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Senator John McCain, the top-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, says he would move to block Pentagon payments to defense contractors facing layoff-related expenses from automatic budget cuts set to begin in January. He accuses President Obama of “telling contractors to ignore the law” so that layoff notices wouldn’t be delivered before the election. On Monday, Lockheed Martin (LMT) did just that after receiving personal assurances from the White House.
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  • J 457
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    Good for him. He would have won in 2008 had he not chosen Palin.
    3 Oct 2012, 01:54 PM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    This blurb is old news and here's the latest: Reuters is reporting that "according to sources close to the administration, after contact via a Russian source, code-named 'Vlad,' the Obama administration was given the green light to say to defense contractors that 'no one will be laid off due to automatic cuts.' As the source said, 'this is his last election and he'll have more flexibility soon."
    3 Oct 2012, 02:09 PM Reply Like
  • lostalloncoal
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    Yeah. He was better than Obama.


    (copy paste from yahoo):


    Obama's very first act as president, makes him look like someone with something to hide, not the person that swore that if elected, his administration would be the most OPEN presidential administration ever, you decide!


    Obama's very first act as president was:


    To unequivocally SEAL EVERY RECORD ABOUT HIS PAST, from his birth, to schools he attended, to residences addresses he lived at, to colleges he attended, to grades he received, to degrees he received, to jobs he held, to affiliations in the Chicago area, to his political affiliations, yes Obama SEALED his entire past, as his very first act as president!


    Along with sealing his total past, Obama made it a 100% Firing Offense, for any government employee to dig into any record from his past!


    And the cover-ups continue, with Obama's administration being the most secret administration ever, dam shame that his perpetual lies & #$%$. convince many of the folks out there to give him a second chance for another four years... to destroy the Good Old U.S.A!


    One of Obama's latest is to give the new Muslim Brotherhood, that took over the Egyptian Government, $1 Billion In Aid That Obama Pledged to them, shortly after they gained control of the Egyptian Government!


    A short list of Obama Pledges, Prior to his election as President:


    1) I will cut the Budget deficit in half in four years...


    ~ Result ~ Obama has added nearly $ 4 Trillion in New Debt, Yes, More Debt added in 4 Years than the First 41 Presidents Of the U.S.A. added, & yes, all piled on future generations...


    2) I will make it easier to grow jobs...


    ~ Result ~ The Obama administration has implemented 2,000 NEW REGULATIONS that U.S. Industry must deal with, while world wide businesses coast onward, without such massive constraints on their operations, significantly reducing their ability to compete worldwide!


    3) I will protect the environment...


    ~ Result ~ In the past 4 years, the Obama Administration has Closed or converted to natural gas 83 U.S. Coal Fired Power Plants, cutting thousands of jobs, raising the cost of Electricity & placing Millions of U.S. citizens in danger of electricity shortages in the near future...


    ~ Meanwhile, China Continues its relentless march onward, Opening ONE NEW COAL FIRED Power PLANT Each & EVERY WEEK, For the past two years, Yes in China alone...


    ~ Ask, how can U.S. Industry Compete, answer they ABSOLUTELY CANNOT, resulting in strangulation on U.S. growth & employment!


    4) I will work to make the U.S. Energy Independent...


    ~ Vetoed the Keystone Pipeline From Canada, which would bring in Millions of Barrels of cheap Canadian Oil...


    ~ Refused to open & issue permits for U.S. Coastal Oil drilling, while Foreign Oil Companies encroach the U.S. Coastline, drilling away...


    ~ Placed massive restrictions on Mining & Use of Coal in the U.S.A., directing the Closure or conversion to natural gas of 83 U.S. Coal Fired Power Plants, cutting thousands of jobs, raising the cost of Electricity & placing Millions of U.S. citizens in danger of electricity shortages in the near future...


    ~ Funded a Billion $ for Renewable Energy, much of which has gone Bankrupt in the past several years...


    5) I will implement stimulus programs, that will control unemployment to 8%...


    ~ Reported unemployment continues way above 8%, with unreported unemployment reported to be as high as 19%...


    6) Added Two Million Federal Employees to the U.S. payroll, to over regulate U.S. Businesses & Citizens, all these NEW JOBS contributing ZERO Productivity to the U.S. economy, but adding to the mounting $ deficit...


    6) Forced Obama Care Through, consisting of some 2,000 pages of which No Democrat that Voted for it, ever read it in it's entirety... Obama Care if not repealed, will Bankrupt The U.S.A. within several years of it's full enactment...


    7) 45 Million U.S. Citizens on Food Stamps, documents the failure of the Obama administration to help the poor in the U.S.A., despite the massive Billions of $$$ being spent on social programs. Only significant job growth can resolve the U.S.'s economic problems & Obama cannot comprehend!


    8) Look at Obama's background... Look at Obama's past & current associates... Look at Obama's accomplishments to date???


    Now, you decide just what Obama has accomplished in his 4 year term & just was he attempting to hide with his very First ACT As President?
    3 Oct 2012, 01:57 PM Reply Like
  • Artaqq
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    I wish the media would cover this story. The administration gets away with murder.
    3 Oct 2012, 01:58 PM Reply Like
  • Denny_Chasteen
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    Obama is a criminal.
    3 Oct 2012, 02:05 PM Reply Like
  • metallica
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    We have a con artist and narcissistic marxist in the white house thanks to McCain. I don't trust a thing Obama says. McCain had his chance to beat this guy but didn't. So here we are with nobody running things in D.C. Thanks McCain for nothing, talk is cheap!
    3 Oct 2012, 02:26 PM Reply Like
  • Tricky
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    Slimy? Yeah.


    Different than what I'd expect from a GOP administration? No.
    3 Oct 2012, 02:36 PM Reply Like
  • boxster77
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    Obama is "shovel ready"!! Too bad the jobs he promised America aren't.
    3 Oct 2012, 03:04 PM Reply Like
  • BlueOkie
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    Cute but what he meant is Seniors are Shovel Ready, that's why he defunded Medicare and has appointed a death panel. You're too old for that operation based on a cost benefit analysis.
    3 Oct 2012, 06:21 PM Reply Like
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