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To Shrug or Shudder? That is the question that tries our souls... ~

I am Jane Galt....

1 posted on 11/09/2012 4:18:55 PM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG

I think it is just a sign of reality. Businesses were in a holding pattern until after the election. Now they know which direction to head.

2 posted on 11/09/2012 4:22:44 PM PST by albionin
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To: GraceG

This economist has a link to the layoffs site. Ugh.

4 posted on 11/09/2012 4:23:58 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: GraceG

Two possible directions.

One is, the pols get the message and take corrective action.

Two, the collectivists respond the way Stalin and Chavez did, condemning the employers as ‘wreckers’ and nationalizing the various industries one at a time.

History favors option 2 as the course of action, because collectivists are not open to the possibility that their model is absolute stupidity.

Only problem is, there’s no money.

Hello, Zimbabwe.

6 posted on 11/09/2012 4:26:12 PM PST by lurk
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To: GraceG

GG....I truly believe this is all part of his plan. Run small biz’s out of business....and nationalize the rest. IOW.....Venezuela.

7 posted on 11/09/2012 4:27:26 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike!
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To: GraceG

I know it won’t happen but just imagine what would happen if some big businesses started closing up and their owners retiring. Imagine if Gibson Guitar had given everyone a pink slip after they had their wood confiscated saying “we can’t continue to operate under these kind of policies”. A few doing that and people would really sit up and take notice. Our online business is actually growing in this recession. We will have to decide whether to hire help or remain a small mom and pop business. No one will notice if we don’t decide to hire but multiply that by thousands of small businesses and it has a big effect.

11 posted on 11/09/2012 4:29:06 PM PST by albionin
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As long as the financial markets continue to support the Baraqqi/Bernanke/Geithner minibucks that pour out, the dance goes on.

We’re riding a wave of false “prosperity” like that family in 2007 with two leased luxury SUVs, a McMansion with negative equity, and maxxed out credit cards and helocs.

13 posted on 11/09/2012 4:31:41 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: GraceG
Since the election:

Layoff numbers

Organization # Laid off Running total Sector Notes
Abbot Labs 700 700 Med Eq/Dev Mfg
AMD 400 1100 Electronics
American Coal 54 1154 Energy
Ameridose 790 1944 Health
Associated Milk Producers Inc 130 2074 Agriculture
ATI 172 2246 Education
Bartikowsky Jewelers 25 2271 Retail Business closure
Boston Scientific 1200 3471 Med Eq/Dev Mfg
Brake Parts LLC 75 3546 Automotive
Bristol-Myers Squibb 479 4025 Health
Career Education Corp 900 4925 Education
Caterpillar 100 5025 Construction Eq
Center for Hospice and Palliative Care 40 5065 Health
Cigna 1300 6365 Health
Community Newspaper Holdings Inc 21 6386 Media
Covidien 595 6981 Health
Crouse Hospital Syracuse 70 7051 Health
CVPH 17 7068 Health
Dana Holding Corp 7 7075 Automotive
Energizer 1500 8575 Energy
Exide 150 8725 Energy
Groupon 600 9325 Consumer
Hawker Beechcraft 410 9735 Aerospace
Hill-Rom 200 9935 Med Eq/Dev Mfg
Husqvarna 600 10535 Tools Cuts in Sweden
Kinetic Concepts 427 10962 Health
Lightyear Network Solutions 14 10976 Software/internet
Medtronic 500 11476 Med Eq/Dev Mfg
Mills Manufacturing 68 11544 Defense
Momentive Performance Materials 150 11694 Chemicals
Murray Energy Corporation 48 11742 Energy
New Energy 40 11782 Energy
OCE 135 11917 Office equip
Penn Refrigeration 30 11947
Providence Journal 23 11970 Media
Research in Motion 200 12170 Consumer Electronics
Smith & Nephew 770 12940 Med Eq/Dev Mfg
Southeastern Container 15 12955 Consumer
Space X 100 13055 Defense
St Jude Medical 300 13355 Health
Stryker 96 13451 Med Eq/Dev Mfg
TE Connectivity 620 14071 Electronics
Teco Coal Corporation 90 14161 Energy
TurboCare 88 14249 Energy
U.S. Cellular 980 15229 Electronics
Umatilla Chemical Depot 34 15263 Defense
UtahAmerican Energy 102 15365 Energy
Vestas 3000 18365 Energy
Welch Allyn 275 18640 Med Eq Mfg
West Ridge Mine 102 18742 Energy
Westinghouse 17 18759 Hi Tech Services
Westinghouse Anniston 50 18809 Defense
Wright-Patterson 115 18924 Defense
Yakima Regional Medical Center 10 18934 Health

Layoffs without exact number specified

Organization % Laid off Sector Notes
Boeing Defense, Space & Security 30 Defense Executive Staff
Corning 4 Manufacturing Executive Staff
Saugerties Government
Slidell Government "Will try to spread equally"
United Blood Services 10 Health All staff
Wilkes-Barre Government Firefighters

Worker Reduction In Scheduled Time (to below ObamaCare threshold)

Organization % WRIST # Affected Sector Notes
Darden Restaurants Food service
JANCOA Janitorial Services Janitorial Service
Kroger Grocery

18 posted on 11/09/2012 4:42:08 PM PST by null and void (The One can steal an election, but no one can steal our country.)
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24 posted on 11/09/2012 4:51:31 PM PST by tomkat
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To: GraceG

The Amish are on a riot hair trigger. They are ALWAYS lookin
for an excuse.

I think if Atlas shruggs too hard or too much then we get the
SHTF scenario that we have all been discussing for the last
four years. Let it come. The sooner we can puke out this
POS POTUS the sooner we can pull this country back from the nosedive.

Resignation, impeachment, military junta... I don’t care how
he exits.. just that he does.

35 posted on 11/09/2012 5:41:37 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
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To: GraceG
I think part of it is the tearing of the American soul. These people have just seen their fellow Americans vote to take more of their property, to use government to plunder and become even meaner and more lawless.

Response: Screw 'em!! You can't take it, if it doesn't exist. And you vote to take my property, I'm not hiring you. Eat Obama promises and see how fat you get.

The divider in chief is creating an America with far less goodwill toward one another. Thank you Bronco Bama.

37 posted on 11/09/2012 5:58:48 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: GraceG
Is this a sign of shrugging or is it a sign of the dragon shuddering only to roll over and fall back asleep again?

It is a sign of how the "recovery" will work - without drastic measures by the People, we will be able to teach third world countries a thing or two about going third world.

53 posted on 11/10/2012 4:35:25 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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