A Las Vegas business owner who wants to remain anonymous in a town with union thugs roaming casino floors and sidewalks, has fired 22 of his 114 employees, saying “elections have consequences” and “at the end of the day, I need to survive.” In Virginia a jeweler shut down for the day to “mourn” the loss of the country our Founders “endowed to us” with the re-election of Barack Obama.
I haven’t heard a word from casino mogul Steve Wynn who has supported Harry Reid but said “I’ll be damned if I want him [Obama] to lecture me about small business and jobs.” Wynn was criticized for providing employees, largely union members, with his thoughts on the consequences of the election. Nevermind that Union bosses have their own thoughts, Wynn, who pays them, was denigrated for expressing his.
David Siegel the employer of 7,000 under his Westgate umbrella had asked his employees to vote for Romney so that he wouldn’t have to fire, layoff or cut projects in planning. Today, he says he is not optimistic, thinks there will never again be a Republican president but gave his employees a 5% raise after the election to “help them handle the additional burdens the government will put on them.”
What did you say to them today?
I sent everyone a nice letter today telling them I’m going to work my butt off to keep things going. I wish them well. I told them how important they are to me and I hope things are going to be better than I expect. I don’t want to fulfill my own prophecy.
That’s the American spirit at work, but we all know there are ways to kill that spirit which has been the backbone of our nation. I’s going to take all the backbone and spine we have to keep that spirit alive. I’ll say it again: our freedom hinges now on Supreme Court nominations and that hinge is fatally broken.