Lockheed Martin To Lay Off 123,000 Employees-Obama Says Keep It Quiet Until After Ele

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    A vote for Obama is a vote to lose your job .......:clap2::clap2:
     
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    LB65:

    Why did you post this? Is this a criticism of a budget reduction that results in a loss of jobs? If so, do you then affirm that "stimulus" spending is an effective method of job creation?

    Because all spending reductions will create job loss.
     
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    I would think this was posted to illustrate the deception of the Obama Administration. By law Lockheed-Martin and others are REQUIRED to issue these notices a minimum of 60 days prior to the possible layoffs. Obama & Co. don't want those notices to go out for fear it would harm their reelection chances. They've gone so far as to offer taxpayer reimbursement of legal costs should these employers face action for their failure to notify.

    This is patently illegal, and anyone that supports it should consider moving to a country where the 'Rule of Law' is not so enshrined in it's Constitution.
     
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    No. You and your nutter buddies/bloggers are the deceptive ones.

    snopes.com: Lockheed Martin Layoffs

    "So, to summarize the claims made in the example quoted at the head of this page, it is true that Lockheed Martin may have to lay off a significant number of workers in 2013 due to sequestration-related budget cuts, and that the company is refraining from issuing layoff warnings at the advice of the federal government. It is not true, however, that Lockheed Martin is "going to lay off 123,000 defense workers due to Obama's downsizing of the military": Whether sequestration will be enacted at all, and if so, how many layoffs (if any) might take place at Lockheed Martin as a result, are currently unknown. Lockheed Martin has projected a much lower figure of potential layoffs, stating in a July 2012 memo that "Our very rough estimate of the number of employees who could be affected [by sequestration], based on the limited information available to us from the government, is about 10,000." (The 123,000 figure is the total number of workers employed by the company.) Moreover, as political reporter Bob Woodward noted, the sequester in the Budget Control Act that could result in automatic defense spending cuts in 2013 was put there not as part of an Obama administration policy to "downsize the military," but as means of prodding Congress into coming up with a concrete plan for addressing the deficit issue.
     
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    There is nothing written into sequestration that says funding to Lockheed Martin will be cut. Cuts could happen throughout the defense department, but nobody knows where those cuts would happen, so Lockheed Martin sending out lay-off notices is really trying to sway the election in the opposite direction, because there is no evidence that these people would be layed off, just an outside possibility, even with sequestration.

    This shit is so obvious, but you guys keep falling for it and pushing it on us. Unfortunately, there are enough uninformed Americans that you might actually be successful in swaying enough people with your lies. Scary shit.
     
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    Is anyone here stupid enough to believe that sequestering will happen? BTW, Ryan voted for it.
     
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    Another day, another lie from Lovebear.
     
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    Well, I don't know about other locations, but Lockheed is the largest employer in Tioga County NY. We do know that they are scheduled to layoff at least 4,000 at this location because of sequestration.
     

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