“His main concern is states like Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio,” Inhofe said. “He doesn’t want those cuts to reach the thousands of voters.
“He doesn’t want those thousands of people to blame him so he’s trying to get those people to get pushed back. We’ve been stonewalled by the President, he doesn’t want people to know about this.”
If a sequestration does occur, companies like Lockheed Martin would have to lay off more than 100,000 jobs, with a large majority coming from Virginia. Yet the administration is advising the companies to ignore the WARN Act, alleging it doesn’t apply to them.
“This thing that came from the Labor Department yesterday is an insult to the intelligence to the corporate world. They know if they don’t comply with the law they’re going to open themselves up to lawsuits.”