Companies plan massive layoffs as Obamacare becomes reality

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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.

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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.

Summary

This is by no means, meant to be an exhaustive list. But it is meant to provide examples of real companies, real jobs, and real names, soon to be added to the growing list of employment casualties provided by the inevitable implementation of Obamacare.

Last night, America voted for four more years of President Obama and his destructive economic and health care policies. By extension, America last night voted their approval of the aforementioned layoffs and overall work reduction.

Source: Freedomworks (Topix URL censorship strikes again.)

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Big Johnson wrote:
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Only a scumbag like you celebrates when people lose their jobs.
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Are the do nothing, low class loafers ever going to realize that the working class is going to rebel at some point? Our cost of living isn't increasing as fast as they are. Will the checkbots ever fell shame? It used to be that people with pride would hide their food stamps as they checked out of the grocery store.
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Are the do nothing, low class loafers ever going to realize that the working class is going to rebel at some point? Our cost of living isn't increasing as fast as they are. Will the checkbots ever fell shame? It used to be that people with pride would hide their food stamps as they checked out of the grocery store.
We've raised two generations of lowlifes. LBJ's Great Society has finally achieved its intended goal...a nation where the majority is uneducated, dependent and willingly enslaved.
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Disappointed wrote:
Are the do nothing, low class loafers ever going to realize that the working class is going to rebel at some point? Our cost of living isn't increasing as fast as they are. Will the checkbots ever fell shame? It used to be that people with pride would hide their food stamps as they checked out of the grocery store.
The third world Mexicans and Somalis could care less, Whitey is obsessed with giving out goodies. They get food stamps, WIC and Section 8 and they give us bed bugs, tuberculosis, Mexican swine flu and Shigellosis.

Black youth unemployment is 50%, yet Blacks are celebrating this "revenge" on the part of their Indonesian messiah.
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Cleavon Little wrote:
<quoted text>We've raised two generations of lowlifes. LBJ's Great Society has finally achieved its intended goal...a nation where the majority is uneducated, dependent and willingly enslaved.
And imported even more: Kennedy 1965, 1986

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Evil Kleavonal wrote:
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As with your election predictions, you have it all wrong.
My heart convulses in joy to hear your ridiculous rantings.
Cleavie, you have no dignity or class.
Tell me how I'm wrong. What I pointed out is obvious to anyone over the age of 40 with any common sense.

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Karl wrote:
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And imported even more: Kennedy 1965, 1986
Ted Kennedy was truly one of the most anti-American scumbags ever to hold public office.

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Evil Kleavonal wrote:
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As with your election predictions, you have it all wrong.
My heart convulses in joy to hear your ridiculous rantings.
Cleavie, you have no dignity or class.
His name isn't Cleavie, it's George. Newbies/trolls amuse me sometimes.

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Bazinga wrote:
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His name isn't Cleavie, it's George. Newbies/trolls amuse me sometimes.
Isn't it amazing how the "winners" from Tuesday night are still frothingly angry at the world?

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His name isn't Cleavie, it's George. Newbies/trolls amuse me sometimes.
Hey Baz! Missed your fat arse. Meant that with love, Bobby isn't posting much, you're safe.

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It was Dave Chapelle long before out foul mouthed Hilliard resident met George Jefferson on a work release program.
And who were you back in the day, cupcake?
Why so angry, kid?

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Evil Kleavonal wrote:
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As with your election predictions, you have it all wrong.
My heart convulses in joy to hear your ridiculous rantings.
Cleavie, you have no dignity or class.
Okay, stats can be construed to be what you want them to be. If you don't know that you're a bigger doofus than I expected. Georgie has more class and dignity in his pinky toe than you have in your entire body. Georgie pointing out potentials, and some actual scenarios,(I actually read the paper this morning, did you?) is not a rant.

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It was Dave Chapelle long before out foul mouthed Hilliard resident met George Jefferson on a work release program.
Concur, but he's more of a George than a Dave...that sticks. Being foul, to me, on this forum is changing your name to cloak who you really are. I only respect posters that own up to their identity. You... fail.

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<quoted text>Okay, stats can be construed to be what you want them to be. If you don't know that you're a bigger doofus than I expected. Georgie has more class and dignity in his pinky toe than you have in your entire body. Georgie pointing out potentials, and some actual scenarios,(I actually read the paper this morning, did you?) is not a rant.
"I get by with a little help from my friends..."
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How did the abstinence of education workout for the slave owners?

"Right eventually over comes might" can be applied to various facets of our lives. We just have to know our history so the foul events of the past do not repeat themselves.

Where are our retired scholars, military generals, and other authority figures who have observed this election cycle? What is their opinions?

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How did the abstinence of education workout for the slave owners?
"Right eventually over comes might" can be applied to various facets of our lives. We just have to know our history so the foul events of the past do not repeat themselves.
Where are our retired scholars, military generals, and other authority figures who have observed this election cycle? What is their opinions?
The smart one are busy sending their assets overseas and readying their "vacation cabins" in rural areas.

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