I work in a restaurant. One of my co-workers who runs his own company was afraid of Romney winning as well.
I wrote a four word letter.
Who cares what business owners think about Obama, running a business doesn't make your opinion about what would we best for an economy anymore relevant than being a chemist does. Business owners just reason from the point of view of their own firm and how they operate in a semi competitive environment on which they as an individual company have little impact, which is a useless starting point if you want to make policy for the whole economy. It's mostly just classic fallacy of composition stuff.
For those who didn't click the link, it's the CEO of a coal mining company in West Virginia who fired 156 employees, blamed Obama, saying he had no choice, and then proceeded to lead all of the fired workers in a prayer- to deliver the nation from Obama. And the most disturbing part is that the workers actually stayed for the prayer, rather than tell the CEO to go fuck himself.
I absolutely would have told the guy to go fuck himself. Because that's what he should do. The irony is that the coal industry is dying on its own due primarily to the free market- corporations are preferring other, cheaper, cleaner energy sources more and more, primarily natural gas. And Republicans are actually the biggest advocates of bolstering the natural gas industry, to the point that they're willing to shoot fluids (the chemical makeup of which, the public is not even allowed to know) underground and into our water supply, just to extract natural gas.
My previous signature was getting old. This is my new one.
Last edited by MOTO13; 11-16-2012 at 08:56 AM.
You need to clarify that. It makes no sense.
I think you mean that they are not expanding due to the current economic climate possibly. They want to, but getting funding is tricky right now. Banks are being VERY cautious with business loans. Obama has made businesses very uneasy and it is not getting better. You think businesses do not want to expand? Of course they do. Do you know what it's like to increase production or expand a business when you are not certain if 12/24/36 months from now you may have new rules to follow?
Last edited by MOTO13; 11-16-2012 at 09:13 AM.
Obama and his vision of everything for everyone is a fucking joke. He is not business friendly with this whole Obamacare fiasco. Why? It is incredibly complex and nobody really knows what to expect. Insurance rates are already ticking up. Not good. You've read the stories. That coupled with the current state of the tax reform and fiscal cliff makes any business ready to shit. Obama has been in office for 4 years and spent $6 trillion... what has he done to help US business and the economy? ZERO. He stopped it. He made it more difficult to be a business and at the same time fucked up the value of the dollar.