Skip to comments.Sen. Graham: Obama move on defense layoff notices 'patently illegal'
Posted on 10/02/2012 2:54:59 AM PDT by Libloather
Sen. Graham: Obama move on defense layoff notices 'patently illegal'
By Jeremy Herb - 10/01/12 02:45 PM ET
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says that he will do anything he can to block the Obama administration from reimbursing defense contractors for severance costs if the firms dont send layoff notices to employees.
The Obama administration issued guidance Friday that said defense firms costs would be covered if they have to layoff workers due to canceled contracts under the across-the-board cuts set to take effect Jan. 2.
The layoff notices have become a politically charged issue because they could have come just four days ahead of the election because of a 60-day notice required by federal law for mass layoffs.
Graham and other Republicans were livid after the Obama administration issued the guidance on Friday telling contractors that their legal costs would be covered due to canceled contracts under sequestration, but only if they did not issue layoff notices before sequestration occurs and before the November election.
I will do everything in my power to make sure not one taxpayer dollar is spent reimbursing companies for failure to comply with WARN Act, Graham told The Hill in a phone interview Monday. That is so beyond the pale I think its patently illegal.
Buying an election piece by piece.
he is just another POS politician!
This is perhaps one of the most inept political campaigns since-well since John McCain.
Well then why don’t you fax a proposed Article of Impeachment over to John Boehner, Lindsey?
Top of the day to you General!
It is not so much the campaign but the Republican Establishment as a whole doesn’t have the stones to lead. As we know, a leader does not need to know all the answers but he is adept at knowing where to find them at a moments notice.
We have had the warnings for months now that he was going to pull this. A leader would have nipped this in the bud long before he did it. Ghomer Graham is just doing his typical reactive whining after he is bitch slapped, yet again.
Obama is operating from that phrase that it is easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission. The establishment operates from the position to shoot spit balls at an issue after an action because they know they can do nothing about it then.
It is called leading from the rear and Obama is trying his damnedest to be better at it than the Republican Establishment. It is a toss-up at who is better at it.
Oh...but millions can be funneled into his precious “We Can’t wait” programs for solar energy , light rail in 6 states...etc.
beat me to it.....
Are you channeling Pat Caddell. He calls Republicans the stupid party. Pat’s presentation on 21 September at Accurracy in Media was OFS.
And WHO is going to STOP our DICTATOR???? NO ONE CAN.....Eric Holder is even WORSE than OBAMA!
The federal WARN Act requires businesses with more than 100 employees to notify workers at least 60 days in advance of a mass layoff or plant closing. Some states require more notice.
“Any resulting employee compensation costs for WARN Act liability as determined by a court, as well as attorneys’ fees and other litigation costs (irrespective of litigation outcome) would qualify as allowable costs and be covered by the contracting agency, if otherwise reasonable and allocable,” the Office of Management and Budget said in its guidance.
So obama promises to pay the legal fees resulting from companies breaking the law. Just to keep himself from looking bad for a few more months.
But there is no mention of the human misery to millions of employees and their families caught by short-notice layoffs and terminations. THAT is what the WARN act was supposed to protect against. Giving people adequate notice to prepare for unemployment.
Maybe a free obama phone will provide some solace.
So what are you going to do about it Lindsay? You and your so-called opposition party have given him free reign thus far. Either you stop him or shut the hell up.
These Congress critters are just as guilty as Obama for not holding him accountable for anything.
I think it is a Union job. I mean, BushJr said it was the Mexicans to do the job that “Americans” will not do, because instead of blacks on welfare, he could only say “americans”, while liberals go on destroying by demanding a normalcy to slavery through special slave rights for gays and women and minorities in retribution, so as to later on make it a slave right for the upper up in power. It’s called redistribution and big government until it collapses to a super-minority of union thugs in power.
Having been in the pre-PC military, I took it to mean “Out-F’n-Standing!”
Simplified for the soldiers in your army...Romney’s campaign sucks....
Indeed, another Tienanmen massacre fibbing, until Obama and his crew are finally getting their MFN status because they all want us to be like Red China, ie. easy to propagate and dum down.
What do they think at Lockheed?
AFter the election Obama will rescind his bribe if it is too costly.
Bunch of eff’ing morons.
Thanks. Sounds about right.
I think that all patriots and conservatives will wake up Thursday morning with a hell of a hangover and tired from a loss of sleep from the nightmare they watched Wednesday night when they realized the fact that the Republican party signed our nation’s death warrant when they put “the fix” in to have Romney represent them in this political race.
I will have my asbestos underwear on beginning tomorrow night but in the end (excuse the pun) all will see what a weak and naive candidate Romney is.
He has never lived or experienced life in any other social level below opulence and can’t possibly think in terms below that level. Furthermore, he has never had to “street fight” an actual battle...and this is his first exposure to “street fighting” and will both lose the fight and embarrass all conservatives who backed him in the effort.
Tomorrow night will be a horrible thing to witness but I will force myself to watch it.
If this is handled by the GOP like everything else has been, this bit of bluster from Graham will be the end of it. He’s swung his purse, now he’ll quietly sit back down to catch his breath until the next outrage.
In truth, I think the GOP likes the many precedents that have been set by this administration and Reid’s Senate. They’ve given the GOP many, many new toys and workarounds to play with should they ever regain the presidency/senate.
Yes, and if congress actually controlled the purse strings as it’s supposed to do, the executive branch wouldn’t have all this money to throw around.
Instead, they shovel money hand over fist in Obama’s direction, then whine when its abused.
Surely you do not believe that McCain, Graham, Boehner,or McConnell are surrogates.
Certainly they should be, but I haven’t heard a word from the Speaker in a long time McConnell is in bed with harry Reid, this is the first I have heard from Little Lindsey and it is horse dung,he will do nothing.
Romney is running without backing from the party RINO’s that picked him.
Despite the melodrama it’s just going to be a debate and Romney has been in plenty. Guess we will see.
correct... he does nothing.
Then why isn't he put in JAIL! I'm SICK if hearing "it is illegal" or "it is unconstitutional" ... So what? Nobody does anything about it. I wonder why there are laws, and even wonder why there is a Constitution, people "break" the law, as in this case and NOTHING HAPPENS. Graham is a lawyer... File a lawsuit... Have him arrested...DO SOMETHING. Don't keep pointing out to me he or Holder broke the law... He'll, I know that and I'm not a lawyer. So to Lindsey and all the others pointing out the illegality and unconstitutional acts... Save your breath. If you aren't going to do something about it, then just shut up. I don't need to be reminded over and over about the corruptness if our government. It makes me sick ... And I don't need to get "sicker" !!!
yeah, i know...
"Patently illegal." Is that all there is Linda? Have you fired all your guns? You are, truly, just a clown
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h/t to martin_fierro for the graphic
You mean why isnt Eric Holder pursuing charges against his master? You need to ask?
In this case it sounds like the employees can sue the contractors and so Obama claims the Feds will pony up cash to pay them for any claims made on them, only if the automatic budget cuts actually go through. The conventional wisedom is the Rs will surrender on somethjing to avoid these cuts.
My question is : is this a credible promise to the contractors?
Are they just doing this because they are intimidated?
they better get it in writing...wait, what ??? you say the *law* is already in writing...???
so much for the feet to the fire, even when the enemy is occupying the totus...
OK, Lindsay, *DO* something about it!
you sound very upset about this. I bet you'd vote for Satan himself to remove those two Obama/Holder from office.
AHAAAH, got ya :)
Yeah Right! Grahamnesty is bigger on talk than action. I’m sure his limp wristed flailing will cause the Democrats to cave(Over with laughter as usual!!)
TELL THEM TO DISOBEY THE LAW AND THEN PROMISE TO COVER THEIR EXPENSES FOR DOING SO????
Well, Today is Nov 1.
Looks like Lockhead is TAKING THE BRIBE!!!!!!!!!
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