Here are lists of layoffs that have occurred since the election. Rules, regulations, the health care bill, the war on coal, and taxes are among the reasons so many companies are shutting down, laying off workers, shrinking their work force, and doing what is necessary to survive. Many of these companies would be glad to keep their workers, and expand, if the election had ensured an environment conducive to growth. Unfortunately, the Obama administration policies are diametrically opposed to growth, and are responsible for the shrinking number of jobs for private sector workers.
Remember, in Obama’s world, jobs mean government jobs, paid for by the taxpayer. In the free market world, jobs mean jobs created by profitable businesses that can afford to hire workers and expand and earn more profit and hire more workers because they are profitable and because they are not giving all their money to the government in high taxes. One thing Obama followers don’t seem to understand is that when the economy is bad for companies that exist outside of the government, in the private sector, then there are fewer taxes paid because there are fewer and smaller companies and employees, which means less money taken in by the government, and less money for those who are employed or supported by the government. Eventually, the money will run out and the government jobs and welfare will fail as well.
The fact Obama remained in office was the deciding factor for these companies to shrink their work force in an effort to survive.