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Vegas employer fires 22 because President Obama won…

…or, “why I’m a bad manager.” This arbitrary decision, less than 48 hours after the election, serves only to illustrate this employer is a bad manager, not a principled American.

There are a number of things wrong with this. First, I wonder how he made his selection in firing the employees? That aside, a Romney victory would not have ensured the repeal of any of the factors he based his decision on. “ObamaCare” is modeled after Gov Romney’s plan in Mass. Also, Congress would have to repeal the legislation…and there’s little assurance a Democratic Senate would have worked with a President Romney, despite his much discussed willingness to work across party lines.

This employer isn’t making a principled or economic stand. Principles would have kept those employees until he had to let them go.


  1. I seriously disagree with you. He specifically stated he can only pay so many people, and if the cost per employee goes up, the number of employees must go down.

    ““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.”

    Posted on 09-Nov-12 at 13:13 | Permalink
  2. I went back and re read what you wrote. True, there is no guarantee Romney would have repealed Obama Care, but my reading is that he would have chanced it until he found out otherwise. Romney said he would put a stop to it, and he could have done that by executive order. That would have been the end of January.

    There IS a guarantee Obama will NOT repeal it. This guy has simply gotten his ducks in order today instead of waiting until mid January and taking a chance on having to let all 114 of them go.

    Posted on 09-Nov-12 at 13:17 | Permalink
  3. CombatRob

    TRex, true Romney may have done so…but the program is one he implemented and defended in his home state. I just can’t see him really turning it off, only rebranding it. Romney said a good number of things that weren’t necessarily true (as did Obama).

    I’m not disagreeing necessarily with letting the people go at some point in time when it became economically necessary. Read the manager’s words, though…he did his “fair share” of educating his people before the election. What I am critical of is his timing as a political statement; I maintain he is a bad manager, not a good leader.

    Posted on 09-Nov-12 at 16:48 | Permalink

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