What Is Wrong With This Picture?? Georgia Business Refuses To Hire Until Obama’s Out Of The Office

- By Bossip Staff

The U.S. economy is effed up, so messed up that business owners are making signs like these:

A Georgia businessman has an ultimatum for America: Fire President Obama, or he will not hire any more workers. Bill Looman, owner of U.S. Cranes LLC, said he is fed up with the bad economy and D.C. politicians who do nothing to solve the problem. So until there is a change of leadership, his company trucks will bear the message: “New Company Policy: We Are Not Hiring Until Obama Is Gone.”

“The message that I tried to put in there is that I cannot afford it,” Looman told ABC News. “I just cannot afford to hire anybody right now.” Looman, whose company operates cranes at construction sites, said he has had to lay off three of his nine employees because of the bad economy. He said overregulation and the cost of complying with federal mandates has caused many of his customers to shut their doors.

“The buck stops [at Obama],” he said. “He is the leader of this nation and he needs to assume that postion and understand it is his fault, ultimately.” Although the signs went up about six months ago, photos of the “new company policy” went viral on the internet Monday, WXIA-TV first reported. “I didn’t intend for it to get to this level,” Looman said. “Maybe it will put a new perspective on what’s happening out here to middle America.”

The reaction – partially positive but mostly negative – was so overwhelming that Looman said he had to temporarily shut down his website and disconnect his phone lines. “Verbally there were a lot of threats,” he said. ”People were running my technicians off the road. They were focused on trying to make that message something more than it was.”

“To all my liberal friends … thank you for the two new customers that came on board today because you idiots are attacking me,” Looman wrote. “One new customer states … ’You got nerve, so you got my business.’ I may have to hire after all.” While the barrage of criticism did not hit until this week, the backlash began shortly after the photos were first posted. Looman said he got an unexpected visit from the Secret Service after someone reported to the FBI that he was a possible threat to national security. “They gave me the typical interview to see if I was a threat,” Looman said. “We actually had a good meeting and when they left, they were under the impression that they wasted their time.”

With unemployment still stuck at around 9 percent, where it has been for more than two years, U.S. Crane LLC is not the only business that feels the drag of a sluggishly recovering economy. The GDP grew a mere 2 percent over the past quarter, even less than the 2.5 percent growth than the Bureau of Economic Analysis had originally estimated.

Thoughts on this man’s gesture?? Out of pocket or right on point??


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  • Jay Williams

    Well now its out in the open. This is what has been going down since obama got into office. Its just now trickling down to the small business man. This is why the unempolyment rate is where it is. Its not a lack of jobs and heads of the corporations are upset and have not been hiring. How could you love your country and help send it down the tube

  • Im.fed.up.too....of.idiots.like.you!

    Question…… Why didn’t he get fed up any time in the last 8 years before Obama took office? The economy didn’t get jacked up when Obama took over it’s been on a downward spiral for YEARS thanks to good ‘ol Bush jr. All these LATE people want to get all fired up NOW…… Where you been? STOP IT! Why you really mad? I think it’s acutally a good idea for his business, keep the signs up until one of your workers gets hurt and sues your butt! Or, until some internet pyscho seeks you out….. Or better yet until you have no business at all because not many folks want to hire a jackhole… Regardless of their political party!

  • This guy

    This guy is an idiot. Obama doesn’t have the power to fix the economy. Even Roosevelt couldn’t fix the economy (during the Great Depression) with his New Deal. It was WW2 that got us out of the Great Depression, ultimately. And Obama may be president, but he has just as much control over the US as the legislative and judicial branches of government.

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