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Companies Plan Massive Layoffs as Obamacare Becomes Reality


Freedom Works has put together a list of companies that will be laying off employees as a result of President Barack Obama’s health care law:

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.




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44 comments on “Companies Plan Massive Layoffs as Obamacare Becomes Reality
  1. Kenny Cekosh says:

    Thanks alot Obamacare!!!

  2. silvernotes says:

    I had faith that the American voter would make the right (pun intended) election decisions…guess I was wrong….now we all have to pay the piper for the ignorant actions of the puppets. Taxing people to death is not going to pay off the debt we have financed from the future. We have a spending problem, but when you offer free cell phones and contraception, people seemed oblivious to the consequences. I pray America sees the folly of their ways before it is too late (it may be already with over 49% on the government teat).

    • sickntired says:

      May God have mercy!

    • ConfusedAmericanCitizen says:

      As with anything else, cell phones are not free. There is a little added amount attached to each one of us that helps pay for the service of these that got ‘free’ cell phones. It is a small amount so I’m sure that the rest of it comes from some other portion at our expense. But, we simply grumble about the bill and pay up for the right to own, at our own expense, a cell phone. I for one, turned mine off. We lived safely without one before and I didn’t want to pay that surcharge. It’s been off since Wed. and I’ve come to realize just how much of my time it took out of my day. I was constantly wondering if it was charged, where it was, and trying to remember to take it with me. It’s been very liberating. I have a computer that receives email, a home phone and a work phone. I can still communicate and be reached. Nothing is free.

    • I believe it is too late!!It may have been even if Romney were elected!
      Part of the problem is I read the conservative web sites and the comments which are very good are not getting to the libs!!I comment far more on lib sites than conservative
      as on conservative sites We are preaching to the choir!!!I see many posters on conservative sites who will make multiple comments on an article,that are very good but rarely ever see the same people on lib sites!!We can rant all We want here but let`s do it where it does some good!!
      I have been called some very foul names on lib sites(also on liberal news such as Yahoo)and have even been blocked from some sites bur this is the only way to get the word out!!

      • Dasrge says:

        Hey Trinity, I understand what you are saying about preaching to the choir, but I have tried posting on lib sites and they refuse to listen or even have a true intellectual conversation with you. In all my experiences in talking on lib sites I have found that this is the pattern they follow: first they start in with the name calling, tolerable at first but as you try and defend your viewpoints with facts and data the insults get more rude and infuriating. Then, after they see that the name calling isn’t getting rid of you, they start throwing their kool aid BS talking points at you…and as you try and point out the flaws in their arguments and biased data, you have all of a sudden become an “uneducated idiot” or “stupid”. I have heard this phrase more than any other when trying to reference my arguments, “he/she doesn’t know what the he$& their talking about” or the famous “what a hack”. Then, if you still haven’t left they get into the insulting of your lineage and get MUCH MORE aggressive trying to defend their grossly inaccurate facts. When I bring up that increasing taxes only hurts the economy and history has proven it time and time again I’ve been told, “what history” and phrases filled with a litany of uneducated insults. Finally, if you start fighting back or referring to Obama as anything other than the messiah, the physical threats and demands to meet you in person come into play. Through just my experiences I have learned one truism; NO liberal wants to be old that they or their prophet are wrong and no amount of evidence to the contrary will ever convince these knee benders that they are wrong. They just don’t want to hear any objections to their failed policies, the fraud that sits in our house or any hint that they may lose their gravy train. And when the failure finally hits us all, it will be our fault, not theirs because that is the one thing most libs will never do, ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS.

        • I loved reading your list of the progression in an argument. I had to chuckle because I never even had to lead this conservative site to get all the same insults and tactics hurled at me that you have detailed.

          I found it to be a waste of time to argue on a liberal site because you just argue into thin air and then all of sudden you find the site cuts you off anyway. They don’t want an honest dicsussion and debate of the issues.

          And of course they don’t because they cannot win an argument against facts and truth.

    • Biker0565 says:

      IT’s already too late… This country voted their IQ level. This country has become a country of TAKERS rather than earners!

    • jo_ella says:

      That is exactly why 0bama passed the job killing policies that he did, and that is why he used the EPA to regulate companies to the point they could not afford new hires or grow their businesses. As long as he created a an environment of uncertainty, kept people in fear of losing their jobs, made more people dependent on government programs and kept them in a tizzy about how they were being cheated by the rich…he knew they would be dumb enough to vote for him….it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is to take back a government dollar from a liberal with his hand out!

  3. Your fired says:

    I hope all of those people that voted for Obama get what they wanted, less jobs, lousy economy, civil war in the streets as the takers make war against the makers.

    • ConfusedAmericanCitizen says:

      But with free contraceptives, they will find something to do.

      • John says:

        The good news is that if they use those ” free ” contraceptives, they will not reproduce.

      • AmericaFirst says:

        Not if they don’t have jobs, because companies are going to give us the biggest Christmas or New Year’s gift ever; millions of layoffs because of Obamacare… then what are the takers going to do? Less money paid in taxes…more people on the Government teat.

    • It is already happening Stocks down and saw a long list of companies going to lay off workers and many who are cutting back hours!
      As I have said before go to lib sites and comment if You don`t already!Just preaching to the choir here!!

  4. Doc Smith says:

    What will you drones do when unemployment hits 18% ?

    • ConfusedAmericanCitizen says:

      Occupy?

    • James Maxwell says:

      Unemployment is already over 18% but those that release the figures make sure that
      you do not see the true number which is probably closer to 20% to 23%. They do not
      factor in those that had just given up and turned to the underground economy.

  5. Crashaxe says:

    It’s a good thing obama stole this election (it dang near gags me to say that) However had Romney won Americans would have fallen back to sleep and the game plan would have stayed the same. This way we know whats’ coming and (to use there “stay the course”)

    as we have become even more AWAKE!

  6. John Cherish says:

    The ones who voted for Obama will now have to face the consequences of their actions when they are unemployed and can’t find work I will ask them who did you vote for in 2012 If their reply is Obama I will say you got what you asked for don’t complain to me

    • ConfusedAmericanCitizen says:

      It appears that a lot of these companies are laying eliminating middle management positions which makes the most sense because they are the full time employees that will be costing the most to the company. Need I mention that all those pell grants that America will be paying for will end up taking part time, no benefits jobs? That is if they are more qualified than those that didn’t go to be indoctrinated into the fold and learned the job right out of high school.

    • John says:

      Reality says that the Obamabots don’t give a $hit ! As long as they get their flat screen TV, their food stamps, extended unemployment benefits, Obamaphones, etc., they are like MAD MAGAZINE’S Alfred E. Neuman- ” What, me worry ? I’ve got Obama ! “

  7. James Maxwell says:

    We all know that massive lay-off are on the horizon, but what will be intersting is where
    they will start first. Will it be the white collar management staff, cutting wages and benefits
    or will they start with the Blue collar workers and their wages and beneifts. There will be
    a tipping point where it will have to be a mixture of both in order for companies to remain
    profitable and solvent if they are to stay in business. In 2008 when Obama slithered in
    to Washington DC with the help of the Liberal baised media and a gulliable publice my
    company had 9 employees and the boss provided Insurance for those that wanted it.
    After 6 months our business had taken such a hit due to the recession that he had to
    cut wages and then cut/lay off employees. As 2009 came the company was reduced
    to 4 employees and it got worse as 2010 and 2011 came. The company is still alive
    and working but not any where close to being as profitable as it was before Obama
    and the Recession. Rising cost of fuel, taxes and regulation have further cut into
    the Trucking industry as it has others. In 2012 we saw a slight rise in freight to be
    moved but as the election approched it began to slow down again with the
    fear of who would be in office. Someone who beleived in America and using
    the resoruces we have available or someone who wants to overregulate and make
    government even more intrusive into our daily lives with degradation of service and
    ability to earn a living. Now that the election is over we know where our Nation is
    headed for the next four years and even further. There will be more and more
    liberal judges further attacks upon Christians and Businerss will be even more
    regulated by a corrupt and dysfunctional political party. Americans will survive
    but at what cost for a foolish decision by many voters and those who did not think
    far enough into the future to get out and vote?

  8. TLady62 says:

    Sounds like the ‘revenge’ Obama told his supporters to take at the polls last Tuesday isn’t so sweet after all, and in turn is going to bite them in the posterior.

  9. TM says:

    I only want to read something good about obama his obituary would be some fine reading. Maybe he’ll die shooting hoops are playing golf or on a talk show or just croak.

  10. TM says:

    CRAP votes for CRAP and the idiots has chosen, lay off here they come and higher taxes too.

  11. Barb Patton says:

    It will get worse and the farmer’s are going to suffer as well with all the new laws and tax regulations —I wonder where the illegal immigrants are going to find work when that happens??

  12. John says:

    Can you translate German ? Obama is ein Schwantzkopf. Barack has never run so much as a lemonade stand. He understands nothing when it is a matter of business, generating an atmosphere that is pro jobs, etc. My greatest fear is that Obama, Reid, et all will continue with their reckless spending, borrowing ( from the U.S. people because China and Japan no longer will purchase out debt), and printing money, and will make our dollar collapse and throw us into uncontrolled inflation. All those idiots who are in love with their Obamaphones, food stamps, welfare, and other ” free ” goodies may be in for an unpleasant surprise when the producers cannot or will not continue to pay taxes just so the Obamabots can freeload from those who genuinely work and produce products and services. God help us all !

  13. SUSANM says:

    AND THERE IS NO ONE WILL DO ANYTHING, WE JUST LET HIM GO ON AND DESTROY AMERICA….WHERE IS EVERYBODY, WHERE DO WE TURN FOR HELP TO STOP HIM.

  14. Debra H says:

    Well, all I can say , is the companies should be laying off the |obama loves first.. they can all go get jobs, healthcare and food from Barry!!!

  15. jdelaney3 says:

    Atlas Shrugged in full regalia! Time to resist. Not just talk to the choir. Time to openly DEFY unlawful edicts from on high–not thru the corrupted federal judiciary, but by unified grassroots resistance. And if that fails to stop the “forward” neo-Marxist march toward tyranny, then we must exercise our God-given unalienable rights to nullify, secede and rebel. It’s that simple. Let our Founders be our guide. We’d best get organized. Patriotic orgs must pull all stops to vigorously unite. Sunshine patriots stay home and out of the way.