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Old 01-11-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Why would you lay people off based on their political affiliation? What an odd way to decide who and who not to lay off.
He was just throwing that out there in describing his dismay w/ what he considers to be the liberal attitude (hand out mentality) that so many of Obama's supporters have had. Mullman often writes in a rather metaphorical manner, LOL.
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:33 PM
 
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I have heard a lot of people say that they were assuming Obama would provide them with free healthcare. I never heard Obama himself say that!!!! In fact, I just heard our Prez-elect talk w/ George Stephanopolous (sp) and he said that w/ this economy, there were programs that were going to have to be CUT BACK . . . so I think he is not the liberal many of us assumed he was . . . and certainly not the Good Fairy that some of his supporters mistook him for.
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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When I hear them talking in the cafeteria that Obama will pay their mortgage and fuel costs (based on evening news footage) it makes it easier to decide. I had to decide between people quick to look for a handout, and those eager enough to do what it takes to take care of their family (thus continuing to pay into the system which benefits all).

Judge me if you will, and I am sure you will....
I guess if you felt that their performance goes hand in hand, it would make sense. Not really judging sorry if it came out that way, just was curious.

I'm not an Obama fan, but I do think it's ludicrous that people actually think that and that your employees said things like that.
I don't know why people feel the government should save us, I'd much prefer less government in our lives and be self sufficient. Bigger gov't means a dependency on a system that isn't for our best interests. It just serves the elite and I guess for ppl who are lazy too.
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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I guess if you felt that their performance goes hand in hand, it would make sense. Not really judging sorry if it came out that way, just was curious.

I'm not an Obama fan, but I do think it's ludicrous that people actually think that and that your employees said things like that.
I don't know why people feel the government should save us, I'd much prefer less government in our lives and be self sufficient. Bigger gov't means a dependency on a system that isn't for our best interests. It just serves the elite and I guess for ppl who are lazy too.
We are the government. It's up to us to save ourselves!
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:55 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I guess if you felt that their performance goes hand in hand, it would make sense. Not really judging sorry if it came out that way, just was curious.

I'm not an Obama fan, but I do think it's ludicrous that people actually think that and that your employees said things like that.
I don't know why people feel the government should save us, I'd much prefer less government in our lives and be self sufficient. Bigger gov't means a dependency on a system that isn't for our best interests. It just serves the elite and I guess for ppl who are lazy too.
I think a lot of us in this area of the state have Libertarian leanings. I agree - don't want the gov't trying to save us (and don't want to have to pay so much out of my paycheck to taxes to support entitlement programs, either).

What concerns me is . . . w/ all this bailout money going to various business sectors . . . looks like "nationalization" . . . I don't know. Just doesn't seem right to me.
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I have heard a lot of people say that they were assuming Obama would provide them with free healthcare. I never heard Obama himself say that!!!! In fact, I just heard our Prez-elect talk w/ George Stephanopolous (sp) and he said that w/ this economy, there were programs that were going to have to be CUT BACK . . . so I think he is not the liberal many of us assumed he was . . . and certainly not the Good Fairy that some of his supporters mistook him for.
Lol at Good Fairy. The next 4 years will be interesting. Hopefully it won't be too scary.
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:58 PM
 
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What concerns me is . . . w/ all this bailout money going to various business sectors . . . looks like "nationalization" . . . I don't know. Just doesn't seem right to me.
Now, now Ani you'll have a place in the new NAU.
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Sales are off 40% at my business and I had to do a few layoffs last week.
First time in 15 years or so and I always hate doing it - just awful.
One consolation was I let the people with Obama stickers go first.
I'm not joking...

I've grown a business with my blood sweat and tears (usually 60+ hrs/wk) that my father originally started, and I just have to take care of my own family first.
People thinking that Obama will pay for their gas and mortgage are about to find out.


YouTube - Obama Is Going To Pay For My Gas And Mortgage!!!
Given the emotional state you must be in regarding keeping a generational business going, making hard decisions every day, I won't comment on this post in the way I normally would.

The only thing I'll say is that I hope things turn around for you and your business.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I think a lot of us in this area of the state have Libertarian leanings. I agree - don't want the gov't trying to save us (and don't want to have to pay so much out of my paycheck to taxes to support entitlement programs, either).

What concerns me is . . . w/ all this bailout money going to various business sectors . . . looks like "nationalization" . . . I don't know. Just doesn't seem right to me.
Agree about nationalization. A select few having control and power over everything. Especially our money.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:04 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Agree about nationalization. A select few having control and power over everything. Especially our money.
ESPECIALLY our money! Gosh, when the treasury is printing money like crazy . . . and unemployment is rising . . . and everyone is looking for a bail out . . . it is very scary. Too many huge decisions in the hands of too few people . . .
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