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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:09 pm 
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The dominoes fall and the fools who can't believe in due recompense are confused.
Consequences, Shirley not ! ? :cry:
This is the snowball first starting down the mountain !
Too bad nobody warned ya, eh ?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:33 pm 
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patentlymn wrote:
Frogg wrote:


Cute comment from the linked story above

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Parasites always seek a hostess, but even the most amebic parasites have an intelligent instinct not to kill the host.
Union workers here used to strike whenever their contract was up. I asked a worker if their demands weren't met and they just did the strike every time before negotiations. That company moved to Mexico a few years back and the workers have their union to thank for that.

Unions should only strike if the company is being unreasonable.


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I love this! :sputter:


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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqUqgSW2NEs[/youtube]


I love this! :sputter:
The owners of the company have no obligation to put themselves in harm's way by by making the decision a personal confrontation.

Bullies are the ones who call people cowards for not making it physical. I'm sure each employee will be contacted personally.

If anyone is doing road rage against you don't stop the car and get out to talk with them.


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"Thats not fair!"


Life isn't fair.

If it were, a half-kenyan wouldn't be in the white house.


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I have a small business in N Calif and have two part-time employees. My employees can't afford to go on private insurance because they can't afford the yearly deductible. The truth is, in this economy I can't afford to pay for their insurance - I could barely afford to pay for my own health insurance. I pay $393 a month and have a $5500 per year deductible. My husband is 66, so he gets Medicare and VA, so he is taken care of fully.

When it came time for me to "re up" with Blue Shield of California I had to provide a report of all of the owner draws my husband and I took for the previous year in order to prove we earn a living from the business. Then they wanted a DE3, which is the reporting form used to show our employees, their hours and wages. Then they wanted our Schedule C, so we provided the Schedule C to them. They did not like the fact that we were a sole proprietorship, as husband and wife. Blue Shield wanted us to change our business from our sole proprietorship to a partnership, but we can't afford to do that and we don't want to do that. Why should we change the structure of our business to make them happy?

I can't afford to buy health insurance for my employees. It would cost me about $600 per month and my employees would then be stuck with an insurance they couldn't afford, because they would have to pay a $5500 deductible per year like I do. I can't go to the doctor because I'm paying $400 a month for my insurance.

Today I got a notice from Blue Shield that they have changed their minds and have decided I'm not insured effective 10/01/12. We used to have a thriving business and terrific plans for our future. Now I'm 56 years old, my husband is 66 and we can't retire. We had to move out of our house and rent it out in order to avoid laying off our two employees, who utterly depend on the employment we give them in order to live. We used to make between $80k and $130k a year with our small business and we lived on about 50 to 60k and put the rest back into our business, so it built over the years. We scrimped and saved and worked - I just can't tell you. Last year we made $11K on our business, which is why we had to move out of our house or lay off our two employees - so we moved out of the house. I can tell you this: our employees LOVE the holy s__t out of me and my husband. They know we will do anything to save their jobs.

That said, I don't have a thing in the world against the guy who owns Papa Johns or any other millionaire or billionaire. I say Good for them!!! I'm so happy for someone who is doing well. I also understand why you've got to keep the expenses down in order to make it in business. Its been really, really hard on the emotions since Romney lost. I don't think Democrats understand that many businesses were holding on to the barest thread and hoping Romney would come in and things would get better for businesses. The day after Paul Ryan was nominated we did about four times our usual sales in our store. We did fantastic sales the week Romney won the first debate.

It was terribly hard to go forward in such a difficult financial climate and have hope for the future. A lot of angry, smart-mouthed liberals make caustic comments on blogs, but nobody has said anything about the economy that correlates with the actual financial statistics in the US and gives a ray of hope.

I made a list of layoffs since the election and we've had about 100,000 layoffs publicized since November 7th, 125 businesses, including some large chain stores, have announced they are closing and there have also been a number of bankruptcies announced.

Layoffs Announced Since Election

Abbott Labs 700
Activision 30
Adventist Health 48
Airlines SAS 6000
AMD 400
American Cotton Growers 110
ArcelorMittal 20
American Independence Museum 4
Ameridose 790
American Airlines 4400 + 800 leaving voluntarily
American Coal 54
Atlantic Lottery Corporation 16
Assc Milk Producers 130
Aveo Oncology 45
ATI 172
Bankia 5000
Bechtel Power Corp 277
Bigpoint Games 47
Boston Scientific 1200
Brake Parts LLC 75
Brattleboro Retreat 31
Bristol Myers 500
Career Education 900 + Closing 23 Campuses
Cigna 1300
Citigroup 100
Commerzbank 6000
Consol Energy in W.V. 145
Covidien 595
Crouse Hospital Syracuse NY 70
Cummins 150
CVPH 27
DEP in Tallahassee FL 15
DuPont, Co. 64
Eagle-Tribune, Andover 21
Emanuel Medical Cente 24
Energizer Holdings 1500
Ericsson 1550
Exide Tech, Laureldale 150
City of Findlay, OH 39
First Energy 400
Gameforge Berlin 20
Gamesa Energy 92
GenOn Energy Inc 33
Glen Falls Hospital 29
Groupon 80
GT Advanced Tech 165
Harris’ Broadcast 17
Hawker Beechcraft 400 + Facilities closing
Hill Rom 200
Hills Holdings 300
HMX Group 567
Hostess 627
Iberia Airlines 4500
ICM of Colwich 25
ING 2350
Judson University 21
Juniper Networks 500
Kaiser Permanente 84
Kinetic Concepts 427
Kratos Defense Security 125
Lackawanna County PA 11
Lightyear Network Solutions 12+
Lonza 500
Majestic Star Casino/hotel 80
Major Wind Company 3000
Martha Stewart Living 70
Medtronic 1000
Mills Manufacturing NC 68
Momentive, Inc. 150
Monitor Group 235
Montco Behavioral Health/Dev 58
NBC 500
Nebraska Medical Center 38
Neovia Logistics Services 52
New Energy 40
Ormet 200
Panasonic 10000
PayPal 320
Penn Refrigeration 40
Penske Logistics 50
Pepsi 4000
Philips Electronics 218
Pierce Mfg 325
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne 100
Research in Motion 200
Rheem Manufacturing 50
Sentry Foods 70
Shaw's Supermarket 700
Shawano foundry WI 90
Smith & Nephew 770
Smithfield Packing Co. 125
Solel Solar Systems 140
Southeastern Container 15
SpaceX 100
SRA Intl Inc 222
St. Jude Medical 300
Stryker 1170
Sulake 60
Sun Media 500
TE Connectivity 620
TECO Coal Corporation 90
Texas Instruments 1700
The Providence Journal Co 23
TMX Group Ltd. 100
Turbocare 220
Turkey Point Nuclear Plant 277
Oce North America, Inc. 135
Turbocare OCE 220
UBS 10000
US Cellular 980
UtahAmerican Energy Inc 102
Volvo Trucks Pulaski County 300
Wake Forest Baptist Medical 950
Welch Allyn 275
West Ridge Mine 102
Westinghouse 50
World Media Enterprises Inc 105
WPS Health Insurance 600
Wright Patterson AFB 115
Wyodak Coal Mine 11
Xerox 2500
Yakima Reg Med Ctr Washington 10+


Announced Business Closures Since Election


Bakers Footwear closing 150 stores nationwide, including 21 in California
The SCA plant in Barton - Plans Staff Reductions

Handy Hardware to close its 2-year-old Meridian, Miss. warehouse

Caterpillar Inc. will close its plant in Owatonna Minn.

Waltz Pharmacy in Waldoboro Maine

Zac’s Place in Hinsdale IL

Lone Star Steakhouse at 70th and O streets and Ruby Tuesday at 56th Street in

Lincoln NE

Career Education Corp – Closing 23 Campuses – 900 Jobs Lost

Handy Hardware to close its 2-year-old Meridian, Miss. warehouse

Shamrock Bar at Payne City’s Rose Avenue. in GA

Monitor Company Group LP

ThinkEquity LLC

Homer City Funding LLC

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

Calgary’s iconic Rideau Music store ( International )

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

Island Colors – A Carolina Beach Clothing Store

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

Guarantee Shoe Store in Beaumont Texas

Associated Milk Producers Inc. Closing manufacturing facility in Dawson Minn. – 130

Jobs Lost

FacadeTek Inc Closes Whitestown Facility – 72 Jobs Lost

Comet Market in Punxsutawney Pa.

JC Penney store in Miracle City Mall Titusville FL

TurboCare Inc Closing Manchester CT Facility – 88

The United Colors of Benetton store on Armitage Avenue IL
Update: Bicycle shop Ten 27 Cycles 1027 Davis St. in Evanston IL

Two Sears Product Rebuild Centers in The Woodlands Texas

FesslerUSA Clothing Maker Closing in PA

Ralph Lauren’s plans to close its 14 stand-alone Rugby locations

Nashville Sash & Door Co. Inc Tenn.

First Portuguese church in North America in Bedford Mass Closing?

International Fashions in Carbondale’s University Mall IL

Harper’s Old Army Surplus Store in West Monroe La

Nova Financial Holdings

The Party Warehouse in West Springfield Mass.

TLC Wine and Liquor at 1205 W. Main St in Kent Ohio?

The HAPPY Place 1042 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA

Air Carrier Accessory Services – Chapter 7

SOW Inc. shelter on South Broad Street GA?

Systemax Inc., Closing Miami County Ohio Computer Plant – 120 Jobs Lost

Textbook publisher McGraw-Hill Cos. Closing 2 Distribution Centers – 166 Layoffs

First Place Financial Corp

Nash Finch Closing Cedar Rapids Iowa Food Distribution Center

Johnnie’s Foodmaster MA Closing all 10 Locations

Rainbow Foods will be closing its Forest Lake location MN – 59 Layoffs

Berry’s Camera Shop Inc. in Downtown Lafayette

Schreiber Foods to close their food packaging plant in Ravenna – 70 Jobs Lost

Kmart store at 5300 Salem Ave. Trotwood Ohio

Mr.Christie plant in Toronto ( International ) 2013 – 550 Jobs Lost

Coffee with T cafe in Stevenson Village business MD

Minas Basin Pulp and Power are closing a mill in Hantsport ( International ) – 135

Layoffs

The Colonial Country Shoppe on Park Street in Adams MA

Vestas Wind Systems Closing R&D; Office in Louisville – 60 Jobs Lost

Dollar Castle in downtown Ferndale MI

Bistro One West in St Charles IL

Sun Dog Diner in Neptune Beach FL

Jim’s Builders Hardware in Wichita, Kansas

Madeleines Bakehouse in Fort Wayne Indiana

Barnes & Noble plans to close its doors in Union Station Dec. 31

The Semiahmoo Hotel in Blaine Washington

Highland Curves CA

The Salem Sport Shop in Salem Ohio

Navistar International Corp. to Close truck assembly plant in Garland, Texas – 900

Jobs Lost

Divine Mercy Catholic Books & Gifts Denton Texas

Singer Mental Health Center in Rockford IL

Garelick Farms Ends Production at Bangor Maine Facility

Fashion Tech Window Coverings in Portland?

Custom House Tavern Chicago IL.

Jim’s Builders Hardware in Delano

Lone Star Steakhouse at 1801 22nd St. in West Des Moines

Sears to Close Woodlands Product Rebuild Center – 117 Jobs Lost

Whitehead Inc Rockford Real Estate Company

Robert’s Mens Shop in Downtown New Philadelphia Ohio

Fort Tecumseh Olde Fashun Store in Ohio

Lakewood Beginnings Child Development Center in Lakewood Ohio

Green Fields Seed & Feed in Grand Junction Colo.

The Army and Navy Store in Melrose Mass.

Vitalistic Therapeutic charter school PA

Diamond Foods Inc Closing a plant in Fishers Indiana

Old Town Alehouse 5233 Ballard Ave in Seattle

Space Aliens restaurants in Minot and Grand Forks ND

DeWaay Financial Network LLC

Sears at Quail Springs Mall Oklahoma City OK.

Fashion Bug in O'Fallon MO is closing in January

Kmart Store in Oak Hill W. Va

Update: Jett & Hall men's clothing store in Richmond KY

D.C. school List of Possible Schools Closing to Be released Later today

Dunkin' Donuts in Holly Hill FL

Hostess Brands Inc Permanently Closing 3 Bakeries Following a Nationwide Strike

Philips Electronics subsidiary Lightolier will close its local fluorescent light

fixture manufacturing plant in Willington

Smithfield Packing Co. will close in 2013, laying off a total of 400 employees

SuperFresh outlets in Marlton and Westmont NJ

The Bagel Shoppe in Katonah NY

Ben Franklin and Homestead House Gifts in the Kimball Ridge Center in Waterloo IA

Several West Virginia Suzuki dealerships Being Forced to Close

Kowalski Cos Closing All 4 of its Metro Detroit Delis but to Continue Food

Production

Three Memphis charter schools and one in Nashville Tenn. Could Close Due to Poor

Test Scores
The Custer School District SD - Closing 2 Rural Schools

The Dressing Room, on North Lincoln Avenue IL

The Utica office of IBOPE NY



BANKRUPTCIES

AMF Bowling Worldwide Inc

Aletheia Research & Management Inc

Omtron USA

Helmkampf Construction in Olivette

Clear Light Publishers

Monitor Company Group LP

ThinkEquity LLC

Homer City Funding LLC

US Suzuki Distributor - Chapter 11

Revolt Technology


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:20 am 
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That stinks Skyway

And the real heavy stuff has not even kicked in. Watch the jobs numbers go through the roof.

or the floor, morelike.

As far as the union guy above, they did tell him man to man they would close the plant if they strike,

nose meet door.


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John Metz, Denny's Franchisee And Hurricane Grill & Wings Owner, Imposes Surcharge For Obamacare

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While some business owners threaten to cut workers' hours to avoid paying for their health care, a West Palm Beach, Fla., restaurant owner is going even further. John Metz said he will add a 5 percent surcharge to customers' bills to offset what he said are the increased costs of Obamacare, along with reducing his employees' hours.

"If I leave the prices the same, but say on the menu that there is a 5 percent surcharge for Obamacare, customers have two choices. They can either pay it and tip 15 or 20 percent, or if they really feel so inclined, they can reduce the amount of tip they give to the server, who is the primary beneficiary of Obamacare," Metz told The Huffington Post. "Although it may sound terrible that I'm doing this, it's the only alternative. I've got to pass the cost on to the consumer."


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:59 pm 
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John Metz, Denny's Franchisee And Hurricane Grill & Wings Owner, Imposes Surcharge For Obamacare

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While some business owners threaten to cut workers' hours to avoid paying for their health care, a West Palm Beach, Fla., restaurant owner is going even further. John Metz said he will add a 5 percent surcharge to customers' bills to offset what he said are the increased costs of Obamacare, along with reducing his employees' hours.

"If I leave the prices the same, but say on the menu that there is a 5 percent surcharge for Obamacare, customers have two choices. They can either pay it and tip 15 or 20 percent, or if they really feel so inclined, they can reduce the amount of tip they give to the server, who is the primary beneficiary of Obamacare," Metz told The Huffington Post. "Although it may sound terrible that I'm doing this, it's the only alternative. I've got to pass the cost on to the consumer."


That way his customers can pay more and support Obamacare by eating at Dennys. Are Liberals happy with this decision?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:48 am 
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Liberals have a tenuous hold on reality due to all the brainwashing they allowed themselves to be subject to my political idiots that believe fanaticism in a failed system like Communism/Socialism is a path to paradise. People that demented are rarely salvagable and highly resistant to sense/reality. The lay offs are just the beginning to their learning about the school of hard knocks education. Few of them are likely to survive it. The cliff they stepped off is not kind.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:04 am 
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Frogg wrote:
John Metz, Denny's Franchisee And Hurricane Grill & Wings Owner, Imposes Surcharge For Obamacare

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While some business owners threaten to cut workers' hours to avoid paying for their health care, a West Palm Beach, Fla., restaurant owner is going even further. John Metz said he will add a 5 percent surcharge to customers' bills to offset what he said are the increased costs of Obamacare, along with reducing his employees' hours.

"If I leave the prices the same, but say on the menu that there is a 5 percent surcharge for Obamacare, customers have two choices. They can either pay it and tip 15 or 20 percent, or if they really feel so inclined, they can reduce the amount of tip they give to the server, who is the primary beneficiary of Obamacare," Metz told The Huffington Post. "Although it may sound terrible that I'm doing this, it's the only alternative. I've got to pass the cost on to the consumer."



The other alternative is to avoid eating there and in restaurants in general. If the consumers are ultimately going to have to pay for Obamacare, maybe refusing to consume, whenever and wherever possible will starve the beast of the money it needs.


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Just Desserts: ObamaCare Kills Restaurants - Big Media Kills Messenger


So, basically, Americans don't realize just how small the profit margin is in many businesses....especially in the food service industry. The MSM villifies the business owner as being greedy instead. Especially if they can find one CEO with a big house. They fail to point out that most Franchise owners aren't that rich....or that most small business owners (the biggest employer) often struggle to keep their businesses open. The Obamacare surcharge can be directed th way the consumer wants......allocate the surcharge as additional consumer spending by paying a higher amout; or deduct it from the person's tip (because it benefits them directly anyway).

How does making things more expensive to buy increase general revenues for the economy?


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Frogg wrote:
Just Desserts: ObamaCare Kills Restaurants - Big Media Kills Messenger


So, basically, Americans don't realize just how small the profit margin is in many businesses....especially in the food service industry. The MSM villifies the business owner as being greedy instead. Especially if they can find one CEO with a big house. They fail to point out that most Franchise owners aren't that rich....or that most small business owners (the biggest employer) often struggle to keep their businesses open. The Obamacare surcharge can be directed th way the consumer wants......allocate the surcharge as additional consumer spending by paying a higher amout; or deduct it from the person's tip (because it benefits them directly anyway).

How does making things more expensive to buy increase general revenues for the economy?


from the linked story
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Perhaps the number “5-percent” isn’t profound enough to catch the attention of newsrooms? If so, then we need more curious newsrooms: According to the National Restaurant Association, pre-tax profits for the “limited service” restaurant industry are just 6 percent.

That’s the profit margin for DQ-style restaurants. For full service operations like a Denny’s, profits are even leaner: 1-3.5 percent.



I believe many of these bad things (or others) would have happened long ago but for the waivers which pushed bad news past the election. Some MSM morons say that these business acts are "retaliation" for the recent election. BS. Obamacare was timed to have the bad things kick in after the election and many bad things scheduled to occur before the election were pushed out by Obamacare waivers.


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skyway. that post is amazing. I am so sorry things have become so hard. It is unfair.

we really need to just start over on our tax code from scratch.


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Report: Sylvania to lay off 1,200 workers because of Obama’s policies


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Random thoughts.
1. The layoffs are not as bad as the fact that people are afraid to invest in new companies because of the never ending uncertainty about what Obama will try next.Businesses always die but new ones are usually created. Most of the uncertainty will not end with the recent election either because most of Obamacare and Frank-Dodd and the EPA and even labor regs are mostly made up of uncertainty, often by design. Obamacare was written as permission to make up a whole set of regs in the future.

2. Whenever libs complain about these businesses taking steps to stay in business tell them that public employee pension funds should be invested in these companies to save them and make them change their policies. Even libs know enough reality to know they don't want their pension money invested in losing companies.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CalPERS
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The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is an agency in the California executive branch that "manages pension and health benefits for more than 1.6 million California public employees, retirees, and their families".[1] In fiscal year 2007-2008, $10.88 billion was paid in retirement benefits,[2] and in calendar year 2009 it is estimated that over $5.7 billion will be paid in health benefits.[3]
As of December 2008, CalPERS managed the largest public pension fund in the United States with $179.2 billion in assets


Think of all the "good" that could be done with that money. Public employees aren't so greedy as to deny needy companies their needed "investments" are they?



3. Encourage libs to take their life savings and buy a franchise. After all, there is all this money to be made.


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The plan of Marxist to destroy another countries society has ALWAYS been destroy the middle class/working class. The communist have long said that is their way, history has shown that this is their way, and the Communists again prove they can destroy any nation by using the nations own useful fools. These fools are clueless, even having been told this is how it works and are watching it happen.

The fools BAWL, (they got their way) ! Poor babies ! :tinfoil:


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I have a small business in N Calif and have two part-time employees. My employees can't afford to go on private insurance because they can't afford the yearly deductible. The truth is, in this economy I can't afford to pay for their insurance - I could barely afford to pay for my own health insurance. I pay $393 a month and have a $5500 per year deductible. My husband is 66, so he gets Medicare and VA, so he is taken care of fully.

When it came time for me to "re up" with Blue Shield of California I had to provide a report of all of the owner draws my husband and I took for the previous year in order to prove we earn a living from the business. Then they wanted a DE3, which is the reporting form used to show our employees, their hours and wages. Then they wanted our Schedule C, so we provided the Schedule C to them. They did not like the fact that we were a sole proprietorship, as husband and wife. Blue Shield wanted us to change our business from our sole proprietorship to a partnership, but we can't afford to do that and we don't want to do that. Why should we change the structure of our business to make them happy?

I can't afford to buy health insurance for my employees. It would cost me about $600 per month and my employees would then be stuck with an insurance they couldn't afford, because they would have to pay a $5500 deductible per year like I do. I can't go to the doctor because I'm paying $400 a month for my insurance.

Today I got a notice from Blue Shield that they have changed their minds and have decided I'm not insured effective 10/01/12. We used to have a thriving business and terrific plans for our future. Now I'm 56 years old, my husband is 66 and we can't retire. We had to move out of our house and rent it out in order to avoid laying off our two employees, who utterly depend on the employment we give them in order to live. We used to make between $80k and $130k a year with our small business and we lived on about 50 to 60k and put the rest back into our business, so it built over the years. We scrimped and saved and worked - I just can't tell you. Last year we made $11K on our business, which is why we had to move out of our house or lay off our two employees - so we moved out of the house. I can tell you this: our employees LOVE the holy s__t out of me and my husband. They know we will do anything to save their jobs.

That said, I don't have a thing in the world against the guy who owns Papa Johns or any other millionaire or billionaire. I say Good for them!!! I'm so happy for someone who is doing well. I also understand why you've got to keep the expenses down in order to make it in business. Its been really, really hard on the emotions since Romney lost. I don't think Democrats understand that many businesses were holding on to the barest thread and hoping Romney would come in and things would get better for businesses. The day after Paul Ryan was nominated we did about four times our usual sales in our store. We did fantastic sales the week Romney won the first debate.

It was terribly hard to go forward in such a difficult financial climate and have hope for the future. A lot of angry, smart-mouthed liberals make caustic comments on blogs, but nobody has said anything about the economy that correlates with the actual financial statistics in the US and gives a ray of hope.

I made a list of layoffs since the election and we've had about 100,000 layoffs publicized since November 7th, 125 businesses, including some large chain stores, have announced they are closing and there have also been a number of bankruptcies announced.

Layoffs Announced Since Election

Abbott Labs 700
Activision 30
Adventist Health 48
Airlines SAS 6000
AMD 400
American Cotton Growers 110
ArcelorMittal 20
American Independence Museum 4
Ameridose 790
American Airlines 4400 + 800 leaving voluntarily
American Coal 54
Atlantic Lottery Corporation 16
Assc Milk Producers 130
Aveo Oncology 45
ATI 172
Bankia 5000
Bechtel Power Corp 277
Bigpoint Games 47
Boston Scientific 1200
Brake Parts LLC 75
Brattleboro Retreat 31
Bristol Myers 500
Career Education 900 + Closing 23 Campuses
Cigna 1300
Citigroup 100
Commerzbank 6000
Consol Energy in W.V. 145
Covidien 595
Crouse Hospital Syracuse NY 70
Cummins 150
CVPH 27
DEP in Tallahassee FL 15
DuPont, Co. 64
Eagle-Tribune, Andover 21
Emanuel Medical Cente 24
Energizer Holdings 1500
Ericsson 1550
Exide Tech, Laureldale 150
City of Findlay, OH 39
First Energy 400
Gameforge Berlin 20
Gamesa Energy 92
GenOn Energy Inc 33
Glen Falls Hospital 29
Groupon 80
GT Advanced Tech 165
Harris’ Broadcast 17
Hawker Beechcraft 400 + Facilities closing
Hill Rom 200
Hills Holdings 300
HMX Group 567
Hostess 627
Iberia Airlines 4500
ICM of Colwich 25
ING 2350
Judson University 21
Juniper Networks 500
Kaiser Permanente 84
Kinetic Concepts 427
Kratos Defense Security 125
Lackawanna County PA 11
Lightyear Network Solutions 12+
Lonza 500
Majestic Star Casino/hotel 80
Major Wind Company 3000
Martha Stewart Living 70
Medtronic 1000
Mills Manufacturing NC 68
Momentive, Inc. 150
Monitor Group 235
Montco Behavioral Health/Dev 58
NBC 500
Nebraska Medical Center 38
Neovia Logistics Services 52
New Energy 40
Ormet 200
Panasonic 10000
PayPal 320
Penn Refrigeration 40
Penske Logistics 50
Pepsi 4000
Philips Electronics 218
Pierce Mfg 325
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne 100
Research in Motion 200
Rheem Manufacturing 50
Sentry Foods 70
Shaw's Supermarket 700
Shawano foundry WI 90
Smith & Nephew 770
Smithfield Packing Co. 125
Solel Solar Systems 140
Southeastern Container 15
SpaceX 100
SRA Intl Inc 222
St. Jude Medical 300
Stryker 1170
Sulake 60
Sun Media 500
TE Connectivity 620
TECO Coal Corporation 90
Texas Instruments 1700
The Providence Journal Co 23
TMX Group Ltd. 100
Turbocare 220
Turkey Point Nuclear Plant 277
Oce North America, Inc. 135
Turbocare OCE 220
UBS 10000
US Cellular 980
UtahAmerican Energy Inc 102
Volvo Trucks Pulaski County 300
Wake Forest Baptist Medical 950
Welch Allyn 275
West Ridge Mine 102
Westinghouse 50
World Media Enterprises Inc 105
WPS Health Insurance 600
Wright Patterson AFB 115
Wyodak Coal Mine 11
Xerox 2500
Yakima Reg Med Ctr Washington 10+


Announced Business Closures Since Election


Bakers Footwear closing 150 stores nationwide, including 21 in California
The SCA plant in Barton - Plans Staff Reductions

Handy Hardware to close its 2-year-old Meridian, Miss. warehouse

Caterpillar Inc. will close its plant in Owatonna Minn.

Waltz Pharmacy in Waldoboro Maine

Zac’s Place in Hinsdale IL

Lone Star Steakhouse at 70th and O streets and Ruby Tuesday at 56th Street in

Lincoln NE

Career Education Corp – Closing 23 Campuses – 900 Jobs Lost

Handy Hardware to close its 2-year-old Meridian, Miss. warehouse

Shamrock Bar at Payne City’s Rose Avenue. in GA

Monitor Company Group LP

ThinkEquity LLC

Homer City Funding LLC

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

Calgary’s iconic Rideau Music store ( International )

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

Island Colors – A Carolina Beach Clothing Store

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

Guarantee Shoe Store in Beaumont Texas

Associated Milk Producers Inc. Closing manufacturing facility in Dawson Minn. – 130

Jobs Lost

FacadeTek Inc Closes Whitestown Facility – 72 Jobs Lost

Comet Market in Punxsutawney Pa.

JC Penney store in Miracle City Mall Titusville FL

TurboCare Inc Closing Manchester CT Facility – 88

The United Colors of Benetton store on Armitage Avenue IL
Update: Bicycle shop Ten 27 Cycles 1027 Davis St. in Evanston IL

Two Sears Product Rebuild Centers in The Woodlands Texas

FesslerUSA Clothing Maker Closing in PA

Ralph Lauren’s plans to close its 14 stand-alone Rugby locations

Nashville Sash & Door Co. Inc Tenn.

First Portuguese church in North America in Bedford Mass Closing?

International Fashions in Carbondale’s University Mall IL

Harper’s Old Army Surplus Store in West Monroe La

Nova Financial Holdings

The Party Warehouse in West Springfield Mass.

TLC Wine and Liquor at 1205 W. Main St in Kent Ohio?

The HAPPY Place 1042 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA

Air Carrier Accessory Services – Chapter 7

SOW Inc. shelter on South Broad Street GA?

Systemax Inc., Closing Miami County Ohio Computer Plant – 120 Jobs Lost

Textbook publisher McGraw-Hill Cos. Closing 2 Distribution Centers – 166 Layoffs

First Place Financial Corp

Nash Finch Closing Cedar Rapids Iowa Food Distribution Center

Johnnie’s Foodmaster MA Closing all 10 Locations

Rainbow Foods will be closing its Forest Lake location MN – 59 Layoffs

Berry’s Camera Shop Inc. in Downtown Lafayette

Schreiber Foods to close their food packaging plant in Ravenna – 70 Jobs Lost

Kmart store at 5300 Salem Ave. Trotwood Ohio

Mr.Christie plant in Toronto ( International ) 2013 – 550 Jobs Lost

Coffee with T cafe in Stevenson Village business MD

Minas Basin Pulp and Power are closing a mill in Hantsport ( International ) – 135

Layoffs

The Colonial Country Shoppe on Park Street in Adams MA

Vestas Wind Systems Closing R&D; Office in Louisville – 60 Jobs Lost

Dollar Castle in downtown Ferndale MI

Bistro One West in St Charles IL

Sun Dog Diner in Neptune Beach FL

Jim’s Builders Hardware in Wichita, Kansas

Madeleines Bakehouse in Fort Wayne Indiana

Barnes & Noble plans to close its doors in Union Station Dec. 31

The Semiahmoo Hotel in Blaine Washington

Highland Curves CA

The Salem Sport Shop in Salem Ohio

Navistar International Corp. to Close truck assembly plant in Garland, Texas – 900

Jobs Lost

Divine Mercy Catholic Books & Gifts Denton Texas

Singer Mental Health Center in Rockford IL

Garelick Farms Ends Production at Bangor Maine Facility

Fashion Tech Window Coverings in Portland?

Custom House Tavern Chicago IL.

Jim’s Builders Hardware in Delano

Lone Star Steakhouse at 1801 22nd St. in West Des Moines

Sears to Close Woodlands Product Rebuild Center – 117 Jobs Lost

Whitehead Inc Rockford Real Estate Company

Robert’s Mens Shop in Downtown New Philadelphia Ohio

Fort Tecumseh Olde Fashun Store in Ohio

Lakewood Beginnings Child Development Center in Lakewood Ohio

Green Fields Seed & Feed in Grand Junction Colo.

The Army and Navy Store in Melrose Mass.

Vitalistic Therapeutic charter school PA

Diamond Foods Inc Closing a plant in Fishers Indiana

Old Town Alehouse 5233 Ballard Ave in Seattle

Space Aliens restaurants in Minot and Grand Forks ND

DeWaay Financial Network LLC

Sears at Quail Springs Mall Oklahoma City OK.

Fashion Bug in O'Fallon MO is closing in January

Kmart Store in Oak Hill W. Va

Update: Jett & Hall men's clothing store in Richmond KY

D.C. school List of Possible Schools Closing to Be released Later today

Dunkin' Donuts in Holly Hill FL

Hostess Brands Inc Permanently Closing 3 Bakeries Following a Nationwide Strike

Philips Electronics subsidiary Lightolier will close its local fluorescent light

fixture manufacturing plant in Willington

Smithfield Packing Co. will close in 2013, laying off a total of 400 employees

SuperFresh outlets in Marlton and Westmont NJ

The Bagel Shoppe in Katonah NY

Ben Franklin and Homestead House Gifts in the Kimball Ridge Center in Waterloo IA

Several West Virginia Suzuki dealerships Being Forced to Close

Kowalski Cos Closing All 4 of its Metro Detroit Delis but to Continue Food

Production

Three Memphis charter schools and one in Nashville Tenn. Could Close Due to Poor

Test Scores
The Custer School District SD - Closing 2 Rural Schools

The Dressing Room, on North Lincoln Avenue IL

The Utica office of IBOPE NY



BANKRUPTCIES

AMF Bowling Worldwide Inc

Aletheia Research & Management Inc

Omtron USA

Helmkampf Construction in Olivette

Clear Light Publishers

Monitor Company Group LP

ThinkEquity LLC

Homer City Funding LLC

US Suzuki Distributor - Chapter 11

Revolt Technology

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:58 pm 
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I have a small business in N Calif and have two part-time employees. My employees can't afford to go on private insurance because they can't afford the yearly deductible. The truth is, in this economy I can't afford to pay for their insurance - I could barely afford to pay for my own health insurance. I pay $393 a month and have a $5500 per year deductible. My husband is 66, so he gets Medicare and VA, so he is taken care of fully.

When it came time for me to "re up" with Blue Shield of California I had to provide a report of all of the owner draws my husband and I took for the previous year in order to prove we earn a living from the business. Then they wanted a DE3, which is the reporting form used to show our employees, their hours and wages. Then they wanted our Schedule C, so we provided the Schedule C to them. They did not like the fact that we were a sole proprietorship, as husband and wife. Blue Shield wanted us to change our business from our sole proprietorship to a partnership, but we can't afford to do that and we don't want to do that. Why should we change the structure of our business to make them happy?

I can't afford to buy health insurance for my employees. It would cost me about $600 per month and my employees would then be stuck with an insurance they couldn't afford, because they would have to pay a $5500 deductible per year like I do. I can't go to the doctor because I'm paying $400 a month for my insurance.

Today I got a notice from Blue Shield that they have changed their minds and have decided I'm not insured effective 10/01/12. We used to have a thriving business and terrific plans for our future. Now I'm 56 years old, my husband is 66 and we can't retire. We had to move out of our house and rent it out in order to avoid laying off our two employees, who utterly depend on the employment we give them in order to live. We used to make between $80k and $130k a year with our small business and we lived on about 50 to 60k and put the rest back into our business, so it built over the years. We scrimped and saved and worked - I just can't tell you. Last year we made $11K on our business, which is why we had to move out of our house or lay off our two employees - so we moved out of the house. I can tell you this: our employees LOVE the holy s__t out of me and my husband. They know we will do anything to save their jobs.

That said, I don't have a thing in the world against the guy who owns Papa Johns or any other millionaire or billionaire. I say Good for them!!! I'm so happy for someone who is doing well. I also understand why you've got to keep the expenses down in order to make it in business. Its been really, really hard on the emotions since Romney lost. I don't think Democrats understand that many businesses were holding on to the barest thread and hoping Romney would come in and things would get better for businesses. The day after Paul Ryan was nominated we did about four times our usual sales in our store. We did fantastic sales the week Romney won the first debate.

It was terribly hard to go forward in such a difficult financial climate and have hope for the future. A lot of angry, smart-mouthed liberals make caustic comments on blogs, but nobody has said anything about the economy that correlates with the actual financial statistics in the US and gives a ray of hope.

I made a list of layoffs since the election and we've had about 100,000 layoffs publicized since November 7th, 125 businesses, including some large chain stores, have announced they are closing and there have also been a number of bankruptcies announced.

Layoffs Announced Since Election

Abbott Labs 700
Activision 30
Adventist Health 48
Airlines SAS 6000
AMD 400
American Cotton Growers 110
ArcelorMittal 20
American Independence Museum 4
Ameridose 790
American Airlines 4400 + 800 leaving voluntarily
American Coal 54
Atlantic Lottery Corporation 16
Assc Milk Producers 130
Aveo Oncology 45
ATI 172
Bankia 5000
Bechtel Power Corp 277
Bigpoint Games 47
Boston Scientific 1200
Brake Parts LLC 75
Brattleboro Retreat 31
Bristol Myers 500
Career Education 900 + Closing 23 Campuses
Cigna 1300
Citigroup 100
Commerzbank 6000
Consol Energy in W.V. 145
Covidien 595
Crouse Hospital Syracuse NY 70
Cummins 150
CVPH 27
DEP in Tallahassee FL 15
DuPont, Co. 64
Eagle-Tribune, Andover 21
Emanuel Medical Cente 24
Energizer Holdings 1500
Ericsson 1550
Exide Tech, Laureldale 150
City of Findlay, OH 39
First Energy 400
Gameforge Berlin 20
Gamesa Energy 92
GenOn Energy Inc 33
Glen Falls Hospital 29
Groupon 80
GT Advanced Tech 165
Harris’ Broadcast 17
Hawker Beechcraft 400 + Facilities closing
Hill Rom 200
Hills Holdings 300
HMX Group 567
Hostess 627
Iberia Airlines 4500
ICM of Colwich 25
ING 2350
Judson University 21
Juniper Networks 500
Kaiser Permanente 84
Kinetic Concepts 427
Kratos Defense Security 125
Lackawanna County PA 11
Lightyear Network Solutions 12+
Lonza 500
Majestic Star Casino/hotel 80
Major Wind Company 3000
Martha Stewart Living 70
Medtronic 1000
Mills Manufacturing NC 68
Momentive, Inc. 150
Monitor Group 235
Montco Behavioral Health/Dev 58
NBC 500
Nebraska Medical Center 38
Neovia Logistics Services 52
New Energy 40
Ormet 200
Panasonic 10000
PayPal 320
Penn Refrigeration 40
Penske Logistics 50
Pepsi 4000
Philips Electronics 218
Pierce Mfg 325
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne 100
Research in Motion 200
Rheem Manufacturing 50
Sentry Foods 70
Shaw's Supermarket 700
Shawano foundry WI 90
Smith & Nephew 770
Smithfield Packing Co. 125
Solel Solar Systems 140
Southeastern Container 15
SpaceX 100
SRA Intl Inc 222
St. Jude Medical 300
Stryker 1170
Sulake 60
Sun Media 500
TE Connectivity 620
TECO Coal Corporation 90
Texas Instruments 1700
The Providence Journal Co 23
TMX Group Ltd. 100
Turbocare 220
Turkey Point Nuclear Plant 277
Oce North America, Inc. 135
Turbocare OCE 220
UBS 10000
US Cellular 980
UtahAmerican Energy Inc 102
Volvo Trucks Pulaski County 300
Wake Forest Baptist Medical 950
Welch Allyn 275
West Ridge Mine 102
Westinghouse 50
World Media Enterprises Inc 105
WPS Health Insurance 600
Wright Patterson AFB 115
Wyodak Coal Mine 11
Xerox 2500
Yakima Reg Med Ctr Washington 10+


Announced Business Closures Since Election


Bakers Footwear closing 150 stores nationwide, including 21 in California
The SCA plant in Barton - Plans Staff Reductions

Handy Hardware to close its 2-year-old Meridian, Miss. warehouse

Caterpillar Inc. will close its plant in Owatonna Minn.

Waltz Pharmacy in Waldoboro Maine

Zac’s Place in Hinsdale IL

Lone Star Steakhouse at 70th and O streets and Ruby Tuesday at 56th Street in

Lincoln NE

Career Education Corp – Closing 23 Campuses – 900 Jobs Lost

Handy Hardware to close its 2-year-old Meridian, Miss. warehouse

Shamrock Bar at Payne City’s Rose Avenue. in GA

Monitor Company Group LP

ThinkEquity LLC

Homer City Funding LLC

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

Calgary’s iconic Rideau Music store ( International )

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

Island Colors – A Carolina Beach Clothing Store

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

Guarantee Shoe Store in Beaumont Texas

Associated Milk Producers Inc. Closing manufacturing facility in Dawson Minn. – 130

Jobs Lost

FacadeTek Inc Closes Whitestown Facility – 72 Jobs Lost

Comet Market in Punxsutawney Pa.

JC Penney store in Miracle City Mall Titusville FL

TurboCare Inc Closing Manchester CT Facility – 88

The United Colors of Benetton store on Armitage Avenue IL
Update: Bicycle shop Ten 27 Cycles 1027 Davis St. in Evanston IL

Two Sears Product Rebuild Centers in The Woodlands Texas

FesslerUSA Clothing Maker Closing in PA

Ralph Lauren’s plans to close its 14 stand-alone Rugby locations

Nashville Sash & Door Co. Inc Tenn.

First Portuguese church in North America in Bedford Mass Closing?

International Fashions in Carbondale’s University Mall IL

Harper’s Old Army Surplus Store in West Monroe La

Nova Financial Holdings

The Party Warehouse in West Springfield Mass.

TLC Wine and Liquor at 1205 W. Main St in Kent Ohio?

The HAPPY Place 1042 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA

Air Carrier Accessory Services – Chapter 7

SOW Inc. shelter on South Broad Street GA?

Systemax Inc., Closing Miami County Ohio Computer Plant – 120 Jobs Lost

Textbook publisher McGraw-Hill Cos. Closing 2 Distribution Centers – 166 Layoffs

First Place Financial Corp

Nash Finch Closing Cedar Rapids Iowa Food Distribution Center

Johnnie’s Foodmaster MA Closing all 10 Locations

Rainbow Foods will be closing its Forest Lake location MN – 59 Layoffs

Berry’s Camera Shop Inc. in Downtown Lafayette

Schreiber Foods to close their food packaging plant in Ravenna – 70 Jobs Lost

Kmart store at 5300 Salem Ave. Trotwood Ohio

Mr.Christie plant in Toronto ( International ) 2013 – 550 Jobs Lost

Coffee with T cafe in Stevenson Village business MD

Minas Basin Pulp and Power are closing a mill in Hantsport ( International ) – 135

Layoffs

The Colonial Country Shoppe on Park Street in Adams MA

Vestas Wind Systems Closing R&D; Office in Louisville – 60 Jobs Lost

Dollar Castle in downtown Ferndale MI

Bistro One West in St Charles IL

Sun Dog Diner in Neptune Beach FL

Jim’s Builders Hardware in Wichita, Kansas

Madeleines Bakehouse in Fort Wayne Indiana

Barnes & Noble plans to close its doors in Union Station Dec. 31

The Semiahmoo Hotel in Blaine Washington

Highland Curves CA

The Salem Sport Shop in Salem Ohio

Navistar International Corp. to Close truck assembly plant in Garland, Texas – 900

Jobs Lost

Divine Mercy Catholic Books & Gifts Denton Texas

Singer Mental Health Center in Rockford IL

Garelick Farms Ends Production at Bangor Maine Facility

Fashion Tech Window Coverings in Portland?

Custom House Tavern Chicago IL.

Jim’s Builders Hardware in Delano

Lone Star Steakhouse at 1801 22nd St. in West Des Moines

Sears to Close Woodlands Product Rebuild Center – 117 Jobs Lost

Whitehead Inc Rockford Real Estate Company

Robert’s Mens Shop in Downtown New Philadelphia Ohio

Fort Tecumseh Olde Fashun Store in Ohio

Lakewood Beginnings Child Development Center in Lakewood Ohio

Green Fields Seed & Feed in Grand Junction Colo.

The Army and Navy Store in Melrose Mass.

Vitalistic Therapeutic charter school PA

Diamond Foods Inc Closing a plant in Fishers Indiana

Old Town Alehouse 5233 Ballard Ave in Seattle

Space Aliens restaurants in Minot and Grand Forks ND

DeWaay Financial Network LLC

Sears at Quail Springs Mall Oklahoma City OK.

Fashion Bug in O'Fallon MO is closing in January

Kmart Store in Oak Hill W. Va

Update: Jett & Hall men's clothing store in Richmond KY

D.C. school List of Possible Schools Closing to Be released Later today

Dunkin' Donuts in Holly Hill FL

Hostess Brands Inc Permanently Closing 3 Bakeries Following a Nationwide Strike

Philips Electronics subsidiary Lightolier will close its local fluorescent light

fixture manufacturing plant in Willington

Smithfield Packing Co. will close in 2013, laying off a total of 400 employees

SuperFresh outlets in Marlton and Westmont NJ

The Bagel Shoppe in Katonah NY

Ben Franklin and Homestead House Gifts in the Kimball Ridge Center in Waterloo IA

Several West Virginia Suzuki dealerships Being Forced to Close

Kowalski Cos Closing All 4 of its Metro Detroit Delis but to Continue Food

Production

Three Memphis charter schools and one in Nashville Tenn. Could Close Due to Poor

Test Scores
The Custer School District SD - Closing 2 Rural Schools

The Dressing Room, on North Lincoln Avenue IL

The Utica office of IBOPE NY



BANKRUPTCIES

AMF Bowling Worldwide Inc

Aletheia Research & Management Inc

Omtron USA

Helmkampf Construction in Olivette

Clear Light Publishers

Monitor Company Group LP

ThinkEquity LLC

Homer City Funding LLC

US Suzuki Distributor - Chapter 11

Revolt Technology

I see NBC laid off 500 employees. Poetic justice if ever I saw it.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:56 pm 
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Please keep in mind, Obama is going to pay for all his wreckless spending with the resultant BOOMING ECONOMY !
Doomed fools still even think they are on the way to heaven on earth, utopia !
Could it be drugs in the drinking water that could make so many millions so delusional ? ? ?
:shock: :arg: :shock:

Keep in mind, Obama's paradise has been sooo successful he intents to spend trillions more !
:clap: :ha: :doh: :ha: :clap:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:05 pm 
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Location: Obama still trying to put lipstick on a pig.
Not too far from where I live there is an outside mall which was the center of the next town over to us.
It was the place to shop...Target, Michaels, PetsMart, Carrabas...and MANY small owner-ships which did a thriving business....Many of those small overn-ships had closed up during the first 4 years....and today I took a look around....No change....in fact there are more closed shops and blacked out windows with FOR SALE OR RENT signs...

By the end of the next 4 years i expect to see this particular Mall empty....With the exception of TARGET....

Obama is not good for business...Even I know that. :popcorn:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:37 pm 
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SpaceTime wrote:
Daie wrote:
My father lost his job the day after the election. Some guys on my husbands boat said that family members in Ohio and PA lost their jobs the day after the election.




Why didn't they fire people BEFORE the election???????

Obama To Defense Contractors: Skip The Pink Slips
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Corruption: Our lawless president tells defense contractors they can break the law requiring politically inconvenient layoff notices caused by sequestration defense cuts, and the taxpayers will pay their legal bills.

When President Obama took the oath of office, he swore to uphold the Constitution and see that the laws of the United States were faithfully executed. He lied, and that lie was exposed in the administration's weekly document dump last Friday.

It included a memo from the Department of Labor telling defense contractors not to obey the law and that, if they don't, U.S. taxpayers will foot their legal bills when fired employees sue them for breaking the law.

That law is the WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice) Act, which requires employers to give workers a minimum of 60 days notice before potential mass layoffs. These layoffs are likely due to automatic cuts slashing defense that will occur on Jan. 2 under the sequestration provisions of the Budget Control Act.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:04 pm 
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skyway wrote:
My husband is 66, so he gets Medicare and VA, so he is taken care of fully.
For now.


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Ray Gun wrote:
skyway wrote:
My husband is 66, so he gets Medicare and VA, so he is taken care of fully.
For now.



And forever.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:55 am 
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The full socialized medicine cure, economizing, take some pain bills GO AWAY AND DIE FOOLS !


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:45 am 
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Location: I don't give a shit.
My sons girlfriend and her fellow employees just got a memo yesterday from the corporate home office. (Roundtable Pizza)
They are all being cut from 40 hours a week to a 28 hour week because the company is not able to afford the mandated health care required for full time employees.
Her income has just been cut by about 1/3.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:05 am 
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Nonotone wrote:
My sons girlfriend and her fellow employees just got a memo yesterday from the corporate home office. (Roundtable Pizza)
They are all being cut from 40 hours a week to a 28 hour week because the company is not able to afford the mandated health care required for full time employees.
Her income has just been cut by about 1/3.

So then these people will get a second part time job and not be making enough to buy the new higher cost insurance so they'll be fined for not having said insurance.

Is this a great country or what?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:25 am 
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Location: Obama still trying to put lipstick on a pig.
Small business... :hm2: ...Obama just gave is a 'big' boost by buying a book in a mom and pop shop.
Said we should all support 'small business'.

THAT'S IT...THAT Is his support of small business...then he goes to play golf and get a walk about to buy ice cream for the pups...


Yep....Hoping that the useful idiots are waking up...let's see what kind of hangover they will have.... :ha:


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I have a small business in N Calif and have two part-time employees. My employees can't afford to go on private insurance because they can't afford the yearly deductible. The truth is, in this economy I can't afford to pay for their insurance - I could barely afford to pay for my own health insurance. I pay $393 a month and have a $5500 per year deductible. My husband is 66, so he gets Medicare and VA, so he is taken care of fully.

When it came time for me to "re up" with Blue Shield of California I had to provide a report of all of the owner draws my husband and I took for the previous year in order to prove we earn a living from the business. Then they wanted a DE3, which is the reporting form used to show our employees, their hours and wages. Then they wanted our Schedule C, so we provided the Schedule C to them. They did not like the fact that we were a sole proprietorship, as husband and wife. Blue Shield wanted us to change our business from our sole proprietorship to a partnership, but we can't afford to do that and we don't want to do that. Why should we change the structure of our business to make them happy?

I can't afford to buy health insurance for my employees. It would cost me about $600 per month and my employees would then be stuck with an insurance they couldn't afford, because they would have to pay a $5500 deductible per year like I do. I can't go to the doctor because I'm paying $400 a month for my insurance.

Today I got a notice from Blue Shield that they have changed their minds and have decided I'm not insured effective 10/01/12. We used to have a thriving business and terrific plans for our future. Now I'm 56 years old, my husband is 66 and we can't retire. We had to move out of our house and rent it out in order to avoid laying off our two employees, who utterly depend on the employment we give them in order to live. We used to make between $80k and $130k a year with our small business and we lived on about 50 to 60k and put the rest back into our business, so it built over the years. We scrimped and saved and worked - I just can't tell you. Last year we made $11K on our business, which is why we had to move out of our house or lay off our two employees - so we moved out of the house. I can tell you this: our employees LOVE the holy s__t out of me and my husband. They know we will do anything to save their jobs.

That said, I don't have a thing in the world against the guy who owns Papa Johns or any other millionaire or billionaire. I say Good for them!!! I'm so happy for someone who is doing well. I also understand why you've got to keep the expenses down in order to make it in business. Its been really, really hard on the emotions since Romney lost. I don't think Democrats understand that many businesses were holding on to the barest thread and hoping Romney would come in and things would get better for businesses. The day after Paul Ryan was nominated we did about four times our usual sales in our store. We did fantastic sales the week Romney won the first debate.

It was terribly hard to go forward in such a difficult financial climate and have hope for the future. A lot of angry, smart-mouthed liberals make caustic comments on blogs, but nobody has said anything about the economy that correlates with the actual financial statistics in the US and gives a ray of hope.

I made a list of layoffs since the election and we've had about 100,000 layoffs publicized since November 7th, 125 businesses, including some large chain stores, have announced they are closing and there have also been a number of bankruptcies announced.

Layoffs Announced Since Election

Activision 30

Ok, as much as I'd like to blame Bambam for this one, its actually Activision's own fault. A video game company does not hire a lead programmer/project manager whose only expertise is playing games, not creating them. Then said idiot takes one of the best selling and popular video games franchises and completely @#$#@s it up while pissing off the fans by forcing the developing team to put some pretty stupid things into the game.


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