Meet the Bill Looman behind ‘Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone’

Comment by Jim Campbell

Since the calls appear to be coming in at 20:1 in favor, do you suppose those against are Obama fans living on your tax dollars on Uncle Sam’s plantation. Ojobkiller, in the White House and his crew are making sure they are well taken care of in exchange for their vote.

WACO, Ga. — A west Georgia business owner is stirring up controversy with signs he posted on his company’s trucks, for all to see as the trucks roll up and down roads, highways and interstates:

“Can’t afford it,” explained the employer, Bill Looman, Tuesday evening. “I’ve got people who I want to hire now, but I just can’t afford it. And I don’t foresee that I’ll be able to afford it unless some things change in D.C.”

And much more!

Looman’s company is U.S. Cranes, LLC.  He said he put up the signs, and first posted pictures of the signs on his personal Facebook page, six months ago, and he said he received mostly positive reaction from people, “about 20-to-one positive.”

But for some reason, one of the photos went viral on the Internet on Monday.

And the reaction has been so intense, pro and con, he’s had to have his phones disconnected because of the non-stop calls, and he’s had to temporarily shut down his company’s website because of all the traffic crashing the system.

Looman made it clear, talking with 11Alive’s Jon Shirek, that he is not refusing to hire to make some political point; it’s that he doesn’t believe he can hire anyone, because of the economy. And he blames the Obama administration.

“The way the economy’s running, and the way my business has been hampered by the economy, and the policies of the people in power, I felt that it was necessary to voice my opinion, and predict that I wouldn’t be able to do any hiring,” he said.

Looman did receive some unexpected attention not long after he put up his signs and Facebook photos. He said someone, and he thinks he knows who it was, reported him to the FBI as a threat to national security. He said the accusation filtered its way through the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and finally the Secret Service. Agents interviewed him.

“The Secret Service left here, they were in a good mood and laughing,” Looman said. “I got the feeling they thought it was kind of ridiculous, and a waste of their time.”

So Bill Looman is keeping the signs up, and the photos up — stirring up a lot of debate.

“I just spent 10 years in the Marine Corps protecting the rights of people… the First Amendment, and the Second Amendment and the [rest of the] Bill of Rights,” he said. “Lord knows they’re calling me at 2 in the morning, all night long, and voicing their opinion. And I respect their right to do that. I’m getting a reaction, a lot of it’s negative, now. But a lot of people are waking up.”

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20 thoughts on “Meet the Bill Looman behind ‘Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone’

  1. Poet’s Law
    The most powerful people in the world are just shaking there fist at the rain, without an audience.

  2. That man has a lot of courage for posting those signs on his trucks, and puup with some rotten call early in the morning. But I am glad many people are waking up and he gets many responses in favor of his signs.

  3. Good for him. Many businesses feel the same way. With regulations out the ______. It is extremely difficult to forsee anything good down the road. Not knowing about Obamadeathcare and many other things. It will be amazing to see what businesses remain open at all.

  4. Looman’s been listening to too much Rush and Fox News. Obama’s not my cup of tea but the GOP isn’t going to do him any favors unless he’s already in the 1%. The very wealthy are the only people Republicans seem to be representing these days. So, either Looman is already wealthy or he’s been hornswoggled by rightwing lie-mongers.

    • Hi Susan welcome to the parade. I believe you have been misled and have fallen into the trap the far left has set. The Republicans represent the Constitution. We are a Republic not a Democracy. The left hasn’t had a new idea since the late 60’s, not surprisingly they have been virtually all failures. If you can point to one that isn’t please let me know. I’m glad you won’t vote for Obama, did you vote for him the first time? Your secret is safe with me. I’m J.C. and I’m the ring master of this circus. Appreciate you taking the time to comment. It will stir further discussion. P.S. Do you have a source that Looman ” is already wealthy” sounded like a guy that can’t and won’t employ anybody until the Marxist is kicked to the curb. I’d enjoy hearing your take after reading this message. Jim

  5. You know what? This guy is an idiot. He can lie to the world that he’s not making a political statement, but he would truly be telling a big fat lie. This guy can’t stand the current President, just like some of the other good ole boys, and want to blame the economy on him. Yes, this President inherited a piss poor economy that went to hell after eight (8) long years of Bush, and yes, it has been unfortunate that the unemployment rate has not fallen as quickly as most folks would’ve liked it to. But if the actions that were taken by this current administration had not been enacted, where do you think we would’ve been? Far worse than today! I’ve always thought that there were a number of companies out there who were purposely holding back from hiring as way of making this President look bad. You are not hurting him or his administration, you are hurting this country and fellow countrymen. Grow the #$%@ up!!!!!!!!

    • Dear Jordan. Thanks for your comments. It’s clear that you are batting from the left side of the plate but that is cool. All thoughts and comments are welcome here. May I ask you to get past the sound bit and check the well sourced reality of an article I wrote for the National Examiner? I’d appreciate hearing from you. If I don’t I’ll know that you are among the true believers. Yes, we are so much better off today than when President George W. Bush was president weren’t we? Here are the facts my friend Get back to me please, I’m J.C. I run this circus. Enjoy Let’s discuss the “failed economic policies” of President George W. Bush

      Continue reading on Let’s discuss the “failed economic policies” of President George W. Bush – National Conservative |

  6. Dear dancingczars

    The important point here is that this guy is sending a terrible message…..If he put a sign on his car saying “My business is hurting, vote out obama”, nobody would have a problem with it.

    Instead he is saying that because Obama is president, I won’t hire.

    That makes him look very stupid, and extremely selfish.

  7. The man is very selfish and very stupid, unless he is in the 1%. Guarantee THAT isn’t the case folks. Let’s see if we can pitch in to buy him some Tide to clean that filthy shirt. It’s too late to educate him, but those of in the 99% can teach him a lesson, out of Christian charity of course…….we can choose not to use his services. Anybody THAT un American deserves to be taught a lesson.

    • James what in the world are you talking about? Pitching in to buy a shirt, wow you blew your cover, he would then have to purchase soap, and that’s capitalism. What is the 1% and 99%? The fools in the movement can’t articulate what they want with the exception that it’s large quantities of socialism. I’m certain you have never made a payroll. I have amigo, I wouldn’t hire anybody with the certain uncertainty of this Marxist Administration. If you are caught up in this or a participant could you please explain to me why it is my responsibility to pay off your college loans because you majored in Women’s studies, Philosophy and others whose resumes would not receive an interview. Wake up my friend. It was capitalist that built the lands and spots that you fools were occupying. Is there any doubt why the media has also turned on your group calling it “flea parties” because for the most part you are dirty and filthy? Sure hope you received your $10/hr up to $100 per day max by the sub. of ACORN. Peace amigo.

  8. Bill Looman no doubt feels very patriotic about his stance. Unfortunat­ely for him, the country for which he’s displaying this patriotism­, the Confederat­e States of America, no longer exists.

    Bill Looman is no patriot of the United States of America.

    • Are you asking us to believe that the Obama administration is patriotic? They caused the mess, this guy is telling the truth. Have you ever had to make a payrole? I have, and believe me when I say Mr. Looman is not alone. I hope this catches fire in every city in America and all 57 States. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave your thoughts, I’m J.C. and I run this circus.

  9. If he wants to make a point, there are better ways of doing it. His sign sounds ignorant regardless of his intentions. dancingczars, you seem to enjoy tearing people down and using accusatory terms while making wide assumptions about their backgrounds. This only incites fury rather than taking a rational step to helping people understand your point of view. It’s seems to me that you don’t want civil conversations, you just want a platform. Which it’s cool. This is your platform so you can do as you wish. And I respect that. After all, no one forced me to read your blog. But I do have to say, that under this administration, I have opened a business and have hired 7 employees. Now I’m not saying that Obama is the reason this happened, I’m simply saying that it’s possible to have a successful small business right now.

    On another note, can you explain your screen name? I’m just concerned about the use of “czars”. It seems a little Marxist and socialist to me. I enjoy reading your comments and would love to know more about you.

    • Hello Swooshz: Well like minds can agree to disagree about a persons sign sounding ignorant. But, it is safe to say that we are not of like minds. Re my comments to the readers, the problem as in one of a plethora, is half the time I’m joking you guys have no sense of humor. BTW Who’s site is it and who are you to tell me what I can write? Oh I forgot the First Amendment only works when you can control speech by using politically correct terms?

      If people can’t understand my point of view, they chose not to, is that my problem? Whoops thanks you let me have my own blog back, thanks. Re hiring 7 people, and I’ll bet they are full time workers with health care correct? You are kidding about Czars right? Click on the tab that lists them. They are socialists, Marxists, progressives, the type of people that Obama hung with in college if he ever went there.

      **************So here’s the deal, you came on were well spoken made some good suggestions, and you were civil. That’s appreciated. Like I said, many of these folks come on to get smoked, I don’t take you to be one and I’m willing to bet you won’t be voting for Obama am I correct? Drop me a note and let me know. Thanks for taking the time to visit the site and leave your comments, I’m J.C. and I run the circus.

  10. jc…
    circus is right and there’s one born every minute, as you’ve iterated
    unfortunately, can’t argue stupid
    so instead ‘ll thank you in advance for letting me post
    have your great All Men are[n’t] Created Equal day : )~

  11. moderate away

    tried to post another but a up came a pop-up saying
    ‘slow down…posting too fast.’
    you kidding me…!?
    must be operative word to alert us to your mental non-aquity, hmmm…?
    the war was won against the confedrate south but obviously not against proud retardation displayed there
    thanks again for generously letting me post ; )~

  12. Bill Looman simply put before the public what every small businessman is up against in America today.

    Until there’s regime change in Mordor-on-the-Potomac, and there’s some surety that this endless dirigiste diddling with the economy is going to come to an end, the people responsible for business planning can’t predict how their markets are going to jump.

    There’s just too damned much evidence that satisfying consumer demand isn’t what does it right now. Not as long as the Kenyan Keynesian’s got the nation by the throat, as is evidenced by what Jon Corzine (Obama’s “man on Wall Street”) looks to be getting away with in the MF Global collapse.

    Anybody in the MSM paying attention to that? The commodities futures markets are coming to pieces like a cheap hand grenade with the perception that banksters who’ve got “connections” with our Mombasa Messiah are being allowed to get away with embezzlement, and nothing is going to be done by our “Fast and Furious” Department of Justice to punish or prevent it.

    Credit to Bill Looman for having the guts to make it obvious to anybody who cares enough to look.

  13. So years of republican decision making has nothing to do with the economy now????? You need to see the documentary “Too big to fail” to see who is responsible for this mess. Why do republicans have amnesia regarding their choices? The southern states are not at the bottom of all the state ratings for nothing you know. I believe that they are actually fighting for last place in the education rating….

    • At 6:28 AM on 28 November, we’ve got “Liberal” fascist Michelle Blanch whining:

      So years of republican decision making has nothing to do with the economy now????? You need to see the documentary “Too big to fail” to see who is responsible for this mess. Why do republicans have amnesia regarding their choices?

      Tsk. In the words of H.L. Mencken, “In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for. As for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.”

      That understood, I’m also not a National Socialist Democrat American Party (NSDAP, ’cause they quit having anything to do with the word “democratic” when they rammed Obamacare down the nation’s throat) supporter.

      The Red Faction has always been the party of corporate welfare, currency counterfeiting, screw-the-consumer protectionism, government pork barrel spending, and general banksterism. They were that bad when Lincoln – an utterly corrupt railroad lawyer elected for the sole purpose of enforcing the Morrill Tariff of 1861 (which was the real precipitant of the southern states’ secession) – was calling himself a “Whig.”

      The problem is that when the old “solid gold” Bourbon Democrats got shoved out by the Progressives (who’ve been calling themselves “Liberals” since they made the word “progressive” signify pretty much what it does in oncology) at the beginning of the 20th Century, our Blue Faction has gone further down into the cesspool than ever their good old “bipartisan” buddies ever did. Or could.

      Ah, but Michelle Blanch is a “Liberal” fascist partisan of the National Socialists, and therefore utterly and perfectly pig-ignorant of history.

      Gotta be, else poor Michelle would look into whatever excuse she uses for a soul, perceive the festering evil there, and Do The Right Thing to herself.

      The Republicans suck, sure. But they’ve always sucked.

      The difference between the Red Faction and the National Socialists, however, is that the useta-be “Democrat” predatory conspiracy sucks so much worse that they make even the most “go-along-to-get-along” traitorous RINO wastoids look – well, not good, but certainly less bad by comparison.

      Not all that goddam hard, is it? Never thought I’d be nostalgic for Dubbya, but give us a criminal scumbucket like our Fraudulence-in-Chief (the “President-With-an-Asterisk”) and corrupt insider-trading bastids like Nancy Pelosi and Dingy Harry Reid – and then even (yecch!) Mitt the Massachusetts Mamzer Romney looks like cholera next to metastatic bowel cancer.

      Cholera can kill you, but youve got a chance. Stage IV adenocarcinoma of the bowel?

      You’re dead.

      Q.E. [Barrack Hussein Obama – or whatever in hell his name really is] D.

  14. Now we have a chance for a president who does have a clue. The following, by a businessman talkinb about insourcing people to work in technology, claiming the peoplw who can do the job do not live in America: “If I want a chip engineer, I’m not goint to hire a former carpenter to do the job.” That’s what we have in the office of the president. We’ve got a social worker lawyer to run the econmy, the education system, the gain arms control (now some of the men working on it admit it was to have a crisis big enough to get gun control), who hasn’t a clue about finding the men to do jobs that do not involve the government sticking it’s nose and sniffing up all the good stuff. I propose we find a good cabinet for any president: How about Santorum for homeland security? How about Trump for ambassador to China? How about Cain for Treasury secretary? The rest of you do some!

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