The head of a Utah forensics company says it’s 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.
Lee first mentioned the firings in the comments section of another story in the Tribune about a Vernal, Utah, smoothie shop owner charging “liberals” a higher price than “conservatives” for drinks. That shop owner said “liberal programs” are costing his business more, so it’s only fair that left-leaning customers should pay more.
According to the Tribune, Lee showed his support for the tactic by writing:
“Love 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.”
The comment was later deleted by the author.
Federal and Utah law do not prevent private employers from firing employees on the basis of political affiliation.