This is great. A business owner has emblazoned his company trucks with signs saying “New Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone.” When I read the headline my son snickered “But I thought Obama was a job creator!” We all got a laugh about that one.
The owner is Bill Looman, a former US Marine who’s had enough of the Obama economy.
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.
Looman made it clear, talking with 11Alive’s Jon Shirek, that he is not refusing to hire to make some political point; it’s that he doesn’t believe he can hire anyone, because of the economy. And he blames the Obama administration.
“The way the economy’s running, and the way my business has been hampered by the economy, and the policies of the people in power, I felt that it was necessary to voice my opinion, and predict that I wouldn’t be able to do any hiring,” he said.
Read the whole thing, it’s gotten so out of hand Looman was even visited by the Secret Service. At least they had a sense of humor about the situation.
How many more business owners out there have the same policy, but are less vocal about it?
Update: Scared Monkeys linked – thanks!
Update 2: WyBlog linked – thanks!