Critics question legality of White House's WARN Act memo

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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 4, 2012 11:44 a.m.

    Re: KJB1 Eugene, OR
    "Critics": The same right-wing whiners who complain about every breath President Obama takes."

    The Perfect Storm is coming at exactly the wrong time for Obama. It is time to send Obama back home to Chicago and after last night's presidential debate the undecided voters are going to help us accomplish that task.

  • deseret pete robertson, Wy
    Oct. 3, 2012 1:36 p.m.

    I don't know how any body would vote for this guy -- We have had a running sitcom playing on the national media for almost 4 years now starring Barack obama,Nancy Pelosi,Harry Reid, and numerous other amateurs. It is time to cancel this show in Nov.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 3, 2012 8:21 a.m.

    The real Obama is standing up.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 4:00 a.m.

    Re: "Critics question legality of White House's WARN Act memo"

    This is nothing more than a taxpayer-funded Obama regime political stunt.

    His offer to pay fines and fees for the contractors who knuckle under shows Obama fully expects the layoffs to occur, he just doesn't want the notices to make him look bad before the election. So -- as he's done so often before -- he'll pay off supporters with money filched from us, not with personal or campaign funds.

    This is not just wrong -- on so many levels -- but illegal, as well, under federal election, contracting, and ethics laws.

    If this had been done by a Republican, the media would be demanding public "perp walks" and prosecutions. But, Obama does it, and it merits not even a mention in most media outlets, castigation of "critics" in those few that see it as newsworthy.


  • KJB1 Eugene, OR
    Oct. 2, 2012 6:10 p.m.

    "Critics": The same right-wing whiners who complain about every breath President Obama takes.

    Stay classy, DN.

  • wYo8 Rock Springs, WY
    Oct. 2, 2012 5:26 p.m.

    This, the fast and furious, killing of our ambassador, and who knows what else.WAKEUP PEOPLE things are only going to get worse if he gets a second term.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 4:53 p.m.

    The worst of the white house posturing, is the promise the tax payers will cover any law suites and penalties the companies will incur following the direction of the white house. So to violate a democrat passed and bush unsigned law, and then charge the American taxpayers for any settlements, shows great disregard for the American workers and taxpayers.

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    Oct. 2, 2012 4:07 p.m.

    It was the Obama Administration that sent the memo, not polarized political factions and special interest groups.

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    Oct. 2, 2012 4:05 p.m.

    From the DOL website:
    "The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) protects workers, their families, and communities by requiring most employers with 100 or more employees to provide notification 60 calendar days in advance of plant closings and mass layoffs....Advance notice gives workers and their families some transition time to adjust to the prospective loss of employment, to seek and obtain other jobs, and, if necessary, to enter skill training or retraining that will allow these workers to compete successfully in the job market."

    It seems that convincing contractors to disregard the WARN act would have negative impacts on "workers, families and communities". And, quite frankly, seriously jeopardizes the workers chances of finding employment to pay the bills. All of this to get re-elected. This should raise serious questions about the Obama Administration's commitment to helping the working class.

  • mcdugall Layton, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 3:52 p.m.

    He isn't ruining the country, special interests and polarized political factions are ruining this country.

  • md Cache, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 3:31 p.m.

    More of the distraction from the office of our President. Please do not elect this horrible president to another term. He is ruining our country.