To: null and void
I am not amused by all the sudden layoff announcements now that the election is over. If they are laying people off because of Obama and say so, thats different, but any company that held off on layoffs to avoid embarrassing Obama is going on my permanent boycott list. I actually use GroupOn and Energizer, or used to. They are now joining GM, Chrysler, and so many other crony capitalist companies - permanently dead to me. We are in a state of at least economic war, and I will use my financial weapons every single day. GroupOn and Energizer are Obamas allies, which makes them Americas enemies. I do not in any way support my enemies.
I will continue to track these layoffs that were clearly planned before the election but held until afterwords and add those companies to my permanent boycott list. Note: I buy several hundred dollars worth of batteries annually in case of emergency, and on Thanksgiving weekend I replace them and donate the year-old batteries to local children's hospitals to power toys for the kids in recovery. This year's purchase will not be Energizer. I'm also dropping my Cigna medical insurance for the same reason and switching to another carrier (new carrier to be decided in the next week or so).
posted on 11/09/2012 1:40:44 AM PST
(Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
posted on 11/09/2012 1:43:57 AM PST
by null and void
(The One can steal an election, but no one can steal our country.)
"I actually use GroupOn"
I've never had so much fun shorting a stock in my life. Competitors had no barriers to entry, and the scale was/is transparently easy.
IMO, some of the timing of announcements of layoffs from Pro-Obama companies may be due to the increasing (including from the standpoint of being reported by the MSM) prospect of a further economic downturn in 2013. In fact, CNBC Online just posted an article about just that: Further recession in early 2013, possibly deeper and "more painful" than the Recession of 2008.
The interesting thing is that the CNBC article points out that going over the "fiscal cliff", given current conditions, would initiate a recession. But then they go on to say that the tax increases and spending cuts needed to avoid sequestration would also trigger a recession. One might think the latter might not be as bad, but IMO other factors are at work, and it could be just as bad. The CNBC article even seems to hint at that.
Basically, we are screwed either way -- no news to Freepers, and not even "new news" to CNBC -- but CNBC would of course never release such an article just before the election.
posted on 11/09/2012 8:46:45 AM PST
by Paul R.
(We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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