The White House has taken the unprecedented step of asking defense contractors to break the law by not sending required layoff notices to their employees just before Election Day.
Moreover, if defense contractors follow this illegal advice, the Obama administration is offering to pay the penalties and court costs they will incur — potentially $500 million or more — out of the Pentagon budget. This is all being done without congressional approval.
By asking companies to break the law, and promising to pay their penalties, the White House is giving a major gift to its current tenant.
Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Marketwatch.com