Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Timing Is Everything

Manipulating announcements is important for elections, ya know.

What happens when you combine the Budget Control Act of 2011 with huge mandatory cuts in the defense budget?  Lots of layoffs and unemployment, that’s what.   And what happens – or is supposed to happen – when mass layoffs occur?  According to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, there is supposed to be a 60-day notice of the impending layoffs.   And herein lies the problem…for Barack Obama

Seems that the sequestration of Defense moneys will cost a LOT of people their jobs in the very near future.

...Corporations who are impacted by this sequestration process will be forced to lay off tens of thousands of employees.  The WARN act dictates a 60-day notice for layoffs.  Sequestration would kick in on January 2, 2013.  60 days prior to January 2 is – November 2just a few days before the election.  Barack Obama does NOT want to have tens of thousands of pink slips to go out days before the election.

So.  How to wallpaper over that little problem??  Manipulation!!!

This week the DOL issued guidance that companies need not comply with the WARN Act if sequestration occurs.

A little lying and cheating here and there, and *presto*--election victory, right??

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