Finally, we see the "hidden" costs of the Democratic Party's grand new scheme to micromanage our health system—
3M: $90 million
A. K. Steel: $31 million
Prudential: $100 million
Allegheny Tech: $5 million
Illinois Tool Works: $22 million
Honeywell: $13 million
Caterpillar: $100 million
John Deere: $150 million
AT&T: $1 fricking billion
And that's only counting the companies that have reported their loss so far. (The Securities and Exchange Commission requires that all companies report this information when they "become aware of it," so it's a given that more will come forward as we continue.)
I don't know in which country you can utterly delete $1.5 billion dollars overnight and not see any negative impact—but way down here in the Reality-Based World in which the rest of us have to live, this translates directly to (a) increased costs for these companies, which will all be passed down to their consumers (i.e., you), or (b) layoffs, which will add to the length of the unemployment lines that Nanski Peloski is always claiming to be so concerned about (in between her in-flight caviar meals).
Or (c) both options at once, most likely.
What, pray tell, is the response of The Most Fiscally-Inept Party In History to this latest news?
Can I have "Hearings and Harassment" for $100, Alex?
It's not like anyone really believed that hope and change would mean anything other than that, after all...