Skip to comments.Did Lockheed Martin Just Win Virginia for Obama?
Posted on 10/01/2012 10:27:39 PM PDT by george76
It's difficult to understate the importance of Lockheed Martin's latest announcement on the race for the White House: the defense contractor said on Monday it will not be issuing employee layoff notices to 123,000 workers on Nov. 2just four days before the presidential election.
Amidst all of the super PACs and campaign ads, the threat of telling a sizable chunk of voters in key areas of the country that they could lose their jobs if the election didn't go Lockheed's way was one of the most potent examples of corporate electioneering. But the layoff threat was largely unreported outside of Beltway trade publications.
Overall, it goes without saying that the president dodged a major bullet with today's announcement, and the Romney campaign missed out an a huge opportunity to win over jittery Virginia voters.
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From the article: ""The guidance also said the federal government would cover severance costs that are mandated under a federal layoff notices law."
What if anything does Boner have to say about that?
The thing is, if Obama is elected, he is going to do these cuts, he said so.
So they are breaking the law.
The Lockheed employees must know they’re being used by Obama, this could backfire bigtime.
If Obama wins they could still get laid off, only they will get no notice and can’t sue the company.
There is no law or truth anymore in what used to be the USA. If the media isn’t held accountable then those who govern are no longer held accountable.
Of course they know what is going on. This does nothing to help obama and I would suspect there are more than a few Lockheed employees who are mad as hell. Lockheed as much as told them they are going to be laid off, there just won’t be an ‘announcement’...and why.
poor libs, they don’t know what a moral hazard they are creating. Idiots....
Seems illegal to me. Maybe the obvious stench of graft will taint the intended manipulation.
Isn’t it amazing how large corporations will so easily go along with blatant violations of public trust? To Hell with the #ing cowards.
They will be issuing them Nov 7th
While this is an obvious attempt to rig the election, I rather suspect Lockheed, etc. employees are very savvy folks and most of them probably know perfectly well they are on the layoff list... and that the pink slips WILL be forthcoming on November 7th.
I mean, defense contractor employees are not stupid people... if they vote to re-elect a man who openly avows his commitment to weaken America’s defenses.... well, they just aren’t that stupid.
Good question, tho...very good question. Thanks.
>> There is no law or truth anymore in what used to be the USA. If the media isnt held accountable then those who govern are no longer held accountable.
I hear ya’. The majority of citizens have no clue, or don’t want to recognize how bad it is.
>> If the media isnt held accountable then those who govern are no longer held accountable.
To Hell with the bastards. We’ll lead, we’ll respect the law, we’ll represent the truth. It’s our Country, our Constitution, our Liberty, our future.
The Lockheed employees just need to give him some time until after the election, when he has more flexibility to eliminate their jobs.
At this point I’m thinking there’s no reversing America’s fate. There’s no altering God’s plan.. Or should I say LESSON.
“one of the most potent examples of corporate electioneering.
As far as I know the notices are legally mandated if they are to fire people within a certain period. Thatdoes not constitute electioneering.
They know they are about to be laid off!
That's the legal requirement under the WARN Act.
Obama ordered them to break the law.
They don't have much choice, do they?
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