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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:55 PM

So now the 1% gets revenge by laying off people.

Fuckers.... I suspected they'd pull this stunt. Then they want to blame Obama for it vs sucking up the costs out of their bonuses.

http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/grusbf5/good-morning-america-heres-those-layoffs-you-voted

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Reply So now the 1% gets revenge by laying off people. (Original post)
smorkingapple Nov 2012 OP
jberryhill Nov 2012 #1
EmilyAnne Nov 2012 #13
rock Nov 2012 #32
Richardo Nov 2012 #2
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #3
railsback Nov 2012 #4
DrToast Nov 2012 #5
nessa Nov 2012 #25
DrToast Nov 2012 #35
Kingofalldems Nov 2012 #6
veganlush Nov 2012 #7
NCLefty Nov 2012 #8
bigfoothunter Nov 2012 #9
Fawke Em Nov 2012 #10
EmilyAnne Nov 2012 #14
bigfoothunter Nov 2012 #22
Fringe Nov 2012 #36
budkin Nov 2012 #16
bigfoothunter Nov 2012 #21
budkin Nov 2012 #44
progressivebydesign Nov 2012 #18
FSogol Nov 2012 #23
Avalux Nov 2012 #11
Cannikin Nov 2012 #12
budkin Nov 2012 #15
progressivebydesign Nov 2012 #17
WeekendWarrior Nov 2012 #19
Catherine Vincent Nov 2012 #40
polichick Nov 2012 #20
OneGrassRoot Nov 2012 #45
Jamaal510 Nov 2012 #24
Maeve Nov 2012 #34
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #26
Sunlei Nov 2012 #27
BlueToTheBone Nov 2012 #28
RBInMaine Nov 2012 #29
ksoze Nov 2012 #30
Iceberg Louie Nov 2012 #31
nessa Nov 2012 #33
PowerToThePeople Nov 2012 #37
libdem4life Nov 2012 #38
Catherine Vincent Nov 2012 #39
craigmatic Nov 2012 #41
L0oniX Nov 2012 #42
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #43
Tippy Nov 2012 #46

Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:58 PM

1. Kind of self-defeating, though....


I don't know how many corporations have too many people sitting around getting paid to fill seats that don't generate revenue.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:14 AM

13. Exactly. nt

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:18 AM

32. Correct

That's what is so crazy about the Repigs concept of "job creators". They don't want employees, they have to have them. They don't create jobs, their business demands dictate their needs for emoployees based on the amount of work that the business digs up.

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:58 PM

2. False

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:58 PM

3. It's propaganda from a site associated with the Tea Party

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:06 PM

4. Well, its sure going to make taxing them a lot easier

 

All that whining and complaining will fall of deaf ears.

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:11 PM

5. Nonsense...they're trying to blame layoffs on Obama

If the employee was actually earning them a profit, they would keep them.

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Response to DrToast (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:49 AM

25. Profit = Revenue - Expenses, if expenses go up, profit can disappear. (nt)

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Response to nessa (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:52 AM

35. But nothing has changed yet

What expenses have gone up since Obama won the election?

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:47 PM

6. So clever.

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:19 PM

7. more horseshit from the dick

Armey. ACA will create jobs as millions more hc customers come on line

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:35 PM

8. *yawn*

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Response to bigfoothunter (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:35 PM

10. Are you the freeper who got so nervous watching Fox (not) News that

you turned the station to, "Finding Bigfoot?"

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:44 AM

14. Lol! nt

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:15 PM

22. Sorry

 

Don't watch reruns that much. New season does start tomorrow night.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:31 PM

36. lol!

I was thinking the same thing.

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Response to bigfoothunter (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:52 AM

16. Go fuck yourself troll. 4 posts? LMAO

Seriously. Go fuck off back to Freepland

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Response to budkin (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:10 PM

21. ....you can count. Excellent!

 

Four posts, uh, must have been a record back when you only had three. Did those three of yours win any rewards for excellence? Clearly, intelligence, especially with this "freepland" is so lacking in maturity. Grow up.

...wait for it...next it will be grammar and spelling attacks, right? I was knocking on doors for John Kennedy, (yes that would make me about 9-10 years old at the time) before you had your first dirty diaper changedÖ.if you was even around at the time.

Now donít go off feeling slighted here, I give the other side with their immaturity vocals about the DEMONcRATS the same grief.

Iíve been reading this board for better than 8 years and only speak when necessary.

Wow, Iíve got 5 posts now.

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Response to bigfoothunter (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:57 PM

44. Yes but when I had 4 posts I wasn't spewing a bunch of right wing talking points.

I noticed your original post got hidden by jury decision. That's what happens to trolls.

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Response to bigfoothunter (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:25 AM

18. sorry that is the stupidest fucking thing I've read in a while.

Wow.. like overnight SUDDENLY these businesses don't need all those people???? Unless they were in the business of making Romney/Ryan signs, this makes zero sense. Did all of their clients die overnight???

Calling bullshit on the assholes who are doing this. ALmost everyone I know works for or owns a small business and have BENEFITTING from the 29 TAX CUTS for small business that the President has given them, PLUS the increased lending by the banks again, PLUS the profit on their investments after that idiot Bush's people trashed the economy. Oh, and my realtor friends are so busy they can't sleep.. with all of the houses being sold right now. Sadly, my friends who have all been trying to buy houses are having a terrible time... seems that every home they want is going into a bidding war.

Anyone who fires their employees so they don't have to provide health care is too fucking stupid to be in business anyway and should lose everything in a Nigerian Wester Union scam, and live the rest of their days in a cardboard box somewhere.

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Response to bigfoothunter (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:27 PM

23. It'll be really funny when the November numbers come out and unemployement decreases again.

Silly Freepers.

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:44 PM

11. You know, psychopaths often become CEOs.

I really think Romney was one, and these assholes who are taking revenge by hurting people - maybe destroying their lives and futures - are too.

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:01 PM

12. They left out Hawker Beechcraft

That one hit here in central Arkansas the day after the election. Of course, the blame game started immediately on the news sites. A few level headed people were able to explain that it was going to happen anyway.

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:47 AM

15. Totally fucking insane. These people need to be lambasted, boycotted, whatever

Hopefully they lose everything

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:20 AM

17. I can't figure this out. Why would they sabotage their own business???

The company my ex works for has added employees, actually doubling them, in the past few years. There is no WAY they could lay off anyone and still be in business. This is bullshit. They will rehire people later on.. or are "laying off" and then rehiring people. Their business didn't suddenly drop off.. so how could they work with less employees????

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:25 AM

19. They KNEW he'd be re-elected and

were just waiting to use it as an excuse to lay off workers.

It's pretty sick.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:59 PM

40. I agree

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:38 AM

20. Time for that public option - and civilized healthcare.

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Response to polichick (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:07 PM

45. That's what I'm thinking, too. n/t

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:39 AM

24. Can't the employees do something like call the police or contact a better business bureau?

They can't just lay somebody off just because their preferred candidate doesn't get to be president.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:10 AM

34. Actually, they can

Most states allow employers to fire for any reason, or no reason. Yeah, they can get in trouble for saying "You're the wrong color" or "Old people are a drag", but for the most part, if they just stick to "You're not working out here, so you're fired" that is that.

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:56 AM

26. The 1% are the Welfare Society of this country. They want Corporate Freebies and Freebies for

the grossly wealthy that have gamed the system, and handouts while in the big picture they do little to benefit the nation as a whole. They are leeches on America. I think more and more people are waking up to the propaganda spewed by these con-artists. They are trying to bring America down.

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:03 AM

27. time for other businesses to grab those Gov. contracts along with trained American employees.

No American federal or state money should go to any business who doesn't work and hire in America.

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:05 AM

28. But they still have to pay unemployment benefits and

employees do not contribute to those payments at all, so the bastids are still paying.

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:10 AM

29. They are only sealing their DOOM for 2014 and 2016. These SCUM just don't get it.

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:44 AM

30. That will free up employees for the 1% with brains

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:53 AM

31. One of the first comments at the end...

"We have no one to blame but the a**holes that voted for the spear chucker.."

Classy. Real classy.

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:35 AM

33. I own a small business, a very small business...

When we were at our largest, we had about 20 employees. Now I am the only employee. It is a software development company. I make more money now than I did when we had 20 employees. I have fewer clients, much less work for myself. I don't have to manage people. My company shrinking had nothing to do with politics, it happened over the last 10 years. It had to do with our family's personal situation.

If an owner decides that it's just not worth it to try and grow a company further they certainly can shrink it, lay off employees and not hurt themselves personally. The decision of whether it is worth it or not is certainly influenced by the cost of each employee and the cost of doing business in general.

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:40 PM

37. Let them, it will be a good argument for single payer. n/t

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:45 PM

38. Noticed the first few were health care/medical companies. That is likely real. Overcharging,

overspending, and over "diagnosing" is going to get CUT...and they know exactly by how much. Obamacare is going to cost some jobs...you can't take $716 billion of of any system without it. Like the financial system, health care has been a glutton of corporate cash up in the top three on costs for the average American.

Obama knows that and that is why he's pushing education, vocational schools, trade schools...the next big bubble to burst ... higher education has poo-pooed that for decades. The meme...Got to get a BA or MA degree or you're nothing. Get in debt big time then borrow more while you wait for a job. Some need a lot of education for their field, but not all.

Interesting to watch will be insurance companies.

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:52 PM

39. Whiney aholes

Read the comment from Ranny Lane and then one of the responses said: "I'm as angry and frustrated as the next guy, trust me, but let's not sink to their level. I agree with where the blame lies, but the racist comment is childish at best and unnecessary"

This person just can't admit it that this is the opinion of a large percentage of their party and is in denial. S/he knows the Democratic party does not call republican politicans racist names.

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:03 PM

41. They'll suffer for it too once people boycott.

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:29 PM

42. So now there are less people that can afford to buy their shit. Idiots!

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:50 PM

43. They'ii only hurt their own business.

Production will decline. Existing employees will be less loyal to the company and will seek
alternative employment which is not hard to do in low wage jobs. There are costs associated
with every employee you fire and then the cost of training new employees when that need
occurs, which it will because we ARE in a RECOVERY.

When people boycott a business they have a tendency to never return.

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Response to smorkingapple (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:38 PM

46. Freedom Works = Tea Party....Tea Party = Freedom Works

Now there is one group that don't even realize the cooked their own goose

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