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Vegas Employer: Obama Won, So I Fired 22 Employees


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Reporting Live & Local with Kevin Wall Filed under Business, Heard on KXNT, Kevin Wall, Local, News, Watch + Listent Related tags Barack Obama, david, election 2012, Hispanic, kxnt, lay offs, Mitt Romney, ObamaCare, President Barack Obama, small business, The Election, Trendingt

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 [I] 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.

“I explained to them a month ago that if Obama gets in office that the regulations for Obamacare are gonna hurt our business, and I’m gonna have to make provisions to make sure I have enough money to cover the payroll taxes, the additional health care I’m gonna have to do, and I explained that to them and I said you do what you feel like in your heart you need to do, but I’m just letting you know as a warning this is things I have to think of as a business owner.

“Well unfortunately, and most of my employees are Hispanic — I’m not gonna go into what kind of company I have, but I have mostly Hispanic employees — well unfortunately we know what happened and I can’t wait around anymore, I have to be proactive. 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. I have to build up that nest egg now for the taxes and regulations that are coming my way. Elections do have consequences, but so do choices. A choice you make every day has consequences and you know what, I’ve always put my employees first, but unfortunately today I have to put me and my family first, and you watch what’s gonna happen. I’m just one guy with 114 employees — well was 114 employees — watch what happens in the next six months. The Dow alone lost 314 points today. There’s a tsunami coming and if you didn’t think this election had consequences, just wait.”

by Anonymousreply 411/09/2012

What a man he is! What an American! Cowardly piece of fuck, old fart using his power to ruin lives because he's a pissy old fart.

You don't love America, old man, you hate it. So just admit it.

Oh and die in a grease fire.

by Anonymousreply 111/08/2012

They should be able to sue him over that. He's taking people's jobs to make a cheap political statement.

by Anonymousreply 211/09/2012

That comments section is disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 311/09/2012

INS needs to immediately go through the rolls of his employees and make sure every single one of them is legal.

If he's hired illegals, he needs to be prosecuted.

by Anonymousreply 411/09/2012
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