Earlier this week, the Labor Department advised defense contractors that giving pink slips to thousands of employees who will be laid off if sequestration takes place would be “inappropriate.” Erika hit the election aspect of this on Tuesday, pointing out that the 60-day layoff notice that typically happens would put layoff notices coming four days before the November election. Coincidence? Must be…

However, on Wednesday the Washington Times reported on a different aspect of this layoff notice discussion — that the Labor Department’s advice is in direct opposition to how the President viewed layoffs in 2007. From the Times:

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