Below is only a partial list of US companies announcing layoffs in the short time (less than 48 hours, at this writing) since Obama has been elected president. The reasons, provided and assumed, are Obamacare and Obama’s approach to governing overall.
- Research in Motion Ltd.
- Lightyear Network Solutions
- Providence Journal
- Hawker Beechcraft
- CVPH Medical Center
- US Cellular
- Momentive Performance Materials
- Brake Parts
- Gameforge Berlin
- Vestas Wind Systems
- SRA International
- Majestic Star Casino and Hotel
- Center for Hospice NY
- Lower Bucks Hospital
- Oce North America
- United Blood Services Gulf
- Atlantic Lottery Corporation
- Welch Allyn
- Dana Holding
- Boston Scientific
- Smith & Nephew
- Abbott Labs
- Kinetic Concepts
- St. Jude
- Hill Rom
- Darden Restaurants
- Umatilla Chemical
Leftists must understand that leftist big-government legislation and policy causes businesses of all sizes to fire more than they hire. Many business owners are paralyzed with fear and halt or procrastinate expansion plans. Do the liberals expect business owners to just see things their way, because Obama the savior will magically make everything work out in the end? Do they expect businesses to be in the business of charity, existing solely to create jobs, even when it causes the business to go under? I really don’t understand how the liberal mind can expect anything but job loss under a Democrat/liberal regime. Democrats/liberals increase regulations, they increase taxes, they make everything about business and hiring more complicated while making business owners out to be the devil, as the liberals’ Marxist doctrine dictates.
This is the great scam of the liberal agenda: vote for us, you poor people, we’ll take care of you, we’ll make jobs for you, we will wipe all tears from your eyes! The truth is, they kill jobs, create the crisis, force the poor to rely on government for welfare and all it’s flavors and unsustainable, unnatural government jobs.
It’s only going to get gradually worse. Technological advances, global trade and economic development of other nations will continue to kill jobs in the US faster than the economy can naturally create more jobs, but the government, as it turns more leftist, will make it significantly worse than it needs to be. The left’s “well-intended” legislation and programs will only make business hire less, which will cause more idiots to vote Democrat, which will kill even more jobs in a vicious, snowballing cycle.
As I’ve said elsewhere, consider the unthinkable – escape from America, find exile somewhere more free in the world. Where you choose depends on the freedoms you value most, but the US being a “free country” is more of a joke everyday.
Ready for the continued hell of unemployment?
More discussion here: Layoff news at Freerepublic.com
- And this, just in:
After Obama reelection, Murray Energy CEO reads prayer, announces layoffs
- And more…
Papa John’s to Cut Workers’ Hours over Obamacare
And another (11/13/12). I guess we’ll just make this post a work-in-progress as more layoff news rolls in…
Oh and isn’t it ironic: Stryker Corporation, an Obama donor, to lay off 1200 due to Obamacare
- Jobless Claims Up 78,000 Week After Election Surprised?
I’m sure this is all the tip of the iceberg as far as current layoffs and will be the beginning of years of decreased hiring due to Obamacare and increasing regulations. And for every business that states it’s laying off due to liberal policies, there are a thousand more, not making that reason public, because, of course, as a business, it’s not usually smart to make known unpopular information that could scare away half your customers.