This is just stunning third world politics from a third world President. As you may know, the WARN Act requires companies with 100 or more employees to provide at least 60 days warning before a mass layoff to give the employees fair warning, otherwise they would be in violation of the law and also open to lawsuits from any fired employees themselves. As defense cuts are currently scheduled to occur on January 2, the WARN act deadline is now right before the election. At the end of July, the Labor Department said that companies didn't have to comply with the WARN Act but as the Labor Department had no legal enforcement ability with regards to WARN, this guidance from them had no legal power and the companies were still planning to issue layoff notifications. Now, the Office of Management and Budget had said that they will cover any WARN act liability as found by any court as well as legal fees if a company does not issue Warn notifications before the election. This is just an unbelievable abuse of power and really makes you question whether this country is operating under a rule of law anymore. It's amazing how someone who supposedly was a lawyer would brush away the law so easily just so he might have a better chance of getting re-elected. Seriously, people should go to jail over this.