…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
Even casual observer of Obama’s audacity would know that whoever paid his tuition fees at Harvard did not send him there to learn American laws or, Marx forbid, a respect for them, but rather how to ignore and “diss” them, to use the vernacular of Obama’s inner circle. Thanks to the powerful puppet masters, emasculated Republicans and a part conniving, a part docile Main Stream Media Hussein Osama rules by administrative fiat. Early days of the National Socialists’ governing spring to mind.
The latest, so far, of the president’s numerous deliberate disregards of the laws, concerns, ironically, his own law:
Via Michelle Malkin: According to the WARN Act, employers must provide 60 days notice to workers, labor union reps, local governments, etc., in advance of plant closings and mass layoffs that fall within the parameters of the Act.
Defense* contractor layoffs due to sequestration cuts are looming January 2, 2013. This means that federal law will require those companies to issue thousands of “you’re out of a job” notices mere days before the November election. If you’re the Obama administration this makes you more nervous than watching Joe Biden start to talk about Dunkin’ Donuts. What to do? Simple — ask the contractors to ignore the law and promise them that taxpayers will cover possible fines and extra costs associated with any subsequent non-compliance judgments:
The Obama administration issued new guidance intended for defense contractors Friday afternoon, reiterating the administration’s position that the companies should not be issuing layoff notices over sequestration.
The Labor Department issued guidance in July saying it would be “inappropriate” for contractors to issue notices of potential layoffs tied to sequestration cuts. But a few contractors, most notably Lockheed Martin, said they still were considering whether to issue the notices — which would be sent out just days before the November election.
But the Friday guidance from the Office of Management and Budget raised the stakes in the dispute, telling contractors that they would be compensated for legal costs if layoffs occur due to contract cancellations under sequestration — but only if the contractors follow the Labor guidance.
The guidance said that if plant closings or mass layoffs occur under sequestration, then “employee compensation costs for (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) WARN act liability as determined by a court” would be paid for covered by the contracting federal agency.
… The federal government is offering to pay companies to violate federal law so as to not spoil one man’s re-election by exposing him to the fallout from the implementation of his own plan, and it’s all right there in an official memo for all to see. [full article]
The deliberate, open and unlawful encouragement by a government to ignore the valid laws and the offer of fiscal immunity for breaches thereof is astounding. Even more astounding, but not at all surprising, is the deadly silence of the media. And some may still wonder how did Hitler get away with that.
*/ As in USA, here also the socialist Gillard’s government is emasculating the national defense in the face of increasing military danger from China, Islam and Russia.