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Sequestration predicted to hit states, defense and President Obama if no deal reached

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  • pragmatistferlife salt lake city, utah
    July 25, 2012 4:06 p.m.

    JDL, 60 days notice in the case of a layoff has nothing to do with sequestration. It is a requirement of the WARN act which covers most employers with over 50 employees. There are three major exceptions to the act with the primary exception being warn notice is not required if between 50 and 499 employees are effected in a single location but the number is less than 33% of the employees in that site. Also if under 50 employees are effected no warn notice is required...so the whole article has a whole lot of speculation in it.

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    July 25, 2012 4:06 p.m.

    ...firing these people as a result of the Obama sequestration...".

    The sequestration was agreed to by republicans.

    Republicans own the sequestration as much as Democrats.

    Nice try though Sen. Inhofe Republican-Okla.

  • JDL Magna, UT
    July 25, 2012 2:19 p.m.

    @ alt134

    There IS NO MONEY to spend thus jobs will be lost. A banker once counseled me with this wisdom and it has served me well for 30 years in business. He simply said, "Debt is not equity".

    The Democrats and Republicans all know the truth of the saying above but ignore it at the peril of this once great creditor nation.

    To answer our other question, Sequestration says that 60 days notice must be given if major layoffs are expected. The math is easy, if sequestration begins Jan 1 2013, sixty days notice is Nov 2, 1012 only 5 days before the election on Nov, 6. It's right in the body of the story.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 25, 2012 12:39 p.m.

    But hey at least now Republicans are aware that spending cuts cost jobs... only took them a few years to figure that out...

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 25, 2012 12:37 p.m.

    How exactly is a sequestration scheduled for January 1st a November surprise?

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    July 25, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    Senator Graham said all that needs to be said. But we'll keep electing these goons.

    Why?

  • Selznik Saint George, UT
    July 24, 2012 9:49 p.m.

    Republicans already agreed to the sequestration. If they try to overturn it at this point, can any of them ever be trusted again?