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Military the prospect of massive and some content crippling defense cuts grows closer each day.
Tonight national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin looks of the potential fallout in terms of jobs and the election.
Looming defense budget cuts go into effect on January 2 if congress can't find a compromise to reduce the deficit.
Private defense workers would likely face layoffs in California alone 109000.
Defense contract in jobs are on the line.
They would all receive pink slips just days before the November election.
By federal law employers must notify workers sixty days before layoffs are about to occur under the warn act.
Senator Barack Obama cosponsored.
Efforts to strengthen that law quote we must give the warn act teeth.
To ensure that workers are not left in the lurch without a job or a paycheck.
Yet on Monday the Department of Labor with full knowledge of the president said that government contractors do not need to issue pink slips to those who might lose their jobs quote.
To provide such notice would be inconsistent with the purpose of the war and act.
Defense contractors say the White House is trying to intimidate them into not issuing the pink slips.
Which would arrive in mailboxes of tens of thousands of voters just a few days before the November election.
They don't want the American people to know.
That people are gonna be laid off.
That our national security is at risk he doesn't want voters to know that all these folks are gonna be laid off.
The acting OMB director was grilled by the house armed services committee today about the Labor Department's move.
It's not worth the paper it's printed on it may be the desire.
Of the administration that no one do that.
But it certainly is a reality.
It's a fiction book ever -- that what concerns me.
Is that we have five months to do you -- -- -- that's -- in my question is and gardeners -- refusal to acknowledge that there are up my time have to pay their fair sure.
A game of political brinksmanship again being played on Capitol Hill defense company say they face potentially huge lawsuits from disgruntled workers.
If they don't send out those pink slips in November to warn employees have a looming budget cuts will affect them -- Jennifer -- not the Pentagon tonight Jennifer.
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