Posted - 9/29/2012 12:47:27 PM | show profile | flag this post
are about to bite him in the ass.
After scuttling a budget agreement with House Speaker John Boehner, Obama implemented a plan to sequester millions of dollars of defense department funding, which is due to occur in January 1st...and which would cause the layoffs of thousands of defense workers.
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires a notificatation of 60 calendar days to each worker scheduled for layoff. That would put the layoff notices on November 1st...a few days before the upcoming presidential election. Naturally, this could result in massive voter revolt against Obama.
Obama's labor department has been trying to blackmail those defense contractors that will be affected and devise ways to prevent them from issuing the legally-required notices, the latest a promise to reimburse them for legal costs incurred but ONLY of they withhold the legally-required layoff notices until after the election.
How much more of Obama's questionable...and questionably legal...policies can the American people endure?
Posted - 9/29/2012 1:00:13 PM | show profile | flag this post
This Gives the Election to Romney
Provided he doesn't say anything. At all.
He'll f@&k it up if he does.
Posted - 9/29/2012 3:00:19 PM | show profile | flag this post
the obama admin. is now trying to pay-off contractors so those notices don't go out til after the election.
Posted - 10/2/2012 9:18:24 AM | show profile | flag this post
let the pay offs begin.
"Lockheed Martin said Monday it will not issue employee layoff notices this year, ending an election-year showdown with the Obama administration.
The company said it based its decision on new guidance issued Friday by the Office of Management and Budget and the Pentagon.
The guidance said the Pentagon did not anticipate killing any contracts on Jan. 2, the day automatic spending cuts are set to begin hitting defense spending. The guidance also said the federal government would cover severance costs that are mandated under a federal layoff notices law.
The decision by Lockheed means tens of thousands won't get layoff notices days before Election Day, which might have cast a crucial blow against President Obama's reelection chances."
Posted - 10/2/2012 10:36:52 AM | show profile | flag this post
Call Congress back in session!
The Republican Party has no interest in fixing the economy until AFTER the election!
They've created yet another mess for America because they are more obsessed with winning an election than serving the American people.
Remember, Sen Mitch McConnell's statement way back in 2009: that the number one priority of the Republican Party must be the defeat of Obama.
Not balancing the budget.
Not putting Americans back to work.
Not reducing the deficit.
Not reigning in the national debt.
But defeating Obama.
Go get your crackers, cruzo and con(artist).
You're both pretty birds who've parrotted the party line perfectly!
Posted - 10/2/2012 10:58:51 AM | show profile | flag this post
Obama on the other hand
is VERY interested in bribing the defense contractors to delay layoff notices. The labor department has now gotten Lockheed Martin to agree to the delay. Presumably the smaller defense contractors...which were also worried about following the law requiring 60 days notice of layoffs...will fall into line.
Hundrds of thousands of layoffs certainly would not have looked good for the administration...for which unemployment has been an issue for nearly four years.
The layoffs still may occur on January 1st...they just won't have been "noticed" as required by the WARN Act.
Posted - 10/2/2012 12:36:02 PM | show profile | flag this post
You must not live where there are defense contractors. The contractors have been laying off and consolidating operations for the past several years.