Georgia Business Declares New Company Policy: ‘We Are Not Hiring Until Obama Is Gone’

Think Progress

A business owner in western Georgia instituted a new company policy recently: “We are not hiring until Obama is gone.”

Bill Looman, who owns U.S. Cranes, LLC in Waco, Georgia, explained that while “I’ve got people that I want to hire now,” he didn’t think he would be able to foot the expense “unless some things change in D.C.”

Not content to simply implement the new policy internally, Looman decided to plaster it on all his company’s trucks. He did so, as 11Alive noted, “for all to see as the trucks roll up and down roads, highways and interstates.”

Watch it:

The notion that President Obama’s economic policies preclude small businesses from hiring new workers isn’t the only ludicrous claim Looman pushes. A cursory glance at Looman’s public Facebook page shows he is prone to anti-Obama conspiracy theories. Earlier this month, he posted a false report that Larry Sinclair* – the man who claimed he did drugs and had sex with President Obama – had died and implied foul play, writing “MAKES YOU WONDER HUH?” Looman’s page is also riddled with pro-confederate and anti-Muslim postings.

More importantly, Looman’s assertion that he would be able to hire more workers but for Obama’s economic policies defies reason. In the last few months alone, Obama has proposed giving major tax credits to businesses that hire new workers, including a $4,000 credit for hiring the long-term unemployed. Just this week, Obama signed a law to give additional tax credits to businesses that hire veterans.

Ironically, despite the fact that he claims to want to hire new workers, Looman’s anti-Obama anti-hiring stance will prevent his business from enjoying any of these new incentives.

<><><><><>

* Full Disclosure: I write a blog called Sinclair Watch.  I’ve been doing so for about two years now.  The blog challenges much of what Larry Sinclair has said over the past three years about Barack Obama.

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

One response to “Georgia Business Declares New Company Policy: ‘We Are Not Hiring Until Obama Is Gone’

  1. Can you explain how a tax credit creates new jobs? A tax credit is an after-the-fact reward of sorts(or lessening of punishment) but it does nothing to stimulate economic activity that would cause demand for new workers. Looman could hire 50 people, but if he has no work for them to do, what good is the credit you mention going to do for Looman’s business? Or is it your position that Looman should hire as an act of charity? That seems to be the Obama Administration’s position.

    Looman is anti-muslim? O.K. So what does that tell us? A lot of muslims are anti-christian. What does that tell us about the motive for this sort of business decision, or is it your contention that so long as you can smear the man with something, it’s better than nothing? I’m not defending Looman or his views, but I don’t see how his views on Islam, at least as you have inferred them, have anything whatever to do with this story.

    Like this