For the chairman and chief executive of Murray Energy, an Ohio-based coal company, the reelection of President Obama was no cause for celebration. It was a time for prayer – and layoffs. Robert E. Murray read a prayer to a group of company staff members on the day after the election, lamenting the direction of the country and asking: “Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corp. for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build.” On Wednesday
Comments: I'm sure many more layoffs are on the way.
The jump off the economic cliff won't take long now. Just hold on tight, and be ready to do what needs to be done afterward. The government didn't built business, and it won't be able to rebuild. We will do that.
People on other sites are making fun of this situation. Sadly, at some point, they too may face unemployment forced on their employer due to Government mandates. I doubt that will be funny to them then. The layoffs announced recently are only the beginning of what will become a torrent. So many uninformed Americans not realizing how current Government policy is effecting businesses of all sizes.
And yet the liberals only see this man as hateful, ignorant, misinformed, racist, etc. Their short sightedness is astounding but fueled by arrogance and many times youthful ignorance. They do have all the answers, right?
In the end, it doesn't matter what you liberals think or say. You are impotent against economic realities and no amount of rage on your part will make that change. No amount of name calling or rejoicing in your own superiority of "compassion" will do a damn thing. It's his company and he, like millions of other small business owners, can shutter the doors if he likes. The jobs will disappear.
You liberals make nothing, earn nothing, produce nothing. The "maker" jobs will not come back no matter what Obama does, what imaginary regulations you think he should institute, or threats he makes to companies just trying to survive and avoid the massive amount of regulation and taxation Obama and his kind in DC will institute. They always have the option of leaving or shutting their doors. What options do your hordes of takers have, you know the ones relying on you liberals to provide home, food, clothes, education, and healthcare, everything? If you don't give them what they want, it's you they will devour. You have made a pact with a beast that in the end will eat you alive.
Eventually you will run out of everyone else's money and then what will you do?
#17 - agree. That is why our investment club had several planning meetings with tax professionals over the last year. The intent is to maximize tax avoidance strategies. Keep taxes as low as possible, give only directly to your church and specific charities, generally strive to starve the federal beast.
Yes these are things all of us should do. But most do not.
Not only lots of unemployed but 100+ million voters so POed that even charitable organizations will suffer. After all, the dems did promise that all who need will get if you vote for the redistribution king & queen. Now the COs will need to go to his majesty for funding.
The electricity prices at this years annual auction for 2015 has most of the country paying about $150 per megawatt - up from about $16 this year. Northern Ohio is going to be hit at $357 per megawatt. These rates make air conditioning impractical unless you can handle $1000 per month electric bills. As the windmill turns.
it's cool with obamaphone folks...they don't wanna work and don't wanna contribute to the greater good of the nation. Prez Cool will take care of 'em. Yep, I am bitter, please dear Lord, help me to move on...
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After 3 1/2 months of sometimes tedious testimony from medical experts and accountants, the Michael Jackson wrongful-death trial took a deeply personal turn this week as the singer’s ex-wife provided emotional testimony about his eccentric life and struggles. Debbie Rowe elicited several laughs from the jurors, telling an attorney to “relax,” and broke into tears on occasion. She said the King of Pop suffered chronic pain and thought of himself as the “Elephant Man” because of a skin condition. She told how she and Jackson were watching “To Kill a Mockingbird” one night when they had a question. They called
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FORT MEADE, Md. — Pfc. Bradley Manning´s private struggle with his gender identity in a hostile workplace put incredible pressure on the soldier who leaked classified information to WikiLeaks, an Army psychologist said Wednesday. Manning eventually came out to Capt. Michael Worsley and e-mailed the therapist a photo of himself wearing a wig of long, blond hair and lipstick. The photo was attached to a letter titled "My problem," in which Manning describes his issues with gender identity and his hope that a military career would "get rid of it." Worsley testified at Manning´s sentencing
A representative of al Qaeda in the Gaza Strip sent a stark warning to Americans during a Sunday interview on WABC Radio in New York: Get ready for Islam. “Islam is coming, and there is no other choice,” said Abu Sager, a leader of Jihadiya Salafiya in the Gaza Strip, on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on Sunday. “Because we think Islam will come, and this is something that no one can prevent.” He did not claim that Islam would spread in America through acts of violence, WND reported. But he did suggest that jihadists who are currently fighting Syrian President
Garden State Democrats are casting ballots Tuesday for their nominee for US Senate, but if the polls are correct, the winner of the primary is a foregone conclusion: Newark Mayor Cory Booker. Mayor Booker, who in recent surveys has held a large double-digit advantage over his nearest party rival, is then expected to face off against former Bogota, N.J., mayor Steve Lonegan, who is favored to win the Republican contest, also being held Tuesday. The special election to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D), who died in June, will be Oct. 16. Democrats have held both US
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The Washington Examiner is reporting that Obama "apparently" did not know about the extent of the violence in Egypt until National Security Adviser Susan Rice informed him of it on August 15. CNN´s Jack Tapper reported that the violence that has filled world news outlets for two days and has resulted in hundreds of deaths is just now reaching the president via the individual who infamously blamed Benghazi on a YouTube video. On August 15 Tapper wrote: This morning, the president had a phone call, a principals meeting with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of State John Kerry, and
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