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Companies plan massive layoffs as Obamacare becomes reality
The Washington Times ^ | 11/9/12 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 11/09/2012 8:58:44 AM PST by Evil Slayer

Freedom Works has put together a list of companies that will be laying of 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 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.

Stryker

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.

Medtronic

In March of 2010, medical device maker Medtronic warned that Obamacare taxes could result in a reduction of precisely 1,000 jobs.

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1 posted on 11/09/2012 8:58:46 AM PST by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer
Schaden

I've had to lay off the rest of the word. Sorry.

2 posted on 11/09/2012 9:02:43 AM PST by StAnDeliver (Own It.)
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To: Evil Slayer
Comrades, the system has been overwhelmed.

Our job is done, and our glorious days of dictatorship have begun.

3 posted on 11/09/2012 9:02:52 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Www.dailyjobcuts.com


4 posted on 11/09/2012 9:03:24 AM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: Evil Slayer

At least now, we’ll get to see what will really happen with another 4yrs of Obama...


5 posted on 11/09/2012 9:03:27 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Evil Slayer

Added to layoffs thread
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2956717/posts?page=1


6 posted on 11/09/2012 9:04:33 AM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Evil Slayer

Http://www.dailyjobcuts.com


7 posted on 11/09/2012 9:05:41 AM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: Evil Slayer

stock up and a couple years of non-perishable foods

get some good quality seeds for a garden

don’t be skimpy on home-defense


8 posted on 11/09/2012 9:05:46 AM PST by Mr. K (We need a TEA PARTY MARCH ON GOP HEADQUARTERS!)
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To: stuartcr

9 posted on 11/09/2012 9:06:07 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Mr. K

Long past time for stocking up on seeds.
Get the garden started. I know it’s winter, but you better have a plan to get it going first thing.

Buy some chicks, too.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 9:07:45 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Evil Slayer

Bullshit! Free health care is free (and a right) so I don’t see how a free thing could result in layoffs.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 9:08:30 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Evil Slayer

Time to eat your peas, Obama losers.


12 posted on 11/09/2012 9:08:53 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Evil Slayer

Sadly, this is good news for Obama and the Democrats. Once out of the work force or working for reduced hours/pay, these people will be candidates for government assistance; more welfare, more food stamps, more Obamaphone, more unemployment, more subsidized transportation and housing, more socialized healthcare, more everything. Once dependent on big government they must rely on their slave masters and eagerly embrace them at the next election.


13 posted on 11/09/2012 9:09:45 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Evil Slayer
..wait till full effect of the BTU tax hits...this is chicken-feed
which is also going up!

14 posted on 11/09/2012 9:10:00 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Indeed, most 0zombies believe that 0bamacare means
“free healthcare for all on demand”

and there’s nothing you can say to convince them otherwise.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 9:10:25 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Evil Slayer

unemployment over 10% coming almost immediately


16 posted on 11/09/2012 9:10:37 AM PST by Mr. K (We need a TEA PARTY MARCH ON GOP HEADQUARTERS!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Hey...
This is what the sheeple voted for. You do get the government you deserve, and so many DESERVE THIS.

I’m done fighting it.


17 posted on 11/09/2012 9:10:47 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Evil Slayer

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Those that didn’t vote for ‘love of country’ STAND AND REJOICE!! You are getting the rewards of your efforts.

Now, when do we get our new Obama flags to replace this old and irrelevant Stars and Stripes rag??


18 posted on 11/09/2012 9:12:49 AM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Evil Slayer

I don’t know what all these people are worried about

Obama will make it illegal to lay people off soon


19 posted on 11/09/2012 9:13:30 AM PST by Mr. K (We need a TEA PARTY MARCH ON GOP HEADQUARTERS!)
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To: tcrlaf
We can't fight on every front. The majority apparently want this. Let's give it to them. Go Galt. Stop the motor of the world. Stop struggling to pull the increasingly heavy wagon full of looters and retreat to your Galt’s Gulch. Maybe after the collapse, something can be rebuilt.
20 posted on 11/09/2012 9:17:10 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Mr. K

We closed our business earlier this year and laid-off all employees. As I sit in my retirement, I am somewhat disappointed that I can’t lay-off anyone now because of what we all knew was coming. Elections have consequences, nobnama dolts.


21 posted on 11/09/2012 9:17:28 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Mr. K

We closed our business earlier this year and laid-off all employees. As I sit in my retirement, I am somewhat disappointed that I can’t lay-off anyone now because of what we all knew was coming. Elections have consequences, nobama dolts.


22 posted on 11/09/2012 9:17:54 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Evil Slayer
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.

Romney's fault! Damn you, Bain Capital!

23 posted on 11/09/2012 9:17:55 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: hal ogen

People are talking about cutting cable, newspaper subscriptions, not dealing with any leftist owned business, etc...
I can’t do that, because I already did that starting in ‘08.


24 posted on 11/09/2012 9:19:12 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Mr. K

All good things, but the imperative is to get yourself away from any urban area, or suburban area that is on a bus or rail line.

You can see what happens up in the northeast, everybody stuck together and sh!t happens. It won’t be any different when all the urban areas start running out of food, etc.

You have to be away from the leeches long enough for them to eat their own, so to speak....a week to a month after urban society tanks - let the government deal with them and stay down.

The very second thing that is an imperative are several weapons ranging from machetes, knives to shotguns, hi cap rifles, 9mm-45ACP pistols, and one or two good pump shotguns.

No matter what stores, seeds, water, gas, electricity, etc., if you can’t protect it, you don’t have it.


25 posted on 11/09/2012 9:20:01 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Evil Slayer
Stryker

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.

Isn't the Stryker lady one of Obama's big bundler's? She also was a major investor in a Colorado Solar Panel company that went BK recently.

26 posted on 11/09/2012 9:20:32 AM PST by oldbrowser (Welcome to U.S.Zimbabwe)
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To: Evil Slayer
Employers should go to websites such a Open Secrets, find out which of their employees contributed to Obama, and fire them first.
27 posted on 11/09/2012 9:24:07 AM PST by twister881
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To: Evil Slayer

Obamacare taxes the medical device companies. Medical device companies pass the cost on to patients. Insurers pay for the increased cost. Insurers charge higher rates. Government requires everybody to have insurance.

Everybody pays this tax.


28 posted on 11/09/2012 9:25:42 AM PST by toast
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To: Evil Slayer

pretty well most of the layoffs for Boston Scientific have occurred and finished as of October 2012. There may be a smattering of them next spring, but the bulk of it is done (the 1200 - 1400 that were announced back in 2010-11 to be occurring up to and throughout 2013).


29 posted on 11/09/2012 9:27:41 AM PST by jurroppi1
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To: Mr. K
I don’t know what all these people are worried about. Obama will make it illegal to lay people off soon.

Also illegal to take your business overseas, shut your business down, vote, own firearms, pray, build Christian churches, gather in existing Christian churches, own a home, car, or marry anyone of opposite sex, have any medicare except obamacare. Plus, he will take away ALL passports so you can't leave the country. I can keep this going on but maybe you already got the drift.

30 posted on 11/09/2012 9:28:59 AM PST by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: hal ogen

The unions drove us out of the construction industry - we finally gave up in 2004. My husband and I now both work for billionaires and I am so happy we’re still not trying to deal with those unions. Life is too short!


31 posted on 11/09/2012 9:30:03 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: tcrlaf
This is what the sheeple voted for. You do get the government you deserve, and so many DESERVE THIS.

I am just about there myself. Although I know that many will suffer.

Let the "tax cuts" expire? Why not. If the system is going to crash, let's get it over with while Obama is in office.

32 posted on 11/09/2012 9:33:17 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson)
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To: tcrlaf
You do get the government you deserve, and so many DESERVE THIS.

I guess we all do, in a way.

33 posted on 11/09/2012 9:34:15 AM PST by oldbrowser (Welcome to U.S.Zimbabwe)
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To: Proud2BeRight

The problem is there won’t be many working folks to pay for these programs - so it goes bust. Goodbye America -hello soup lines.


34 posted on 11/09/2012 9:36:14 AM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Evil Slayer

And now a brief message to all lefties:

WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD!! WHERE ALL YOUR WISHES WILL FINALLY COME TRUE!! SUBSIDIZED HOUSING AND CRIME WILL ALL BE SHARED EQUALLY.


35 posted on 11/09/2012 9:38:08 AM PST by formosa (consider me galt)
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To: Evil Slayer

FORWARD we are on the right track......................


36 posted on 11/09/2012 9:39:39 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Evil Slayer
FYI…… ongoing layoffs thread...

The Free Republic "Elections Have Consequences" Repository ”OBAMAsizing”

37 posted on 11/09/2012 9:42:07 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Evil Slayer
FYI…… ongoing layoffs thread...

The Free Republic "Elections Have Consequences" Repository ”OBAMAsizing”

38 posted on 11/09/2012 9:42:46 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: MrB
Buy some chicks, too.

Wife went ballistic when I tried just renting one. I couldn't imagine what she'd do if I bought one.

39 posted on 11/09/2012 9:43:33 AM PST by tnlibertarian
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To: Mr. K

I agree. I think things will happen so fast, that by the end of the first quarter of 2013, even some liberals will be dazed, wondering what happened. Even the media will not be able to spin things in a way that looks good. The 2009-2012 years are going to look like great prosperity compared to what will be coming.


40 posted on 11/09/2012 9:47:00 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Evil Slayer

St. Jude Medical just layed off about 800 employees this year due in large part to Obamacare.


41 posted on 11/09/2012 9:47:12 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: tnlibertarian

“Wife went ballistic when I tried just renting one. I couldn’t imagine what she’d do if I bought one. “

Best post of the day! :)


42 posted on 11/09/2012 9:47:55 AM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Evil Slayer

It’s best to get that joint surgery you’ve been putting off....ASAP

I scheduled my rotatotor cuff surgery after Christmas. I’ve been putting it off.


43 posted on 11/09/2012 9:48:38 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Evil Slayer

Tried to tell them the horse was full of Greeks....


44 posted on 11/09/2012 9:55:22 AM PST by Tzimisce (2016? Not if the country's dead. :(:(:(:(:()
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To: DonaldC
Thanks I needed that am flying my flag upside down till someone tries to take it down the lead will fly
45 posted on 11/09/2012 9:56:21 AM PST by reluctantwarrior (Strength and Honor, just call me Buzzkill for short......)
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To: tnlibertarian

I told my 6 year-old son one night that we would be having chicken livers for dinner the next night.

He replied - “YES! I LOVE chicks delivered!”


46 posted on 11/09/2012 10:04:44 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.")
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To: Evil Slayer

In addition to the massive layoffs ... I like many business owners had expansion plans ready to implement Nov 7th ... now we are downsizing.

We are debating two different plans ....

A Plan to simply Survive

B Liquidate and go Galt

TT


47 posted on 11/09/2012 10:07:14 AM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Gator113
Those that didn’t vote for ‘love of country’ STAND AND REJOICE!! You are getting the rewards of your efforts."""".....

You said it. They showed in mass yesterday, bragging how they voted the other guy, or wrote in Geo. Washington, or other such as JESUS. They were proud of what they did. They just had to vote their principles, big whoopie.

Do they DARE come into FR and complain about Obama EVER AGAIN?? We know who they are, need a file to remind them of what they did. THEY MAKE ME SICK. I hope they get every obama reward coming to them, they deserve every bit, I don't.

I'm with you on your Tag line. Newt was my first choice, but will be damned if I would waste my chance to vote AGAINST Obama.

You weak liver lillied traitors who voted for OTHER, DO NOT POST TO ME. YOU ARE DEFRIENDED,and have no right to speak on how much you hate Obama and his next 4 years. YOU DID THAT, you built that.

48 posted on 11/09/2012 10:20:22 AM PST by annieokie
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To: tnlibertarian

Have you tried adopting?

[duck]


49 posted on 11/09/2012 10:29:12 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
Bullshit! Free health care is free (and a right) so I don’t see how a free thing could result in layoffs.

Hahahaha....nice!

50 posted on 11/09/2012 10:49:28 AM PST by Getsmart64
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