As DOD readies to layoff thousands 1 MILLION employees under the Obama administration’s failed sequesteration, the Department of Labor has urged defense contractors to break the law, as required by the Warren Act, by not sending out 60-day notices of layoffs. Terribly funny is that the 60 day notice requirements fall 4 days before the November elections. In the video below you hear that swing states like North Carolina, Florida and Virginia, who will be targets of those layoffs, might not be happy with the Obama administration, and just might swing their vote to Romney. See the video below.
The Department of Labor sent out the following message:
To employees of federal contractors, including n the defense industry, is not required 60 days in advance of January 2, 2013, and would be inappropriate, given the lack of certainty about how the budget cuts will be implemented and the possibility that the sequester will be avoided before January. ~ Department of Labor July 30th
Defense contractors say they are being told not to send out the notices – keep it a secret until after election day November 6th, but their attorney’s are telling them they to follow the law.
If the cuts are not “avoided,” $500B in Military spending will be cut over the next 10 years. Obama is doing nothing about the neutering of our Military, because…he orchestrated it.
In the video, Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) says Obama has gone through 4 budget cycles and each one has disarmed America:
If you take the half trillion dollars off – that’s without sequestration – then you add another half trillion dollars to those cuts, and as Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says, it’s devastating. We will end up with the lowest ground force we’ve had since 1940, lowest number of ships since 1915, lowest strike vehicles in the air of all times. People need to understand what he has already done and the affect it is going to have if he is successful in the Obama sequestration
Among the most important issues of this debacle, after witnessing the consequences of our troops serving in multiple deployments in dangerous parts of the world, and the stress of repeatedly being away from home and family for years, the defense cuts will mean less time between deployments, referred to as “dwell time.”
Something we are not hearing much about is that we face losing 10,000 jobs from among the intelligence community.
Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary asked what will happen with the cuts to the military?
We have a situation when Defense cuts that the President believes are much too deep and that Republicans and Democrats believe are much too deep, as well as non-defense cuts, uh, uh, Republicans would allow those to go into effect rather than ask millionaires and billionaires to pay a little bit more. That’s unacceptable as far as this president is concerned.
They always want tax increases. That’s what he’s been talking about since he got in there. Keep in mind now, in his own budget – people don’t realize this – the President designs the budget. If you add up all four of them it’s $5.3T he has proposed in his budget.
Now we’re looking at a 10 year period trying to squeeze $1.2T. That didn’t seem like a problem at all. This is HIS sequestration. It’s not as Jay Carney says – it’s not Congress – this is Obama’s sequestration. Think about jobs. Lockheed Martin is talking about the probability of 120,000 jobs they are going to lose as a result of this.
I’m concerned about the jobs, but I’m not as concerned about that as what he is doing about America’s ability to defend ourselves. That is the big issue.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) in the clip below says it means nearly ONE MILLION JOBS at stake in the Defense industrial base. As opposed to Inhofe, Ayotte says members of Congress need a wake-up call. Let me clarify that for the Senator – it’s the Democratically controlled Senate that needs the kick in the butt (or chop to the neck). She is calling on the President to step up and lead. Been there, done that and we have $1T in defense spending cuts.
In another post today, we learned that the General Services Administration broke the law by bypassing Congress when they signed a 20-year-lease for space at One World Trade Center in New York City. Judge Napolitano says through precedent, the Government is not bound by it’s own laws.
Sequestration and the Consequences of Cuts in Military Spending (video)