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The victory by Barack Obama on election night has resulted in a huge wave of firings and layoffs all over America.  A large number of businesses seem to have suddenly shifted into panic mode.  The number of layoff announcements that we have seen in the last 48 hours has been absolutely shocking.  So why is this happening?  Well, the truth is that the federal government is absolutely suffocating small businesses all over America with rules, regulations and taxes.  If you have never tried to run a small business, then you have no idea how oppressive this system actually is for people that are trying to run small businesses successfully.  It has steadily gotten worse over the years no matter who has been in the White House and no matter who has controlled Congress.  So we shouldn’t put 100% of the blame on Obama.  Bush massively expanded government and made things harder on small business people too.  But what many small business people were looking for on this election day was just a little bit of help.  Many were desperately holding out hope that Obamacare would be repealed so that they would not have to get rid of some of their employees.  Many were hoping to get a little bit of relief from the crippling regulations and taxes that are absolutely crushing them.  But now that Barack Obama has been given another four years, they understand that there is no hope on the horizon and that things are only going to get worse.  So they are making the hard decisions that they feel are necessary in order to survive in this economic environment.

And I certainly don’t blame them.  You only want to have employees if you can make a profit on them.  And in this environment it is getting harder than ever to make a profit on an employee.  You see, the truth is that what you cost your employer goes far beyond your salary or your hourly wage.  I think many of you would be absolutely shocked if you learned how much it actually costs your employer to employ you.  And now thanks to Obamacare, that cost is going to go up even more.

Many businesses are not even feasible at all in this economic environment.  Many small businesses had been holding out hope that somehow this election might turn things around and make it possible for them to keep going, but when Obama won it was kind of like the straw that broke the camel’s back.

You can’t do what the federal government and the state governments are doing to us and expect to have a thriving economy.  They are choking the life out of us.

New businesses and small businesses are supposed to be at the heart of our economic system.  Unfortunately, the environment that has been created is absolutely killing them.  This is a recipe for disaster.

In a previous article, I noted that the number of jobs created at new businesses in 2010 in the United States was less than half of what it was back in the year 2000.

Now we can expect that number to get even worse and we can expect large numbers of small businesses to shrink in size or close their doors completely.

The following is a list of some of the post-election firings and layoffs that we have seen since Tuesday night…

#1 Utah

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.

#2 Ohio

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.

#3 Nevada

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

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 layoffs

Momentive Inc plans temporary layoffs for 150

Wilkes-Barre officials to announce mandatory layoffs

600 layoffs at Groupon

More layoffs announced at Aniston Weapons Incinerator

Murray Energy confirms 150 layoffs at 3 subsidiaries

130 laid off in Minnesota dairy plant closure

Stanford brake plant to lay off 75

Turbocare, Oce to lay off more than 220 workers

ATI plans to lay off 172 workers in North Richland Hills

SpaceX claims its first victims as Rocketdyne lays off 100

Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employees

CVPH lays off 17

New Energy lays off 40 employees

102 Utah miners laid off because of ‘war on coal’, company says

US Cellular drops Chicago, cuts 640 jobs

Career Education to cut 900 jobs, close 23 campuses

Vestas to cut 3,000 more jobs

First Energy to cut 400 jobs by 2016

Mine owner blames Obama for layoffs (54 fired last night)

Canceled program costs 115 jobs at Ohio air base

AMD trims Austin workforce – 400 jobs slashed

100 workers lose jobs as Caterpillar closes plant in Minnesota

Exide to lay off 150 workers

TE Connectivity to close Guilford plant, lay off 620

More Layoffs for Major Wind Company (3,000 jobs cut)

Cigna to lay off 1,300 workers worldwide

Ameridose to lay off hundreds of workers

#5 According to the Blaze, the following major corporations have all announced layoffs in just the past two days…


Exide Technologies


Research in Motion Limited

Lightyear Network Solutions

Providence Journal

Hawker Beechcraft

Boeing (30% of their management staff)

CVPH Medical Center

US Cellular

Momentive Performance Materials


Brake Parts

Vestas Wind Systems


Center for Hospice New York


OCE North America

Darden Restaurants

West Ridge Mine

United Blood Services Gulf

You can get the rest of the details right here.

#6 The following is a list of companies that will be laying off workers just because of Obamacare that was compiled by FreedomWorks

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.  


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.


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

A lot of other businesses are going to reduce the number of employees they have or reduce the average work week in order to avoid the Obamacare insurance coverage mandate that will soon be implemented.

This is how describes the choice that many employers will be facing…

That section, known as the employer mandate, requires any business with 50 or more full-time employees to provide at least the minimum level of government-defined health coverage to those employees. In other words, a business must provide insurance if it has 50 or more employees working an average of just 30 hours per week, which is 10 hours per week fewer than the traditional 40-hour work week.

Thus, by cutting employees’ hours to ensure they average less than the 30 per week, employers could potentially avoid the cost of providing the minimum insurance levels mandated by Obamacare.

So if your company trims the number of workers to just under 50 or starts going to “29 hour work weeks”, then you will know who to blame.

All of this is complete and utter insanity.  We are committing national economic suicide.

But perhaps we deserve this.  After all, Americans willingly chose their leaders on election day.  It is getting harder and harder to deny that our politicians are truly a reflection of who we are as a nation.

The American people chose this path, and now we get to see where it leads us.

  • bowlan

    the only people who dident see this one coming are the same blind sheep who voted yes for his second term.
    this proves one thing.
    you cant fix stupid.

    • Denier

      Stupid is as stupid does. However, there’s also pretty good evidence now that this election was stolen in the swing states just as I suspected it would be. Not that anything will come of it. Has anyone heard any more about the $43 trillion that’s been embezzeled out of the U.S. and laundered all over the world the last 4 years?

    • Jerry

      The only reason Americans do not see it,is because they,without doubt! choose to keep their eyes closed…and it is by choice.

  • A.S.

    Americans will reap what they sow. Stop complaining–you elect evil people into office–you will get evil laws. The only way for America to return to its glory is to make another revolution.

    • SmallerGovNow

      agree, but I did not elect the evil people into office AS…

    • GSOB

      A.S. You are correct.

      Evil people get elected by evil people that create evil laws.
      How devilish can anyone get?
      Don’t be surprised to hear in the weeks that follow, massive voter fraud on the
      demo side of the race. That problem and the financial cliff, or taxmeagain,
      is a very ugly mix for 2013.
      Uglier than sin.

      The salvation of Jesus Christ is the only cure for this deadly disease called sin.
      And yet, it’s full glorious fruition is in the coming age. Questions we should asked ourselves,… will I participate in this rich mercy of God now and in the coming kingdom, or will I die in my sin.

      Have you heard the word? It’s a soul salvation.

      • Tom Morofski

        Faith in our Lord and Savior is the only hope for eternal salvation. Revival in our once great country is sorely needed, but for revival to occur, repentance is required. GSOB, well stated! There is only one way to our Heavenly Father and His forgivness of our filthy, filthy sins. His name is Jesus. We KNOW who wins in the final chapter of this story. May God grant mercy and strength as we share with all who are wise enough to listen and learn. Romans 6:23

        • Ray

          Well im not quite sure Jesus or god can help you. Every person in congress, senate and the white house are “religious” men who believe in god. So maybe we should stop waiting on god to help us and fix it ourself.

        • DL.

          Right. Faith in the Lord and Savior. Too bad too many Christians (the Zionist kind) put Israel on the same footing as Christ. I can see AS’s love of Israel, but I cannot see American Christians’ putting Israel at the level or above the level of Jesus Christ, but many do, unfortunately.

    • Mark

      Everyone who stayed home or voted third party are responsible for this travesty.

      • Right On

        I wholeheartedly agree! Those who voted for anyone other than Mitt Romney put obama back in office.

        • Jake

          You guys make me sick, can you tell me 3 differences between those 2 guys? Do you know how the electoral college works? I voted in Ron Paul in my state and Romney won the state by about 35%. My vote did nothing about getting Obama reelected. Those 2 guys are exactly the same when it comes to our current system. Here is the answer to all of this, until people like you wake up and swallow their pride and do some research and see that at the federal level there is no difference between the 2 major parties, and demand change, there will be no change. Our current threat we are under was totally perpetrated from within our nation. 1. They both support national health care. 2. They both support invading other sovereign nations over the fact that these nations don’t want to use the fed res fiat money system for their trade. 3. They both fully support all the unconstitutional alphabet soup agencies. 4. They are both controlled by the international bankers and fully support the fed res system. All I can say, is I pray you wake up.

          • TooLittleTooLate

            Well said, Jake.

            The problem is that the entire system is corrupt to the core.

            I had hoped that Romney would win because he’s the less bad of the two in my own opinion but, the entirity of the system is so far gone at this point there is no hope for it.

            BOTH parties are corrupt to the core. BOTH parties support the FED… BOTH parties want to fly drones over US skies… BOTH parties voted for the NDAA and getting rid of habius corpus ( which is illegal by the way ) BOTH parties are anti-freedom, anti-liberty authoritarian monsters.

            No, we’re in for the big reset…. At least we know it’s coming sooner rather than later now.

            My worry is that as it’s happened in the past, when the reset comes, the people will reach out for a savior…. they never usually pick well…. ( think Germany and Italy in WWII )

            Will this country do the same thing? I fear it will repeat the mistakes of the past…. The Greeks are looking tword the Golden Dawn party…. ( national socialist nazi style )

            when people lose everything, anger and fear take over…. those that propose answers feed on that anger and fear and use it for political gain.

            Well, we can be sure that economic theromonuclear war will commence almost anytime now…. let us just hope that it only ends in economic war and not real war.

            But, if we’re to look to our European neighbors, real war almost always follows. When goods and services stop crossing the borders, troops start crossing them.

        • Paranoid

          B. S. The total 3rd party votes if every one went to Rom wouldn’t have changed a thing. The libertarians got about 1/2.% And the people who stayed home didn’t want any of them. They maybe the only right ones. AND THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO THAT OPINON

        • greengo

          Romeny was certainly not my first choice, but at least he was an American citizen. The fools who were responsible for keeping Barak Husein Mugabe (notice I didn’t say elected)in office deserve what is coming, but I do not

      • William Wallace

        When YOU realise the entire system is fixed, is when you’ll finally be enlightened. Your votes DO NOT count in the US election process…. it’s rigged. Go to youtube and paste this into youtubes’ search box : /watch?v=S7R1_ixtlyc

      • Geezerjoe

        In Mitt Romney’s crushing defeat at the hands of President Obama, it appears the Republican Party’s chickens may finally have come home to roost. Instead of welcoming the passion and dedication of the Ron Paul movement, the party chose to alienate an entire generation of young Republicans, scorning the sensible message of limited government and non-interventionist foreign policy.

    • Gay Veteran

      “Americans will reap what they sow”

      Israelis will also reap what they sow, you elect psychopaths like Netanyahu and you will get war

    • MoreDiscouragedOne

      Agree, but I didn’t do it!

      I feel like a stranger in a strange land, and all my fiscally conservative friends are depressed, as I am as well.

      • Dave

        Good….you should be depressed….you earned it buddy. Ignorant yokel.

        • greengo

          You were once a “useful idiot”, but since the election is over you are back to being just an idiot again. You are no longer useful. You will learn the folly of your vote in the months ahead. Do you think you will just be able to take your welfare check to WalMart and buy steak and lobster in the future? Suck your dope, fill your gullet with booze, fill your car with gas? Take a look on You Tube at Zimbabwe to see the future you have chosen by your election of Barak Husain Mugabe you damned fool.

  • Snake Pliskin

    OH Well I hope liberals lose there jobs at these companies since they voted him in.

    • Rachel

      Me too. Lefties should reap what they sow. Conservatives didn’t vote for this insanity. Can’t believe how STUPID Americans have become. The dumbasses deserve what they get.

      • MoreDiscouragedOne

        True, but we will get hurt too.

        I feel like a stranger in a strange land.

      • shogun_01

        you make it sound like the right would of been any better. Thats what they want us to think, to divide us by political lines. it makes us easier to corral and control, divide and conquer

        • Louise in MO

          Shogun…we are DIVIDED you fool! We are NO longer the UNITED States of America. Liberalsss and left lonatics have split this country in two. I believed that “right of center” would win this election, but apparently there are MORE of them then there are of real Patriots!

          There aren’t enough people anymore that would fight for this country to restore the Constitutional Republic! The election proved it!

        • Loki

          Yup. Politics of fear. Both puppets controlled by same hand. Each puppet got his talking points to help scare target voter demographic groups into the other’s camp. Turnover is expensive for the banksters, with all those inital bribes for new appointees, and Obama has been a good bankster’s boy, so obviously Romney was given the scarier role (as determined by the computers).

  • Mondobeyondo

    And the “Obama Recovery” rolls on!….

    Seriously though – Obama may be our newly re-elected POTUS, but he is not a leader or a statesman. There is a difference. Like them or hate them, Lincoln was a leader. So was FDR. Winston Churchill. John F. Kennedy.
    Obama is an empty suit pretending to be a leader.

    Could you imagine President Obama during the Civil War? “My fellow Unionists! My fellow Confederates! We are not a collection of blue states, nor are we a collection of gray states. We are… the United States of America!” Not bad, but not quite the Gettysburg Address either.

    *gasp!* In my view, it seems like Obama is like the Wizard of Oz. Hiding behind the curtain, pulling levers and pushing buttons (please don’t press the red button!!) to see what can get the economy jump-started again. Unfortunately, nothing is going to work.

    Okay, I’m going off on a tangent here. Didn’t intend to say this, but I think it needs to be said:

    A decade or so ago – actually, long before that – our politicians decided to kill the goose that laid the golden eggs during the past 50 or so years for the U.S. (our manufacturing sector). We killed the goose, and sent the breast, wings, gizzards, neck bones and legs to China. (“Hey, we heard you like roast duck! How about some American goose?”) The Chinese said, “Thank you!” In English, of course. The Chinese translation is, “Stupid dumb Americans, they just sold their economic soul to us! Hahahaha!”

    After we killed the goose, we took what was left of the carcass (after selling the best parts to China), roasted it in the oven and marveled at how delicious it was. Chefs, um, bankers, were selling goose meat to anyone who had a pulse. Even dead people were eligible for a bank loan. Real estate was being flipped so fast, it would make Flipper flop. (“Flipper” was a popular ’60’s TV show starring a dolphin.) Wasn’t 2005 a great year?

    Only now have we discovered, there’s no goose anymore. No golden eggs either. If you’re yearning for the glory days of the early and mid-2000’s, sorry, they aren’t coming back. Remember, we killed the goose in our fanatical exuberance. The goose that laid the golden eggs. Your retirement, your 401(k), your pension, your Social Security, your Medicare and Medicaid. Wave “bye-bye” to them. Our politicians raided the Social Security trust fund (Al Gore’s famous “lockbox” argument in 2000). What’s left of the golden eggs are now being scrambled in a saucepan (not sunny side up! Sorry, there’s no sunny side to this!) – and being distributed as SNAP (food stamps) and other programs to keep the American middle class a step above the Haiti elite. What’s left of our collective wealth, is about to be inflated away into nothing, thanks to Ben Bernanke’s QE3. *sigh* We’ll simply have to settle for a pigeon that lays Milk Duds.

    Yes. We are screwed.

    • Some Lady

      FDR doesn’t belong in that list if any of this
      is true…and since Obama has expressed admiration for him on several occasions, I’m inclined to believe it is. Obama and our current situation resemble the situation described in this article in a lot of scary ways.

      • SmallerGovNow

        Some lady, you are a very smart lady indeed….

    • SmallerGovNow

      Mega ditto’s…

    • FarFlung

      Dude. It was TIME for manufacturing jobs to diminish. Our economy should now be service and knowledge based, but we let our education system slide into the cesspool it’s in now and we are paying the price economically. Last I checked, the US was 23rd in the world in education. Just try, and see how hard it is, to come up with 22 other countries whose education system is superior to ours.

      Holding on to manufacturing jobs is like holding on to a woman who has both said and shown that she doesn’t want to be with you any more. You’re stupid to hand on.

      • Horhey

        Your comment is so naive. Service based economy circulates money, does not create it. You need to build to grow, economy 101. Your right about education, but it should never be the Feds who regulate it- or the state for that matter. You really need to do your history research on the matter.

      • Mondobeyondo

        Perhaps so. But converting to a service and knowledge-based economy has serious pitfalls. IT-based jobs are already fleeing our shores, so what’s going to be left? Janitorial/maid services, burger flippers, retail clerks (“Would you like ice or stamps today?”), and so forth.

        Not saying that’s entirely, totally bad – someone has to make your Happy Meal, and someone has to drive the garbage truck that picks up your garbage, and drive the taxis so people can get around. But the real money (and economic power) is in making the grill that cooks your burgers, or making the parts for the truck that picks up the garbage. That taxi that your mini-chauffeur is driving? That used to be “made in the USA”, and it may still be. The other items – not anymore.

        A couple weeks ago, I was at a stop light, behind a garbage truck. The emblem on the top said “Heil”. (No, the word “Hitler” was nowhere to be found on this vehicle!) I could only assume that Heil Corp. or whoever they are, at least partially built that truck. Doesn’t sound like an American company. It should have had a “Peterbilt” sticker on the back.

        Somewhere in a Chinese factory, there’s a sign hanging in a factory that says, “America makes the hamburgers, China builds the grill”.

      • Carol

        The USA education school systenm is a nothing but one big mess. They have been dumbing dow2n our children. I know when I was taking classes at a local college they had to change the math for the teaching ed and any that fit into that category. They did the first level math and that was it then they also take what they called a reason math. Then they came up with a reason class for them I was shocked to see what they were trying to teach.It was hard not to laugh. EX I went to the store to buy groceries because there was no milk.We had no bread. They went to the store to it was so crazy groceries 2. because we had no food 3.because we had no milk and bread. This was what they gave them. When I saw this all I could do was laugh. I asked my friend what it suppose to be all she said was it was replacing the harder college math.I was like mentally handicapped it was actually sad. When I later talked one of the professors I told her I believe that kids give no more than is expected of them. I you think they are stpid they are.I saw them keep an Math professor that had an 85 persent fail rate. When the honor students had took a test the professor would go out of the room so they could cheat. It was just so sickening to me.I once asked one of the heads of a department who were better for the college she told me it was the democrats. In our area when the kids finish high school at the local community college 60% of the students have to take classes to come up to par with the college level. Some spend up to 3 to 4 years just to get to the college level. They have teachers they were not teachers. Same way with the elementary and high schools. Ther eare all union and because of that they can do what they want. One of my daughter was going to a high school that i principal and 3 vice principle it was such a scam. It was not a really large school. Until they get the union out of schools they will not get any better.

    • George Sweeper

      Lincoln was a northern liberal. So radical the conservative South left the union when he was elected.

  • none2

    Good news: Micheal.

    You can reference the job losses from 1979. It was explained that if the government had not been propping up the economy. Whole groups of jobs might not have existed, from about 25 years earlier.

    Also A lot of towns and cites might not have been built.

  • George Caso

    What can one say, my Dad till his passing when something bad happened said, “Son, shit happens, learn to live with it.” I don’t think he ever thought it would come to this and it is only the beginning. Boy am I happy I am old and maybe won’t see all the results of this election. I only wonder if I am crazy and can’t see how great this guy thinks he is?

  • Paul

    Its almost as though the Bush years never happened. Must have been the “other” Republican Party in power then.

  • Jack

    America is changing. But it is not going down for a long time yet. Key word yet.

  • Col. Wilson

    This is only days after the election and we are seeing layoffs; these are just the first round of many layoffs.

    Unfortunately America will reap what it sowed which is stupidity.

    Pray for mercy & prep.


      dont blame the president for the short sightedness of these companies.

  • Rufus T Firefly

    “Democracy is the system where jackals are worshipped by jack*****. ..the common man knows what he wants and deserves to get it good and hard”. H. L. Mencken

  • Bayin’Hound

    This is the electorate a country gets when the public schools are nothing but indoctrination madrasas, churning out ECON and Math 101 illiterate marxist drones, that infiltrate education, business, media, and even the military..
    As we sow so shall we reap…

  • planetdestroyer

    prople ITS time to come to Jesus. want to know what you will be facing? read the book of revalation. and if you dont want to come to Jesus then prepare to come to satan.

  • stevef

    Obama is a symptom, not just a destructive agent, of our Republic becoming a third world shithole. Come to California to see the future….yes, it’s as horrible as you’ve been told.


      really, California is beautiful and full of wealthy people. I have visited many a third world nation, and i can honestly say you are way off base here.

      • greengo

        I guess you haven’t been to east LA, Salinas, Castroville, Holister…….

  • RICH99

    This is why a revolution IS NEEDED ……physically throw these assholes out… DOESNT WORK ……..WAKE THE FUCK UP

    • Ray


    • ToM

      It’s amazing how people still can’t figure out that the electoral system is entirely corrupt and worthless…they wouldn’t use it if actually worked…Obama was not elected, he was selected and what we are witnessing is the velvet glove coming off and being replaced with an iron fist.
      The Republican presidential elections were tampered with and set up to give us no choice. What we got was a man who believes in corporations and socialism. You can’t control free people with a republic, you need a dictatorship. One reason we backed every dictator in the known world.

      If people actually knew the truth about our history, we probably wouldn’t be in this position today. Instead, the indoctrination of our faux “republic” is wrapped in freedom and nationalism, when it’s actually a plutocracy.

      Do we deserve this government?…because the sheople are nothing but mind controlled grazers of propaganda and deception, chemically induced and physically challenged by obesity? Maybe yes, but no matter how moronic the masses might be, we still don’t deserve a criminal and corrupt government, like the one we have.

      People who think the elections are legit, have lost the capability to use critical thinking, one of the first things destroyed by the “intentional” dumbing down by our public school system.

      Unless we start identifying who the enemy truly is (bankers) the American people are going to see the continuous spiral into austerity and tyranny.

      Our violently corrupt empire is based on a ponzi scheme and this pyramid needs more and more debt to keep the scam going. How do you achieve such debt? How about wars, natural disasters, false terrorist attacks, fractionalized reserve banking, junk science, (global warming). Then there’s the inflation tax, which has been destroying the dollar, since 1913 and the illegal, unConstitutional private bank the Federal Reserve was again established in our short history for the third time.

      …without a legit electoral system, you don’t have a legit government.

      Election Fraud? Obama Won More Than 99 Percent Of The Vote In More Than 100 Ohio Precincts

      Obama forms new gang, anyone vote for these new criminals?

      What sleeping Americans don’t realize and many who don’t want to know the truth, is that we are currently an occupied nation, being ruled by banksters. Congress and the oval office is loyal to money, not US. The US is a corporation. Obama is a corporation dressed up in a suit.

      What Iceland did, was what we should do…but I don’t think we have what it takes anymore to fight for liberty in our nation. We think the fight is with Muslims, when it’s right in our own backyard.

  • Traffix

    The sad thing is that a good portion of obama voters should never have been able to vote in the first place. Too many people have no interest in working period. They vote for the gravy train that has bankrupted our nation. I know there are people who just need a hand, but the ones who just lay there have inflicted dire consequences on us all. I do believe this election was it for our nation. We can no longer unring the bell, there is no way to pay our debt, lower our entitlements, or educate the majority of selfish morons in our nation without a collapse.

  • RPenelope

    My girlfriend has three jobs and she’s only running two at 15 hours per week, and one piggybacked on both for an additional 25 per week. When she comes home, she has to work over 60+ hours in the week, whatever remains, to get her house renovated for her mother. It’s SO bad right now, I can’t find work and am having to sell off my belongings in order to pay for busfare and counseling services that my county-based healthcare doesn’t cover!
    Taking it upon myself, I’d do almost anything to get a job. It just sucks that I can’t get a job!

    • SoMd308

      You could, cut grass, shovel snow, paint decks, cut and sell firewood, there are no excuses if you want to work you can find something to do.

    • Vanessa

      I hate to see so many Americans without a job. A few years ago I did not know anybody that was on unemployment… Today I personally know 6 in my immediate circle of friends and family. THAT is just sad. These are NOT lazy, or uneducated people. These are all people that have send out hundreds of resumes to which most have not received even a courtesy reply. My daughter just got tired of it and started her own small business. Perhaps that would be right for you or someone you know too. Check it our at It’s so nice to see her smile again, now that she is on the way to success.

    • Mondobeyondo

      This is a depression.
      The first and foremost thing, that you must acknowledge and accept – is:
      this is a depression.
      It’s as deep a depression as the mid-1930’s. But the mainstream media will not acknowledge it. It’s not “sexy” enough for TMZ.

      What worked the last time around (um, let’s say 1935) will not work this time around. The solutions will not work, either. Different circumstances.

      For those who claim World War II got the U.S. out of the Depression:
      Okay. You have a point there.
      Government employs workers. Workers build bombs, make bullets, etc.
      Workers feel patriotic. Encouraged to work even harder for the cause of victory against the enemy.
      Hey, much better than standing in a bread line for 3 hours a day, right?

      But that hasn’t worked since 1945. Things don’t work like that anymore. We live in a different world today.

      We’ve been in two wars since 2001. Iraq, and Afghanistan. Neither conflict has done poop to get us out of our economic Mess. How many more wars do you want? Wanna go nuclear? (No! No! NOOOOO!) An invasion of Sweden? Oh please!!

      Does Barack Obama have a way out of this? Most likely not. But maybe Sasha Obama does. Ask Sasha for advice. Or Malia. Hillary. Joe Biden. Michelle. (Pillow talk… umm)

  • Truth Teller

    Your employer fired your, not Obama. Your employer decided that you didn’t need your job, not Obama.

    • Observer

      Oh SHUT UP.

      • Donna


    • JKelley

      Your employer fired you – because of policies championed/enacted by Obama, and that are now damned near impossible to reverse.

      I run a small business of just me – and I’ve seen what’s been happening over the last few years, from both sides. I am not heartened by this (as if it’s not difficult enough being in CA…)

      • Anna

        J. Kelley: Move to Oklahoma, their are jobs here.

    • SmallerGovNow

      What a shallow nebbish you are Sir…. you don’t have a clue about second and third order effects… you are no truth teller…

    • Mondobeyondo

      Aaahhh, but why did your employer fire you? Because you were slacking and not doing your job? Or because your boss couldn’t afford to keep you employed?

    • Just Sick

      What a moron. In a “literal” sense your boss may have fired you or laid you off but it’s in response to a 2,700 page document called the Affordable Health Care Act that had to be passed before it could be read! Idiots changed the definition of a work week from 40 hours to 30 hours! Businesses and the middle class will not be able to survive all the taxes that are about to come our way. This administration has divided us more. We need to stop handing out our hard-earned money to everyone who comes into this country. It’s a country of the haves and the haves not. Redistribution. BS. We need to take our country back.

      • GSOB

        Businesses with 50 employees or more, to stay ahead of 2013s fiscal cliff, are trying to manage the costs of mandated healthcare, …we will see the ongoing of a shrinking middle class, increase of bankruptcy, theft, growth of federal employees & new government beauracracies to better serve us.

        Afterall, the idea is to spread the wealth.

  • Elmer Hyre

    Which brings me to HBR. “Build Resilience” by getting rid of complexity in finance. Andrew Zolli. OK then. This is a goofball plan for a failsafe world. It is true that highly specialized (complex) Dodos do not survive but if we made their circumstances less complex then the rest of us would not survive. What we need to counter useless complexity is actually a thing called diversity. Diversity is what creates resilience. And we could start by cleaning up our pollution. In finance that means some diversified effective regulation: getting rid of naked shorts; CDSs trading (also done without any rational connection to the underlying “collateral”), ringfencing and regulating all manner of derivatives and separating investment banking from commercial banking. Let their creativity flourish and diversify! But first we need to separate public money from private manipulators. We need to diversity like mad, not simplify. Starting with sovereign public finance.

  • StandsWithTruth

    I hope it all implodes. Better than letting them steal it…

  • Erik Bergum

    I did not vote for Obama at all. I do know he will come up with alternative solutions to destroy our country and economy. I voted for Romney, and I just hope Obama does not destroy our country!!!!

  • Lisa Cologne

    Y’all asked for it…………you got it!!! Enjoy your years long search for another job! Yeah, obama’s doing a fine job isn’t he?

  • Main Street Economist

    You only want to have employees if you can make a profit on them.


    If your name is Mitt Romney and you lay off an unprofitable employee, people will say that you are not worthy to occupy the White House. Too many Americans have been subjected to the following abuse by business executives and investors:

    When I was last employed, the president of my company told workers in a public meeting that there would be layoffs and wage reductions due to “poor economic conditions”. The same week, this president received a large salary increase!

    Obamacare has serious problems but some business executives will use this to line their own pockets.

  • Main Street Economist

    Globalists plan to send even more American jobs offshore to support the following goals:

    (1) Destroy the American Middle Class.

    (2) Bankrupt the US government.

    (3) Concentrate global wealth in the bank accounts of multinational corporations.

    (4) Bail out and take over the US government.

    (5) Implement the New World Order.

    High taxes and regulations are a problem for American business owners but they are also being used for a smoke screen.


      and this would be different under Romney how exactly?

      • Main Street Economist

        Romney Tax Plan:

        (1) Cut taxes of US corporations with offshore operations to keep jobs offshore.

        (2) Cut taxes of foreign corporations with US operations to divert more wealth offshore.

  • Michael Lantz

    This is only the tip of the iceberg.Wait till the Wal-Marts and The Targets start laying off.We get to experience what the Romans experienced in 476 A.D.

    • DeathSpiral

      That’s a very good point. You’ll know the end is near when the Big Box Chinese Importers start laying off employees and shuttling stores.

    • Mondobeyondo

      Not likely to happen in the next 4 months or so (holiday season, you know…) but you might see the major retailers start laying off people in the spring and summer of 2013.

  • bobcat

    Obamacare is madness. It is not a govt takeover of health care. It is a health care takeover of govt. Of course small companies are going to do whatever is necessary to get under the limit. This is a consequence of how this mess was kludged together. Who benefits? Certainly Health Insurance companies, drug companies and providers do. This is purchased legislation at it’s worst.

    Expanding Medicare or doing nothing would have been better than this.

    • Louise in MO


      My granddaughter works two part time jobs. Each job knows what hours she works for the other job. They schedule her accordingly. People aren’t lying, they are doing whatever it takes to survive.

  • Observer

    I’m confused by all these people who claim they work three jobs to make 40 hours of more per week. First of all, most jobs, even part time ones, require you to often be available at ANY time, and this includes weekly changes in scheduling. I don’t know how people can even manage to get a second part time job when the first one is already subject to changes weekly in scheduling as I said. I think some people are lying.

    • Really?

      Confused how? How are you confused by this? It’s not uncommon at all. Until quite recently my husband was working three jobs. One during the day, one in the evening and one on the weekends. We still couldn’t make ends meet. It finally came down to him having to quit all three and move two days drive away from home to find work in North Dakota, the only place where there are jobs that pay. Thankfully, we are doing well now. I only hope it stays that way.

    • imnotoldjustolder

      I had 2 jobs in 2009-2010 and most of the time worked 6-7 days per week…. and STILL did not make enough to make it as a single mom. It’s not that confusing. Stop judging.

  • MeMadMax

    If the ones in power want a revolution/civil war, so be it…
    At least it will be fun…

  • OldestFart

    Sh@t is starting to hit the fan, folks. Hold tight…

  • tappedops

    Good gosh sheeple…

    Please explain to them Mr.M… the cut-off # is 29 hours a week or pay the full price (penalty) so you cut people or jack hours which means more payroll redtape=$ soaked out of profit. So 25 hours is the new full time period—end of dicussion…cause if you go over 29 youll get fined. Ive seen comments here and elsewhere from droids that think this is a spite issue…and my mind is blown…—dont you fools see that this will effect ALL—EVERYONE— and the worst hit will be the HAVE-NOTS—yes you on dis/snap ect because the prices on everything are going to spike past your wildest handout…

    • Dave

      People think this is spite because they are spiteful people. The politics of revenge have taken root.

  • Maxx

    My Country tis of thee,
    Land of Stupidity –
    Of thee I weep.

    Land where the unborn die,
    land full of porn, gay pride,
    kiss truth and sense goodbye,
    whereby madness reigns.

    • FeralCat

      You need to add wide at the end, but good job.

  • anti-communist

    Most of the people posting comments on this article seem to miss the entire point:

    There are at least two reasons why socialized medicine (in any form) and the welfare state are wrong:

    1) Transfers of wealth are specifically prohibited in the Constitution. This means, specifically, all of the so-called “benefits” of the welfare state.

    2) The government can “give” nothing that is has not already taken from someone else. And that which is taken, is taken at gun point. We have the illusion of a “voluntary” tax system. It is only an illusion. There is absolutely nothing about it that is voluntary. Want to find out just how “voluntary” it REALLY is? Then try refusing to pay your taxes. Soon a nice man, wearing a nice suit, carrying a badge and gun, will visit you, and will invite you to accompany him downtown. If you refuse, force WILL be used against you to elicit your cooperation. Eventually, you will be convicted of tax evasion, etc., and will likely spend some time as the guest of the government in a penal institution. (And for all of you over-zealous prosecutorial types out there — especially the ones working for that despicable racist criminal currently occupying the position of the Attorney General of the United States — NO, I very specifically am NOT advocating tax evasion or disobedience of any provision of the law; I am using this as an example to illustrate my point.)

    So….if you are the recipient of any of that really cool “free stuff” that the current regime offers in return for your votes or are a 3rd or 4th or 5th generation welfare recipient… are the recipient of STOLEN PROPERTY. Someone else had to work to pay the taxes for the “free stuff that you are too parasitical to EARN yourself.
    And do you know what forcing someone else to work for the benefit of another is called? It is called “SLAVERY.”
    So…even though you don’t want to acknowledge it, because you can’t feel good about yourself anymore….all of you who advocate, vote for, are the beneficiaries of, or otherwise support the welfare state in any form…..are supporters and advocates of slavery.
    Congratulations! You should be proud of yourselves!

    • Malkin

      I thought the point was to blame Obama…

      The “article” doesn’t talk about any of that other stuff. Shame on you for trying to say this junk is some kind of intelligent, well-thought out analysis and critique of the health care blame.


  • Ruth Barnes

    What a bunch of crap! If you folks believe the fear mongering and the other stuff that is trying to get the conspiracy nuts fired up, you are the sheep! In other words this website is nothing but a joke…

    • Former Teacher

      Are you that pig ignorant? Seriously? The U.S. owes over 160 trillion dollars including unfunded, off book liabilities. There is either default or hyperinflation. How else is the government going to pay for them?

      • Your Mama

        Clinton tax rates dummy

    • freeman44

      It is their opinion the last I knew we still had a small form of free speech left. I am sure with the present leaders it will not last long.

    • Wm

      Ok, Ruth, we will have to wait and see who is right. Perhaps you know somethimg we don’t. You comments seem very confident that this website and the news and trends it reports are “a bunch of crap”

      Do you have any documemtation or solid proof that this all “a bunch of crap” and ca assure us that everything reported here is a lie??????????

      • Gary Mikel

        Sounds like you Republicans are sore losers. HaHaHa! I am so proud and happy that we were able to wipe that dirty little smirk off of Romney’s face! It would have been GWB all over again! What a couple of balloon heads….Romney and lyin’ Ryan Raccoon!


      I agree. If you study all the conspiracy theories and everything the right has been harping on for the last four years…..NONE OF IT HAS COME TO PASS OR IS REMOTELY TRUE IN ANY FASHION.

      The economy is fine and flourishing folks. Please stop listening to hate and fear and look out your window.

      life is good.

      • oldfart

        You are kidding, aren’t you? I work in Social Services – the food stamps, etc are growing by the day. Our country is in debt up to our eyeballs. While my family is fine, I see many families that are not. It is certainly not florishing. For me, life is good and I count my blessings – for many, it’s not. The real doom is coming and it won’t be pretty – hope you’re ready. It doesn’t matter if you’re liberal or conservative – you’ll feel the pain no matter what, just like everyone else. yYour comment is the most naive comment ever.


          yes….when i see malls packed, lines at whole foods out the door, people driving the latest vehicles, concerts selling out at record pace, people buying up new homes at rapid pace, restaurants packed…..then i know the economy is doing just fine. We may be hitting a rough spot, but it will get better very soon. Of this i am sure.
          I have lived in and travelled to many third world nations and i can honestly say we are a long long way away from real economic hardship……..sorry to burst your negative bubble, but the economic collapse thing aint workin anymore, and those who have their eyes open see it for what it really is. A fear mongering technique hellbent on driving those “evil socialists” out of office. Nothin more, nothing less.

      • mhnt

        The economy is FINE?? REALLY?? Where the hell are you living???? Look out my window?? OK, I see my husband trying to keep the business he manages above water, I see him having to fire 3 people because work has subsided so much. He is service manager, he has been in MANY meetings with higher ups trying and trying to figure out what to do to keep these people employed! They are doing all they can to keep the doors open, the tax hikes, fees, fines, and regulations from OBAMACARE are on the edge of shutting their doors. He works very much within the trucking industry, when the trucking industry starts failing/cutting back/ not renewing contracts/ letting trucks sit/ etc. you KNOW there is a problem, and its only starting.

  • OldPhart OutIn TheDesert

    In 2007 we saw signs of recession and took a bit of action. In Dec 2008 we were really feeling the effects of the collapse. At that tie I suggested that we immediately reduce the work week to 35 hours (just to survive).
    Until now, since 2008, we have been frozen on wages. Administration employees, accounting, sales clerks, etc, have been on 35 hour work weeks. There have been no raises, no bonuses, or any other changes to compensation. We paid down all debts to zero other than a line of credit and those owed to corporate owners ($26 million down to less than $2 million).
    We have continued to pay a significant part of the benefit cost of healthcare for our employees. And we are currently hiring.
    As much as I detest Obamacare, our government edicts (Micheal has censored me in the past on my feelings on what we should do with our current government)and where we are headed, at least for the next year I don’t see any basic change in our operations. However, as our customers begin to go out of business, since we are construction suppliers, we will be heavily impacted…I expect to see that start to hit mid 2013. We have already shrunk our administrative workforce to skeleton crews. Next cuts will be to our mining operations as we cut workers and mothball mining locations. That will be seriously considered at the end of 2013. (We mine stone, gravel and sand for ready mix concrete.)
    From my perspective we’ve taken the right steps, but the rules have been rewritten. There will be all hell to pay in 2014.

  • Milt

    Suck it America! I have no pity for idiots, welcome to Obamaville! Now get in line!

  • Your Mama

    If These workers were unionized they wouldn’t be able to be fired by these treasonous, greedy swine.

    • Chris

      What’s treasonous about wanting a profitable business?

  • mjazzguitar

    Why can’t Obama get gas to the areas that are rationing it?
    There’s no gas shortage.
    I thought socialism worked.
    He’s the President.

    • Rodster

      Gary2 should be here any minute to tell us why he’s the best. :P

    • Mondobeyondo

      Yes, comrade! Waiting for Comrade Obama’s latest 5 Year Plan, to be fully implemented by April of 2039, also known as the Womb to Tomb, Cradle to Grave Government Directive.

      *whew* Calgon, take me awaaayyyyyy…..

    • Mondobeyondo

      Save gas! Fart in a jar!
      (1973 humor. A bit dated, but I hope you liked it! Heh.)

  • Mike

    Mathematically the US cannot sustain another couple years. I knew if this guy gets back in office it is time to get out of this country and head to South America where all the Europeans are colonizing. Every single friend and sibling agrees it is survival mode at this point. The rich and the educated will exit first and stand back and watch what the next 4 years will look like. We surely aren’t going to be turned into communist drones.

  • dugin

    Not sure why you chose to print this list as if it meant something dire happening by re-electing Obama,(who I did not vote for) but consider in the last year of Bush presidency alone, layoffs were – Citigroup 73K, Band of America 35K, GM 34K, HP 25K, Merck 8K, Lehman 23K, Wachovia 11K, ATT 17K, JPMorgan 9, bearStearns 9K. Just a sampling. and this was before the election. sometimes averaging 800K a month. Where was the outrage there? I don’t expect you to print this, but makes me feel better responding as you try to gin up something that hasn’t even come close to what we’ve already been through with conservatives running things. This system is broken, speak to that and enlist viewers to come up with solutions rather than whining and pointing fingers like that is going to do something.

  • FarFlung

    You can blame Obama if you choose, if that makes you feel a bit of comfort and vengeance for your ‘righteous anger’ against Obama and those who elected-excuse me-reelected him. But if you are feeling what you’re feeling because you believe Romney would have repealed, or even tried to repeal, HealthCare Reform (no, it isn’t ‘Obamacare’ it’s called the Affordable Care Act, or ACA), then as hard as it is to know for sure (since Romney lost), I think you’re dreaming. Why? Because the Affordable Care Act was in large part modeled after the plan Romney himself got put into place in Massachusetts! Look into it; there were no massive firings and layoffs when that law went into effect.

    See, Republicans missed it AGAIN (they keep doing that). Instead of coming up with a viable alternative to ACA back in 2008/2009, all they did was piss and moan about it, spread, or support the spreading of, a bunch of lies and fearmongering about what was and wasn’t in the proposal and swore on their tattered, misinterpreted Bibles that they were running Obama out of office after one term. They contributed NOTHING to the discussion, and so the Democrats, with a congressional majority, pushed it through with zero Republican support. That was foolish and heavy-handed and never should have happened, but it did.

    So now, while I am sure at least some of these layoffs and firings are legitimately the result of businesses that simply cannot afford to do what ACA requires and remain profitable at current employment levels, only someone either very naive or just bitter about the election results would not realize that much of it is just backlash against Obama because it just kills their ass that he won…again.

    I’m not saying ACA is the answer, but anyone with a functioning brain ought to realize that something needed to be done. It’s a damned shame that, in the ‘richest country in the world’ any person, regardless of income, has to either DIE or face certain financial ruin because of an illness, simply because they cannot afford to get treatment. Call it ‘socialism’ if that helps you paint in a bad enough light, but it’s a shame before God that we can let that happen and call ourselves civilized huiman beings. But it is happening, every day. Whole families brought to complete ruin or grief at the death of a loved one while the CEO of an insurance company that refused to cover treatment takes home $20 million, EVERY year.

    So, businesses, large and small, simply need to adjust, and if in the short term that means a lot of layoffs and firings, then that just means the country, from Obama to Congress and on down, will need to work even harder to improve the economy and the job market in this country. That starts with better education, but whatever the method, the short term psin will have to be endured to arrive at a long term solution. I hope Speaker John Boehner meant what he said about working to change those part of ACA that are doing more harm than good, but that remains to be seen. In all likelihood, Boehner and the Republican Party will simply make another misstep in a long line of them, and their constituents will continue to justify it with the same old, tired excuses.

    • UpChuck.Liberals

      A few small points. It is Obama Care he pushed for it as President, he owns it. I’m not sure that anything other than insisting that insurance companies could compete across state lines was necessary. No more people will be covered than before, I’ve read reports that that number will actually decrease, shocker. Costs are going to go up, dramatically because we all know how the government ‘works’ which is generally poorly, they have no incentive to do better and they hire people with room temp IQ’s and no desire to improve things much less are permitted to. We will see worse care, we will see, and are already seeing, shortages of critical drugs and devices. Yep, it’s Obama Doesn’t Care, as Pelosi said, you’ve got to pass the bill to find out how you’re going to be screwed. I feel for my Grandchildren.


        you see. Far flung tried to presnt facts and a right winger injects fear and disinformation. This has been the modu operandi for the right for the last four years and i am sick of it.

  • David

    Another matter took place after election is something else. Please read on this link:

  • Mac Ambo

    Any change of value, if it is to benefit the people of this nation, must come from outside the system, not within it. It is all too apparent that the majority have twice voted in a man who is clearly deceptive at worst – and a habitual liar at best – to be the spokesperson of the United States. He is not the voice of sanity, of reason or of truth, yet has been given the “sheeple stamp of approval
    .” That must glare at us non Obamanoids who are wide awake wondering if it is worth even bothering to try and help these people snap out of it – or just opt out of the system altogether and form another one. State secession is on the minds of many. It is no accident that many want to divorce themselves from a body whose inner core is as rotten as cancer, no matter what the reason.

    It reminds me of the abused and battered wife – who on so many occasions bears the scars and bruises of domestic conflict, refusing to leave her husband, in the hope that the abuse will end. Unfortunately it does end. And it does not end pretty.

    Now why is it so hard for the sheeple to wrap their head around the idea that the system is that same husband (or wife) ?

    Maybe $2 billion in advertising was well spent – from all corners of the communication media, news readers, celebrities, other politicians, family and friends who are just as mesmerized, bought and paid writers, mailers, phone calls, peer pressure, country club affiliates, pastors, preachers and all the arms of the beast working overtime – the sheeple, have made it clear that they are totally out of touch with reality- that we must employ for them the same thought as Jesus famously said as his dying last words on the cross, “Forgive them Father, they know not what they do.”

    Petitioning the Obama administration to consider secession from the United States is like a prisoner petitioning his jailers for his release. Nice idea – but not a realistic way to succeed. The only real option is to just break out. Opting out of the system is a lot easier than you think.

    Mac Ambo

  • Washington

    WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government. As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776:

    “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

    “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government…” Created: Nov 07, 2012

  • Jane B

    Ah shucks folks! Don’t you know that the govt will take up the slack? With borrowed and printed money. What could possibly go wrong?

  • MoreDiscouragedOne

    I agree, but I didn’t do it either!

    This is SO depressing.

  • Howard Hansen

    flipping hamburgers will now be considered a manufacturing job

  • Beckette

    The website is a complete joke. The number of layoffs no doubt, when un-faux-news-icized will for the most part, represent business as usual. I come from a family familiar with the coal business- it is a business that’s been failing for at least 2 decades. There was a rally, but then that rally was cut by the Marcellus shale natural gas movement, which has MUSHROOMED. So those bitter coal ops were going to do these layoffs anyway, they were just waiting for their moment of grand theatre. As for McDonalds, Papa Johns and the like, those businesses like many in America since 2001, have been infamous for creating nothing but part time jobs in effort to dodge responsibility for benefits by retaining full time workers. This is nothing new. We cannot undo the election. But by crying foul, taking balls and going home, laying off workers, spreading false rumors, beseeching God, Buddha and Jesus Christ, creating a panic and a self fulfilling prophecy of doom, can undo a nation. You are all yellow striped cowards. You hide behind the flag and claim to be patriots, and then fly it upside down. Fools, Liars and Cowards. This is how the legacy of Romney lives on. The Sour Grapes of Wrath. Babies.

  • K

    Just wanted to note that Amerigroups closing have more to do with the fact that they are owned by the same company that distributed the meningitis tainted steroid vaccines. Don’t get me wrong…I believe there are vailid closing businesses related to Obama’s legislation. This is not one.

  • Steve

    This is not the complete list; it was taken from the 45 Communist goals that found their way down the halls of our great Capitol back in 1963.

    Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963 Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963 .

    3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

    15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

    17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
    26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.” 

    (Leviticus 20:13If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.)

    27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
    30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
    31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

    36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
    37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

    Luke 10:18And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
    In ancient Hebrew the word for lightning is barack, the word for heaven or the
    heights is bama and to connect the words either an “a” or an “o” is used.

    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” – Barack Hussein Obama – Audacity of Hope

    2 Thessalonians 2:3 (King James Version)
    3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

    Political Correctness a term first seen in Mao’s Little Red Book, a communist engendered abomination that is instituting censorship little by little.

    “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”- George Washington

    Carl Marx, once wrote that, the goal of the Communists was to quote,. “enter into men’s minds and cast God down from his throne.”

    Matthew 12:31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.


    In ancient Babylon their economy was based on usury.
    “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest. Exodus 22:25
    Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13
    Usury is unlawful; expressly prohibited by GOD!
     Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution clearly states that only the Congress can print and coin money! 

    The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was slipped thru congress during the Christmas break with the majority of it’s members absent. 

    The Federal Reserve is self serving and privately owned in violation to the Constitution, charging interest on illegally printed money. Money printed from nothing!
    In America On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. Five months later A UNITED STATES PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY was MURDERED BY COMMUNIST! 

    Our own US Congress voted themselves a raise. (But vetoed a raise for those on Social Security) A member of Congress only have to be in Congress one time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month. And most are now equal to being millionaires plus.  If some one in the military stays  in for 20 years (providing that they are not killed in combat before that) and gets out as an E-7, they may receive a pension of $2,000 per month, and the very people who placed them in harm’s way receives a pension of $15,000 per month.

    The debt added by the previous 43 U.S. Presidents from 1789 through 2002 combined was
       $6.3 trillion

    The debt added by Obama is
        $6.5 trillion

    “I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the properties class, and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.”—Roger Baldwin, leftist, anarchist, and Communist, was born in Wellesley MA and co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

    “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest. Exodus 22:25
    Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13
    Usury is unlawful; expressly prohibited by GOD!
    In ancient Babylon their priest sacrificed babies to their gods baal, and molech.  
    In America the communist under their socialist programs have sacrificed over 50 million American babies to their god satan!
    Leviticus 20:2-5
    2Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel , Whosoever he be of the children of Israel , or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel , that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
    3And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
    4And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:
    5Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.
    Luke 22:35-36 Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered. 36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.

     “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.” – Barack Hussein Obama
    Jeremiah 50:16Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the SICKLE in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
    Jeremiah 50:23How is the HAMMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH CUT ASUNDER AND BROKEN! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
    Jeremiah 50:14-15.    14 Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against the LORD. 15 Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen , her walls are thrown down : for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done , do unto her.

    Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying , Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down , and shall be found no more at all. 

    – The U.N. Charter was written by Alger Hiss, Molotov and Vishinsky

           — Molotov and Alger Hiss made a secret agreement that the military chief of the U.N. was always to be a Russian, appointed by Moscow

        — It was Russia who insisted the U.N. be placed on U.S. soil
            — Whole sections of the U.N. Charter were copied intact, word for word from the Russian Constitution

            — Kruschev’s orders to the communists have been “Rule the U.N.”

           — The only two U.S.A. Senators who voted against the U.N. Treaty Charter were the only two Senators who had read it

     — The U.N. is helpless on vital questions because Russia has veto power.

           — Under the U.N. setup, the U.S. taxpayers have been forced to make up the U.N. treasury deficit of millions of dollars for Russia refuses to pay her share.

           — The U.N. has never passed a resolution condemning Russia or her so-called satellites – but it does condemn our allies.

           — J. Edgar Hoover of the F.B.I. said, “The overwhelming majority of the Communist delegations to the U.N. are espionage agents.

    — At the time of the Korean War there were 60 nations in the U.N. Yet 93% of the U.N. forces were Americans, and 95% of the cost was borne by Americans.

           — The U.N. policy during the Korean War was to prevent America from winning the victory over the communists.

           — The U.N. was responsible for aiding Castro.

           — Article 47, Par. 3 of the U.N. Charter states: “The Military Staff Committee shall be responsible through the Security Council for the strategic direction of any armed forces placed at the disposal of the Security Council”.

           — All battle plans of General MacArthur had to go through this Soviet Chief.

           — Any future wars fought by the U.N. would be fought under the same military operations controlled by the U.N. Security Council.

    — God is not mentioned in the U.N. Charter and meetings are not opened with prayer? The Communist co-creators of the U.N. had it agreed that there should be no mention of God and Jesus Christ.

    Communist Goals (1963)
    #11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

    “The American people will never 
    knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”— Norman Thomas, Socialist Party Presidential Candidate in 1940, 1944 and 1948, co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
    “Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.”
    Sun Tzu 
    “We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have communism.”—Nikita Kruschev, former Soviet Premier/dictator.

    The high office of the President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the Americans freedom and before I leave office I must inform the Citizen of his plight.” PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY
    (5  months after he signed Executive Order 11110, and 10 days before he was murdered)

    The number murdered by Communist regimes or organizations in the past hundred years stands at roughly 120 million. Just for the sake of this ideology, these people were removed from their homes, worked to death in concentration camps, exiled to perish on the Siberian steppes, subjected to the horrible tortures in the most horrible prisons, executed by brainwashed Communist militants, strangled, had their throats cut, or starved to death in deliberately-created famines.
    The savagery of this red terror began first in Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.

    All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them. Psalm 118:10

    Revelation 18:1-8
    1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying , Babylon the great is fallen , is fallen , and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying , Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. 7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously , so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. 8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

    “The thing that separates the American Christian from every other person on earth is the fact that he would rather die on his feet, than live on his knees!”. George Washington

      2 Timothy 2:15   Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 

    Jeremiah 48: 10Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

    Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying , Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down , and shall be found no more at all.



  • Albert B. Contreras

    This is bad !!!! ; for sure though..this website called is going to have more job cut reports. Anyone reading this article ever hear about this site ? Its depressing.

  • Craig

    I still stand by what the Lord told me about this in 2009. He said, “It will pass, but it won’t have any teeth to it”.

    Remember when they were going to make credit card holders pay a minimum of 2% on the balance each month? Well, it never happened when the economy went south starting in December of 2007.

  • tom

    3 cheers for revolution! a shame it came to this but it really is the ONLY way

    • Malkin

      you and donald trump have the same idea. Go for it already!!

  • Will Mische

    This country was started as a British colony to serve the rulers of the British empire, which stole the homeland of the native people and surpassed the greed of the empires of Europe by installing slavery to extract the resources of the Americas. British colonists ran the Asian drug trade by clipper ships from India and the countries of Asia to new England and Europe.

    We still serve as England’s colonists. Its bankers and industrial barons contrive to use us, we the people, to make them the greatest empire of all time, hoping to control every nation on earth through our military and threat of wars, “from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli”, in Cuba, the Caribbean, Mexico, South America, China, Japan, Russia, the Philippines and Spain, two world wars, Korea, Vietnam, and now the Middle East.

    CHANGE is what we as a people need to do. It is up to us; we know what is right and wrong. If we choose to live by the sword, in the middle East and elsewhere, then other nations will be forced to destroy us by the sword. To survive, We the People need to convert our swords into plowshares and feed ourselves and those who need food and sustenance.

    Read Matthew 5.43 “You have heard that it has been said, “Thou shalt love your neighbor, and hate your enemy”. But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.”

    “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”

  • Jammin Jimmy

    Nothing changes if nothing changes.

    • mondobeyondo

      No, no, no. Don’t make me go there.
      Ughhhh.. oh well. Might as well go there.

      Do a Google search for a song by Billy Preston, called “Nothing from Nothing Means Nothing”. You’ll get what I mean.

  • Towncar07

    While it’s bad for those layoffs, consider the consequence that they will be now looking for the various benefits that are the safety net for the unemployed…this in turn will swell again the rolls of those dependent on Gov’t to subsist, and those in turn will be beholden to those that provided in their time of need…and the cycle just enveloped a whole new set of dependents, and voters. It’s a bit clearer that this may be part of THE PLAN, to eventually get to the USSA, and orders from a faceless body that unless you follow the party lines, you and your loved ones may starve. That’s OK tho…Daddy Warbcks has an unlimited resource in the “rich”…but when the rich are poor, that my friends is the end of the road. SHRUG ! George Soros must be leaping around like the kid that stole the Candy Store.

  • John Paine

    Dear All,

    We are making a huge assumption that we can do something about the economy and the decline of the US. Forget it, nothing can beat the historic cycle of prosperity; the rise and fall of roman, france, england and mongols, and now the US of A. They too were frantically tried to reverse the situation during decline but sorry, somehow you can never beat the strange, but predicable cycle of rise and fall. This century probably belongs to Asia, whether you like it or not. After China rise and fall, who knows which country will be next.

  • James

    The only reason these corporations are laying off is because they are retaliating because they didn’t get their way. In a few months they will be begging for their employees to come back when they realize that the Affordable Health Care Act isn’t going to go away. The only reason jobs are going overseas is because employers don’t have to abide by environmental and safety rules, and provide any benefits at all. China is using coal to fuel their industries while at the same time they have the worlds worst air pollution. You couldn’t get away with that here in the U.S. Wall Street is pissed because they didn’t get their man in who would roll back all the regulations that allow investors a free hand at shady deals, and allow those huge bonuses that they didn’t earn. The Republicans and the Elite just want to maintain their lifestyles at all costs, and screw the middle class and poor.

  • davidmpark

    In a hurry so I’ll make this short. I can’t go into long details, either; so here it is:

    Year’s worth of food stored at your home, plenty of medicines and trauma aids, and lots of stored water plus ability to make potable water are the basic of what’s needed this coming year. Get it NOW!

    Keep it safe and keep it quiet.

    Also, get yourself a firearm if so inclined but it won’t do much good. Some good, but not much. The food, water, and medicines are most expedient for what’s coming…

    Sorry I don’t have time for explanations for this advice.

  • Mondobeyondo

    It could always be worse. You could be listening to William Hung (remember him?) trying to warble through a Ricky Martin hit song:

    “She bang, she bang! And I like the way she moo, she moo!”

    So, you see, it’s not quite the apocalypse just yet (but we’re getting there).

  • marissa

    This hysterical nonsense over “Obamacare” or more aptly, “Romneycare” is just plain BS.Get a grip people and thank you WCB for publishing a list of companies that I will no longer patronize in the future.

  • Eric

    Please, people, analyze some data for yourself. Stop repeating what you hear on BSM, or Rush, or many of these blogs, etc. Take an economics course, read about the policies that brought us greater income inequality that most of the civilized world. Get some historical perspective. These are historical times as far as the low tax burdens and high profits for American companies – and the President is talking about lowering the corporate tax rates (and, sure, closing special interest loopholes). The management teams of these companies are largely responding to the possible increase in their personal income taxes – at a time when their tax burden is, again, at a historical low and executive compensations are at a historical high. These layoffs are nothing more than using the people that helped them achieve their enormous gains for a political ploy. It is disgusting and it is crap – and we should let them know by spending our dollars elsewhere.

  • Gary2

    People are looking for a good paying job so they don’t have to rely on government assistance. Not only does Walmart get massive tax breaks for making most of their products overseas, they also pay their workers a pitiful wage so most of those workers have to rely on a government assistance program like food stamps just to make ends meet. You don’t hear of many people with union jobs relying on government assistance to make ends meet because the union job pays a living wage with benefits.

    I am joining the boycott of Walmart on Black Friday and Thanksgiving because I’m sick of Walmart being the biggest recipients of government subsidies in America.

    • Your Mama

      I boycotted those treasonous pigs years ago. Buy American, that’s our only real power. No one reads these blogs

      • bobbobbob99

        gary2 ur my hero

    • Mondobeyondo

      As a matter of fact – YES!!
      I do need some ice and stamps today! Thank you for asking!

  • antigov

    obama is not of this country. at least hitler did what he did in the interest of HIS people. unlike obama

    • igotadose

      Antigov, you’re insane. Even if you don’t think so, you are. You know nothing about sHitler or his people, or his bizzaro theories. Have you actually ever learned anything about sHitler? Read anything about him? What he did. Go visit Dachau and, for the benefit of the rest of us, see if the machinery still works.

      • rimpy

        die democrat pig

        • Trademark Dave

          Fuck you, wingnut.

          • rimpy

            tsk tsk tsk; no class, no information expressed, no offering of a cure. Look what I said- if all of them WOULD, we would be CURED.

          • rimpy

            see, you are just grumpy because you are beginning to see what all of humanity knows: the ONLY thing marxist pigs are good for, is Lion Food* (* or any large predatory carnivore feed)

    • Michael D. Rich

      thank you trash…stupid!

    • Guest

      Sit down. STFU. Today is not your day. And according to your antiquated beliefs, none of your tomorrows will by your days either. THE PEOPLE SPOKE! DEAL WITH IT. So, as I said, “SHUT UP… AND HAVE A NICE DAY!”

      • Pete Athens

        What’s the matter – lack the testicular fortitude to put your real name and photo up while you tell people to STFU? How about you shut your cocksucker and let the adults talk?

    • Elizabeth Scott Watson

      Whoever you are, step back… sit down… and STFU. No one with an IQ of 50 or more wants to hear you spew stupidity. Seriously. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE VOTED! DEAL WITH IT, you lousy sore loser (and I mean that with all the anti-love in my sweet little-ol’-pee-picking heart!) In other words, SHUT UP AND HAVE A NICE DAY!

      • Linda Mayberry

        you obviously don’t know what is happening in the world today. Enjoy you 3.5% grocery increase this year and the empty storefronts across America. At least you can sympathize with all the new folks in the unemployment line and blame it on business owners. Ohio is already cutting food stamps $50 a month per family. Maybe Obama can sign another executive order and FORCE business owners to stay open.

    • Mike Nash

      The one and most important thing that has been failed to mention is that
      these greedy companies who are laying off employees DO NOT offer their
      employees health insurance to begin with and they are trying to make a
      political statement at the cost of the employees who they don’t give a
      tinker’s damn about in the first place.

      • Pete Athens

        Actually most of those companies DO offer their employees health insurance.

      • Alan Simmons

        The employer is providing a service by giving a job, the profits of the business after bills, cost of supplies for goods sold, workmans comp, federal taxes, state taxes, etc and the profits left over dictate whether or not the employer provide the option of insurance or leave the employee to find insurance. It’s a luxury not a requirement for the employer to look out for something that is a personal responsibility.

  • Lizzie

    People NEED healthcare.
    These employees are WORKING.
    Why should they not receive HEALTHCARE.

    If they were receiving healthcare, not healthcare initiative would be necessary.

    I work hard. I don’t get any healthcare benefits. I have been repeatedly turned down due to a genetic condition, no fault of my own, other than BEING BORN!
    My son works hard at a grocery store, where he gets written up if he clocks out late and ends up having over “part time” hours. This store is not hiring any full timers, they have possibly three in the entire store!

    Shame on all who blame the politicians trying to make sure my family and other hard working people that ring up your groceries, pass you your take out, and wait your table can get needed health care, rather than using the Emergency Room for medical services or soliciting Urgent Cares and store clinics that are staffed by underpaid doctors that aren’t able to provide comprehensive or continuous care.

    Before you shop or do business, find out what that store or company policies are. Consider patronizing businesses that do put people before profits, rather than lining the pockets of greedy corporations that underpay our fellow citizens, forcing them to seek government subsidies to prevent food insecurity and provide healthcare for themselves and their children.

    Stop being an accessory to a crime. Hard working people can no longer afford homes, single parents tuck their children in hungry, soldiers come home and can’t find work, and patients die because they couldn’t afford treatment or didn’t seek medical care for preventative illnesses.

    Stop keeping what is your brothers’ and be your brother’s keeper.

    • rimpy

      go die babbling in some quiet corner, and stop annoying AMERICANS

  • Capsulecore

    Where is this huge list? I see 6 states listed here and a hand full of employees compared to the current number of employed people in the entire country… This whole thing is simply going to force employers hire under the table employees. Nothing new considering how many illegal Mexicans already work under the table in this country.

    This country moans and groans no matter who is elected! Its not the man behind the desk its the standards and practices that this nation allows them to continue driving this nation into the ground.

  • Jim

    America voted for socialism. So we deserve socialism, good and hard. Those that voted for socialism deserve to suffer, so I personally wish you the worst of luck. I hope you get laid off, and live in poverty, with your hand out to big daddy govt. And I hope all producers just quit instead of paying taxes to support your sorry as*es.

    • Fred_Evil

      You wouldn’t know socialism if you had it swingin’….which you obviously don’t.
      Poor babies, the bid bad Obama is sooo awful!

      • Phoenix Angelfire

        Your name suits you well poor blind fool

      • George Payne

        I do know what socialism is and Jim is correct. I wish all who voted for the prince of thieves the best of luck.

        • Fred_Evil

          They’ll need it, their boy Romney got skunked.

    • Toni Shelton

      I would like for one time, one of you, would include WHY you keep using this new word you learned, what it means, and how it applies to what you are talking about. So far no one has……

    • myfanwy

      Describe “socialism” as you understand it.

    • Mike Ahearn

      socialism – the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism

      so they’re calling the president a would be communist because he believes in nationalized health care. something already in effect in…

      New Zealand
      United Kingdom
      Hong Kong


      any of these names sound familiar?

      • Alan Simmons

        That’s nice, list all the countries that have nationalized health care of which Great Britain is redoing or doing away with because it fails to meet the needs of the people properly and costs them oodles of money, Germany who’s people love they have it but hate the fact that most companies hire folks as contract workers so they don’t have to provide coverage, Greece and Spain, both seeing riots over financial problems in part caused by entitlements, France with a 10% unemployment rate and a massive amount of taxes, Iceland, which threw off it’s government and either imprisoned or exiled the former leaders of their country because of the debt there, Norway Denmark and Sweden which all have more people as wards of the state with everything doled out by their governments than any other countries in the world, and the list of the problems with the countries listed are almost endless. You post that as proof positive it works while failing to post the issues caused by it, the unemployment it causes, the national debt it raises, the taxes that are imposed. Yeah, good try though

      • ILPatriot

        Yeah, they’re familiar. They’re all SOCIALIST countries.

  • Greg

    So those companies layoff workers and it’s all Obama’s fault?
    If you just believe that, sure, because it can’t be result of poor management.

  • Syrin

    The first OPENLY stolen election in US history.

    Read the depths of which they sank to fraud this election. BUSLOADS of Ethiopians who couldn’t speak English voted. EVERY state which had photo ID voted for Romney. WE HAVE NO ELECTION INTEGRITY !

    • Mondobeyondo

      Correction: the SECOND openly stolen election in US history.

      Bush v. Gore (2000) was the first.

    • sharonsj

      You conservatives are so stupid you can’t even get a headline straight. It wasn’t busloads of Ethiopians, it was Somalis. And just because some of them don’t speak English doesn’t mean they aren’t citizens.

      No, not every state with a photo ID voted for Romney. To name a few, Florida, Michigan, and Hawaii have voter IDs and they went for Obama.

      Maybe if you right-wingers stopped drinking the Fox News kool aid, you’d know what was actually going on.

  • SidDavis

    What happens when people can’t afford everything they want? It is just common sense that people prioritize and those who have studied this in more detail say that we give up arts and luxuries first, health care second, education third, shelter & clothing fourth, and food lastly. This is true of societies also; poorer societies pay for the more basic needs first, and do without the things they regard as less important, but when you add into the mix social goods like defense, and people using the force of government to make other people pay for what they personally want, it becomes more complex.

    Seemingly unrelated, those who study oil have developed a cost curve that describes how much energy it takes to acquire oil over time. The curve is an exponential curve growing at about 3% since 1930. In 1930 it only took the equivalent of about 1% of the energy in a barrel of oil to get a barrel of oil, but today it takes around 11% leaving less net energy to run the economy. Essentially this tells us that the low hanging fruit was picked first and the more difficult oil to acquire was left for later.

    Some researchers have combined these two concepts and identified at what levels of oil acquisition cost what goods and services are no longer affordable. It turns out that in a modern industrial society, we can’t afford much in the way of luxuries like the arts and vacations when costs exceed 7.1%. Advanced health care is unaffordable for a society when oil acquisition cost exceeds 8.3%; higher education at 11.1%, modern shelter at 14.3% and large scale food production at 20%. It is not that some people with sufficient wealth can’t afford these things at higher cost levels, but on average a society can’t.

    So when in time do we reach these cost levels that make us prioritize. We hit 7.1% around 1999, 8.3% around 2005, 11.1% about 2012, will hit 14.3% near 2024, and 20% near 2054, assuming the cost curve for oil acquisition continues growing at 3%. My bet is that the cost curve will accelerate and we will get to disaster quicker.

    If you wonder why advanced health care and higher education are two of the major problem areas in our society the answer is that we don’t have sufficient oil energy after paying acquisition costs to provide for them. No matter what the federal government mandates, they will be unaffordable. If government requires we spend on advanced health care and higher education for everyone, then things like modern shelter or large scale food production will suffer; simply there is no longer enough oil energy to drive production of everything and something will be given up.

    Of course the other things government has brought us like high debt, a corrupt monetary system, foolish wars, and massive interference in our lives do contribute to our national demise, but the underlying driving factor is growing expenditure of energy to acquire energy, particularly oil energy; increasing scarcity is our future.

    You can bet that the collapse of our society will bring on much violence as people struggle to survive and the thin veneer of civilization gives way to brutality. Revolution or civil war are increasingly likely in many places around the world over the coming decades, and I personally would be surprised if violence doesn’t come to the US over the next 15 years.

    Conservation is another way of saying we don’t have enough and must give up something. Conservation quickly will lead to deprivation, and deprivation to death. Sure we will try to conserve, and try to substitute natural gas and coal liquids for oil, but these measures will be temporary. There are currently no known renewable resources that have a sufficient energy return to bail us out of this dilemma. The best we can hope for would be for government to get out of our lives and let us find our individual paths through this difficult future, but you can bet that the leaches that rule us won’t even consider that without a fight.

  • sharonsj

    A bunch of rich Republican fucks, who tried to intimidate their workers into voting for Romney, are now petulantly firing workers because Obama won.

    The CEO of Papa John’s Pizza refuses to provide health care for his employees, who are probably getting minimum wage to start with, and you think the dickhead CEO is great. Providing health care for them could cost an additional 14 cents per pizza, which his customers say they are willing to pay. But instead he’s a cheap bastard who would rather give himself even more money while his staff gets sick and dies.

    Screw him, screw the big corporations, and screw the commenters here who have no idea how big business is stealing America’s money and running our government for their own benefit.

    • rimpy

      I am not willing to pay more and more and more for a pizza. it already costs too much since the evil pigs wrecked the stock market. I pray God makes democrats PAINFULLY DIE

    • Guest

      So in your eyes, Sharon. I don’t understand how you think a successful pizza man is stealing money. Who did he steal it from? Accept that he offered a service that people WILLINGLY paid for. You think he should be penalized for it. Your emotions cloud your logic. Because of Papa John’s success, thousands of families can live. Your life is noone else’s responsibility but your own (At least after you’re 18). Why don’t you have any gratitude for companies that voluntarily provide benefits? John earned that multi-million dollar house. He deserves it. You don’t have the right to take from anyone……..ANYTHING! Get over it, and learn what reward is for hard work please.

  • NorthernLights

    Seriously? You actually believe that an unborn fetus is a living, breathing, organism and deserves rights? You also believe that gay people are subordinate to straights? Man, you’d probably vote for a retard like Romney.

    • Phoenix Angelfire

      bent ans twisted go play in the traffic loser

    • Pete Athens

      While I realize you are a complete douchebag and are the entire toolbox and by responding I as simply feeding the troll I will respond to your post anyhow – because even a troll deserves a meal. Yes I DO in fact believe that an unborn fetus is a living breathing organism and deserves right. I also believe that a gay person deserves the same rights and responsibilities as a straight person and a gay married couple deserves the same rights and has the same responsibilities as a straight couple. And yes I voted for Romney because I feel that Obamacare was ill thought out and rushed and because Obama and his administration has signed into law a piece of legislation that allows him to bypass our judicial system and use the military to detain any citizen for an indeterminate length of time for any reason whatsoever. And now with the democratic party pushing hard to eliminate gun rights I’m concerned with the state of our country. Also Obama promised us jobs – where are those jobs?

  • NorthernLights

    I hope all you Americans know that your neighbours in the north have been watching your elections steadily and we are LAUGHING at you. Your country is so divided right now between left and right like sheeple that it is hilarious. Nearly every Canadian I’ve talked to absolutely laughs at Romney and can’t believe you silly Americans would even consider him as a presidential nominee. Romney is a flip-flipper with no moral compass whatsoever that is only looking out for rich, white, upperclass Amercians, and this is coming from an atheist so all
    you bible-thumpers can go cringe. Obama may not be the best man in office, but he is WAY more qualified than Romney. You Americans act like a little bit of socialism is a gateway to hell. Hello, Canadians have one of the best universal healthcare systems that we pay through high taxes, and you don’t see us complaining.

    Just know that we Canadians are starting to take you Americans less seriously each and every day. We turn on Fox or CNN news and just laugh at how your media is full of lies, deceit, bias, and corruption.

    Looking forward to seeing the fall of your middle class.
    You racist, sexist, morally and intellectually diluted republicans deserve everything you receive negatively. I guess Bush’s reign just happened to be for the other republican party.

    Any country that has people running around discriminating others for being gay, a different colour, a different social class, who are uneducated and religious enough to believe that life begins at contraception or that an invisible sky fairy in the sky created everything, deserves what they get.

    Have fun in the next 4 years, your “younger, weaker” brother is observing and laughing!

    • El Pollo de Oro

      NorthernLights: If you want to visit a Third World hellhole, just keep driving south until you reach your southern border. After leaving Canada and crossing into The Banana Republic of America (formerly Les Etas Unis), you’ll get a taste of what an UN-developing country looks like. The BRA is a mess, and much of the world knows it.

      “Americans like to believe that the rest of the world looks up to us, but the truth is that the rest of the world is laughing at us.”—Michael T. Snyder

    • Kevin2

      Northern Lights

      If you investigate what both Obama and Romney actually are behind you would see they’re almost the same person. Make no mistake neither are in any way independent. Wall Street feeds both party’s and very strongly influences who will be nominated.

      You witnessed the dog and pony show with a lot of smoke and mirrors too. Both horses are bought in the two horse race.

      The “debates” were by and large over nonsense social issues because on the issues of substance they’re in agreement. TPTB must keep the nonsense social issues debated least they be settled and the body politic starts to question US Military usage, Wall Street unethical (formerly illegal) actions and Trade deals the eviscerate the industrial base just to name a few.

      Laughing is “gallows humor” because if (maybe when) the US falls the entire world catches the fallout.

    • Mondobeyondo

      Just like Mexican citizens are scrambling across the U.S. border for a better life in 2012, American citizens will be scrambling across the Canadian border for a better life by 2016.

      (Nooooo! Don’t close your border just yet! Please! NOOOOO!!)

    • Mondobeyondo

      NorthernLights, I tend to agree with you to an extent. The entire American political process has descended into some perverted “Saturday Night Live” skit. There’s an old Miller Lite TV beer commercial that goes something like this: “Tastes Great” “Less Filling!” Well, our politicos have hijacked that punch line. Here is how it goes now:

      “Wastes great!”
      “Less killing!”
      “WASTES GREAT!!”
      “LESS KILLING!!!”

    • Mondobeyondo

      God Bless Canada…?!?!

  • Tom

    I’m a Viednam vet and I put my flags out with the trash Friday after the election.

    • Mondobeyondo

      I wouldn’t have done that. At the very least, I would have flown the flag upside down. There is still hope that this country, and its citizens, can get its act together and turn itself around. But that hope is fading fast, very fast…

    • bobbobob

      gary2 urmy hero

    • Fred_Evil

      Then you are no veteran, you are a liar.

  • jerry

    I dont believe for a nano second we the people elected this phoney to the white house , its rigged and were f&^&ked

  • Malkin

    I think it’s people that call themselves “conservatives” and others “liberals” that make the country seem divided. I am socially liberal, but I never call myself “liberal” and I don’t finger point to “conservatives.”

    It’s laughable (and pathetic) that the article starts out saying that Obama isn’t entirely to blame and government in general has been steadily growing, but then ends the “article”/complain-fest with “you know who to blame.”

    A blame game is a blame game and it gets nothing done. Looks like we’re in for 4 more years of the Republicans in Congress being divisive and NOT doing anything productive or helpful for the American people because it’s the “liberals’ faults” and these comments show the ignorant people THEY are representing.

  • uncurable wound

    You the Man Michael-I passed this on.-BIGTIME!
    Outstanding Journalism Michael

    • Michael

      Thank you for passing that on.

      I had to admit that those numbers really surprised me when I first started examining them. How does one candidate get over 99 percent of the vote in more than 100 different precincts?


      • Jeff


        • Fred_Evil

          And it’s principally applied by ONE party, the Republicans.

          • Pete Athens

            And yet in THIS case it was Obama that won. Sure you are right, it IS voter fraud by the Republicans… even though Obama got 99% of the votes in more than 100 different precincts… but because it’s the media’s messiah, the democrat’s golden boy, the chosen one it’s okay. Now why don’t you sit down, STFU, and let the adults talk?

          • Fred_Evil

            LOL, let the adults talk? I can only assume you’re saying that because you you’re used of hearing it yourself. Romney was a disastrous choice, almost as poor as Palin. When you feel like winning, stop picking complete idiots, and they MAY have a shot. Of course, then you probably wouldn’t vote for them, would you?

    • myfanwy

      Would you know “outstanding journalism” if you saw it?

  • Keith

    Romney as President would have been worse for America because the people that want Obummer as President would have come unglued if Romney had won. Revolution would could have been the “Norm” for the news because these people that voted for him are blinded and will not and can not see what he really is…So…I guess we knew our Country was sinking and that our government scuddled our future without a care in the world…so, here we go people, history will be made shortly, by us…better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and in health…till death do we part.

  • john

    Thank you for the boycott list! It’s nice to know which unpatriotic companies are such wimps that they fire people in response to some really positive election results. I hope you continue with this so we the people will know exactly where NOT to shop locally.

    • Pete Athens

      Sure go ahead and boycott them so they lay of MORE workers! That’ll show ‘em!

    • George Payne

      Positive election results? Lord above are you a visitor from Alpha Centauri?

    • yzerman19wingnut

      really positive election results are ones that prompt huge layoff waves? wow. you’re really sadistic in nature if you like inflicting harm on people. really positive election results? how is this demotion of American prosperity positive? and for whom? positive for the job creators? no. positive for middle class earners? no. the taxes alone are going to kill me. not to mention the increases in my health insurance premiums. i would consider cancelling that due to un-affordability but i am told i will be fined and jailed if i cancel. i can afford bankruptcy more than jail.

  • Denise

    The timing of all these layoffs is suspicious – done right after the election so they can be blamed on Obama. The potential upcoming collapse of the entire financial system can not be blamed on one man or on one party. It has been a long time coming. Until this country stops spending money it does not have and wasting billions each year on pork projects, there will be no improvement. The blame must fall to Congress. We need a massive overhaul of our entire governmental setup, and we need to look at our Constitution as a guideline. It does not matter if someone’s personal beliefs are conservative or liberal, we need a healthy dose of common sense in Washington, and the willingness to do what is best for the nation as a whole, not just for a particular political party or socioeconomic group. I find it very sad that we do not have good choices for our presidents. It has come down to the lesser of two evils, in my opinion. Yes, we have the option of a write-in vote, but let’s face it – independents can not compete with the super PACs. We need to get lobbyists and big business out of our elections. I think each candidate should be given the same amount of money to fund a campaign and we will see who can best manage the money, just like the average American has to make do with a certain amount of money. These rich politicians with their wasteful spending have no clue what real life and budgets are all about.

    • JustanOguy

      It’s not suspicious… A lot of businesses were holding out as long as possible hoping that the Titanic would change course…. Instead of going full speed ahead.

      I for one was going to hire if some leadership that knew how to read a balance sheet was elected into office. Now I’m not because it’s just going to be more of the same for the next four years and probably even worse.

      Too bad… so sad. Now you get to see people like me doing even less and paying less into the system because I think my money is wasted away by the Federal Government on garbage and it’s not worth it for me to work 60+ hours a week producing ….. instead of taking.

      • Toni Shelton

        I see. So punish your fellow man because you don’t agree with something. Who cares what’s good for our nation as long as you get to kick and scream like a toddler to show your displeasure, huh? People are losing their homes and going without food and necessities because they can’t find a job, but as long as you are still able to call them takers it’s all good, right? You are right….You are so sad.

        • yzerman19wingnut

          so instead of making good financial decisions for the company you advocate bankrupting the company so 100% of the employees get laid off instead of just a few to get below the costs? i bet you run a prosperous business when you think making a financial decision is “punishment”. if you raise costs on a business do you actually think they sit around and wonder if they should just ruin the company and destroy everything they worked for? or do you perhaps they think about how best to save the company by TRIMMING COSTS??? one method of trimming costs is to scale back EMPLOYMENT. if the goal in electing obama was to improve ANYTHING i think you have witnessed a colossal failure. look at the stock market since he won. yea. spectacular. look at the layoffs. you think EVERY business owner is just greedy? well then start one yourself and pay for the Cadillac plan if you can. going without food? no. they wont go without food. the laid off workers will get a better life from Uncle Sam remember?

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    • Michael E Saier

      They were done after the election because if Romney would have won, they may have not been needed. Businesses have been sitting on their hands waiting for the results of this election. Now they know so they have to make a choice.

    • Pete Athens

      So the fact that the amount of money a company has to pay to the government per employee due to Obamacare has increased has nothing to do with layoffs?

  • Jacki

    I agree. Doesn’t seem possible a NATION LIKE OURS voted for an anti American like Obama… we are.
    So much unemployment going on, and down hill every day.
    Even at that, I still feel blessed to be an American, a right winger, and
    a God Fearing person.
    His word says , “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”
    God loves those , even who hate him. God was and is.

  • Roy

    It does not matter if we stayed home or voted third party. The election is not won by popular votes but by electoral votes. Until we can get better critical thinkers into the electoral college we are doomed!

    • Fred_Evil

      Perhaps we could nominate some better candidates? I mean, ROMNEY?!?!
      The guy’s a major tool, and will say anything to anybody to get elected. Obama’s no dream (despite the right always calling him their Messiah), but at least he is consistent. Romney was a joke dude…
      (and Obama won both the Electoral College AND the popular vote, so you can’t blame the EC this time)

      • myfanwy

        I don’t think I have ever heard one of my right-wing friends call PRESIDENT Obama the Messiah. Where on earth did you get such an idea?

    • myfanwy

      The U.S. Constitution contains very few provisions relating to the qualifications of Electors.It is rare for Electors to disregard the popular vote by casting their electoral vote for someone other than their party’s candidate. Electors generally hold a leadership position in their party or were chosen to recognize years of loyal service to the party. Throughout our history as a nation, more than 99 percent of Electors have voted as pledged.

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