Robert Ringer

Does Termination of Employment Really Cause Cancer?

By Robert Ringer - Friday, August 10, 2012

The latest story that the media and professional politicos are all abuzz about is the jaw-dropping Democratic ad accusing Mitt Romney of being responsible for the death of an employee who was terminated from his job at a company once controlled by Bain Capital.

The media loves this kind of nonsense, because it provides them with desperately needed content.  Everyone who’s half awake, of course, recognizes that the entire non-story is based on multiple, bold-faced lies.

But there’s a much more fundamental point here that no conservative has dared to address, to wit:

Millions of people get fired every year (especially during the ever-worsening Obamapression).  That’s not news.  But a bookmaker or actuary can tell us, with pretty good accuracy, approximately how many of those people or their family members will contract cancer within a year, two years, or five years after their termination.

Or how many of those people or their family members are likely to get killed in an automobile accident with a year, two years, or five years following their termination … or die as a result of a heart attack … or stroke … or suicide.

Luckily, however, most people who get laid off do not die within a few years after they are terminated.  Even so, like the rest of the population, they do all encounter other problems, ranging from divorce to alcoholism to the failure to find another job.

But just because an employer terminates a worker doesn’t mean he is responsible for his divorce, his alcoholism, his failure to find another job — or his, or one of his family members, being stricken with cancer.  The idea that an employer is to blame for anything bad that happens to a worker after he is terminated — especially years after! — is a progressive absurdity.

No one disputes that the cancer-caused death of the wife of steel mill worker Joe Soptic is a tragedy.  When anyone dies of anything — especially prematurely — it’s a tragedy.  But the fact that death is tragic is not the issue here.

The issue is the idea that an employer is responsible for someone’s death because he terminated his employment.  Can you imagine the restitution nightmare that could grow out of such shameless, progressive logic?

Rest assured that I’ll be leading the charge to blame Romney for lots of things if he should somehow, in spite of his tepid campaigning, manage to get by Bolshevik Barry’s smear tactics and the massive Democratic voter fraud that is on the horizon, but even I can’t pin this one on MittMan.

Notice to those walking-dead conservatives who continue to blather, after every Molotov Cocktail thrown by the Southside Chicago Obamaviks, “Gee, I wonder if anyone high up in the Administration knew anything about this”:

The theme of every ad is approved, if not created, by Bolshevik Barry himself!

Got that?  With all due respect, of course, to Greta, O’Reilly, Megyn Kelly, and other Fox stalwarts who continue to believe that Barack Obama is “just in over his head.”

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16 Responses to “Does Termination of Employment Really Cause Cancer?”

  1. Tom says:

    Robert – - You left out the most important thing in this whole matter….TIME LINES!!!! Romney left Bain YEARS before the place closed. Also, the wife was working when he lost his job and SHE continued to get insurance from HER job until she got into an auto accident in 2006 (I think) and that is when she didn't go back to work and HER insurance was cancelled. It was AFTER ALL that she went to hospital with TB and subsequently died there from inoperable cancer. The whole thing is a blantant lie put out by these Soros-sponsored bomb-throwing liberal Dems. Tom

  2. Air55ranger says:

    Robert, one of your final comments mentions the coming massive voter fraud and you hit the nail on the head. With all the entiltements pimps and welfare moms voting early and often, Obama will keep it close. Romney may win, but obama will not go away without a fight. I expect various constitutional crisises within the states and some Norm Coleman situations, to pull the electoral college toward the saviour.

    It must be a landside for Romney.

  3. reunion says:

    "If you've got a business – you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." but the cancer? that's all you. lol

    a little judo.

    makes for an easy segue into socializing costs/failures, privatizing profit, & the commons, from perspective of the orwellian surrealists who front & conduit for tptp.

  4. texas wolfie says:

    Honestly, how many idiots are going to believe this ridiculous ad? Are we really THAT stupid in this country? Please say we aren't.

    • Air55ranger says:

      Most americans are not too involved. Watch late night TV and see the public names the cool obama and rich Romney. It is class warfare and conservatives seem to be losing. According to the MSM.

      Your answer, there are many stupid voters and Dems too.

    • reunion says:

      your use of "we" indicates self identification with the lowest common denominator.

      "weebles wobble, but they don't fall down"…"humpty dumpty sat on a wall…had a great fall…and all the king's men (which included humpty himself)…couldn't put humpty back together again"….exceptionalism vs unexceptionalism in amerika.

      "I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.

      See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly.

      I'm crying.

      Expert textpert choking smokers,

      Don't you think the joker laughs at you?

      See how they smile like pigs in a sty,

      See how they snied.

      I'm crying.

      Sitting on a cornflake (wall's edge), waiting for the van to come.

      Corporation tee-shirt, stupid bloody tuesday.

      Man, you been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long.

      I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.

      I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob. "

      ~ beatles, "i am the walrus"

      a sales trainer once said that millions of people go thru life with their umbilical cords in hand, looking for that long lost womb. seems to me there also many unfertilized eggs looking for walls, skillets, & phoenix sidewalks in july…..

  5. bahmi says:

    We must NEVER overestimate the IQ of the American public. Thanks to the smothering main street media, people are kept from the truth while a profusion of lies is fed into their skulls full of mush. Don't ever forget, we are in severely dire straits now and another term for the SchwarzFuhrer could be fatal to this nation. I, too, expect unseen skullduggery and slime aplenty is this election season and the show has just begun. Obama, should he lose, will be summoned to his waiting flying saucer XJ-274 and vanish into the cosmos. Only a dirty stain will remain on the ground where he blasted off. This stain will be the remnants of his once proliferating communist state. I bet you never thought you'd ever see this nation on its knees waiting for the chains of totalitarian wizardry placed on it's outstretched arms. Either we triumph or we will be sending our next emails to Ringer from our FEMA camps.

    • reunion says:

      iq is baggage compartment. integrity is engine.

      "Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground"

      ~ james taylor, "fire & rain"

  6. George Shevchuk says:

    Fox News Nov.6 ; the election is to close to call, there are mysterious chads and evidence of computer fraud in the electronic counting of the electronic ballot machines. Nov. 25, the yelling and screaming are going back and forth and everybody is getting very upset. Dec 5, it is decided that the issue must go to the supreme court because the results are inconclusive in several states. Dec. 20th the Supreme Court rules in favor of Romney. Dec 21st 2012 the first day of the end of the world. PS Obama's real father is Frank Marshal Davis.

  7. Barry says:

    If I get a headache tomorrow, I'm blaming Romney, not the beers I am drinking right now. I won't even bring up the cigar I smoked earlier (I smoke them while it is still legal to do so).

    I also wanted pie for dessert tonight but I have none because I shared it with everybody else in America.

  8. Daniela Todescu says:

    John 10:7-10 Therefore Jesus said again: “Most truly I say to YOU, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All those that have come in place of me are thieves and plunderers; but the sheep have not listened to them. 9 I am the door; whoever enters through me will be saved, and he will go in and out and find pasturage. 10 The thief does not come unless it is to steal and slay and destroy. I have come that they might have life and might have it in abundance.

    Please care Mr Trump

    despite that thin ..Vesak fasting style for the wrong illumination.. in fact the fasting is not..

    Isaiah 58:3-8 3 “‘For what reason did we fast and you did not see, and did we afflict our soul and you would take no note?’

    “Indeed YOU people were finding delight in the very day of YOUR fasting, when there were all YOUR toilers that YOU kept driving to work. 4 Indeed for quarreling and struggle YOU would fast, and for striking with the fist of wickedness. Did YOU not keep fasting as in the day for making YOUR voice to be heard in the height? 5 Should the fast that I choose become like this, as a day for earthling man to afflict his soul? For bowing down his head just like a rush, and that he should spread out mere sackcloth and ashes as his couch? Is it this that you call a fast and a day acceptable to Jehovah?

    6 “Is not this the fast that I choose? To loosen the fetters of wickedness, to release the bands of the yoke bar, and to send away the crushed ones free, and that YOU people should tear in two every yoke bar? 7 Is it not the dividing of your bread out to the hungry one, and that you should bring the afflicted, homeless people into [your] house? That, in case you should see someone naked, you must cover him, and that you should not hide yourself from your own flesh?

    8 “In that case your light would break forth just like the dawn; and speedily would recuperation spring up for you. And before you your righteousness would certainly walk; the very glory of Jehovah would be your rear guard

    LIBERTY from the TRUTH!John 8:32

  9. Bullwink33 says:

    Thank You Robert for "A voice of Sanity"

    Reasoning is a lost art,skill or whatever….

    I have friend who raises horses and cattle and corn & such, a tough year w/ drought & stuff, yet she and her family are gettin' by, are happy prosperous, gracious etc.

    Obama this morning was saying how he was going to make gov't handouts available to aid the farmers , 'cuz food prices are goin' up(8 billion in food stamps ? ain't enuf ?)

    Now he talks all the time about Green Jobs , but he never mentions agriculture, no Liberals I speak to do, they get their food at trader joes, McD's,or…..

    But the hard work of producing food is not recognized,

    After all…if by 30 or so one doesn't think….

    Some where in winning thru intimidation "The Ostrich (Sheeple) The Magoo (OBAMA)…..

    between 1 and 2 % of the population actually do things, everyone else is to busy(distracted ) to even think,

    I like the guy w/ the Beatles, he doesn't have a clue !

    Where is reality seeker on this ?

    The guy who thinks the time line thing is important ?

    HEY, PEOPLE ARE LYING ! it is ABHORRENT ! that's it

  10. Scott says:

    The demographics are fairly clear: about 50% of the American population produce and about 50% do not.

    Ask yourself: what have I produced for my family and me today? Conversely ask this…what have I taken from others today for my family and me?

    So, either way it'll be another squeaker of an election – "and the winner by a nose is…" But in the long run, you and I know the outcome will be meaningless.

    • reunion says:

      am wondering if 50:50 is not too generous. do you think that includes the many "tax eaters"?

      supposedly there are ~ 43 million people on food stamps, alone; just one of the many social welfare programs.

      found a piece by north indicating 40 million ~ 17% ~ are "employed" in some way by gov. civil servants, postal workers, military personnel, contractors, grantees, bailed out businesses – at fed level; civil servants, teachers, firefighters, and police officers – at state/local level. but tax eaters are not employed, any more than the predatory criminals who broke into our neighbor's house recently are employed.

      add to this all the various & sundry cartelized "businesses", making offers that can't be refused, in exactly the same way godfather corleone did it.

      i wouldn't be surprised if pareto applies. 80:20.

  11. Scott says:

    Absolutely, I was being way too generous! You're correct.

    Recently I was at a social event with about 20 other people when the this very subject arose. When an informal poll was taken, they were incredulous and I was chagrined to learn that I alone was the only one who hadn't accepted any government "benefits." With the possible exception of a few-year stint abroad many years ago working for a private contractor on a USAID project, I hadn't been in the military, a public servant, student loans, food stamps, relief/welfare, grants, SBA loans…nada, zilch. I would gladly resign from the Social Security scheme even without return of my contributions, nevermind interest and opportunity cost of money!

  12. david brooks says:

    Gary Johnson could be a factor in 2012, like Nader in 2000. According to a recent poll Johnson on the ballot shrinks Obama's lead in the swing states, because of his pro-choice, anti-drug war and foreign policy positions.

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