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Employers for WARN Act Fallout
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OMB: We’ll Reimburse
Employers for WARN Act Fallout

Commentary Magazine, by Alana Goodman

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Posted By:StormCnter, 10/2/2012 5:37:36 AM

The Office of Management and Budget is now promising to compensate defense contractors for any legal penalties that would stem from violating the WARN Act, a federal law that requires employers to warn employees at least 60 days in advance of mass layoffs. The Obama administration had already been urging contractors to ignore the WARN Act in the case of the looming sequestration cuts, since the 60-day-minimum would mean hundreds of thousands of employees could get notices of pending layoffs just days before the presidential election. But it’s one thing for the Obama administration to tell contractors

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Writers for The Atlantic are already crowing that Lockheed's agreement not to issue the layoff notices will probably win Virginia for Obama.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cav160, 10/2/2012 5:44:12 AM     (No. 8903562)

This s outrageous! Where is congress? Enough is enough!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: keekng, 10/2/2012 5:48:02 AM     (No. 8903563)

obama's latest ploy....."I will demand corporations break the law and then I will force taxpayers to foot the bill."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lydwho, 10/2/2012 5:51:32 AM     (No. 8903565)

But my dear friends you have to remember that Obama don't have to follow any laws, he just makes them up as the opportunity arises!!!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: yatahay, 10/2/2012 6:09:37 AM     (No. 8903576)

The bad thing is after all his lies, they still believe the SOB.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/2/2012 6:23:12 AM     (No. 8903589)

If Obama is re-elected thousands of workers in Virginia will have plenty of time on their hands to celebrate.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 10/2/2012 6:23:42 AM     (No. 8903591)

Mitt should give obama the major pimp-slap he deserves over this during debate #1. Then, Karl Rove can do a follow up ad.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: oh-heck, 10/2/2012 6:52:18 AM     (No. 8903620)

There need to be lawsuits. The federal government does not have the legal authority to indemnify companies from the consequences of not following the law. The Mainstreet Media needs to be challenge for burying this story as well as the savaging of Medicare Advantage. In both cases, this administration has taken a protection or benefit that would have caused a stir just before the election and hidden the action with the aid of the MSM and the expenditure of taxpayer money.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/2/2012 6:56:06 AM     (No. 8903626)

What is sad is that the employees are all well aware of the situation and may still vote for
a blatant law-breaker who used tax money to his own ends.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: god of irony, 10/2/2012 7:44:29 AM     (No. 8903686)

OMB does not have the authority to appropriate funds for this reimbursement. In fact there are several laws prohibiting this.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: The Architect, 10/2/2012 8:01:14 AM     (No. 8903725)

Doesn't this qualify as "High Crimes and Misdemeaners"? He is aiding and abeting the commission of a crime and then stealing money that does not belong to him to pay for it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Crosscut, 10/2/2012 8:11:30 AM     (No. 8903746)

This won't help Obama. These workers aren't stupid. They know they will get the ax if things don't change. Everyone must go vote to oust Obama. He, the Democrat Party and the Media are out to destroy America. They must be stopped.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Socio, 10/2/2012 8:14:50 AM     (No. 8903757)

So Obama in a nutshell is now complicit in breaking federal law, which ultimately leads to vote rigging a presidential election and we the taxpayers are going to pay for it, and of course MSM is silent on the whole thing, unfreaking real!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: worstnightmare, 10/2/2012 8:33:28 AM     (No. 8903788)

Any company that believes they will be reimbursed is certifiably nuts. Send out the notices and tell the employees exactly why they may be laid off. Maybe it will wake up a few.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 10/2/2012 9:51:50 AM     (No. 8903945)

I wouldn't punish the entire company, but whatever individuals that were behind the decision to break the law should certainly be required to pay for it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 10/2/2012 11:57:10 AM     (No. 8904233)

Violation of the Hatch Act by whoever issued the threat/bribe, using taxpayer funds.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MickTurn, 10/2/2012 12:02:06 PM     (No. 8904247)

The Chicago Criminal Enterprise is alive and running our Federal Government!

This will not work out well!

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