Yes, he really is that desperate. Â Obama doesn’t want the consequences of his party’s demands for massive defense cuts – millions of layoffs – to go into effect until after the election, and he’s willing to bribe companies to break the law and fire employees without notice for his own benefit.
From Labor Union Report:
On January 2nd, under theÂ Budget Control Act of 2011, $1.2 trillion in spending cuts will be madeâ€“half coming from the defense budget. One analysis estimates that overÂ two million jobs are at riskÂ in 2013 due to the sequestration rules under the Budget Control Actâ€“not all of them defense related.
However, in the defense industry, as Investorâ€™s Business Daily aptlyÂ points out:
The law requires $1.2 trillion in spending cuts, half coming from defense on top of a half-trillion in cuts already made by the Obama administration.Â That means layoff warning notices will be required by law to go out to hundreds of thousands of workers employed by defense contractors on Friday, Nov. 2, just days before the presidential election, a prospect President Obama and his campaign staff do not relish.
In July, one of those defense contractors, Lockheed Martin, stated that itÂ might have to issue layoff warningsÂ to a â€œsubstantial number of our employees, starting late in the third quarter.â€
This, in turn, has set off alarm bells in the ObamaÂ
White HouseÂ campaign headquarters, which, in turn, caused Obamaâ€™s Office of Management and Budget to send outÂ a memo on FridayÂ offering to cover companiesâ€™ costs (legal and employee compensation costs) if the companies follow the administrationâ€™s â€œguidanceâ€ andÂ violateÂ ignore the law:
â€¦any resulting employee compensation costs for WARN Act liability as determined by a court, as well as attorneysâ€™ fees and other litigation costs (irrespective of litigation outcome), would qualify as allowable costs and be covered by the contracting agency, if otherwise reasonable and allocable.
The Obama administrationâ€™s offer to raid the public treasury to reimburse labor law violators if theyâ€™re suedÂ apparently worked for Lockheed Martin.
Read more at Labor Union Report
Lockheed has agreed to wait until after the election and violate the WARN Act, which requires them to give their employees 60 days warning before a layoff. Â In exchange, Obama will give them taxpayer money to cover their fines.
Mike Flynn reports at Breitbart:
Yesterday, Lockheed Martin, a massive contractor, announced it hadÂ reached a “deal”Â with the White House and would not send out the legally required layoff notices. The Obama Administration had “interpreted” the law and found it would be “inappropriate” to send out the layoff notices.
More amazingly, the White House promised to pay any fines or penalties that might be leveled against the company for violating federal law. Read that again.
Yes, the White House just told companies to violate federal law and that, if they get in trouble for it, the government, i.e. taxpayers, will cover their fines.
Let’s remember, this federal law requiring the lay-off notices, the WARN Act, was passed in 1988 by a veto-proof Democrat Congress. It went into effect without President Reagan’s signature. It was an urgent matter for Democrats, until, apparently, they didn’t like the consequences of it.
Nothing must interfere with Obama’s reelection. Not even federal law.
Read more at Breitbart
In any other industry, this would be known as a BRIBE, which is a CRIME.
Labor Union Report ominously warns:
The President of the United States putting his re-election above of the lawâ€“something that Americaâ€™s Founding Fathers sought to avoid.
When America becomes ruled by men in all their capriciousness and not by laws, tyranny is sure to shortly follow.
As to the media’s refusal to cover this story, Doug Powers observes at Michell Malkin:
Itâ€™sÂ been asked:Â This is a big deal. So why isnâ€™t it on the front page of every major newspaper in America?
Itâ€™s a sad state of affairs because it never even occurs to me to ask that question anymore. Besides, major newspapers these days have more important stories to put on theÂ front pageÂ this year.
White House Tells Defense Contractors To Ignore Notification Law, Postpone Telling Employees Of Layoffs Until After Election
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