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Medical Company Blames Obamacare For Layoffs of Nearly 100 People

 
davvi
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Medical Company Blames Obamacare For Layoffs of Nearly 100 People
"Joe Metzger, senior vice president of corporate communications for the company, tells the Memphis Business Journal that they were “not immune” to the tax burden.

“Unfortunately, and in order to absorb this cost burden into our business, this has meant less than 100 positions have been made redundant across various departmental functions in our Tennessee and Massachusetts sites,” Metzger told the Business Journal. “The company is providing the affected employees with a comprehensive severance package and outplacement support.”

[link to washington.cbslocal.com]

Oh, and I hope that all who are laid off voted for obama, but sadly most obama supporters are takers, not makers.

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Last Edited by davvi on 02/02/2013 11:05 AM
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02/02/2013 11:11 AM

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Re: Medical Company Blames Obamacare For Layoffs of Nearly 100 People
Link says it was due to the 2.3% excise tax on medical devices.

About 7% of its workforce.

They knew it was coming and delayed pretty long.

oblama wants it this way - all on the dole.
Psalm 137 --- By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion.
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02/02/2013 11:13 AM
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Re: Medical Company Blames Obamacare For Layoffs of Nearly 100 People
"Joe Metzger, senior vice president of corporate communications for the company, tells the Memphis Business Journal that they were “not immune” to the tax burden.

“Unfortunately, and in order to absorb this cost burden into our business, this has meant less than 100 positions have been made redundant across various departmental functions in our Tennessee and Massachusetts sites,” Metzger told the Business Journal. “The company is providing the affected employees with a comprehensive severance package and outplacement support.”

[link to washington.cbslocal.com]

Oh, and I hope that all who are laid off voted for obama, but sadly most obama supporters are takers, not makers.

:good1:
 Quoting: davvi


Actually no, you are wrong.

Most of the "Taker-states" i.e.: the ones who suck massive amounts of federal dollars out and have large amounts of people living on welfare are Red-States who vote predominantly Republican.

So, sorry, again, its just the actual math isn't really supporting your belief structure.
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02/02/2013 11:14 AM
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Re: Medical Company Blames Obamacare For Layoffs of Nearly 100 People
They just pass laws w/out thinking it through...
I hear the Unions are pissed now because it's costing them $$$. And they were all for it at the time. Dumb asses!
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02/02/2013 11:16 AM
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Re: Medical Company Blames Obamacare For Layoffs of Nearly 100 People
"Joe Metzger, senior vice president of corporate communications for the company, tells the Memphis Business Journal that they were “not immune” to the tax burden.

“Unfortunately, and in order to absorb this cost burden into our business, this has meant less than 100 positions have been made redundant across various departmental functions in our Tennessee and Massachusetts sites,” Metzger told the Business Journal. “The company is providing the affected employees with a comprehensive severance package and outplacement support.”

[link to washington.cbslocal.com]

Oh, and I hope that all who are laid off voted for obama, but sadly most obama supporters are takers, not makers.

:good1:
 Quoting: davvi


Actually no, you are wrong.

Most of the "Taker-states" i.e.: the ones who suck massive amounts of federal dollars out and have large amounts of people living on welfare are Red-States who vote predominantly Republican.

So, sorry, again, its just the actual math isn't really supporting your belief structure.
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davvi (OP)
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Re: Medical Company Blames Obamacare For Layoffs of Nearly 100 People
"Joe Metzger, senior vice president of corporate communications for the company, tells the Memphis Business Journal that they were “not immune” to the tax burden.

“Unfortunately, and in order to absorb this cost burden into our business, this has meant less than 100 positions have been made redundant across various departmental functions in our Tennessee and Massachusetts sites,” Metzger told the Business Journal. “The company is providing the affected employees with a comprehensive severance package and outplacement support.”

[link to washington.cbslocal.com]

Oh, and I hope that all who are laid off voted for obama, but sadly most obama supporters are takers, not makers.

:good1:
 Quoting: davvi


Actually no, you are wrong.

Most of the "Taker-states" i.e.: the ones who suck massive amounts of federal dollars out and have large amounts of people living on welfare are Red-States who vote predominantly Republican.

So, sorry, again, its just the actual math isn't really supporting your belief structure.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33444550


the takers move to the states who offer the most benefits, then they move to the cities who give the most benefits where they then overwhelm the voting with percentages like 141% of the people in obamavilles voted for obama. we all know what is happening here. those of us who work for a living are damn well out-numbered by those who VOTE for a living.

Republicans work democrats make excuses.
"Hillary is in a race between the White House and the Big House." -- Daniel Greenfield

"Blacks can get into medical school with a lower grade. If that's true, a Jew should be able to play basketball with a lower net." --Jackie Mason

"Women should look good. Work on yourselves. Education? I spit on education. No man is ever going to put his hand up your dress looking for a library card." -- Joan Rivers

Beware: First comes Saturday then comes Sunday.

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davvi (OP)
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02/02/2013 11:19 AM

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Re: Medical Company Blames Obamacare For Layoffs of Nearly 100 People
Link says it was due to the 2.3% excise tax on medical devices.

About 7% of its workforce.

They knew it was coming and delayed pretty long.

oblama wants it this way - all on the dole.
 Quoting: beeches


i think many companies had hoped for a regime change, but after john roberts and the supreme morons screwed us and then the voting public screwed us, what else can companies do? i am sorry for those who did not vote for the obummer and are still negatively affected by this.
"Hillary is in a race between the White House and the Big House." -- Daniel Greenfield

"Blacks can get into medical school with a lower grade. If that's true, a Jew should be able to play basketball with a lower net." --Jackie Mason

"Women should look good. Work on yourselves. Education? I spit on education. No man is ever going to put his hand up your dress looking for a library card." -- Joan Rivers

Beware: First comes Saturday then comes Sunday.

Lord, could you choose someone else for a change?
davvi (OP)
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02/02/2013 11:21 AM

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Re: Medical Company Blames Obamacare For Layoffs of Nearly 100 People
They just pass laws w/out thinking it through...
I hear the Unions are pissed now because it's costing them $$$. And they were all for it at the time. Dumb asses!
 Quoting: Tanarus


isn't ironic? the unions were the biggest supporters of obummer care and anow they are afraid it is going to cost too much? I love it. lolol
"Hillary is in a race between the White House and the Big House." -- Daniel Greenfield

"Blacks can get into medical school with a lower grade. If that's true, a Jew should be able to play basketball with a lower net." --Jackie Mason

"Women should look good. Work on yourselves. Education? I spit on education. No man is ever going to put his hand up your dress looking for a library card." -- Joan Rivers

Beware: First comes Saturday then comes Sunday.

Lord, could you choose someone else for a change?
beeches

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02/02/2013 11:28 AM

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Re: Medical Company Blames Obamacare For Layoffs of Nearly 100 People
They just pass laws w/out thinking it through...
I hear the Unions are pissed now because it's costing them $$$. And they were all for it at the time. Dumb asses!
 Quoting: Tanarus


isn't ironic? the unions were the biggest supporters of obummer care and anow they are afraid it is going to cost too much? I love it. lolol
 Quoting: davvi


I left my union due to its support of Wisonsin AWOLs awhile back and their continued support of the smirker in chief.

I hope they lose more members.
Psalm 137 --- By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion.
davvi (OP)
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02/02/2013 11:30 AM

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Re: Medical Company Blames Obamacare For Layoffs of Nearly 100 People
They just pass laws w/out thinking it through...
I hear the Unions are pissed now because it's costing them $$$. And they were all for it at the time. Dumb asses!
 Quoting: Tanarus


isn't ironic? the unions were the biggest supporters of obummer care and anow they are afraid it is going to cost too much? I love it. lolol
 Quoting: davvi


I left my union due to its support of Wisonsin AWOLs awhile back and their continued support of the smirker in chief.

I hope they lose more members.
 Quoting: beeches


good for you. i know it is not always possible but i always urge people to not take jobs where they have to join a union to work. unions rarely have the best interest of the worker in mind. their main objective is power and money for themselves.
"Hillary is in a race between the White House and the Big House." -- Daniel Greenfield

"Blacks can get into medical school with a lower grade. If that's true, a Jew should be able to play basketball with a lower net." --Jackie Mason

"Women should look good. Work on yourselves. Education? I spit on education. No man is ever going to put his hand up your dress looking for a library card." -- Joan Rivers

Beware: First comes Saturday then comes Sunday.

Lord, could you choose someone else for a change?
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02/02/2013 11:30 AM
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Re: Medical Company Blames Obamacare For Layoffs of Nearly 100 People
They just pass laws w/out thinking it through...
I hear the Unions are pissed now because it's costing them $$$. And they were all for it at the time. Dumb asses!
 Quoting: Tanarus


isn't ironic? the unions were the biggest supporters of obummer care and anow they are afraid it is going to cost too much? I love it. lolol
 Quoting: davvi


I know huh.

Oh my pic was for the guy who thinks blue state is where it's at. He don't know what he's talking about.
davvi (OP)
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02/02/2013 11:32 AM

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Re: Medical Company Blames Obamacare For Layoffs of Nearly 100 People
They just pass laws w/out thinking it through...
I hear the Unions are pissed now because it's costing them $$$. And they were all for it at the time. Dumb asses!
 Quoting: Tanarus


isn't ironic? the unions were the biggest supporters of obummer care and anow they are afraid it is going to cost too much? I love it. lolol
 Quoting: davvi


I know huh.

Oh my pic was for the guy who thinks blue state is where it's at. He don't know what he's talking about.
 Quoting: Tanarus


i hope the union gets it in the neck lol and great pic too.
"Hillary is in a race between the White House and the Big House." -- Daniel Greenfield

"Blacks can get into medical school with a lower grade. If that's true, a Jew should be able to play basketball with a lower net." --Jackie Mason

"Women should look good. Work on yourselves. Education? I spit on education. No man is ever going to put his hand up your dress looking for a library card." -- Joan Rivers

Beware: First comes Saturday then comes Sunday.

Lord, could you choose someone else for a change?
davvi (OP)
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02/02/2013 12:02 PM

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Re: Medical Company Blames Obamacare For Layoffs of Nearly 100 People
"Labor unions enthusiastically backed the Obama administration’s health-care overhaul when it was up for debate. Now that the law is rolling out, some are turning sour.

Union leaders say many of the law’s requirements will drive up the costs for their health-care plans and make unionized workers less competitive. Among other things, the law eliminates the caps on medical benefits and prescription drugs used as cost-containment measures in many health-care plans. It also allows children to stay on their parents’ plans until they turn 26.

To offset that, the nation’s largest labor groups want their lower-paid members to be able to get federal insurance subsidies while remaining on their plans. In the law, these subsidies were designed only for low-income workers without employer coverage as a way to help them buy private insurance.

In early talks, the Obama administration dismissed the idea of applying the subsidies to people in union-sponsored plans, according to officials from the trade group, the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans, that represents these insurance plans. Contacted for this article, Obama administration officials said the issue is subject to regulations still being written.



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still being written??? you mean they are not done with us yet???
"Hillary is in a race between the White House and the Big House." -- Daniel Greenfield

"Blacks can get into medical school with a lower grade. If that's true, a Jew should be able to play basketball with a lower net." --Jackie Mason

"Women should look good. Work on yourselves. Education? I spit on education. No man is ever going to put his hand up your dress looking for a library card." -- Joan Rivers

Beware: First comes Saturday then comes Sunday.

Lord, could you choose someone else for a change?
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"Hillary is in a race between the White House and the Big House." -- Daniel Greenfield

"Blacks can get into medical school with a lower grade. If that's true, a Jew should be able to play basketball with a lower net." --Jackie Mason

"Women should look good. Work on yourselves. Education? I spit on education. No man is ever going to put his hand up your dress looking for a library card." -- Joan Rivers

Beware: First comes Saturday then comes Sunday.

Lord, could you choose someone else for a change?

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