Skip to comments.PICKET: Companies plan massive layoffs as Obamacare becomes reality
Posted on 11/09/2012 9:45:44 AM PST by MissesBush
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, 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.
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.
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.
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(If this has already been posted, my apologies. FR's search function isn't working.)
I linked to the list of job cuts here:
FYI ongoing layoffs thread...
Conservatives will get blamed for not working with the Democrats to fix any problems with ObamaCare.
“We (Democrats) made a good start with health care reform, and we want to improve it by passing the (fill in name of bill that will actually make things worse) bill, but the Republicans refuse to help us pass it. And that is why we’re seeing these layoffs.”
MSM applauds and repeats the spin.
Welcome to the real world leftys! Misery will be the only thing left to share with you! ENJOY!!
They’ll be sued by DOJ.
Like any poll that showed a good lead for RR [so the cheating wouldn’t go against “all the polls”]
/tin foil off
More people to go on public welfare, more Dem. voters for future elections. COOL! /sarc.
I expect that a lot of manufacturing will go overseas to avoid taxes, new EPA regs, much higher energy costs and Obamacare costs.
So China will recover nicely. Us? Not so much.
I’ve heard anecdotal reports about people removing Obama-Biden bumper stickers from their cars. The word must be getting out.
I hope those of you who love cherish support pray and voted for the fraud and chief experience immeasuarble discomfort and pain for yourself and your family for years to come, we know whats coming, your excited over a fairytale make believe utopia you were promised by your messiah.....and for those of you who are employed Job layoffs dont discriminate.........enjoy your new poverty stricken life
Employers are fighting back because of obamacare, there won’t be anyway to fund it, this is gong to backfire on Obama bigtime!
I sure hope these companies are laying off based on party affiliation...
|Company||# Laid off||Running total||Sector|
|Career Education Corp||900||8929||Education|
|West Ridge Mine||102||10011||Energy|
|Brake Parts LLC||75||10438||Automotive|
|Associated Milk Producers Inc||130||10568||Agriculture|
|Murray Energy Corporation||48||10616||Energy|
|Momentive Performance Materials||150||11416||Chemicals|
|Umatilla Chemical Depot||34||11450||Defense|
|Teco Coal Corporation||90||11763||Energy|
|Welch Allyn||275||12038||Med Eq Mfg|
|Dana Holding Corp||7||12045||Automotive|
|Stryker||96||12141||Med Eq/Dev Mfg|
|Boston Scientific||1200||13341||Med Eq/Dev Mfg|
|Medtronic||500||13841||Med Eq/Dev Mfg|
|Smith & Nephew||770||14611||Med Eq/Dev Mfg|
|Abbot Labs||700||15311||Med Eq/Dev Mfg|
|St Jude Medical||300||16633||Health|
|Hill-Rom||200||16833||Med Eq/Dev Mfg|
Not officially. That would be
Chicago politics discrimination.
Without us nobody recovers.
If people in this country don’t have the money to buy what other countries mfg., then their sales will be way down.
Americas “disposable” instead of “repair” thinking fuels the world economy.
But we can’t stop this world from it’s Crash and Burn, Crash and Burn...