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matt hughes
06-12-2009, 09:03 AM
As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barrack Obama is our President and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, our prices would have to increase by about 10%.

But since we cannot increase our prices right now due to the dismal state of the economy, we will have to lay off six of our employees instead. This has really been bothering me, since I believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who would have to go. So, this is what I did. I walked through our parking lot and found six Obama bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the ones to let go. I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem. They voted for change; I gave it to them.

I will see the rest of you at the annual company picnic.

J.B.
06-12-2009, 09:07 AM
As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barrack Obama is our President and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, our prices would have to increase by about 10%.

But since we cannot increase our prices right now due to the dismal state of the economy, we will have to lay off six of our employees instead. This has really been bothering me, since I believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who would have to go. So, this is what I did. I walked through our parking lot and found six Obama bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the ones to let go. I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem. They voted for change; I gave it to them.

I will see the rest of you at the annual company picnic.


I'm not sure it's "fair", but it is kinda funny. :laugh:

Where did you find this, Matt?

matt hughes
06-12-2009, 09:13 AM
email

just thought it was funny also.

J.B.
06-12-2009, 10:03 AM
It is funny, but also a great metaphor to ponder as well. :)

Boomer
06-12-2009, 10:19 AM
100% fair. :D

rockdawg21
06-12-2009, 12:22 PM
Haha, I posted the same e-mail on here a few months back. Happy to see Matt likes it too :)

http://www.matt-hughes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=956

rearnakedchoke
06-12-2009, 12:24 PM
sounds fair, but i am surprised there were only 6 obama bumper stickers .. heck, up here in canada we had people with Obama stickers which i didn't understand ...

J.B.
06-12-2009, 12:29 PM
sounds fair, but i am surprised there were only 6 obama bumper stickers .. heck, up here in canada we had people with Obama stickers which i didn't understand ...

FACEPALM! :)

Crisco
06-12-2009, 01:28 PM
sounds fair, but i am surprised there were only 6 obama bumper stickers .. heck, up here in canada we had people with Obama stickers which i didn't understand ...

That's because he is president of the "global regime"

Llamafighter
06-12-2009, 02:22 PM
That's pretty funny, Matt. :laugh:

I would actually let the people go that didn't vote at all (who were eligible and had no excuses why they couldn't). IMO

For a minute I thought this was real and felt sick to my stomach that you had to let some of your employees go. Glad it was just a joke :laugh:

Vizion
06-12-2009, 03:43 PM
:laugh:

atomdanger
06-12-2009, 06:54 PM
The sad part about this is I have a friend who owns / operates a fairly sized roofing company,
and this year he has had to lay off something more like 10 people.

Crisco
06-12-2009, 06:56 PM
The sad part about this is I have a friend who owns / operates a fairly sized roofing company,
and this year he has had to lay off something more like 10 people.

Illegals or tax payers?

atomdanger
06-12-2009, 07:50 PM
Illegals or tax payers?

Tax Payers.
He has / will never hire anybody who isn't a citizen.

I worked for him when I was in school still full time,
its funny. Home owners would always be like "White roofers?"

He is really old school, and gets outraged over things,
like when our state (Washington) spent 14 million dollars last year translating tests into spanish and other languages for students.
14 million...

Crisco
06-12-2009, 08:13 PM
Tax Payers.
He has / will never hire anybody who isn't a citizen.

I worked for him when I was in school still full time,
its funny. Home owners would always be like "White roofers?"

He is really old school, and gets outraged over things,
like when our state (Washington) spent 14 million dollars last year translating tests into spanish and other languages for students.
14 million...

I like him.

atomdanger
06-12-2009, 08:20 PM
I like him.

haha yeah, good guy. A little bit of a "hardass" but a good guy.

Twinsmama
06-12-2009, 08:34 PM
I personally think it's fair because I didn't vote for him! In the real world that would never happen, he would be sued by everyone that was laid off and then some that weren't because they were offended.

:laugh: Either way it is dang funny!!:laugh:

mikthehick
06-12-2009, 08:52 PM
I got this email 6 times back in Jan/Feb timeframe. I lived 45 mins from DC for 15 years....


...and people wonder why I'll never live near DC again.

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm52/mikthehick/facepalm.jpg

Miss Foxy
06-12-2009, 10:38 PM
Tax Payers.
He has / will never hire anybody who isn't a citizen.

I worked for him when I was in school still full time,
its funny. Home owners would always be like "White roofers?"

He is really old school, and gets outraged over things,
like when our state (Washington) spent 14 million dollars last year translating tests into spanish and other languages for students.
14 million...
Yeah maybe tell him to refer his old employees to pick fruit & veggies for the summer.. Its steady work and God forbid if an illegal were to do it stealing our American jobs! :laugh: You get the luxury of working 12+ hrs in the heat at low competitive wages maybe $2.00 an hour if your lucky...No restrooms, water, or shade..

atomdanger
06-12-2009, 10:53 PM
Yeah maybe tell him to refer his old employees to pick fruit & veggies for the summer.. Its steady work and God forbid if an illegal were to do it stealing our American jobs! :laugh: You get the luxury of working 12+ hrs in the heat at low competitive wages maybe $2.00 an hour if your lucky...No restrooms, water, or shade..

Well, in fairness, if there were no people working for 2 bucks an hour,
then everybody would at least get minimum wage.

That is part of the problem people have with immigrants working,
they work illegally for less money. So they get hired, taking jobs,
then do not pay taxes out of their wages.
But their kids still go to school, and get WIC, etc.... That tax payers pay for.

I am not in any way shape or form against immigration,
I am very very against people working here, and not putting money back into the system through taxes.
I think if you want to use our roads, schools, and other programs,
you should have to be paying taxes into those systems, period.
Regardless of who you are or where you're from.

Miss Foxy
06-12-2009, 10:58 PM
Well, in fairness, if there were no people working for 2 bucks an hour,
then everybody would at least get minimum wage.

That is part of the problem people have with immigrants working,
they work illegally for less money. So they get hired, taking jobs,
then do not pay taxes out of their wages.
But their kids still go to school, and get WIC, etc.... That tax payers pay for.

I am not in any way shape or form against immigration,
I am very very against people working here, and not putting money back into the system through taxes.
I think if you want to use our roads, schools, and other programs,
you should have to be paying taxes into those systems, period.
Regardless of who you are or where you're from.
No one is arguing that fact, but do you honestly think these farmers are going to pay minimum wage to tax paying Americans? Hell no they aint. I think some jobs no one wants these happen to be them last summer 14 deaths in California were attributed to these conditions. I don't give a s*it if your white, brown, purple, green its not humane and very unethical. I personally have been sending letters to congressman in California asking that these farm owners have accountability for cheating the system out of paying taxes by hiring illegals and on the humanitarian side for basically having slaves in this day and age. Sometimes it sickens me how its all about the politics, but never the care of a human being. Totally sickening and hypocritical.

Tyburn
06-12-2009, 11:06 PM
As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barrack Obama is our President and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, our prices would have to increase by about 10%.

But since we cannot increase our prices right now due to the dismal state of the economy, we will have to lay off six of our employees instead. This has really been bothering me, since I believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who would have to go. So, this is what I did. I walked through our parking lot and found six Obama bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the ones to let go. I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem. They voted for change; I gave it to them.

I will see the rest of you at the annual company picnic.
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

thats so mean

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

atomdanger
06-12-2009, 11:11 PM
No one is arguing that fact, but do you honestly think these farmers are going to pay minimum wage to tax paying Americans? Hell no they aint. I think some jobs no one wants these happen to be them last summer 14 deaths in California were attributed to these conditions. I don't give a s*it if your white, brown, purple, green its not humane and very unethical. I personally have been sending letters to congressman in California asking that these farm owners have accountability for cheating the system out of paying taxes by hiring illegals and on the humanitarian side for basically having slaves in this day and age. Sometimes it sickens me how its all about the politics, but never the care of a human being. Totally sickening and hypocritical.

My point is, if we didn't have people working for under min wage,
they would have no choice.

I don't know why you're going off about working conditions in fields,
they are working illegally, so have no protection from the state for water,
shade, breaks, etc... If they refused to work for that money, and in those conditions, it wouldn't happen.
If they were working legally, labor and industries would force them to give the workers fair working conditions. You want to work and not pay taxes,
then you're going to have to deal with a little bit of BS.You can't expect the government to protect you, when you are paying for it, can you?

But to be honest no, I don't really care about people who CHOOSE to work for almost nothing, and not pay taxes. I have a hard time doing that,
Esp in California, where they are going to cut 40 billion dollars out of the state budget this year because the number of illegal immigrants PASSED the number of legal citizens.

Crisco
06-15-2009, 07:57 PM
No one is arguing that fact, but do you honestly think these farmers are going to pay minimum wage to tax paying Americans? Hell no they aint. I think some jobs no one wants these happen to be them last summer 14 deaths in California were attributed to these conditions. I don't give a s*it if your white, brown, purple, green its not humane and very unethical. I personally have been sending letters to congressman in California asking that these farm owners have accountability for cheating the system out of paying taxes by hiring illegals and on the humanitarian side for basically having slaves in this day and age. Sometimes it sickens me how its all about the politics, but never the care of a human being. Totally sickening and hypocritical.

Sorry Melis but I'm going to have to disagree with you on this and lean more towards what Atom is saying. Certain benefits come at a cost and it is far from slavery because these people do have a choice to leave. They are not shackled at the end of the day and locked in the barn.

They are cheating our system and are just as guilty as the farmers themselves.

Buzzard
06-16-2009, 05:48 PM
My point is, if we didn't have people working for under min wage,
they would have no choice.

I don't know why you're going off about working conditions in fields,
they are working illegally, so have no protection from the state for water,
shade, breaks, etc... If they refused to work for that money, and in those conditions, it wouldn't happen.
If they were working legally, labor and industries would force them to give the workers fair working conditions. You want to work and not pay taxes,
then you're going to have to deal with a little bit of BS.You can't expect the government to protect you, when you are paying for it, can you?

But to be honest no, I don't really care about people who CHOOSE to work for almost nothing, and not pay taxes. I have a hard time doing that,
Esp in California, where they are going to cut 40 billion dollars out of the state budget this year because the number of illegal immigrants PASSED the number of legal citizens.


Just to throw in my .02. Whenever an illegal buys something, they pay taxes. Many who have a forged social security card and use it to get a job, pay taxes and won't get anything in return if/when they "retire."

There are legal jobs out there where the minimum wage doesn't have to be paid if you work for tips. A waitress is one of them. Off hand I don't know the other occupations where this the norm.

Not for or against anything here, just saying.

Preach
06-19-2009, 09:13 PM
The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened. Spoken by Norman Thomas 6 time Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party in 1948

atomdanger
06-19-2009, 10:01 PM
Just to throw in my .02. Whenever an illegal buys something, they pay taxes. Many who have a forged social security card and use it to get a job, pay taxes and won't get anything in return if/when they "retire."

There are legal jobs out there where the minimum wage doesn't have to be paid if you work for tips. A waitress is one of them. Off hand I don't know the other occupations where this the norm.

Not for or against anything here, just saying.

You're right and wrong.
They pay sales tax.

The largest portion of tax is what comes out of a paycheck,
not the state sales tax that we pay when we buy something.
Also, not every state even has sales tax.

Also, I was unaware of jobs that get under min wage,
because they don't do that in this state, here even a waitress get min + tips.
And our min is like 8.25.