WH request Lockheed Martin drops plan to issue layoff notices

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    At White House Request, Lockheed Martin Drops Plan to Issue
    Layoff Notices

    "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."

    At White House Request, Lockheed Martin Drops Plan to Issue Layoff Notices - ABC News
     
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    Qantrill UP THERE WITHOUT ONE

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    Oh please Mr. Lockheed Martin. Don't lay off any more people. It makes me look bad.

    I SAID DON'T DO THAT! OR I'LL CLOSE YOU DOWN FOR GOOD!
     
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    They will be in violation of the law.

    What say you liberals? Another big bad corporation, breaking the law.

    Will Obama pardon them?
     
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    And what type of threat did the White House issue to bring them to this capitulation? IRS audit? Revoking of gov't contracts? Burdensome "inspections" by "regulators"?
     
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    Election year chicanery on the taxpayer's dime. What, if anything, is Obama all about if its not chicanery?
    "Let it be known that today was the day the oceans stopped rising and the planet began to heal"
    Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens not available for comment.
     
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    This is totally illegal for him to do.. They have to give them 60 days prior to a layof but you dem dont give a damn he is breaking the law.

     

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