Here’s another example of how badly our putrid culture has infected our politics. This guy Jon Stryker is a smashing success by anybody’s standards. Yet he donated millions to Super PACs that are out for his destruction, and even more of his personal fortune to the Obama campaign. He helped to seal his own fate, and the fate of his employees.
One of the biggest medical device manufacturers in the world, Stryker will close their facility in Orchard Park, New York, eliminating 96 jobs in December. Worse, they plan on countering the medical device tax in Obamacare by slashing 5% of their global workforce - an estimated 1,170 positions.
Eh, he’ll probably be okay. He could probably shut the company down completely and live a nice life, but the same can’t be said for the workers losing their jobs. Maybe he can explain to them how Obamaphones and food stamps are preferable to full time jobs.
But seriously, did he not see this coming, or did he just not care?