What Happens Economically When Obama Gets Elected – From An Email

Yes, I realize some may find this off topic on this blog. I don’t think, to date, I have commented on the election of our President. However, economic realities are this – you may not believe in trickle down economics, but yet it exists, for both good and ill. In any event, I felt this email telling, even though there is no JOOA Corporation that I can find and this email is possibly a fake. However, the reality is that higher taxes on corporations and investments mean higher costs for everything. Tax is factored into every business model and the buck stops with, yes, individuals.

Dear Fellow Business Owners,

As a business owner who employs 30 people, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barack Obama
will be our next President and that my taxes and fees will go up in a BIG way.

To compensate for these increases, I figure, that my customers will have to see an increase in my
fees to them of about 8%. I will also have to lay off 6 of my employees. This really bothered me as
I believe we are family here and didn’t know how to choose who will have to go. So, this is what I did.
I strolled through the parking lot and found 8 Obama bumper stickers on my employees’ cars. I have
decided these folks will be the first to be laid off.

I can’t think of another fair way to approach this problem. If you have a better idea, let me know.
I am sending this letter to all business owners that I know.

Sincerely
Ward
JOOA Corp.

11 Responses to “What Happens Economically When Obama Gets Elected – From An Email”


  1. 1 Rick Arllen November 2, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    “Ward’s” plan for picking reduction candidates makes more sense than BHO’s socialist plan for the fundamental change of America. Seems right that those who precipitate the lousy effects of this much ballyhooed change are those best suited to bear the cost of that which they desire. All I have to say to them is, “Here’s your pink slip. Hit the bricks.”

  2. 2 gdb in central Texas November 3, 2008 at 4:55 am

    Mr. Ward’s plan seems eminently reasonable.

  3. 3 Robert in Georgia November 3, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Obama wants to create jobs from the “bottom up”. I know of no jobs that have ever been created from the bottom up! 2 people with their Obama $1000 welfare checks paid for with someone else’s money don’t just decide that they want a job.

    Someone willing to risk their capital creates jobs. And investors will be less inclined to risk their capital in an environment of increased environmental regulation, increased taxes on their pay, increased taxes on their capital gains and increased likelyhood that their new corporation will fall prey to unions that will increase the cost of labor.

    Just last night we heard an interview with Obama where we talked about his energy plan forcing electricity rates to skyrocket!

    Yeah, that’ll create some jobs…

  4. 4 John Delmore November 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    As a lawyer, would you take on a case from those fired, given “Ward”‘s statement?

    I wonder if he would follow through with his plan if seven of those eight were his best, most productive employees?

    Perhaps overcoming this type of attitude, where “you’re with us or against us”, or in this case, “vote like I want you to or lose your job” is some of the “change” people seem to be after?

  5. 5 South Carolina Guy November 3, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    I agree Rick…Hit the Bricks for who you supported.

    His 22 remaining loyal republican employees should be rewarded with the daily Iraq war bill of 720 million dollars per day.

  6. 6 Rick Arllen November 3, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    SCG, you need to hit the bricks and find a remedial reading course. If you somehow are able to complete the course successfully, you will be able to re-read my post and understand that I was supporting Ward in his assertion that those who voted to visit the plague of BHO upon us were entirely and fully deserving of enjoying the bountifully rotten fruits of BHO’s bankrupt espoused policies.

    As to your silly Iraq War comment, you also need to take a basic economics course (or a remedial of to repair the damage sustained from the one you took at a Marxist professor or school) to learn the concept of ‘opportunity cost.’ Failing to address Iraq with the information available at the time would have been a disaster. You might recall that at the time the Democrat Party was substantially behind the Iraq war. To the point that the leaders of the Democrat Party insisted on another resolution which they resoundingly supported to permit them to don the fig leaf of patriotism that seemed so conveniently necessary at the time. Biden was one of those who became supporters of convenience. No supprise that linguine spined XXX – sorry – politician was an Iraq War supporter then, but changed colors when it became convenient.

    In any case, hope your remedial education goes well and we can welcome you into the league of the rational.

  7. 7 The Reader's Lovely Wife November 5, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Brad,

    This letter/email is apparently kicking around the blogosphere. It doesn’t look like it is a real company – just some guy making a point. A point well taken, though. Businesses will suffer under the foolish proposals the Dear Leader made on the campaign trail, which will badly affect us all.

    I intend to hunker down for the duration of this administration and continue to pray for the end of abortion. We are still held by a mighty God!

  8. 8 joe the business man November 5, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    I’ve only hired two Blacks in our company history and out of those two ,one of them drove our delivery truck into another car to collect workers comp. which the state of california payed out without hearing testimony from four other employees said that this employee was bragging about how he would soon be collecting workers Comp. the other black worker,worked in the office and after only 6 months we caught that person stealing money from the business. this after they got a raise in pay. so, needless to say my view of blacks as employees is not on my good side.this is not to say that all blacks are bad employees its just what luck i’ve had.
    So being as i’m a fair person i do not feel that way about President elect Obama i believe he is a good person. but his polices on business taxes grossing over $250,000 will drive my employee base from the current Ten employees to seven. due to the withholding taxes increase there is no reason for any business owner to provide jobs when the return is less than 3% percent. it would be better to put that money in the bank money market account.there will be a price to pay for all of this $1,000 refunds and dumping the bill on small business owners. SO,OBAMA GOOD LUCK FINDING ALL THESE FOLKS A JOB. IF ANYONE SHOWS UP HERE LOOKING FOR A JOB I REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHO THEY VOTED FOR.I WONT BE HIRING ANYWAY BUT WANT TO SEE THE LOOK ON THEIR FACES WHEN I TELL THEM TO THANK THE PRESIDENT FOR THE JOB DEMISE.

  9. 9 Alice C. Linsley November 8, 2008 at 1:52 am

    President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama should read what great men have to say about history, government, economics, etc. Instead he seeks advice from the likes of Gene Robinson. Read it here: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article5100064.ece

  10. 10 Hopper November 19, 2008 at 5:33 am

    My name is Hopper, and I’m a former Republican.

    As for Obama … I’m willing to give him some time. Of course, George W. Bush and the Republicans haven’t exactly brought us the best business environment, have they? Seems the nation is on the verge of a total collapse.

    As for hiring based on politics … about a year ago a professional serving as a consultant to my firm resigned in mid-meeting. When I later telephoned him, he told me he was “a conservative” and was offended by a reduced version of a bumper sticker on a bulletin board near my desk. It reads, “My parents moved to Florida and all I got was this lousy president.”

    Well … about a week ago this consultant called to inquire if I could again use his services … he is in need of work. As fate would have it … I have work he is well qualified to perform. Several resumes sit on my desk … all appear well qualified … but I know the quality of work this man is capable of producing.

    By the standards set on this blog … he wouldn’t have a chance. However, I was actually been thinking of hiring him … again. But … if the sentiments on this page are representative of conservative thinking … I now find myself with a concern. Might this fellow sabotage our work out of political spite? Or is he so sensitive that he’ll again storm out if others side against him in a coffee break political “debate?”

    Gee, what should I do?

  11. 11 Hopper November 24, 2008 at 3:48 am

    First paragraph last sentence … leave “been” out of it.


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