Thousands Facing Lay-Offs To Receive Notice Days Before Election. President Caught Trying To Make Companies Not Tell Their Employees Until After Election!

Posted on August 6, 2012

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Washington D.C. (The Gaslamp Post) – It was bound to happen sooner or later.  Regardless of whether it was on the part of a block-headed elephant, or a loud, stubborn jackass – reckless spending has consequences.

The cuts are coming America, whether you like it or not.  They can promise you the moon and stars, but the bottom line is when they have to borrow in order to buy our affections, the party will soon end.

Case in point – it was recently realized by the White House that the automatic budget cuts which are to take effect on January 2, 2013 are going to affect alot of government-funded companies.  Since there has been no “deficit-reduction” plan passed by congress, many employees across the country, who work for companies which draw funds from the federal government, are getting laid off early next year.

We’re talking about THOUSANDS of employees across the country who are going to be receiving pink slips, coming up.

When will they be getting them, you ask?  Why, November 2nd of this year as a matter of fact!  That’s right, four days before the general election which is scheduled for November 6, 2012.

It seems that there was this pesky piece of legislation written back in the late 90’s called the Warn Act, which requires companies that intend to lay off more than 33% of their workforce to give at least 60 days notice.

The president’s solution?  Blame Bush?  Blame congress?  Blame the Republicans?

Nope, wrong again.  The Obama Administration has issued a decree that these companies should just keep the coming job cuts quiet – until after the election that is.  President Obama has decided that what is going to happen isn’t necessarily a mass lay off, per se, but rather what he is calling a “sequestration.”

Obama’s Labor Department on Monday issued “guidance” to the states, telling them that a federal law requiring advance notice of mass layoffs does not apply to the layoffs that may occur in January as a result of automatic budget cuts known as “sequestration.”

Yep, he’s changing the language.  Change the language and you change the argument.  Anyone read Rules For Radicals?  This move is pure Alinsky.

This as one can imagine, has much of his opposition up in arms.  Screw over and lie to the proles in order to remain in power.  Hmmm… That sounds an awful lot like Marxism, doesn’t it?

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) smelled a rat and recently called the president out on this move.  On Fox and Friends, Sen. Inhofe said that the president, through his labor Department, “is trying to intimidate businesses, companies, corporations — not just defense contractors — into not issuing the pink slips.”

“(T)he president doesn’t really want all these pink slips going out five days before the election,” Inhofe said.

“Questions have recently been raised as to whether the WARN Act requires Federal contractors…whose contracts may be terminated or reduced in the event of sequestration on January 2, 2013, to provide WARN Act notices 60 days before that date to their workers employed under government contracts funded from sequestrable accounts. The answer to this question is ‘no.’ In fact, to provide such notice would be inconsistent with the purpose of the WARN Act.

You can’t not comply with the law,” Inhofe said on Tuesday. “Put yourself on the board of directors of Lockheed Martin. If they came out with a class-action suit of a thousand dollars per employee, that would be $120 million. You bet they’re going to send out pink slips. And by the way, they don’t have to wait until Nov. 2. They can send them out today if they want,” Inhofe added.

It didn’t end there.  Since then, other senators have come out against this obvious and seriously unethical move.  Senators John McCain (R-AZ), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) called this move on the part of the Obama administration total bullshit (I’m paraphrasing of course).

“At a time when our economy continues to suffer from staggeringly high unemployment, the Obama Administration today took away an important planning tool for Americans who may lose their jobs as a result of the failure of Congress and the White House to address the looming and entirely predictable threat of budget sequestration. Sequestration is currently the law of the land, and our nation’s workers have a right to know how these sequestration cuts which begin in January may impact them.

This decision is especially disturbing in light of the fact that the Department of Labor previously stated in a Fact Sheet that ‘since it has no administrative or enforcement responsibility under’ the WARN Act, it ‘cannot provide specific advice or guidance with respect to individual situations.’ Today the Department did just that, issuing guidance to government contractors not to provide their employees advance notification of potential layoffs as a result of sequestration. This is a troubling turnaround that lays bare the obvious political aim of today’s announcement – avoiding mass layoff notices just days before the November 6th election.”

The legislation drawn up in 2011 which is directly going to effect the tens of thousands who are going to lose their jobs in 2013 calls for a 50/50 cut from the budget from both domestic and defense spending.  How much will be cut from the budget by way of government services, both those employed to facilitate those services as well as those receiving those benefits?

What about all of those  jobs that the president supposedly created by inflating welfare rolls, creating more government agencies, and hiring more IRS agents?  This is quite a house of cards our dear leader has built.

Will there be cuts to food stamps and welfare?  After all, why cut off the people who have worked their fingers to the bone in order to pay for it yet continue to pay others to sit on their behinds and do nothing?

It’s doubtful whether that will happen.  This one particular voting block does seem to be the only one left supporting him, well they along with the illegal alien advocates, black separatists, special interests, and the union presidents who milk their members dry.

Wait a second… won’t alot of those people being laid off be union members?

Welcome to our world folks!  Your party eats their own, now do you get it?

Tell us again about how many jobs you created, Mr. President.  Please tell us again about how our economy has turned around and we’re improving, as you’re trying to hide your obvious failures by trying to not let Americans know that they are going to lose their jobs.

To the tune of tens of thousands…

Oh wait, No You Can’t.  Now they all know.  Hope your stay in the White House, your family’s lavish vacations, and your 104 rounds of golf were enjoyable, Mr. President.  You won’t ever have such luxury again at the expense of the American taxpayer after this coming election.

November is coming…

(h/t:  CNS News)