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President Playing Politics

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In three months, our national security will be threatened by the sequester defense cuts which will lead to a chain reaction of cuts deep into our defense industry and its workers. As Americans demand action, the Obama administration continues to play politics. Just recently the administration told defense manufacturers and suppliers not to issue legally-required "WARN Act" layoff notifications prior to the election, stating that no contracts would be eliminated in January. What makes the situation even worse is the fact that the president has volunteered that the federal government will pay for all legal costs for encouraging these companies to break the law by not giving employees their proper notice prior to layoffs. It is time the Senate and president work on the House-passed plan to replace these arbitrary cuts to defense with common sense reforms.


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