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 federal government would cover severance costs that are mandated under a federal layoff notices law. The decision by Lockheed means thousands won't get
Comments: Well that's certainly a new way of phrasing it. 0bama guidance?? You mean King Barry issued his directive for what they can and cannot do?? I'm sick to death of this corrupt regime comprised of nothing but political hacks.
This sort of thing is still illegal. It is just that the consequences of going against King Barry in the eventuality he gets re-elected are much greater than the penalties for following the law in the case where he does not get re-elected.
Wednesday, November 7, the day after the election, is going to be a literal bloodbath of pink slips. The Obamatrons will be wlll be stunned that they were misled and the "undecided" who sat this one out will have no one to blame but themselves.
This is going to cost Lockheed stockholders money. Furthermore, what guarantee does Lockheed have that Obama will not cancel contracts anyway if he gets the chance. I would hate to have my job hanging on whether Obama spoke the truth or not.
Is Obama and the rest of his flying monkeys in the White House sooooo stupid that they don't know that Defense Contractors and their employees are hanging on EVERY WORD of this debate? They can talk all they want to about not sending out the layoff notices for these blatantly political reasons -- but the employees SURELY KNOW that their jobs are on the line, on the chopping block, if the Obammunist and the rest of his Communists get back into the White House.
The Obammunist MUST get his pink slip on 6 November; you can be pretty sure the United States Marines will have to drag his sorry butt, kicking and screaming and clawing, out of the White House on 20 January.
It is illegal for the federal government to threaten contractors with penalties if they obey the law.
It is illegal for the federal government to indemnify contractors for breaking the law.
Romney needs to make a stink and get someone to file a court challenge. He similarly needs to have someone sue the federal government for the delay to implementing the new penalties on Medicare Advantage until after the election.
Obama with the complicity of Congress has spent the US into ruin. The layoff's are unavoidable as the US is technically bankrupt. Until a way can be foumd to rid us of this massive debt and turn off the monopoly money machines of the Treasury it will only get worse.
All this ensures that everybody who is employed by Lockeed Martin and other defense contractors knows all about this, and should take the possible layoffs into consideration before they vote on election day.
The Weasels win again. Or seem too, the workers and their families and friends will not be fooled.
But the escape route was always clear. Until the employer is told what exactly which contract is canceled or reduced and when he cannot know which workers will be laid off. Hence notification has no meaning.
So all Obama had to say is that he is obeying the law but details aren't quite worked out yet.
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