Companies don’t lay people off for spite.
The election is over and it doesn’t take a crystal ball to predict what the business climate in Washington will be like for the next 4 years.
Business will take the actions necessary to protect itself from the hostile environment & anti-growth policies from the Obama administration for the last 4 years.
Right now business is expecting increased taxes & regulations. Obamacare taxes will begin to kick in (conveniently after the election) in 2013 & 2014. There is an expectation that EPA will dictate some form of carbon tax. Along with these taxes is the demand by the Obama WH for other taxes besides. Any business that doesn’t prepare for the coming storm will go bankrupt.