At the White House’s request, Lockheed Martin has agreed to violate the law and not send out layoff notices. The White House doesn’t want the legally-required notices to go out just days before the election, and has promised to pay any fines that Lockheed incurs from taxpayer money.
Somehow they are getting away with this. America isn’t the place that I thought it was.
If a Democratic president need not follow any law that inconveniences him, that’s all the more reason to elect only Republicans.
UPDATE: Megan McArdle comments. Bottom line:
It seems wrong to put the taxpayers on the hook for what is essentially an Obama campaign expense.