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11-10-2012 08:56 AM  7 years ago
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Even more massive layoffs than all the posts on RR. Really Scary Folks!
I don't know about you guys, this isn't good at all. My heart goes out to the people that didn't vote for Obama. Those that voted for Obama, sorry to be a deserve it! I do not want to hear anymore excuses...solve it!
The victory by Barack Obama on election night has resulted in a huge wave of firings and layoffs all over America. A large number of businesses seem to have suddenly shifted into panic mode. The number of layoff announcements that we have seen in the last 48 hours has been absolutely shocking. So why is this happening? Well, the truth is that the federal government is absolutely suffocating small businesses all over America with rules, regulations and taxes. If you have never tried to run a small business, then you have no idea how oppressive this system actually is for people that are trying to run small businesses successfully. It has steadily gotten worse over the years no matter who has been in the White House and no matter who has controlled Congress. So we shouldn't put 100% of the blame on Obama. Bush massively expanded government and made things harder on small business people too. But what many small business people were looking for on this election day was just a little bit of help. Many were desperately holding out hope that Obamacare would be repealed so that they would not have to get rid of some of their employees. Many were hoping to get a little bit of relief from the crippling regulations and taxes that are absolutely crushing them. But now that Barack Obama has been given another four years, they understand that there is no hope on the horizon and that things are only going to get worse. So they are making the hard decisions that they feel are necessary in order to survive in this economic environment.

And I certainly don't blame them. You only want to have employees if you can make a profit on them. And in this environment it is getting harder than ever to make a profit on an employee. You see, the truth is that what you cost your employer goes far beyond your salary or your hourly wage. I think many of you would be absolutely shocked if you learned how much it actually costs your employer to employ you. And now thanks to Obamacare, that cost is going to go up even more.

Many businesses are not even feasible at all in this economic environment. Many small businesses had been holding out hope that somehow this election might turn things around and make it possible for them to keep going, but when Obama won it was kind of like the straw that broke the camel's back.

You can't do what the federal government and the state governments are doing to us and expect to have a thriving economy. They are choking the life out of us.

New businesses and small businesses are supposed to be at the heart of our economic system. Unfortunately, the environment that has been created is absolutely killing them. This is a recipe for disaster.

In a previous article, I noted that the number of jobs created at new businesses in 2010 in the United States was less than half of what it was back in the year 2000.

Now we can expect that number to get even worse and we can expect large numbers of small businesses to shrink in size or close their doors completely.

The following is a list of some of the post-election firings and layoffs that we have seen since Tuesday night...

#1 Utah

A Utah coal company owned by a vocal critic of President Barack Obama has laid off 102 miners.

The layoffs at the West Ridge Mine are effective immediately, according to UtahAmerican Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Murray Energy Corp. They were announced in a short statement made public Thursday, two days after Obama won re-election.

The layoffs are necessary because of the president's "war on coal," the statement said. The slogan is one used frequently during the election by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray, who was an ardent supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

In its statement, UtahAmerican Energy blames the Obama administration for instituting policies that will close down "204 American coal-fired power plants by 2014" and for drastically reducing the market for coal.

#2 Ohio

I work for the oldest and largest health insurer in the state of Ohio in the underwriting department. At 9 a.m.this morning, my department (about 50) were called into a meeting in the executive boardroom. We were informed that due to a provision in the healthcare 'reform' effective 2014 called guarantee issue, our services would no longer be needed, and we were offered severance So Obama got to keep his job, and we lost ours. It is maddening that some tyrant 400 miles away can have such a ruinous effect on peoples lives.

#3 Nevada

A Las Vegas business owner with 114 employees fired 22 workers today, apparently as a direct result of President Obama’s re-election.

“David” (he asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons) told Host Kevin Wall on 100.5 KXNT that “elections have consequences” and that “at the end of the day, I need to survive.”

Here’s an excerpt from the interview. Click the audio tab below to hear even more from this compelling conversation:

“I’ve done my share of educating my employees. I never tell them which way to vote. I believe in the free system we have, I believe in the right to choose who they want to be president, but I did explain as a business owner that I have always put my employees first. I always made sure that when I went without a paycheck that [I] made sure they were paid. And I explained that I always put them first and unfortunately I’m at a point where I’m being forced to have to worry about me and my family now and a business that I built from just me to 114 employees.

#4 Posted below is a list of layoff headlines from the past few days that was posted on

Obama was "fired up" and so were the voters, and so now, the mass firings begin. Here's a collection of today's headlines. Please say a prayer for the families who will be suffering. Had Romney won, many of these companies would now be hiring.

Teco Coal officials announce layoffs

Momentive Inc plans temporary layoffs for 150

Wilkes-Barre officials to announce mandatory layoffs

600 layoffs at Groupon

More layoffs announced at Aniston Weapons Incinerator

Murray Energy confirms 150 layoffs at 3 subsidiaries

130 laid off in Minnesota dairy plant closure

Stanford brake plant to lay off 75

Turbocare, Oce to lay off more than 220 workers

ATI plans to lay off 172 workers in North Richland Hills

SpaceX claims its first victims as Rocketdyne lays off 100

Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employees

CVPH lays off 17

New Energy lays off 40 employees

102 Utah miners laid off because of 'war on coal', company says

US Cellular drops Chicago, cuts 640 jobs

Career Education to cut 900 jobs, close 23 campuses

Vestas to cut 3,000 more jobs

First Energy to cut 400 jobs by 2016

Mine owner blames Obama for layoffs (54 fired last night)

Canceled program costs 115 jobs at Ohio air base

AMD trims Austin workforce - 400 jobs slashed

100 workers lose jobs as Caterpillar closes plant in Minnesota

Exide to lay off 150 workers

TE Connectivity to close Guilford plant, lay off 620

More Layoffs for Major Wind Company (3,000 jobs cut)

Cigna to lay off 1,300 workers worldwide

Ameridose to lay off hundreds of workers

#5 According to the Blaze, the following major corporations have all announced layoffs in just the past two days...


Exide Technologies


Research in Motion Limited

Lightyear Network Solutions

Providence Journal

Hawker Beechcraft

Boeing (30% of their management staff)

CVPH Medical Center

US Cellular

Momentive Performance Materials


Brake Parts

Vestas Wind Systems


Center for Hospice New York


OCE North America

Darden Restaurants

West Ridge Mine

United Blood Services Gulf

You can get the rest of the details right here.

#6 The following is a list of companies that will be laying off workers just because of Obamacare that was compiled by FreedomWorks...

Dana Holding Corp.

As recently as a week ago, a global auto parts manufacturing company in Ohio known as Dana Holding Corp., warned their employees of potential layoffs, citing "$24 million over the next six years in additional U.S. health care expenses". After laying off several white collar staffers, company insiders have hinted at more to come. The company will have to cover the additional $24 million cost somehow, which will likely equate to numerous cuts in their current workforce of 25,500 worldwide.


One of the biggest medical device manufacturers in the world, Stryker will close their facility in Orchard Park, New York, eliminating 96 jobs in December. Worse, they plan on countering the medical device tax in Obamacare by slashing 5% of their global workforce - an estimated 1,170 positions.

Boston Scientific

In October of 2009, Boston Scientific CEO Ray Elliott, warned that proposed taxes in the health care reform bill could "lead to significant job losses" for his company. Nearly two years later, Elliott announced that the company would be cutting anywhere between 1,200 and 1,400 jobs, while simultaneously shifting investments and workers overseas - to China.


In March of 2010, medical device maker Medtronic warned that Obamacare taxes could result in a reduction of precisely 1,000 jobs. That plan became reality when the company cut 500 positions over the summer, with another 500 set for the end of 2013.


A short list of other companies facing future layoffs at the hands of Obamacare:

Smith & Nephew - 770 layoffs
Abbott Labs - 700 layoffs
Covidien - 595 layoffs
Kinetic Concepts - 427 layoffs
St. Jude Medical - 300 layoffs
Hill Rom - 200 layoffs

A lot of other businesses are going to reduce the number of employees they have or reduce the average work week in order to avoid the Obamacare insurance coverage mandate that will soon be implemented.

This is how describes the choice that many employers will be facing...

That section, known as the employer mandate, requires any business with 50 or more full-time employees to provide at least the minimum level of government-defined health coverage to those employees. In other words, a business must provide insurance if it has 50 or more employees working an average of just 30 hours per week, which is 10 hours per week fewer than the traditional 40-hour work week.

Thus, by cutting employees’ hours to ensure they average less than the 30 per week, employers could potentially avoid the cost of providing the minimum insurance levels mandated by Obamacare.

So if your company trims the number of workers to just under 50 or starts going to "29 hour work weeks", then you will know who to blame.

All of this is complete and utter insanity. We are committing national economic suicide.

But perhaps we deserve this. After all, Americans willingly chose their leaders on election day. It is getting harder and harder to deny that our politicians are truly a reflection of who we are as a nation.

The American people chose this path, and now we get to see where it leads us.
11-10-2012 01:27 PM  7 years ago
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To supplement your list...
In the past 48 hours, these companies reported layoffs

Westinghouse - 200

Research in Motion Ltd - 3,000
Lightyear Network Solutions - 15
Providence Journal - 23
Hawker Beechcraft - 410
Boeing 61,000
CVPH Medical Center - 17
US Cellular - 980
Commerzbank - 6,000
Iberia - 7,000
Momentive Performance Materials - 150
Brake Parts - 75
Gameforge Berlin - 20
Vestas Wind Systems 1,700
Husqvarna - 390
Ericsson - 14,000
SRA International - 222
PerkinElmer - 75
Majestic Star Casino and Hotel - 80
Center for Hospice NY - 80
Bristol-Myers - 500
Lower Bucks Hospital - 500
Oce North America - 9
Corning United Blood Services Gulf - 150 Atlantic Lottery Corporation - 16
Welch Allyn - 10% of manufacturing work force Dana Holding - 12% of work force
Stryker - approx 5%
Boston Scientific - Unspecific amount
Medtronic - 1,000
Smith & Nephew - 80
Abbott Labs - 550
Covidien - 600
Kinetic Concepts - 300
St. Jude - 300
Hill Rom - 200
Darden Restaurants - 3%
JANCOA - 350
Kroger - 30
ING - 2,350
Caterpillar - 4,000 (Decatur plant)
Alcatel-Lucent - 5,000
Umatilla Chemical 34
Pepsi - 8,700
Bank of America 30,000
Lockheed Martin... 123,000

All announced layoffs over the past 48 hours.

This is just the BEGINNING....
This is just the beginning.
11-10-2012 02:40 PM  7 years ago

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^^^^Beginning of the End!!!
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11-10-2012 04:23 PM  7 years ago


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thats just the tip of the iceberg. for instance in my area there are layoffs that arent even being publicized. cummins plant in my town is laying off 120 people.only way ill ever make the jack is if i work at a cheese factory
11-10-2012 04:47 PM  7 years ago
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yep. Look at the lists. Those are good, solid long term positions...not 7-11 clerks and Wal-Mart greeters.
11-10-2012 06:15 PM  7 years ago


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Wheres saleen on this thread?
11-10-2012 06:33 PM  7 years ago



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Natural Disaster....we talking about man made disaster.
11-10-2012 08:33 PM  7 years ago


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Wheres saleen on this thread?
I suspect he's on an all weekend romp with his libbie buddies.

After all, their dreams have come true with the reelection of Barack.

Goodbye coal industry and other American corporations.

Hello illegals and higher unemployment.
90% of life is "showing up"
11-10-2012 08:52 PM  7 years ago
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He may be building that old Cuda of his. He'll be sad when he gets it done just in time to be outlawed by Obama because it gets 5 miles per gallon or because of emmissions....
11-10-2012 09:07 PM  7 years ago

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This IS NOt the beginning of The End ! It IS The :

Beginning of the Beginning !!!!!

Should Be Running ahead and stuffing 40 Lb Block's of Grease under IT .


Hope & Change and Forward !!!

PUSH ! - PULL !!! /PUSHH - PUULL!!!!/ FOr WARD !!!!!!! PUSH !!!

Get Your Head Down and Into Those YOKE's !

PUSH !!!!!! PULL !!!!!! push !

Git Your SOul Into IT - Let's Hear Some NOISE !

The Democratic's didn't want this rotten EGG ! EITHER !!!!
They are Not Stupid - Dumb or Ignorant !!

We fell for it 1st time: (as WE THE PEOPLE) -
Maybe they thought they would get a easy exit and could bail !!!!


They also: " Democrats AND Republican's "together" maybe were so astonished that we where so STUPID ----we would fall for it twice !!!


11-10-2012 09:30 PM  7 years ago


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I like your attitude GREYEAGLE.

You're right. Obama owns it now. Fix it Obam Fix it. A new battle cry.
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11-11-2012 01:04 AM  7 years ago



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What happens to the economy when these people go on unemployment as opposed to keeping their jobs and having their paychecks taxed?

11-11-2012 01:49 AM  7 years ago



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What happens to the economy when these people go on unemployment as opposed to keeping their jobs and having their paychecks taxed?
I am pretty sure they tax the unemployment checks.....we will be just fine
11-11-2012 01:52 AM  7 years ago



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I am pretty sure they tax the unemployment checks.....we will be just fine
Oh so thats how we dig ourselves out of this hole.Everyone get on unemployment and the tax flow from our big government checks will pay off the debt.
11-11-2012 01:52 AM  7 years ago
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I think they should just give everybody government jobs....that'll fix it..
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