Company Vows Not to Hire Until 'Obama Is Gone'
1 year ago
Business Owner Refuses To Hire Until D.C. "Gets It Together"
A Georgia business man has been bombarded by phone calls and emails after posting signs on his company’s trucks that read: “New Company Policy: We Are Not Hiring Until Obama is Gone.”
Waco-based U.S. Cranes LLC owner Bill Looman tells WXIA-TV that reaction has been so intense he's had to disconnect his phones and temporarily shut down the company's website. [Loop21 tried contacting Looman but phones are still down.]
Pictures of the signs were first posted on Looman’s Facebook page six months ago. The images went viral on the web Thursday, after someone submitted them to the local news station’s Facebook page.
Looman says he's not refusing to hire employees to make a political point, but because he can’t afford to.
“I cant afford it. I’ve got people that I want to hire now and I don’t foresee I’ll be able to afford it unless some things change in D.C,” he told WXIA-TV.
He added: “I’m getting a reaction. A lot of it is negative now, but a lot of people are waking up."