In honor of Thanksgiving, I’ll respond to this news report by declaring Bill Looman the Turkey of the Day:
A west Georgia business owner is stirring up controversy with signs he posted on his company’s trucks, for all to see as the trucks roll up and down roads, highways and interstates:
“New Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone.”
“Can’t afford it,” explained the employer, Bill Looman, Tuesday evening. “I’ve got people that I want to hire now, but I just can’t afford it. And I don’t foresee that I’ll be able to afford it unless some things change in D.C.”
I hardly see what Obama has to do with his inability to hire more people. The last time I hired a new employee, I even got a tax break thanks to President Obama.
Either this person is an unsuccessful businessperson, which has nothing to do with Washington, or his business is slow due to the underlying economy. The recession was caused by Republican policies under George Bush. Since Obama took office, the Republicans have done everything they possibly could to prevent recovery for political gain.
Yes, we need change in Washington, but the solution is getting rid of the Republicans who are preventing recovery. We need to reelect Obama and to give him a less hostile Congress so that the economy can recover.
There was another amusing side to the story. Someone reported Looman to the FBI as for being a threat to national security. From his account, this was ultimately transferred to the Secret Service, which did not take this seriously as a threat. Being misinformed and mistakenly criticizing the president hardly makes someone a threat to national security, but it does make Looman a turkey.