Does Ron Barber Support Obama Bullying Contractors to Illegally Keeping Quiet on Massive Layoffs?


Dems Offer Taxpayer Dollars to Cover Legal Fees if Defense Contractors Don’t Send Pink Slips 

WASHINGTON — After 43 straight months of unemployment above 8.0 percent, America now faces even more devastating job losses due to across-the-board defense cuts, and contractors are legally required to warn of these imminent layoffs. Does Ron Barber agree with Obama’s attempt to illegally cover up the impact on defense jobs and make taxpayers foot the legal fees?

“Ron Barber thinks he can have his cake and eat it too, championing Obama’s job-killing policies and then covering up their devastating effects on the job market,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay. “Barber and his party’s politically-motivated agenda is not only unsustainable, it’s motivated by their desperate attempts to deceive the public.”

Under law, defense contractors have to send notice of their plans to lay off workers. This comes as Democrats refuse to stop the looming tax hikes that will devastate small businesses:

“The White House on Friday told government contractors worried about fiscal cliff spending cuts to hold off on warning employees about possible layoffs. 

“The government said it would cover legal costs if contractors are forced to slash their payrolls because of the looming $109 billion in automatic cuts next year and are alleged to have violated the WARN Act.” (Jeanne Sahadi, “White House to Contractors: Hold Off on Layoff Warnings,” CNN, 9/28/2012)



  1. Conservative American says:

    Efforts to fend off pink slips before an election is nothing new for the Obama administration. Before the 2010 midterm elections, where Republicans reclaimed the House, the Democrats did this:

    “Obama signs bill to prevent teacher layoffs”

    “By the CNN Wire Staff
    August 10, 2010 9:31 p.m. EDT”

    “Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed into law a $26 billion measure to help avoid teacher layoffs — a move Democrats claim is necessary in the wake of state and local government cutbacks.”

    “We can’t stand by and do nothing while pink slips are given to the men and women who educate our children,” Obama said at the White House on Tuesday morning.”

    Rinse and repeat, LOL! :-)

  2. Conservative American says:

    Oh, an ‘ya just gotta love THIS Obama endorsement!

    “Venezuela’s Chavez says he would vote for Obama if American”

    “Published October 01, 2012
    Associated Press”

    “CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has weighed in on the U.S. presidential race, saying he prefers President Barack Obama.”

    Well, there we have it! ;-)

  3. Conservative American says:

    …and the Obama arm twisting has some success!

    “After Obama guidance, Lockheed won’t issue layoff notices this year”

    “By Jeremy Herb – 10/01/12 03:45 PM ET”

    “Lockheed Martin said Monday it will not issue employee layoff notices this year, ending an election-year showdown with the Obama administration.”

    “The company said it based its decision on new guidance issued Friday by the Office of Management and Budget and the Pentagon.”

    Which simply proves that money talks!

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