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      11-11-2009, 12:13 AM   #23
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pfft. The american 'workforce' is lazy and has been for a very long time. Exploitation is relative and I think the american worker needs to be exploited in order to get his ass in gear and do something. Working 9-5 and then reaping 80,000$ (including health benefits) is not hard work by any stretch of the imagination. But thats what people expect and so we transform into a service economy.

We have been riding on immigrant hard work and ingenuity for a very long time. Our large economic sectors are the ones that have to do with advancement in technology and ideas. Now of course that we have clearly laid out to the world that we are hostile to everyone, the type of hardworking innovative immigrants that we want are no longer coming here.
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Now if only the OP truly understood what karma is.. You've been watching too much " my name is earl" Karma is NOT "do good and good comes back too you, or " what goes around comes around"! Look it UP
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Suscks for him. I believe that unemployment is a great thing, but it is very widely abused and that should be stopped, as with most government handouts.

I had an irony that I liked as well, I had some hardcore Dem friends that were all Obama and change, then after he got elected they got fired (Probably should have realized their company does a ton of electronics work for the military). Obama was anti war so they downsized almost immediately. I thought it was funny to an extent, the change they got was definitely not what they were expecting. And come to find out there actually has been almost no change in the past year, their jobs were lost in vain.
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"As the CEO of a business that employees 140 people, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barack Obama is our next President, and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way.

To compensate for these increases, I figure that the Clients will have to see an increase in our fees to them of about 8% but since we cannot increase our fees right now due to the dismal state of our economy, we will have to lay off six of our employees instead. This has really been troubling to me, as we believe we are family here and I didn’t know how to choose who will have to go first.

So, this is what I did. I strolled through our parking lot and found 8 Obama bumper stickers on our employees’ cars and have decided these folks will be the first to be laid off. I can’t think of a more fair way to approach this problem. These folks wanted change; I gave it to them."
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If you type Barack Obama into Firefox, the spell checker will suggest, among other combinations:

Bareback Alabama
Bark Obadiah
Mubarak Bamako

Are these Presidential porn star names?
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Thats perfect. I never thought of doing that. Our family business employs about 20 men. We'll be looking to do the same. There are two trucks in the parking lot with Obama stickers on them.
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Yes! Fire the ones with the obama stickers! Thats awesome, I wish I owned my own business just so I can do that. Can I watch?!?!
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pfft. The american 'workforce' is lazy and has been for a very long time. Exploitation is relative and I think the american worker needs to be exploited in order to get his ass in gear and do something. Working 9-5 and then reaping 80,000$ (including health benefits) is not hard work by any stretch of the imagination. But thats what people expect and so we transform into a service economy.

We have been riding on immigrant hard work and ingenuity for a very long time. Our large economic sectors are the ones that have to do with advancement in technology and ideas. Now of course that we have clearly laid out to the world that we are hostile to everyone, the type of hardworking innovative immigrants that we want are no longer coming here.
I totally agree with the above, well thought out, and rational in its argument. In my opinion, many of the radically right posters on this forum don't really understand what it means to be a republican; they are just shit disturbers who happen to have a republican affiliation. Their behaviour and writing style are usually quite obtuse, ignorant and free of rational thought. With that being said, the people the OP is referring too are never going to admit that he has a good point, which is clearly evident when you read some of the responses to this thread.
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"As the CEO of a business that employees 140 people, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barack Obama is our next President, and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way.

To compensate for these increases, I figure that the Clients will have to see an increase in our fees to them of about 8% but since we cannot increase our fees right now due to the dismal state of our economy, we will have to lay off six of our employees instead. This has really been troubling to me, as we believe we are family here and I didn’t know how to choose who will have to go first.

So, this is what I did. I strolled through our parking lot and found 8 Obama bumper stickers on our employees’ cars and have decided these folks will be the first to be laid off. I can’t think of a more fair way to approach this problem. These folks wanted change; I gave it to them."
Hey, at least he has justification for his discrimination. Sure hope the ones that got fired sued him for discriminating them based on their political beliefs.
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Hey, at least he has justification for his discrimination. Sure hope the ones that got fired sued him for discriminating them based on their political beliefs.
Last time I checked, "political affiliation" wasn't one of the prohibited classes for discrimination.....

Let's see, from the EEOC website, "political affiliation" is listed exactly twice, indicating that the EEOC doesn't enforce that, but certain federal employees are so protected. It also indicates that some states may have political affiliation guidelines, but it doesn't list them out.

http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/qanda.html

So, getting fired for an Obama sticker isn't an EEOC violation, but may be one at the state level.
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Hey, at least he has justification for his discrimination. Sure hope the ones that got fired sued him for discriminating them based on their political beliefs.
Maybe in the Peoples Republik of Kalifornia, but not here.
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Some folks will take the glass half empty philosophy, start firing the workforce and cut back on advertising. Others take the glass half full philosophy, increase advertising, gain a greater foothold within their markets.

My bet is you could have saved half of those jobs simply by not throwing money on advertising that isn't working.

There are better ways to solving economic problems than simple knee jerk reactions. No one who has been in President for the last 40 years has had any other role than simple pitchman. This includes Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and so on right up through the current president.

You can look at politics in this country very much the way you look at Pepsi and Coke. They each have different labels and a slightly different taste, but they are both still brown, both carbonated and both still soda. You aren't choosing between water and wine. It's the same result either way. It's still soda!

The agenda will always be the same until we look at other "brands" of political affiliation on a nationwide level. Until then, you are voting for whoever is selected by business as the best pitchman.
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"As the CEO of a business that employees 140 people, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barack Obama is our next President, and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way.

To compensate for these increases, I figure that the Clients will have to see an increase in our fees to them of about 8% but since we cannot increase our fees right now due to the dismal state of our economy, we will have to lay off six of our employees instead. This has really been troubling to me, as we believe we are family here and I didn’t know how to choose who will have to go first.

So, this is what I did. I strolled through our parking lot and found 8 Obama bumper stickers on our employees’ cars and have decided these folks will be the first to be laid off. I can’t think of a more fair way to approach this problem. These folks wanted change; I gave it to them."

Is this a publicly traded company? If so, I'd be happy to short any company that lays off workers based on political affiliation rather than productivity. This CEO (if he exists) sounds like a complete clown.
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Today I found out that one of my hardcore republican friends that I've known since I was in elementary school lost his job today. Now I don't wish anything like this upon anyone, however it was clear to us that this friend needed to get a reality check at some point in his life and it happen to come a lot sooner than later.

Last year one of my other friends lost his job and began accepting unemployement checks to keep his head above water until he could find another job (He considers himself and independent, but has always voted republican). This guy who just lost his job today wouldn't let him hear the end of it. He woud say that our friend was mooching off the system and was what was "wrong" with America. He said if he ever where to lose his job, he would never apply for unemployment. He said if he where president, he would get rid of it because it's just a system for lazy people to stay lazy.

This was the same guy who repeatedly tried to tell us that that economy was not in a recession and that the democratic dirtbags were exaggerating everything.

Now this same guy is scared shitless because he thought is job was secure. Not to mention that he has some health issues and now probably won't be able to afford or even get healthcare because what he has is considered a pre-exisiting condition. I won't even get into the stuff he said about healthcare, especially when he was probably thinking that he wouldn't lose it.

All I got to say is that Karma is a bitch. To all the hardcore right wingers on this site who have my friends type of mindset, I hope something like this doesn't happen to you because no matter how much I might disagree with you're politics, it's one hell of a lesson to learn from that I don't wish upon anyone.
But did he actually apply for unemployment?
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Is this a publicly traded company? If so, I'd be happy to short any company that lays off workers based on political affiliation rather than productivity. This CEO (if he exists) sounds like a complete clown.
It's a joke. Don't be an ass clown.
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It's a joke. Don't be an ass clown.
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Its the CEO of Retard Inc. Instead of laying off people based on productivity or contribution to revenue, he's checking out bumper stickers.

Hey can I get one of your business cards? Ive never seen one that says, "Chairman, CEO, and President of Retard Inc."
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