“Not Hiring until Obama is Gone”
Via Atlanta’s NBC affiliate: ‘Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone’
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."
On the one had, this is just a silly local news story. On the other, it is an example of the way we, in the US, often simplify our politics (and, for that matter, our economy) to a question of who occupies the White House. This is a view that is, unfortunately, encouraged by the candidates, the parties, and the media.