, and I can't for the life of me think of why I would fire employees based on who was president.... It seems to me there would be something else going on that caused me to struggle that much.. 
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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2012, 08:02:53 PM »

Ha! I'll bet this Las Vegas 'business man' owns a landscaping business of illegals, or one of those that hands out the flyers to tourists. Either way, total douchebag.

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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2012, 08:05:27 PM »

I've been a small business owner, and I can't for the life of me think of why I would fire employees based on who was president.... It seems to me there would be something else going on that caused me to struggle that much.. 


Its a reaction to seeing their core values of hatred, greed and power falling into oblivion.   
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« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2012, 03:12:37 AM »

haha, thanks for not arguing with me about it.

You're definitely one of the more "fair and balanced" getbiggers.  Grin

Thanks Smiley

I try not to argue with facts its a battle you cant win
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« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2012, 03:19:11 AM »

I guess the rich left wingers aren't greedy...its only the rich right wingers. Man you libs are fucking retards...and now you own it all.
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« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2012, 03:32:42 AM »

I guess the rich left wingers aren't greedy...its only the rich right wingers. Man you libs are fucking retards...and now you own it all.

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« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2012, 08:34:36 AM »

I guess the rich left wingers aren't greedy...its only the rich right wingers. Man you libs are fucking retards...and now you own it all.

Bitter much?
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« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2012, 08:41:02 AM »

Yes, the town I live in is being raped by them as we speak.  I'm closely following it.

The average salary of our police and fire is like %66 percent higher than that of the private sector here.  They still get automatic salary increases every year, nothing city council can do about it (not sure why?).  There was talk of putting them on 12 hour shifts, cutting the automatic salary increase down a little bit (not ending them), and some other cost saving measures like closing a fire station on the out skirts of town.  400 or more FOP and IAFF members showed up at the next council meeting and bitched at council one after another to try and intimidate the councilmen forcing them into raping the citizens of my community more.  That's just one incident, this shit has been going on for the last 6 years.  They keep putting public safety levys on the ballot, and the IAFF and FOP go house to house scaring people into voting for them.  Mean while, people are still being foreclosed on and their property taxes are sky rocketing.  While most police and fire make $100k a year.

Private company, employees here went on strike over the elimination of job classifications, no joke.  3000 workers were "locked out" for 6 months over this bullshit.  These people and their families went hungry because some misguided greedy fucking union used them as pawns.



Similar thing going on up here, the garbage truck drivers are now getting paid 100k a year thanks to their union. 100k. To drive a fucking garbage truck. WTF!
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