Universal Health Care

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237 Years

237 years ago, some brave men on the east coast pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to stand up for liberty and spit in the face of tyranny. They banded together and battled the world’s most formidable army, the brutal elements and the doubt of those who blindly held steadfast in their support of … Continue reading

Layoffs in the Financial Sector

Layoffs are not unique to Food Service (as reported here). Morgan Stanley and AMEX are the latest to announce workforce reductions. Is it just me or is this all painfully obvious??? http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/10/on-the-right-track-american-express-to-cut-5400-jobs-morgan-stanley-will-slash-1600-more/

And The Layoffs Continue

More fallout / concern over our supposed ‘growing’ economy: Taco Bell, Denny’s, Wendy’s, Olive Garden and Red Lobster among the many restaurants planning to reduce hours and / or headcount in the wake of President Obama’s second term: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/10/a-growing-trend-more-restaurants-cutting-employee-hours-in-preparation-of-obamacare/

Elections Have Consequences II

And the impact of 4 more years of higher taxes, union strong-arming, burdensome regulations and mandated universal health care continues: Denny’s to charge 5% ‘Obamacare surcharge’ and cut employee hours to deal with cost of legislation Texas Instruments cutting 1,700 jobs Hostess to layoff all 18,000 workers as Baker’s Union refuses 8% pay cut mandated … Continue reading

Elections Have Consequences

And a quickly mounting consequence of President Obama’s victory is businesses are starting to lay off workers in preparation of increased taxation – ObamaCare chief amongst them. Here are just a few: Employers Planning Massive Layoffs in Wake of Obama Re-election Utah Company Blames Obama for 102 Workers Laid Off Las Vegas Employer Fires 22 … Continue reading

ObamaCare Fallout – First of Many

An Indiana medical equipment company has announced a halt to expansion plans in the wake of ObamaCare and it’s uncertain future. The Affordable Care Act imposes a 2.3 percent tax on medical devices beginning in 2013. But a Cook Medical spokesman said the impact is more likely 15 percent and will result in a major drain … Continue reading

ObamaCare Already Over Budget – And Growing

And it hasn’t even been implemented yet!  As being reported at Beltway Confidential, business owners will pay $4 billion more in taxes under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA)  than the Congressional Budget Office had previously expected. Go figure – and it’s only going to get worse. The thought of Nancy Pelosi and all the other … Continue reading

On the Eve of Independence Day

Some 236 years ago, the Continental Army was reeling from a series of massive defeats at the hands of the British. Morale was low. Men were suffering from unfathomable circumstances. It was December 1776 and the militia was outmanned and outgunned. Many soldiers did not even have shoes to wear while fighting on snow and ice. What was to … Continue reading

Flipper, Flipper, Faster Than Lightning

We now know Chief Justice John Roberts flipped. The real question is, “Why?” Was he being a strict constructionist as he pledged during his confirmation hearings? Did he get pissed at one or more of Alito, Kennedy, Scalia, and Thomas and give them and the country the collective spiteful finger? Did someone outside the court get to … Continue reading

Freedom Police Banging Their Wardrums Again

The Drudge Report has a story about a movement to charge additional taxes on food and beverage items deemed “unhealthy”. Will the insanity ever end? Probably not. It started with helmet laws, then seatbelt laws, then public smoking laws and more. The cows are out of the barn I’m afraid – and it’s our own damn … Continue reading