Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
The following is a list of companies which have announced layoffs directly as a result of President Obama's re-election.
List of layoffs and closings:
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 -
• Rocketdyne -
• Brake Parts -
• Vestas Wind Systems -
• Husqvarna -
• Center for Hospice New York -
• Bristol-Meyers -
• OCE North America -
• Darden Restaurants -
• United Blood Services Gulf
Various Offices which will be closing as a result of re-election:
Caterpillar Inc. will close its plant in Owatonna Minn.
Mount Pleasant’s Albrecht Sentry Foods
The Target store at Manassas Mall Va.
Millennium Academy in Wake Forest NC
Target Closing Kissimmee FL Location
The Andover Gift Shop in Andover MA
Grand Union Family Markets Closing Storrs Location CT
Movie Scene Milford Location NH
Update: TE Connectivity Closing Greensboro Plant – 620 Layoffs Expected
Gomer’s Fried Chicken in South Kansas City
Kmart in Homer Glen
Fresh Market on Pine Street in Burlington
AGC Glass North America to permanently close its Blue Ridge Plant in Kingsport Tenn.
The Target store at Platte and Academy in Colorado Springs
The Roses store on Reynold Road in Winston-Salem NC
Meanders Kitchen losing its West Seattle location at 6032 California Ave
Bost Harley-Davidson at 46th Avenue North and Delaware Ave. in West Nashville TN
Townsend Booksellers in Oakland
The Kmart store in Parkway Plaza off University Drive in Durham NC – 79 Jobs Lost
From what I'm hearing the business leaders themselves say, is that they are laying off because it is the prudent thing to do in the face of the "fiscal cliff." In fact, many say they are prepared to hire but are holding off until that uncertainty is resolved.
Wall Street is also signaling that stocks will be stagnant or down until an agreement is reached.
I'd hope that all those "fiscally responsible" republicans would finally end their obstructionism and do what is right for their country.
That said, you seem to be attributing these layoffs directly to the election of Obama when that is not really true. Just listen to what the business leaders themselves are saying.