This is funny, but probably a hoax:
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.
The reason I think this is a hoax is because businesses just don’t employ people to sit around and do nothing (well, outside the National Review, that is). No business could survive with 20% of it’s workforce being nonessential. And if they are essential, the guy is just shooting himself in the foot. He would be unable to keep up with the demand for whatever product or service he has, and instead of building up his next egg (as he discusses later in the interview). He’s basically downsizing for no reason other than spite.
So either this guy is a complete moron (always possible), or this is a hoax.