Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

White House pressures defense contractor to break federal law, conceal layoffs until AFTER the election

Written By: Bob - Oct• 02•12

Laws are for little people.

If we had any integrity in our media at all, this would be one of the top stories in the news cycle on every network.

Barack Obama’s White House has used political pressure, bribes, and presumably threats to encourage a major defense contractor to break the law in order to influence the election:

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin heeded a request from the White House today — one with political overtones — and announced it will not issue layoff notices to thousands of employees just days before the November presidential election.
Lockheed, one of the biggest employers in the key battleground state of Virginia, previously warned it would have to issue notices to employees, required by law, due to looming defense cuts set to begin to take effect after Jan. 2 because of the failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction — the so-called Super-committee, which was created to find a way to cut $1.5 trillion from the federal deficit over the next decade.
Such massive layoffs could have threatened Obama’s standing in the state he won in 2008 and is hoping to carry again this November.

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2 Comments

  1. Chuck says:

    This is an example of why I no longer use the MSM as a primary source of information. Those that do are sadly uninformed or misinformed.

  2. captainfish says:

    Welcome to the new normal. Who cares about assassinations of ambassadors and other civilians in embassies, who cares about extreme violence and violent rhetoric by our enemies against us, who cares about terror leaders going for nuclear bombs (some already have the bombs), who cares about the murders of border agents, who cares about the murder of untold hundreds of Mexican civilians and their kids, who cares about an economy remaining in a depression, who cares about OTHER Fast & Furious programs around the country, who cares about possible voter fraud, who cares about our nation turning in to USSR, who cares that our economy is now more tied to China and Foreign Oil producers than it is to our own work output….. no one cares except that Mitt Romney pointed out that half this country doesn’t pay taxes. BOIL HIM ALIVE!!!! (well, after we skin him and dump salt on him for not paying taxes to the poor)