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Companies plan massive layoffs
as Obamacare becomes reality

Washington Times, by Kerry Picket

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 11/10/2012 3:33:49 PM

Freedom Works has put together a list of companies that will be laying off employees as a result of President Barack Obama´s health care law: Welch Allyn - Welch Allyn, a company that manufactures medical diagnostic equipment in central New York, announced in September that they would be laying off 275 employees, or roughly 10% of their workforce over the next three years. One of the major reasons discussed for the layoffs was a proactive response to the Medical Device Tax mandated by the new healthcare law. Dana Holding Corp. - As recently as a week ago, a global auto parts

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MattMusson, 11/10/2012 3:40:42 PM     (No. 9005609)

I heard dat de Prez he gonna stop dis. He gonna pass a law or somepin.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: batchief, 11/10/2012 3:47:36 PM     (No. 9005622)

And so it begins.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: IslandsDave, 11/10/2012 3:50:20 PM     (No. 9005627)

We now live in the time of darkness.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: engrpat, 11/10/2012 4:02:11 PM     (No. 9005647)

There is a websites that shows daily job cuts and closings. It is getting ugly

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Davids918, 11/10/2012 4:17:13 PM     (No. 9005675)

70 million on medicaid

48 million on food stamps

10 million on social security disability

Now, that makes a Democrat smile.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: kelty, 11/10/2012 4:26:06 PM     (No. 9005690)

I spent many years as a libertarian, but this has actually turned me against these companies and I will be boycotting them, starting with Applebees.

My family has a small business. We have always provided healthcare. It´s not that freaking hard. You penalize your growth to a degree, and since and owner usually gets paid by percentage of growth, you penalize yourself as an individual, but NOT your profit. The acceleration is slowed, but you don´t suddenly become unprofitable.

If you aren´t paying your employees enough to afford it on their own (about $6K a year for a single), than you never could afford to have that many people, or that much business in the first place. Under our current system, you were basically making the taxpayers pick up *your expense* just as if you hired an illegal. You were actually supporting a very expensive form of single payer by offloading your burden.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: snowcloud, 11/10/2012 4:31:36 PM     (No. 9005700)

The jobs reports in the coming months, leading up to BO´s re-inauguration will be disastrous. The media has no reason to hide the numbers anymore since their messiah has been safely reelected. I wonder, will THESE jobs numbers be blamed on Bush? Just a rhetorical question, of course.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: snowcloud, 11/10/2012 4:32:24 PM     (No. 9005702)

Oh, and I hope there is a way that only Obama voters to be the only ones laid off.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Di Guy, 11/10/2012 4:46:11 PM     (No. 9005731)

This is only the beginning. This is what America voted for.

Yikes.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jalo1951, 11/10/2012 5:10:01 PM     (No. 9005760)

#2 beat me to it and that says it all. And so it begins. Anybody want to make a guess on what the unemployment will be a year from now?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: xcenturion, 11/10/2012 5:38:57 PM     (No. 9005826)

Hope they lay off Obama supporters first.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/10/2012 5:51:46 PM     (No. 9005855)

This just shows how little jobs were as an election issue.I understand women being offended by some idiotic rape comments by a couple of loons but to sacrifice the very existence of our country in lieu of such comments is moronic and suicide on the payment plan.

Obama´s war on business was created to create an environment where people would demand the government to step in and create jobs out of thin air.The problem is people don´t care about working anymore when there´s tons of alternative ways of surviving.

Women are the breadwinners even if it´s government bread and men are happy to sponge off them. Just another liberal creation where there´s no shame attached to such behavior.

Talk to parents who can´t get their kids out of the house to find a job. Instead the kids sleep all day and play on the internet all night.Plus they can´t pass a drug screening for a job anyway because they´re addicted to pot,that the left says isn´t an addictive drug.

Good luck to parents in Col. and Or. where pot is legal now.Watch the workforce participation in those states drop like a rock.

Social conservatives are now supposed to sit down and shut up when they´re the ones who will pick up the tab for liberal lunacy.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/10/2012 6:05:18 PM     (No. 9005893)

That`s okay, Obama will demand higher taxes from the still working class....

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Reply 14 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 11/10/2012 7:02:37 PM     (No. 9006012)

and expected what?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: fireman28, 11/10/2012 7:11:36 PM     (No. 9006024)

Many of those companies have lots of female employees.

Hope the all get a free Obama sticker along with their pink slips.

Yes, elections have consequences.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: OhMy, 11/10/2012 7:12:35 PM     (No. 9006025)

Tax those greedy workers more so that each of the welfare recipients can receive the average 60K of federal benefits per year. The producers are villains while the recipients are victims. How is this policy viable with 16 trillion debt and the population incentivized to stop working. Obama is redistributing the wealth from the poor to the rich welfare recipients. What a leader!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: fireman28, 11/10/2012 7:16:12 PM     (No. 9006032)

One of the companies listed on page 2 is Kroger. The Kroger chain of food stores is unionized even in right to work states like Georgia.

Almost all the store employees are female since they can work shifts which are friendly to them while kids are in school, etc.

So how do these women feel now?

The non-union Publix chain is not laying off, yet.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: tylermc, 11/10/2012 7:37:08 PM     (No. 9006059)

Obama is going to issue an executive order making it illegal to layoff anyone that voted for him. So for all of those hoping for only dems losing their jobs - well good try!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 11/10/2012 7:41:18 PM     (No. 9006064)

These will be called just bumps in the road forward. When you are laid off in this economy where do you go to find another job ? Are there tomatoes to pick in California ?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Olderyzer, 11/10/2012 10:06:12 PM     (No. 9006223)

The looney lefties have started digital harassment campaigns against the CEOs of these companies, as well as boycotts. No business - no jobs - No products and services. They are mentally and emotionally misformatted! They will become harassers, snitches and then oppressors taking our stuff for their own, imprisoning and killing us. Hyenas, filthy hyenas.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Judith, 11/10/2012 10:39:14 PM     (No. 9006267)

And the voters of this country say why, what happened, we voted for the free stuff, why should companies shrink or close completely? WHERE IS MY FREE STUFF???!!! Not going to be pretty when these people have a hissy fit when reality hits.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: texaspast, 11/10/2012 11:01:03 PM     (No. 9006292)

Das wrong, 21. When they are laid off, they will get even MORE free stuff!

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