Hilarious unsourced post at the National Review Online: no names, no actual evidence that any of this is true, but dark warnings about the tidal wave of unemployment that’s about to be unleashed across the country because the so-called “job creators” are pi$$ed off that their candidate didn’t win. Here’s allegedly one for you:
I explained to [my employees] a month ago that if Obama gets in office that the regulations for Obamacare are gonna hurt our business, and I’m gonna have to make provisions to make sure I have enough money to cover the payroll taxes, the additional health care I’m gonna have to do, and I explained that to them and I said you do what you feel like in your heart you need to do, but I’m just letting you know as a warning this is things I have to think of as a business owner.
Well unfortunately, and most of my employees are Hispanic — I’m not gonna go into what kind of company I have, but I have mostly Hispanic employees — well unfortunately we know what happened and I can’t wait around anymore, I have to be proactive. I had to lay off 22 people today to make sure that my business is gonna thrive and I’m gonna be around for years to come. I have to build up that nest egg now for the taxes and regulations that are coming my way.
Right. Because a President Romney would magically have been granted the power to issue a retroactive veto for a bill passed 3 years before his inauguration, and none of those “taxes and regulations” would be coming your way, ever, guaranteed.
Here’s something you probably don’t know about me, but I’ve been a “job creator” and an employer, and guess what? If I couldn’t employ someone legally, pay hir a living wage, pay all of hir unemployment and social security taxes, and cover hir health insurance, I wouldn’t have hired anyone in the first place. And let me just stipulate: Fratguy isn’t running for public office. I’m not “keeping my record clean” because I have ambitions for anything beyond my current position. If the person cited in the linked article actually exists and told the truth about his “family business,” then he probably had been breaking the law by underpaying his employees and his taxes all along.
If you can’t afford to do business legally, then you can’t afford to do business. Period. You’re not a “job creator.” You’re just an exploitative jerk.