Editorial: Obamacare, the ultimate job killer

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    you voted for it

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    Most presidents don’t impact the country until their inauguration. However, president Obama took less than 48 hours after his reelection to begin the legacy of his second term. On day one, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped over 300 points, and followed that with a near 150 point drop on day two. This showed an immediate nervousness in the business community for what lies ahead. Even bigger than this though is the number of people joining the unemployment line.


    By the Thursday following the election, thousands of employees faced the loss of their jobs. These layoffs transcended many industries, including the coal and healthcare fields. Here is a list of just a few of the major employers letting people go:

    Welch Allyn – 275 employees to be let go

    Stryker (medical device manufactuere) – 1,170 jobs to be cut from global workforce

    Boston Scientific (currently shifting assets to China) – 1,200-1,400 jobs to be cut

    Medtronic – Reducing 1,000 jobs

    Smith & Nephew – 770 layoffs

    Abbott Labs – 700 layoffs

    Covidien – 595 layoffs

    Kinetic Concepts – 427 layoffs

    St. Jude Medical – 300 layoffs

    Hill Rom – 200 layoffs

    Dana Holding Corp. (an Ohio based auto parts manufacturer) – To cut $24 million from budget/labor costs

    Total: ~6,000+ jobs

    Of course, the latest is causing quite a stir. Hostess, maker of the ever-love Twinkie, is closing their doors and letting 18,500 employees go. This has hit America’s obese population like a sugar brick. Unfortunately, they have no one to blame but themselves and their votes. While the headlines read that labor negations are to blame, the bigger story is an uncertain economy and new taxation. Part of the increased labor cost is Obamacare, and as a result the union was asked to reduce benefits and/or employee hours. Instead, another company cannot financially succeed in a nation of increased tax burden. It appears that once again, actions, like supporting “free” healthcare, results in consequences, the reality that nothing is ever free.

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    Editorial: Obamacare, the ultimate job killer | The Tribune Papers
     
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    yawn....
     
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    on other websites like arfcom that have 20k members talk about their wife or husband saying how many people are getting laid off
    anyone who thinks that ending the bush tax will save the economy is nuts.
     
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    I think Jillian may have a point. Why are we focused on the bad things happening and about to happen? Can't we just talk about rainbows and happy things? Come on forget about your brother losing his job he can always go on the government dole, no problem. See it is easy. Thinking about rainbows and unicorns makes us feel better.
     
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    rightwingnut fauxrage is rightwingnut fauxrage, racist trash.

    and maybe if you lying loons hadn't been the boy crying wolf for the past four years, someone would listen to you.

    nutter.
     
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    really, and you prove here your rage against others is real..horrible
     
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    Excellent thread!! Too bad its not getting the attention it should. By 2016 we will see the full fruits of what Obamacare did to jobs in this country.
     
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    The Left will blame companies for the layoffs rather than the policies that made them necessary. The utter ignorance and stupidity of the Left means they will easily fall for arguments like that.
     
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    I challenged Jillian to post what I said that made me racist scum now I would like to know what I posted that makes me racist trash.

    Jillian won't post anything because there isn't anything, just her burning rage at someone who won't take her stuff.
     
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    that's how she is..ignore her
    But seeing her yawn at the fact people are losing their jobs or getting hours cut because of ObamaCare while he SWORE it would be all good and utopia for people, is a sad
     

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