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At White House Request, Lockheed Martin Drops Plan to Issue Layoff Notices
ABCNews.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | Mary Bruce and Jake Tapper

Posted on 10/02/2012 9:00:00 AM PDT by castowell

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To: Gilbo_3
RE :”not to worry though, RR will undo everything on day one, or 1001, or...???

You mean R+R? Maybe we should call them R2. R+R sounds like a drink.

You are a very bad infuence on me.

51 posted on 10/02/2012 10:30:55 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: CPT Clay

Only saw it played on broadcast.


52 posted on 10/02/2012 10:33:52 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: CPT Clay
But aren’t they required by law to give so much notice?

Why, yes, they are.

That's an excellent question; thank you for asking.

The Won has directed the OMB to notify large defense contractors that if they violate the law by refraining from providing the required warning of impending layoffs, and are ultimately penalized financially for that legal violation, their legal expenses/penalties will be reimbursed by the government like any other contract-related expense.

53 posted on 10/02/2012 10:37:11 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: null and void

It’s only a conspiracy when done in secret.


54 posted on 10/02/2012 10:38:08 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: null and void

You keep saying nut-job, but not only are the scenarios conceivable, they are probable!

Yes, I get the gist. But like John Semmens satire, they are all too probable..!


55 posted on 10/02/2012 10:39:28 AM PDT by cardinal4 (If Baraq Hussein Obama had a son he would look like Rageboy)
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To: Menehune56

re-elected or not, I don’t see him leaving office


56 posted on 10/02/2012 10:41:47 AM PDT by mykroar (October race/religious riots bring November martial law. Voting postponed for your safety.)
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To: timestax

57 posted on 10/02/2012 10:48:58 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: castowell

So Lockheed TRUSTS him to keep his word?

How is Congress gonna vote to allocate the funds so Obama can pay off on the promise?

I think it would be hilarious if Lockheed got sued and then proceeded to sue Obama PERSONALLY for breaking his promise.

This would be especially funny if he loses the election and has to pay up from his personal stash.


58 posted on 10/02/2012 11:03:22 AM PDT by darth
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To: cardinal4

That’s sorta the whole point of the Nut-job Conspiracy Ping List.


59 posted on 10/02/2012 11:07:56 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1351 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: darth
So Lockheed TRUSTS him to keep his word?

Of course!

I'm sure the rest of the story is he promised them that if they didn't do this one little favor for him, they would never get another government contract.

Heck, even I'd trust him on that one!

60 posted on 10/02/2012 11:11:41 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1351 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: null and void

I was out of steady work for two years. This is unconscionable..


61 posted on 10/02/2012 11:20:29 AM PDT by cardinal4 (If Baraq Hussein Obama had a son he would look like Rageboy)
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To: castowell

So, you have to vote for Obama before you can find out what’s in it. (the second term) I guess that’s about it.

It’s another Nancy Pelosi move...


62 posted on 10/02/2012 11:26:00 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us s o many new friends.)
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To: castowell

Eisenhower warned of the military-industrial complex. Now we have the military-corporation-government complex. The public has no knowledge of the backroom threats and cajoling that precipitated this matter. The major military contractors’ CEOs were before a Congressional committee in July, pleading the situation. The CEOs all hinted that they would issue WARN notices which would occur just days prior to the election. Now, Obama promises to cover the contractors’ losses and behinds, redefining the Federal WARN Act, which would otherwise would have been violated by not issuing WARN notices... what an absolute sham. Obama speaks, Lockheed Martin’s CEO becomes an absolute wimp! The CEO just washed his hands of the whole thing, much like someone else who washed his hands and abrogated responsibility. It’s shameful, and the ethics are being swept aside for political expediency.


63 posted on 10/02/2012 11:38:05 AM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
You're missing the point. There's a law (The WARN Act, I think) that requires notices to go out no less than days before these layoffs would take place. Obama / Obama Admin recognize this would be politically toxic in Virgina and told L-M they'd get a waiver or something to that effect if L-M decided to break that law. The administration is using its political power to encourage law breaking because such law breaking is politically beneficial to them. That's the problem here.
64 posted on 10/02/2012 11:38:05 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - 1984)
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Who’s the NAZI/Fascist now?


65 posted on 10/02/2012 1:03:45 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: null and void

Isn’t this corruption?

s /


66 posted on 10/02/2012 5:25:35 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: 4Liberty

Don’t be silly, he’s a democrat.


67 posted on 10/02/2012 5:31:20 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1351 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: DallasDeb

Bingo....LM workers know (hourly have senority lists, and
know exactly where they will go or when they go out the
door). Salried not so much, but they see.

Big wigs may think that they are covered by Obama’s law
breaking, but what about the stockholders? Somebody told
me they can sue the board of directors personally for this
and it may be violating RICO.


68 posted on 10/02/2012 5:56:28 PM PDT by jusduat (on the mercy of the Lord alone.)
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