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    'Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone'

    A west Georgia business owner is stirring up controversy with signs he posted on his company's trucks, for all to see as the trucks roll up and down roads, highways and interstates:
    "New Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone."


    Looman's company is U.S. Cranes, LLC. He said he put up the signs, and first posted pictures of the signs on his personal Facebook page, six months ago, and he said he received mostly positive reaction from people, "about 20-to-one positive."

    But for some reason, one of the photos went viral on the Internet on Monday.
    And the reaction has been so intense, pro and con, he's had to have his phones disconnected because of the non-stop calls, and he's had to temporarily shut down his company's website because of all the traffic crashing the system.


    'Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone' | 11alive.com

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    Re: 'Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone'

    "So Bill Looman is keeping the signs up, and the photos up -- stirring up a lot of debate.

    "I just spent 10 years in the Marine Corps protecting the rights of people... the First Amendment, and the Second Amendment and the [rest of the] Bill of Rights," he said. "Lord knows they're calling me at 2 in the morning, all night long, and voicing their opinion. And I respect their right to do that. I'm getting a reaction, a lot of it's negative, now. But a lot of people are waking up."

    It is his right to express his opinion. People can choose to do business with him or not. I can't say I blame him. I would expand his view to include most members of Congress.
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    Re: 'Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone'

    It galls the crap out fo some folks that we live in a free country where people can express their opinion without fear of reprisal.

    Now, from a business stand point, I think it's a bad idea.
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    Re: 'Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone'



    its his business, he can make poor decisions if he wants.

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    Re: 'Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone'

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    its his business, he can make poor decisions if he wants.
    To early to tell if it was a poor decision. I will agree with that it is his business and he can do what he wants. Don't live in his area or have a need for his type of services. If I did, would most likely give him some business.
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    Re: 'Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone'

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    To early to tell if it was a poor decision. I will agree with that it is his business and he can do what he wants. Don't live in his area or have a need for his type of services. If I did, would most likely give him some business.
    I would look at his cost, service level, etc and make it based on the numbers.

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    Re: 'Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone'

    One has to wonder what he's going to do if Obama gets reelected...not hire anyone until 2017? If that's the case he probably wasn't going to hire anyone anyway. But more likely, he's just blowing off some steam and expressing his political views without making a serious threat. He can do as he pleases, but I agree with apdst and megaprogman...it's not a smart business decision.
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    Re: 'Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone'

    Only an idiot would choose NOT to hire an otherwise qualified individual because of whoever's in high office in the world of politics. I could see supporting his stance IF his actions were against the official's policies as they impact his business, i.e., tax laws, new regulations, etc. But by his own admission his actions have less to do with taxation or regulations that impact his business than they do his principles or the perception of his individual liberties/rights being taken away or subverted.

    I repeat: This business owner is an idiot! But it's his right to operate his business and/or enact hiring practises as he sees fit. Too bad his stupidity is liable to kill his business far sooner than any bill ratified by Congress and signed into law by the President.
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    Re: 'Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone'

    Actually I can't say as I blame him one bit. Its obvious from the unemployment rate that a lot of buisnesses are just not hiring. I wonder if everyone else here is going to say that all those other buisnesses are "idiots" also.

    The reasoning behind not hiring is really quite simple and does lead directly to Obama for two main reasons.

    1: Obama is not a leader. (I know many will say this is talking point of the GOP but even a clock is right twice a day.)
    2: Obama is unpredictable. When POTUS's are unpredictable companies get nervous. Companies need continuity. When there isn't any and the companies get nervous they don't hire.
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