Top Obama Donor Cuts 1,000 Jobs Over ObamaCare

You won’t see the lefties getting all worked up over fast food places dumping workers because of the ObamaCare tax hike paying much attention to this. But one of ObamaCare’s uglier little knives was a tax on medical equipment manufacturers. And now that tax is hitting home for one of Obama’s biggest donors.

Forget Papa John’s. Meet Jon Styker.

Jon Stryker is heir to the Stryker Corporation, one of the largest medical device and equipment manufacturers in the world. Stryker’s grandfather was the surgeon who invented the mobile hospital bed. The company now sells $8.3 billion worth of hospital beds, artificial joints, medical cameras, and medical software every year.

Stryker, a member of the Forbes 400 list, was one of the top five donors to the Obama campaign. Having donated $2 million to the Priorities USA Action super PAC, Stryker also gave $66,000 in contributions to Obama and the Democrat Party.

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30 comments on “Top Obama Donor Cuts 1,000 Jobs Over ObamaCare
  1. truthcounts says:

    No good deed goes unrewarded it seems. One of the articles I just finished reading states that one of the strong agreements between obama and friends and George Soros is that obama agrees with Soro’s stand that the U.S. healthcare must be destroyed/bankrupt however you want to phrase it..

  2. fliteking says:

    I sincerely hope those laid off find new worker ASAP – - – and Stryker Corporation goes out of business forever.

    Like the Coal Miners, this man’s stupidity should come with a cost.

  3. Diane Vanderson says:

    Instead of a “head tax” maybe he’ll have to start his own “bed tax.”

  4. Kay Mullen says:

    Good to know the truth about Stryker. As a nurse who has dealt with their snooty reps in the operating room, I’m happy to pass this information onto ortho surgeon’s who would be happy to use Stryker’s competitor! The sad part about this story is Dr. Stryker was most definitely a capitalist and all his wealth is now gone to a communist!

    • Judy Eaton says:

      I really don’t understand people like Stryker donating to Obama in view of Obamacare and his anti-capitalistic modus operandi. It was forecast months in advance re layoffs due to the 2.8 percent additional tax on medical devices. I don’t know if that includes hospital beds whether that’s considered a medical device. The sad part is the less competition, the higher the prices for all of us. We all lose.

    • JDL says:

      Rockefellar, Carnegie, JP Morgan, etc. were the ruthless industrialists that gave capitalism a bad name. All of them aligned themselves with the Fabian Socialists and ‘for our own good’ gave us the Federal Reserve. This man will simply sell to another company in another country and sell it back to us. His company loses nothing and pays no taxes (you know, like GE).

  5. Rich Knoch says:

    Typical . . . . typical . . . . simply a typical response by those who support this Regime!

    obamacare will destroy our health care system, cause good health care providers to retire early or change careers.

    obamacare’s added costs will reshape industries to the Socialist model; i.e., central government planning and control with commensurate guaranteed failures

    ALL socialist plans ALWAYS painfully fail!

  6. Ben Dover says:

    Maybe Stryker will join the millions to repeal this job killing bill. Way to go democrats.

  7. Joe Egolf says:

    Stryker is an Idiot lucky sperm

  8. jobird says:

    The old saying”Chickens have come home to roost” How about the unions and Hostess??
    They”union members were warned not to strike and yep they went on strike and Hostess had to close plants.Hostess had a court judge saying they had to right to close plants.So the union members crying they weren’t told. I have not one ounce of sympathy.Well Stryker
    may you realize the error of your politics.BOHIC.

  9. CCNOVA67 says:

    The sad thing about this is Stryker’s employees bear the brunt of his stupidity. One has to wonder if this wasn’t preplanned as in layoffs were postponed until after the election. Interesting hgow the “Unemployed number went to 400,000+ after the election.

  10. GQ4U says:

    Obama is instituting the “Cloward & Piven” method to collapse the economy.

  11. AndrewJerome says:

    I wonder if he learned anything from this? Me thinks he wishes he had his money back.

  12. Joe Black says:

    America voted for lay offs and firings. .

    • Guest says:

      The trouble is that at least 50% did NOT vote for this.
      We were out gunned by the fraud run by the demoncraps.
      We were too nice. Romney was too nice to this Bum.
      Should have been harder in his attacks.

  13. Phillip_in_TX says:

    Momma always said “Stupid is as stupid does.” Character Forest Gump. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot! (pun intended).

  14. GRAMPA says:

    This is what happens when a bunch of liberal collage educated people are put in charge. They think because they have collage that that’s everything they need to run a company. We should have no CEO’S that has not started his own company and ran it at a profit for five years.The people who start businesses know what it takes for the little guy to succeed. Armchair CEO’s that never had dirt on their hands are worthless. What will these big guys do when we have the country fall? Who will do their nails? HA HA
    God bless America.

  15. Ron G says:

    Stryker Corp should take the loss out of their profits or from those who approved making political donations to the very people who passed the law that has led to this reduction in their workforce. The Corporate leadership should be punished. Not the little guy.