From Pine View Farm

It’s the Economy, Stupid! It’s the Stupid, Economy! 4

Update: John Cole thinks this story is a hoax.

A business owner in Las Vegas on Wednesday told a CBS radio station that he had fired 22 of his 114 “mostly Hispanic” employees because President Barack Obama had won re-election.


“I don’t need the labor force coming down saying I laid people off because they are Hispanic, I don’t need the headache. We are in a right-to-work state, but I did inform people that I would possibly had to be making layoffs. I did make the notification 30 days ago. I followed the laws.”

He claims that he won’t be able to afford employees after the coming regulatory Apocalypse. (More details and audio at the link.)

Also, he didn’t like that some of them wore Obama shirts on election day.



  1. George Smith

    November 8, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I have to go with the hoax thingor a pack of lies, too. Or at least tremendously exaggerated, like a couple of layoffs a few weeks ago -before- the election. It’s just too perfect, designed to suck in lousy journalists and get viral attention, given the social climate. 

  2. Frank

    November 8, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I figured it was better to put in the hoax link and admit I might have been suckered than it was to take down the post.  I got it from a “usually reliable source,” but even usually reliable sources make mistakes.

    No doubt We Shall See.

  3. George Smith

    November 9, 2012 at 11:37 am

    The Huffington Post passed it on, for what that’s worth.

  4. Frank

    November 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    It’s entirely possible that the phone call was real but that  the caller was a hoaxster.