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    Share This Massive List Of Post-Election Firings And Layoffs With Everyone You Can

    Share This Massive List Of Post-Election Firings And Layoffs With Everyone You Can

    By Michael, 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    Many were desperately holding out hope that Obamacare would be repealed so that they would not have to get rid of some of their employees.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...

    #1 Utah
    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 Obama’s 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.”

    Here’s an excerpt from the interview. Click the audio tab below to hear even more from this compelling conversation:

    [I]“I’ve 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 made sure they were paid. And I explained that I always put them first and unfortunately I’m at a point where I’m 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

    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

    According to the Blaze, the following major corporations have all announced layoffs in just the past two days...

    Exide Technologies
    Research in Motion Limited
    Lightyear Network Solutions
    Providence Journal
    Hawker Beechcraft
    Boeing (30% of their management staff)
    CVPH Medical Center
    US Cellular
    Momentive Performance Materials
    Brake Parts
    Vestas Wind Systems
    Center for Hospice New York
    OCE North America
    Darden Restaurants
    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.

    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.


    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 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.

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    November 14 , 2012

    Texas Instruments 1,700 LayoffsWorldwide

    Westchester County NY - 126 Layoffs in Proposed Budget
    The Brattleboro Retreat - 27 Layoffs,
    4 Positions Lost
    Turkey Point Nuclear Plant FL -
    277 Layoffs Possible
    Otsego County NY -
    10 Layoffs Possible
    Wake Forest Baptist Medical NC -950 Positions by June 2013
    Update: Smithfield Foods Inc. Meat Plant VA - Starting Layoffs
    Update: Cummins - Starts Layoffs in Indiana
    Solel Solar Systems ( International ) - 140+Panasonic - 10,000 More Layoffs by End of March
    Pierce Manufacturing in Bradenton - Layoffs beginOptus ( International ) - Additional 184
    Gamesa Energy - 92 Layoff Notices
    Report: Spain's Bankia ( International ) - 5,000
    Tooele County UT - 22Monitor Group - 235 Layoffs, Probably Much Less
    November 13 , 2012
    Xerox Corp. - 2,500
    Citigroup Inc. - 100 in Long Island NY
    Atlantic City's Casinos - Workers Face Layoffs After Sandy
    Glens Falls Hospital NY - 29
    Bayou Cane Louisiana - 7 FD Layoffs Likely
    San Diego Hospice - Possible Violations may = Layoffs
    Sun Media newspaper division ( International ) - 500
    Publishing Firm Lulu in Raleigh - 9 Iron Range nonprofit Minn. - Layoffs Pending
    Hostess - 3 Plant Closing = 627 Jobs Lost
    Hamilton FD Ohio - Possible 2 Closing - 17 Layoffs
    NBCUniversal - 500
    Dana Corporation - Warns Employees of Poss. Layoffs
    Mississippi County Arkansas - About 12 LayoffsTMX Group ( International ) - Plans to Cut 100 Jobs
    November 12 , 2012
    Update: Wingspan Portfolio Advisors - 459 Possible Layoffs
    German news agency dapd -100
    The Commercial Appeal - Another Round of Layoffs?

    Airlines SAS ( International ) - About 6,000 Jobs Lost

    November 14 , 2012
    Overseas Shipholding Group Inc.
    ReVolt Technology

    November 13 , 2012
    AMF Bowling Worldwide Inc

    November 12 , 2012
    Aletheia Research & Management Inc


    November 14 , 2012
    Chicago suit maker Hart Schaffner Marx Warns of Possible Des Plaines Plant Closing = 567 layoffs
    Tessera Technologies Inc to Close Tel Aviv Facility ( International )
    Manassas News & Messenger Va. - 33 Jobs Lost
    Xbox World and PSM3 magazines
    SuperFresh outlets in Marlton and Westmont NJ
    The Bagel Shoppe in Katonah NY
    Ben Franklin and Homestead House Gifts in the Kimball Ridge Center in Waterloo IA
    Several West Virginia Suzuki dealerships Being Forced to Close
    Kowalski Cos Closing All 4 of its Metro Detroit Delis but to Continue Food Production
    Three Memphis charter schools and one in Nashville Tenn. Could Close Due to Poor Test ScoresThe Custer School District SD - Closing 2 Rural Schools
    The Dressing Room, on North Lincoln Avenue IL
    The Utica office of IBOPE NY

    November 13 , 2012
    Montague’s Jewelers in Rimrock Mall
    The District of Columbia - Submits Plans to Close 20 Schools
    Teleperformance USA confirmed Monday it was shutting down its Pocatello branch
    The Pub Restaurant on 4th Street Live in Louisville KY
    Old Town Alehouse 5233 Ballard Ave in Seattle?
    Space Aliens restaurants in Minot and Grand Forks ND
    DeWaay Financial Network LLC
    Sears at Quail Springs Mall Oklahoma City OK.
    Fashion Bug in O'Fallon MO is closing in January
    Kmart Store in Oak Hill W. Va
    Update: Jett & Hall men's clothing store in Richmond KY
    D.C. school List of Possible Schools Closing to Be released Later today
    Dunkin' Donuts in Holly Hill FL
    Hostess Brands Inc Permanently Closing 3 Bakeries Following a Nationwide Strike
    Philips Electronics subsidiary Lightolier will close its local fluorescent light fixture manufacturing plant in Willington

    November 12 , 2012
    Update: 2 SunTrust Bank branches on the Eastern Shore of Virginia
    Dena's Hallmark in Champaign Commons Plaza IL?

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    Surprise! Jobless Claims Up 78,000 Week After Election; PA, OH Worst Hit

    by Joel B. Pollak 15 Nov 2012, 5:36 AM PDT
    The Department of Labor has announced that new jobless claims rose by a staggering 78,000 in the first week after the election, reaching a seasonally-adjusted total of 439,000. Over the past year, and in the weeks leading up to the election, jobless claims were said to be declining, dipping as low as 339,000, with the media proclaiming that they had reached the "lowest level in more than four years." Now, suddenly, the news seems far less rosy.

    From the Department of Labor press release this morning:

    In the week ending November 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 439,000, an increase of 78,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 361,000. The 4-week moving average was 383,750, an increase of 11,750 from the previous week's revised average of 372,000.

    Some of the new claims, especially in New Jersey, were due to Hurricane Sandy--but these were offset by a decline in claims filed in New York. The highest numbers of new filings came from Pennsylvania and Ohio, where there were thousands of layoffs in the construction, manufacturing, and automobile industries.

    Both states had been targeted by the presidential campaigns. President Obama highlighted his record of job creation in Ohio in particular, focusing on the automobile industry. The state reported 6,450 new jobless claims in the week after the election--second-highest after Pennsylvania, which recorded 7,766 new claims.

    Surprise! Jobless Claims Up 78,000 Week After Election; PA, OH Worst Hit
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