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    Mourning in America - Here's Those Layoffs We Voted For Last Night

    Liberals said Obamacare was good and would pay down debt and create jobs. They lied

    http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/gru...offs-you-voted


    So with another four years for President Obama to look forward to, and the obvious inevitability of Obamacare that this entails, let's examine the very real jobs that will be lost, and the very real lives that will be affected.
    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. That plan became reality when the company cut 500 positions over the summer, with another 500 set for the end of 2013.
    Others
    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
    Beyond the complete elimination of a significant number of American jobs is another looming problem created by the health care law - a shift from full-time to part-time workers.
    Sean Hackbarth of Free Enterprise explains:
    A JP Morgan economist "points out that 8.3 million people are working in part-time jobs even though they'd prefer full-time work. Unfortunately, because of President Obama’s health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), workers in the hotel, restaurant, and retail industries could be pushed into part-time jobs working less than 30 hours per week."
    "Under the health care law, if a company has more than 50 “full time equivalent” workers, a combination of full and part-time employees, but doesn’t offer “affordable” coverage that meets the government’s minimum value standard, the company will have to pay a penalty. This penalty is determined by the number of full-time employees minus 30 full-time employees. So to reiterate a very important point: part-time workers are not part of the penalty formula. The health care law creates a perverse incentive to hire part-time versus full-time workers."
    Tangible examples of Obamacare causing a reduction in full-time workers:
    Darden Restaurants
    According to the Orlando Sentinel, Darden Restaurants, a casual dining chain best known for their Red Lobster, Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants, is "experimenting with limiting the hours of some of its workers to avoid health care requirements under the Affordable Care Act when they take effect in 2014".
    JANCOA Janitorial Services
    The CEO of JANCOA, Mary Miller, testified to Congress that Obamacare was a "dream killer", adding that one option she had to consider "is reducing the majority of my team members to part-time employment in order to reduce the amount that I will be penalized."
    Kroger
    The American retailer in Cincinnati, Ohio recently was reported to be planning a significant slashing of their hourly workers. Doug Ross writes:
    Operative Faith (a mid-level manager with the company) reveals that Kroger will soon join the ranks of Darden Restaurants and slash the hours of its non-exempt (hourly) workers to avoid millions in Obamacare penalties.
    According to the source, Obamacare could result in tens of thousands of Kroger employees being limited to working 28 hours per week.

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    I don't care.

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    Me either, I warned people here beforehand. I don't usually say something unless I hear it first hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calypso Jones View Post
    I don't care.
    My sentiments exactly.

    I don't care. Let the whole thing collapse. I simply don't give a damn anymore.

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    Yes , shut up .
    You are being an Ass .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calypso Jones View Post
    I don't care.
    Quote Originally Posted by Aristophanes View Post
    My sentiments exactly.

    I don't care. Let the whole thing collapse. I simply don't give a damn anymore.
    I'm with you guys. I couldn't care less. They voted for this, they made their beds, now we can all lay in it. And when it all goes to $#@! ---- don't call me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carygrant View Post
    Yes , shut up .
    You are being an Ass .
    stuff it up yours. you're not even an american.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Liberals said Obamacare was good and would pay down debt and create jobs. They lied

    http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/gru...offs-you-voted
    Actually it is this article that is the lie. Please present the evidence that any of these layoffs had anything to do with Obama's re-election, or Obamacare, and were not just the annual round of 4th quarter layoffs that have been happening since at least 1996.
    You don't get to vote for the party that supported, and legislated government forced vaginal probes, and then claim to oppose Obama because he represents "increased government control, and power".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Actually it is this article that is the lie. Please present the evidence that any of these layoffs had anything to do with Obama's re-election, or Obamacare, and were not just the annual round of 4th quarter layoffs that have been happening since at least 1996.
    http://twitchy.com/2012/10/01/lockhe...fter-election/

    http://www.godlikeproductions.com/fo...age1706527/pg1

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politi...iON_story.html

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katehic...lection_please
    Last edited by Calypso Jones; 11-09-2012 at 08:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Actually it is this article that is the lie. Please present the evidence that any of these layoffs had anything to do with Obama's re-election, or Obamacare, and were not just the annual round of 4th quarter layoffs that have been happening since at least 1996.
    We know you will never admit no matter what the evidence

    http://www.examiner.com/article/scor...-s-re-election

    http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2012/11...-22-employees/

    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/a...eryone-you-can

    http://apps.detnews.com/apps/blogs/w...hp?blogid=5822

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