I can tell you this scary tidbit, and I'd bet similar conversations are being had across the country.
My company fortunately has been recession proof because of what we do specifically, so we haven't made staff reductions at all; in fact, we've hired some sharp people who were severed at other places.
But we've had meetings already about who and how many we'll be severing once Obama's corporate tax structure goes into affect, depending on the level of impact.
If he wants to see employment skyrocket, he need only raise corporate taxes. We'll adjust accordingly....with layoffs.