The Layoffs We Voted For



Well, the Obama magic is still at it.  This is, by no means, comprehensive.  This is just a little info from our friend Latitude. 

Mourning in America – Here’s Those Layoffs We Voted For Last Night

Here’s a short list of companies announcing layoffs.

Welch Allyn

Welch Allyn, a company that manufactures medical diagnostic equipment in central New York

Dana Holding Corp.

A global auto parts manufacturing company in Ohio known as Dana Holding Corp.


One of the biggest medical device manufacturers in the world

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

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”.

Same for

JANCOA Janitorial Services and Kroger

Energizer to cut more than 10 percent of workforce

Boeing announces layoffs in defense division

Boeing has announced a major restructuring of its defense division. Along with the announcement came news that the firm will cut 30 percent of management jobs from 2010 levels. The company will also close facilities in California and consolidate several business units to cut costs.

Obama Administration Gives Lockheed Martin A Waiver From Federal Law Requiring Notification Of Layoffs

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39 Responses to The Layoffs We Voted For

  1. miked1947 says:

    Tip of the iceberg.

  2. Obama ended up with 9 million votes than 4 years ago. Wasn’t an enthusiastic vote for.

    Ha, but Romney had 1.4 million less than McCain. Looks like most everyone forgot about that blow out in the first debate. Hey, candy assed Republicans, quit nominating forgettable people to run for president. —-and I’m not referring to any Republicans commenting on here. Don’t take it personal.

    • typo

      9 million votes

      should say

      9 million less votes

    • suyts says:

      I don’t know if they’ll ever learn.

      • So there has to be a third Party in America. It’s funny, but Dennis Miller said that too on his radio show yesterday.

        If it’s the Tea Party then great, it’s the Tea Party. And if their ticket in 2016 is Rand Paul/Marco Rubio, so be it! And if they lose and have to run Rand Paul/Marco Rubio again in 2020, SO BE IT! But it could be that a current unknown will run in 2016.

        Whatever the case, the current system in America is unsatisfactory!

        • leftinbrooklyn says:

          Let’s wait a few years. After Obama, there is the possibility that a 3rd party won’t be as important as a replacement for the Democratic party.

      • suyts says:

        I’ve given this some thought. I’ll post on it either later tonight or tomorrow. There needs to be a “sort of” third party.

      • HankH says:

        I agree. I would entertain a third party. I held my nose pulling the lever for McCain and Romney wasn’t my first choice. Come to think of it, he wasn’t my second choice either. Being a fiscal conservative, I saw business qualities in Romney but he failed to articulate a plan that I could grasp onto other than the five vague points of whatever.

    • Jim Masterson says:

      I’ve voted in every election since I turned 21 (I started back in the days when you had to be 21 to vote). I don’t understand why people don’t vote. And I usually vote against one candidate. It’s rare to get to vote FOR someone.

      A lot of people stayed home because Romney wasn’t the perfect candidate. I heard one guy say he’d rather drive towards the cliff at 80 mph instead of just 40 mph. There’s a lot of suicide voters out there–err, non-voters out there.


      • HankH says:

        I was a late starter – mostly because I spent much of my life out side of our country and absentee ballots were hard to come by. Now that I’ve settled down, I vote in every election.

      • kelly liddle says:

        “I heard one guy say he’d rather drive towards the cliff at 80 mph instead of just 40 mph.”

        I can empathise with that comment a lot assuming I have got the meaning correct. To me it means if it is going to happen then better to get it over and done with rather than prolonging the painfull process.

  3. DirkH says:

    Cue Requiem for a dream / Lux Aeterna
    Clint Mansell
    played in 2000 by Kronos Quartet (David Harrington and coworkers, since 1973)

  4. philjourdan says:

    The title is deceptive. With the exception of the resident fake and a certain magician, I doubt any of US voted for the layoffs. America did.

  5. David says:

    One factor often not considered in the higher taxed and the lowered yield predicted by the laffer curve, is the aditional expense of federal funded welfare programs for those laid off. I wonder how many millions of laid off workers will be excited about the “revenue neutral ” free helath care.

  6. DirkH says:

    “BOSTON — A Westboro company with the same founders as a pharmacy tied to a deadly meningitis outbreak said Thursday it is laying off nearly all its employees amid a prolonged closure for inspection. ”
    “The notice affects 650 employees at Ameridose and 140 employees at its marketing and support arm”

  7. kim2ooo says:

    “Obama invites lawmakers to WH to talk fiscal cliff
    — Nov. 9 12:52 PM EST

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama is inviting Congressional leaders of both parties to the White House next week for talks on how to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.

    Obama will announce the invitations on Friday as he addresses the nation on actions needed to avoid harsh economic consquences from a looming combination of tax increases and spending cuts.

    Obama is expected to urge Congress to act, including passing a bill that would prevent Bush-era tax cuts from expiring for all but the wealthiest Americans.”

  8. Vickie says:

    All these companies are big that are laying off people, but what about our own hometown where everyone is getting laid off. You see in the paper everyday about people loosing their jobs. Ruskins, Dayton Superior, You James… but yet our jobs are suppose to be going up? 😦

    • suyts says:

      Yes, it’s devastating for this area. And, it significantly restricts my options in trying to stay around here. There simply isn’t anything. While usually in this area jobs are hard to come by because of the choices the companies make, these are direct results of Obama’s fiscal policies.

    • leftinbrooklyn says:

      I’m fortunate in that I went into business for myself several years back. I knew it was right for me personally, and now it seems even more so economically. I think the lay-off of full-time workers, or the fear of hiring more, lends to an increase in the use of freelance (as I am) in some cases at least.

      But now, does it get so bad that’s no work for my clients to feed to me?

  9. LLAP says:

    In Canada, we have 5 political parties:

    Conservative (right of center … sort of)
    Liberal (left of center)
    New Demoratic Party (really left of center)
    Bloc Quebecois (far left, want to separate from Canada)
    Green Party (watermelons)

    Thank God the Conservatives are in power! 😉

    • DirkH says:

      Similar in germany. The good thing is the fracturing of the left. The bad thing is that they sometimes manage to form a majority coalition. That’s always devastating to the treasury. But you know that in Canada.

      At the moment the Eurocrisis devastates the finances so badly that the left seems to have no appetite to compete for the next election. Nothing left to plunder for them so they’ll pass.

      • cdquarles says:

        You know what? I am tired of this crap about the ‘center’ for there is no center. You either want freedom maximized (ordered liberty with divided government at all levels having a few, defined powers written in stone) or you want tyranny (either soft or hard).

      • suyts says:

        Agreed, there is no center. Compromising on Justice is simply moving in the direction of tyranny.

  10. DirkH says:

    Ah, I’ve been waiting for this.
    Obamistas call companies that announce lay-offs after Obama re-election “unamerican”.

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  12. Bettina Desalle says:

    When I originally commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there a means you are able to remove me from that service? Thanks!

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