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Posted on 11/10/2012 7:19:18 AM PST by blam
Share This Massive List Of Post-Election Firings And Layoffs With Everyone You Can
By Michael Snyder
on November 9th, 2012
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 Many were desperately holding out hope that Obamacare would be repealed so that they would not have to get rid of some of their employees.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...
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 Obamas 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.
Heres an excerpt from the interview. Click the audio tab below to hear even more from this compelling conversation:
Ive 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 Im at a point where Im 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 AmericanThinker.com...
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...
Research in Motion Limited
Lightyear Network Solutions
Boeing (30% of their management staff)
CVPH Medical Center
Momentive Performance Materials
Vestas Wind Systems
Center for Hospice New York
OCE North America
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.
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 CNSNews.com 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.
Three big Wisconsin employers - Oshkosh Truck, Kimberly Clark, and WPS - all announced layoffs/RIFs in the hundreds of workers each just prior to the election - and they voted for Obama anyway.
I guess we’ve got a way to go yet before we hit the bottom.
I tried to do this yesterday on a Facebook page I had (notice the past tense). FB shut me down and suspended my account for 30 days. I don’t think the left wing social network wanted me to tell everyone what wonderful things Obama is doing for our country!
This is a typical O'Dumdum supporter. They're all stupid. Just stupid, and don't understand the law of sowing and reaping.
Maybe you should start a dedicated thread on FR that we can keep adding to ?
My nephew and my sister got laid off yesterday. Unrelated fields, live in different areas. What a coincidence that 3 days after Obamacare survives, they both get laid off on the same day. Coincidence indeed
“They’re all stupid. Just stupid, and don’t understand the law of sowing and reaping.”
The law of sowing and reaping is metaphorically explained in the Bible.
The commies that run the media and education system have a vested interest in people discarding Biblical, Judeo-Christian ethics.
I have an anonymous Facebook account for political posts to keep my personal life separate. Facebook locked me out and will not allow me to unlock it since the birthday I used was before 1910.
Obamagabe will be the new Hoover - no recession, a Depression worse than the 1930’s.
Thats strange, I post stuff all the time on FB and never had a problem...
wonder how many of them are union
Elections have consequences.
Bush is the Hoover.
Barack Obama voter fraud 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 22 Updates Posted Today and People You Can Contact! See FRIDAY UPDATES! *
Is this what Barack Obama calls a ground game? All things considered, on this page and elsewhere, Mitt Romney IS our President elect. Lets do something about it!
Ill be adding additional links on a regular basis and forwarding all of this information to Mitts campaign! Please send other links.
Evidence of massive Obama voter fraud in Colorado! Ten counties show 104% to 140% turnout!
Fraud: Some told they already voted, others brag about voting multiple times
Crooked Politics: Obama Lost in Every State With Photo ID Law
Philly Polling Stations Where GOP Inspectors Were Kicked Out Had 90% Voter Turnout, 99% Voted For Obama
[Sounds like those Black Panthers who kicked out the GOP observers and stood guard at the polling stations were not just trying to intimidate voters! They were hiding something!]
Voter Fraud Watch: Two Election Judges Replaced After Illegal Activity in Ohio - Fox News Insider
Why the Polls are Wrong: Electorate is R+6
Vote fraud alert: One out of five registered Ohio voters is bogus
via @BeachCity55 on Twitter: Senior parents in Florida told not to put their ballots through their reader but in a box. Senior votes in FL not counted?
Data Points To A Powerful Romney Campaign And Yet
You have to vote for Dems NYC poll worker tells GOP Senate candidate #IllegalElectioneering
At least 70,000 report voting problems, mostly in swing states
Plane crash destroys Afghanistan US military ballots, most of which are for Mitt Romney
Obamas pattern of disenfranchisement of the military vote
Another Stolen Election? Election data HIGHLY suspicious AND the George Soros Secretary of State Project http://goo.gl/y1ybR
Yes, this is the same George Soros who owns part of the company in Spain Obama outsourced parts of the election to and who has been banned from Hungary because he tampered with elections there.
We will continue to add updates! Please check back often!
From my friend Lynn Victory on Facebook:
Thanks for what you are doing. My son is friends with a guy in the Romney campaign who has actually been on since 2008. He is not high up, but said that the O campaign bought high tech equipment to target county by county where the votes were needed in battle-ground states, so that they could bus in the needed votes. The guy would not say fraud, but that is fraud.
Also this referral from Lynn:
White House Insider on Obama Steal the Votes Strategy (Just Before the Election)
But these Obama boys they took it to a whole other level. Votes, donations deals its a lot more Putin than it is Clinton. Pay to play Big Labor this country never seen it at this level.
Voter fraud witnessed in Wisconsin by one of Mitts ORCA observers:
via Lori Patriot on Facebook:
52 Democrats arrested for VOTER FRAUD so far
VIDEO: Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers
In 2008, John McCain Ignored Vote Fraud to Avoid Civil Unrest
[See what that got us?]
Michael Savage: How Obama fixed 2012 election
Massive voter fraud discovered in April
Is Voter Fraud Being Committed in Ohio? (Early Voting)
Pundit Press: What Luck! Obama Won Dozens of Cleveland Districts with 100% of the Vote
Photo of Ethiopians brought to Ohio voting stations by busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket
Did this Dirty Trick Get Obama Re-Elected?
Vote Fraud Expert: Romney Votes Not Counted in Key States
Could we fix an election? Sure, they would never know it.
Thousands of votes from our military troops uncounted or missing
Defense Department cant put soldiers, ballots together
Voter fraud in Pennsylvania - Black Panthers return, GOP inspectors thrown out
Ohio fraudulent voter registration cards
Ohio Residents Told They Already Voted When They Showed Up At the Polls Tuesday
Poll Worker Puts Glendale Precincts Ballots on Car, Drives Away
Referenced above, but with more information:
Two Ohio Election Judges Removed for Allowing Unregistered Voters to Cast Ballots
Democrat Admits Hes Voted FOUR Times Already
Boston reports 129% voter turnout, 79% for Obama; 74% for Elizabeth Warren
This one could be just a calibration issue, but not necessarily based on the programers testimony in the next link:
Voting machine swaps Romney for Obama
Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting
VIDEO: Possible voter fraud in Pennsylvania or just voting machine malfunction?
Voter Fraud Complaint Filed against Florida Democrats
Ballot Re-writers Update from Allen Westhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=299196730187117&set=a.198312883608836.34844.198021666971291&type=1&theater
Half the Democratic ground game is voter turnout. The other half is voter fraud.
Voter Fraud: Obama Won 108% of Registered Voters in Wood County, Ohio
Video: Diebold Whistleblower Speaks Out on Voter Fraud
BREAKING: St. Lucie County, Florida Had 141.1% Turnout; Obama Won County
Between St. Lucie and Broward Counties, we have a pretty good idea what happened in Florida. Normal voting is what, 50% turnout? It doesnt take many counties like this to affect an entire state by multiple percentage points.
All of these numbers between 99% (Pennsylvania) and 141.1% (Florida) turnout in dozens of counties in swing states makes me think Team Obama was panicking a lot just before the election, with Mitt up by 7% in certain early voting polls. They overcompensated so much the fraud is impossible to hide. I think they know it, which may be one reason Axelrod is stepping down. (Sound familiar Petraeus and Benghazi?)
As I told someone earlier today, this is who Obama is. This is who Chicago (the machine) is. Do we really want this to be who America is? Is this how we will define our elections from 2008 on? As Mitt says, America can do better. We must do better. We cant let the message be out there that America will let this fraud go.
Want to do something about all of this? Tiffany Banks and Darin Southam forwarded me a list of people you can contact who are in the November 9, 2012 3:12 PM comment below.
Did you know voters can request a recount in certain states? (Ohio, Virginia, Florida, Wisconsin!) Take a look at the comment by @RightonMainSt dated November 9, 2012 11:45 PM below for instructions! Mitt will have to ask in Colorado himself. (Yes, you Mitt!)
It has also been suggested that we ask Republican Secretaries of State NOT to certify the election until all questions about voter fraud are abated. Some people think this may provoke a crisis, but it cant be worse than the one we are looking at for the next four years and the impact on generations to come! America NEEDS Mitt, and Mitt won fair and square. This was not a ballot stuffing competition but an election. Lets make sure its counted that way!
Thank you all. Over 7,500 people have visited this page in the first 24 hours and I hope millions will see it eventually. Please pass it on! We can do this! (Yes we can!)
Gotta love them liberals!
No longer. Obamagabe inherited his last four years. Bush is off the hook since Obamagabe didn’t do anything - he took the job, he didn’t inherit it the first time. Read the stats. on employment, etc. when The O took office the first time.
Since the election:
|Organization||# Laid off||Running total||Sector||Notes|
|Abbot Labs||700||700||Med Eq/Dev Mfg|
|Art Gallery of Windsor||12||1956||Art Gallery||Canada|
|Associated Milk Producers Inc||130||2086||Agriculture|
|Bartikowsky Jewelers||25||2283||Retail||Business closure|
|Boston Scientific||1200||3483||Med Eq/Dev Mfg|
|Brake Parts LLC||75||3558||Automotive|
|Career Education Corp||900||4937||Education|
|Center for Hospice and Palliative Care||40||5077||Health|
|Community Newspaper Holdings Inc||21||6398||Media|
|Crouse Hospital Syracuse||70||7063||Health|
|Dana Holding Corp||7||7087||Automotive|
|Ericsson||1550||10201||Consumer Electronics||Cuts in Sweden|
|Gameforge Berlin||20||10371||Online Games||Cuts in Germany|
|Hill-Rom||200||11581||Med Eq/Dev Mfg|
|Husqvarna||600||12181||Tools||Cuts in Sweden|
|Lightyear Network Solutions||14||14972||Software/internet|
|Majestic Star Cassino||80||15052||Entertainment|
|Medtronic||500||15552||Med Eq/Dev Mfg|
|Momentive Performance Materials||150||15770||Chemicals|
|Murray Energy Corporation||48||15818||Energy|
|Penn Refrigeration||40||16033||Commercial Service|
|Research in Motion||200||16322||Consumer Electronics|
|Smith & Nephew||770||17092||Med Eq/Dev Mfg|
|SRA International||222||17429||IT Federal contractor|
|St Jude Medical||300||17729||Health|
|Stryker||96||17825||Med Eq/Dev Mfg|
|Teco Coal Corporation||90||18535||Energy|
|Umatilla Chemical Depot||34||19637||Defense|
|Welch Allyn||275||23014||Med Eq Mfg|
|West Ridge Mine||102||23116||Energy|
|Westinghouse||17||23133||Hi Tech Services|
|Yakima Regional Medical Center||10||23308||Health|
Layoffs without exact number specified
|Organization||% Laid off||Sector||Notes|
|Boeing Defense, Space & Security||30||Defense||Executive Staff|
|Slidell, LA||Government||"Will try to spread equally"|
|Standard Bank Group||10-15||Banking||London|
|United Blood Services||10||Health||All staff|
Worker Reduction In Scheduled Time (to below ObamaCare threshold)
|Organization||% WRIST||# Affected||Sector||Notes|
|Darden Restaurants||Food service|
|JANCOA Janitorial Services||Janitorial Service|
Notes: When a range was reported, or a current actual vs projected was reported, I went with the low end or the firm number.
For example, DuPont is reported as 64 laid off, but they are planning 1500 in the next 12 months.
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