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    Obama Administration Tells Contractors: Don't Issue Layoff Notices

    The 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.
    Obama administration tells contractors: Don't Issue Layoff Notices - The Hill

    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 |

    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 -

    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 |

    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

    Last edited by The Prof; 09-30-12 at 12:48 PM.

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