Obama administration tells contractors: Don't Issue Layoff Notices - The HillThe Obama administration issued new guidance intended for defense contractors Friday afternoon, reiterating the administration’s position that the companies should not be issuing layoff notices over sequestration.
The Labor Department issued guidance in July saying it would be “inappropriate” for contractors to issue notices of potential layoffs tied to sequestration cuts. But a few contractors, most notably Lockheed Martin, said they still were considering whether to issue the notices — which would be sent out just days before the November election.
But the Friday guidance from the Office of Management and Budget raised the stakes in the dispute, telling contractors that they would be compensated for legal costs if layoffs occur due to contract cancellations under sequestration — but only if the contractors follow the Labor guidance.
The guidance said that if plant closings or mass layoffs occur under sequestration, then “employee compensation costs for [Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification] WARN act liability as determined by a court” would be paid for covered by the contracting federal agency.
“The Obama Administration is cynically trying to skirt the WARN Act to keep the American people in the dark about this looming national security and fiscal crisis,” Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) said in a statement. “The president should insist that companies act in accordance with the clearly stated law and move forward with the layoff notices.”
The GOP senators complained that this tactic would push the cost of the layoffs onto taxpayers.
the law is to elites akin to public education---for other people
no less than the gao says the white house attempt to squelch the welfare work requirement end-runs the constitution
GAO: Obama Admin Circumvented Law with Welfare Waivers | cnsnews.com
no less than osc (office of special counsel) finds hhs sebelius violates the hatch act
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius's comments violated Hatch Act, OSC concludes - POLITICO
officials at the faa have been similarly accused---vote dem or lose your job
no less than the pentagon's inspector general cites the military's failure to comply with move, effectively disenfranchising our soldiers fighting (for what?) overseas
Pentagon fails to comply with law to help overseas troops vote - WTOP.com
no less than eric holder's hand picked ig reports that lanny breuer, head of doj's criminal division, just one rung below the admittedly ignorant ag, testified falsely in congress about the infamous february 4 letter
2 out at Justice Department after Fast and Furious internal report criticism - Josh Gerstein - POLITICO
the same handpicked ig says his investigation was obstructed
IG: White House made it impossible to pursue lead in Fast and Furious probe - CNS
recess appointments (nlrb)---the executive abrogates to itself the determination of when and when not the legislature is pro forma in session
work amnesty---the president uses executive order for a de facto expansion of dream legislation voted down by both houses
and how bout the time the ax tried to intimidate gallup, such that doj sicced a suit on america's most prestigious pollster
Emails confirm Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod tried to intimidate Gallup | Examiner.com
USDOJ: US Government Joins False Claims Act Lawsuit Against the Gallup Organization
and the delphi pensions, treasury infringed on the independence of the pbgc (pension benefits guarantee corporation), even went so far as to "disinvite" corp members from a meeting that was properly their purview
Emails: Treasury drove cutoff of non-union Delphi pensions | The Daily Caller
sequester, by the way, was first raised by the white house, according to wapo's watergate wonderboy, bob woodward
Bob Woodward sequester book could bolster GOP attack on W.H. - POLITICO
woodward's book, the price of politics, also tells the fascinating, revealing story of the congressional big 4, led by harry reid and his courageous cos david krone, having to "vote obama off the island" last july in order to lift the debt ceiling and avoid a default on the full faith and credit, et al
A president sidelined - The Washington Post
why does president punt spend all his purpose on perpetual campaign when the country and the world are in such dire need of strong minded, sure footed leadership?
ie, why must america wait until after the election to see any action on---bush tax cuts, payroll taxes, the fiscal cliff, bowles simpson and entitlement reform, the truth about the middle east, an effective war and exit strategy in afghanistan...
presidents require flexibility
Hot Mic: Obama tells Russia's Medvedev more flexibility after election | Reuters
yesterday: Iran's Ahmedinejad Says Talks Will Progress After US Election
at least someone knows what he's doing
too bad it's a holocaust denier soon to have a nuke