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.
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.
.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’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 [I] 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 AmericanThinker.com...
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 layoffsMomentive Inc plans temporary layoffs for 150Wilkes-Barre officials to announce mandatory layoffs600 layoffs at GrouponMore layoffs announced at Aniston Weapons IncineratorMurray Energy confirms 150 layoffs at 3 subsidiaries130 laid off in Minnesota dairy plant closureStanford brake plant to lay off 75Turbocare, Oce to lay off more than 220 workersATI plans to lay off 172 workers in North Richland HillsSpaceX claims its first victims as Rocketdyne lays off 100Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employeesCVPH lays off 17New Energy lays off 40 employees102 Utah miners laid off because of 'war on coal', company saysUS Cellular drops Chicago, cuts 640 jobsCareer Education to cut 900 jobs, close 23 campusesVestas to cut 3,000 more jobsFirst Energy to cut 400 jobs by 2016Mine owner blames Obama for layoffs (54 fired last night)Canceled program costs 115 jobs at Ohio air baseAMD trims Austin workforce - 400 jobs slashed100 workers lose jobs as Caterpillar closes plant in MinnesotaExide to lay off 150 workersTE Connectivity to close Guilford plant, lay off 620More Layoffs for Major Wind Company (3,000 jobs cut)Cigna to lay off 1,300 workers worldwideAmeridose to lay off hundreds of workers
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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.StrykerOne 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 ScientificIn 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
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