David Siegel, the Florida billionaire who owns Westgate Resorts and more hasn't laid off any employees yet even after promising to do so if they "voted for the wrong candidate."<quoted text>"
So we have at least 2 instances of juvenile business owners venting their rage at Obama's re-election by letting employees go--apparently without regard to the political leanings of those employees--most notably, asshole coal baron Bob Murray. We know of several other business owners who either threatened to do so prior to the election or who are threatening to do so now. Papa John's plans to cut hours as part of John Schnatter's post-election tantrum.
Right wing babies on blogs and Twitter are actually screaming for more revenge layoffs, though most of them appear to want these business owners to somehow single out democratic employees for punishment. My question is below the fold.
Will ANYONE not see this for what it is? It's obvious these people are trying to make a statement by unnecessarily hurting people who can do nothing about it. They will, of course, claim Obamacare forced their hands which is complete nonsense.
By all rights, this should backfire on the GOP. Obama is popular, the ACA is popular. The motives are in plain sight and most regular people absolutely cringe at the image of rich sociopaths taking out their anger on their employees.
However, it WON'T hurt the GOP if the media covers these actions in their usual "Fair and Balanced" way, giving GOP talking heads the chance to rail against the supposed destructive costs of Obamacare to "small businesses". We need to hold the media responsible for how they cover this. We need to hang this right wing sociopathy and revenge around the necks of republicans--making them explain why this is OK, why companies that are making huge profits are hurting their employees, and push them to denounce this practice. Make them denounce the teabaggers who are cheering the revenge layoffs. If they can't do it, they need to pay the price in public perception. This is so ugly and obvious it should be a slam dunk for democrats just like "47%" was."
Right after the election results were announced, Seigel gave all his employees a 5% raise__figure that out.
Papa John, the Pizza guy, is still threatening to raise the prices of his shitty pizza and other crappy products. John Schnatter, who's not even an authentic Guido must have forgotten that he's in the retail business eh? Peyton Manning too__Peyton has purchased a slew of Papa John's Colorado franchises.