Critics slam WH plan to cover tab for delayed layoff notices
Former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder speaks out
- Duration 5:01
- Date Oct 3, 2012
Former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder speaks out
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Odd one of these Republicans are seizing on of these letters that if -- gone out to a lot of bump that a good defense contractors.
You know is this is this wise I mean -- to bring you up to speed here.
They're they're being told don't mess they put out notices that they're gonna lose their jobs.
Because of automatic sequestration cuts.
You know these letters have to go out in such event that's the way this generally works.
-- automatic spending cuts go go out and they're etched in stone.
What does this mean they're not etched in stone does this mean that there's a run around going on here does this mean the president's playing politics here too.
Former Virginia governor Doug Wilder.
For tennis where is home to a number of a defense concerns and of course would be among those vulnerable to these cuts if it would if they were to pass.
-- governor it doesn't pass the sniff test in many.
Dead the president -- the white outs in general would intervene in the issuance of letters that are routine anyway.
In the event of cuts that are coming.
For sequestration or otherwise so doesn't look good what do you think.
I hope that that.
It is not the key is of intervention in the field because.
If it's going to happen as you probably put out -- probably put.
It's got to happen and so.
-- one of the things that has been funnel a lot of Americans during this.
Is that many of them -- taken for fools.
Stupid don't know what's going on -- we'll tell you what's important and what's not important.
When we know that they're going to be cuts when we know that they're going to be facts.
The question is when and and where and Virginia as you probably -- -- and put it.
Heavily relies on defense spending but the numbers of contract all of us here as well as the defense installations that we have an state our wonderful state.
And so that's that's not gonna help to play politics within and that would hope that that is not -- People have to realize governor do they not they have to realize that.
But did these these sequestration cuts are out there they've been well telegraph that the both parties -- trying to avoid them.
But it's out there and so it it behooves the president or anyone else to let him know.
You know this is likely you should plan accordingly.
Does it smacked you lord leads to do you see why Republicans and -- down.
As trying to politicize something in a crucial swing state Colorado this state is another -- defense.
Layoffs could be very he problematic.
Ford administration days before the election.
That's and that's why is that two things first -- -- -- foods they're not stupid they know certain things are coming.
We know with these sectors vision secret version coming off all at all.
That those cuts will take place -- -- of a deal being struck bit and it certainly won't be struck before the election we know that being the case I hope.
That it is and that politicized to the extent of and the -- of them that.
And that concluded that that's the case opens -- Virginia is in -- very important -- this election.
And right now I'm understanding what and who until you above these polls multiple that I ever really concerned group who won the one that's taken or Election Day I -- -- Right now at that point governor -- -- -- are but the polls now.
Seem to show a slight lead for the president in in Virginia this was a state.
That he took from Republicans for years ago.
It's been close to pretty much ever sense it's been benefiting from an improved economy a much lower than average national unemployment rate.
Businesses coming back to the Republican governor elect say that's on me not that guy but be -- -- today.
Where do you think Virginia ultimately breaks.
I offended -- and it is it's also upstate right ma'am notwithstanding.
People say one thing and do another that is -- and many people will be voting for Obama who will save the pollsters that they will be voting for Obama.
This issue as well as they would be exercised and excited to turn out.
For Obama on election -- that same degree of excitement isn't prevalent.
It's not exist.
I know you that you're not -- I'm sorry you're not the kid that says these physical Baltic -- these -- But use you some -- -- -- and think they can be skewed a little bit.
I don't I don't run battle mode for the laptop to the president's around the country around the state.
I can tell you that many of them believe that if the election were -- to evade the likelihood.
Would be that Romney would not be the well all the other hand they would tell you.
That within the percentage.
-- points -- -- -- three all four.
This state is still considered by minute to -- -- -- on Iraq.
Particularly considered a tossup state.
-- we shall see governor it's always a pleasure -- are.