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October 01, 2012

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October. Oy.

The Friday document drop was the Obama Labor Department once again telling defense contractors affected by sequestration to violate the WARN Act and fail to issue layoff notices as required by law. The change since the last time Obama did this in July? This time he's telling companies that the Labor Department (by which he means taxpayers) will pay for the cost of WARN Act lawsuits from fired employees who weren't given the legally required layoff notices. Obama is trying to keep millions of layoff notices from being sent by defense contractors in swing-state Virginia just before the election.

ICYMI over the weekend, Univision has discovered that 57 previously unknown Fast and Furious guns were used for murders, kidnappings, and two massacres in Mexico.

Obama at Vegas yesterday told supporters that Romney is the better debater.

Buzzfeed notes the perceptual bias that has led to such divergent views of the economy between Democratic voters and Republican voters. An utterly insane number of Democrats think the economy is hunky-dory, not because it actually is, but because it simply has to be for their other silly beliefs to hold true. As a result, only 15% of Democrats reported that they're hearing mostly bad things about the economy.

NYTimes front page today has an article on the coming expiration of the payroll tax holiday. The other front pager of note is headlined: "U.S. May Have Put Mistaken Faith in Libya Site’s Security." May?

Bloomberg editorializes against Obama Administration on transparency: "Americans aren’t much better off than they were four years ago."

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