Utah Business Owner Fires Two Liberal Employees To Cover Cost Of Obamacare‚Ä¶
Sounds fair to me.
Via MSN News:
The head of a Utah forensics company says it‚Äôs only fair that two liberal employees were let go because liberal policies are costing his business.
A Utah business owner says he fired two employees in large part because they supported President Barack Obama.
‚ÄúThey were Obama supporters. We just knew they were,‚ÄĚ Terry Lee, owner of Terry Lee Forensics, a Cedar City, Utah, digital forensics company, told The Salt Lake Tribune on Thursday.
Lee first mentioned the firings in the comments section of another story in the Tribune about a Vernal, Utah, smoothie shop owner charging ‚Äúliberals‚ÄĚ a higher price than ‚Äúconservatives‚ÄĚ for drinks. That shop owner said ‚Äúliberal programs‚ÄĚ are costing his business more, so it‚Äôs only fair that left-leaning customers should pay more.
According to the Tribune, Lee showed his support for the tactic by writing:
‚ÄúLove it. We had to let two employees go to cover new Obongocare [sic] costs and increased taxes. Found two Obongo supporters and gave them the news yesterday. They wanted the idiot in the Whitehouse [sic], they reap the benefits.‚ÄĚ
The comment was later deleted by the author.
Lee did not return a telephone call from MSN News on Friday to expound on the comment.
Contacted by the Tribune Thursday, Lee said he picked the two employees in large part on the basis of their politics, according to the newspaper. But he added that there were other issues as well, which he didn‚Äôt detail, and said the two workers ‚Äúwere not top performers.‚ÄĚ
He said that he didn‚Äôt think the firings were illegal. ‚ÄúIs your political affiliation protected?‚ÄĚ he was quoted as saying. ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt believe it is, but I don‚Äôt know.‚ÄĚ
Utah law says private employment in the state is generally ‚Äúat will.‚ÄĚ That means a private employer can fire a worker without cause and without notice.