Friday, October 31, 2008

Be Careful of What You Wish For

I recently received an email from one of my customers. He is a business owner with 31 employees.

He has resigned himself to the probability that Obama will be our next President, and will follow through on his promises to tax him to death. In anticipation, he has figured what his additional tax burden would be, and has a plan to offset it, as he must - otherwise, his family would have to suffer those losses alone.

He estimates that the first thing he must do is raise all his prices by at least 8%, so all of his customers will pay more (and have less for themselves). He would also have to lay off 6 employees in order to save enough on salaries and benefits so that he can pay those extra taxes without hurting his own family.

His problem lay in the fact that all of his people are like family. He found it impossible to "pick and choose" who would get laid off.

The answer came to him as he pulled into the parking lot the next morning, and noticed that several of his employees had OBAMA bumper stickers.

Guess who is getting laid off :o)

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