Skip to comments.Obama: 'Sober meeting' with business leaders
Posted on 01/29/2009 11:23:19 AM PST by Sammy67
President Obama held a "very sober meeting" about the economy with 10 of the nation's business leaders at the White House Wednesday as the House debated his proposed $825 billion economic stimulus package.
"They understand when it comes to rebuilding our economy, we don't have a moment to spare," Mr. Obama said of the chief executive officers attending the meeting. "They are looking for action from Washington, bold and swift."
Mr. Obama characterized them as being "on the frontline of people who are seeing enormous problems in the economy right now" and said the economic difficulties were a reason for Congress to "act now" on his stimulus plan.
Among the chief executives were
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So he’s usually drunk. I see. Thats how the MSM would twist it.
“They are looking for action from Washington, bold and swift.”
I doubt that. The Capitalists I know in the Real World want Government OUT OF THE WAY.
Like to see a republican with the courage to say: This is NOT the worst economy since the depression, that is a scare tactic being used to get wwhatever Obama wants.
If this is the worst then Obama should be run out of office for squandering so much money at such a time.
Since when does Obamunism like capitalists and capitalism??
“They understand when it comes to rebuilding our economy, we don’t have a moment to spare,” Mr. Obama said of the chief executive officers attending the meeting. “They are looking for action from Washington, bold and swift.”
...they do huh? Yeah, they didn’t build their business on that stupid old capitalism BS. The Government gave them life ~sarc. DummyOTUS B.Hussein
All Tech companies:
“Among the chief executives were Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO of Google; Sam Palmisano, chairman, CEO and president of IBM; Debra Lee, president and CEO of BET Holdings, Inc.(Black Intertainment TV); David M. Cote, chairman and CEO of Honeywell; and Anne Mulcahy, chair and CEO of Xerox.”
Jan 28 (Reuters) - Chief executives of major companies are meeting with President Obama on Wednesday to discuss the U.S. economy. This is a list of CEOs attending the meeting, according to the White House.
* Steve Appleton, chairman, president and CEO, Micron Technology Inc (MU.N)
* David Barger, CEO, JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O)
* Greg Brown, president and co-CEO, Motorola Inc (MOT.N)
* John Bryson, president and CEO, Edison International (EIX.N)
* David Cote, chairman and CEO, Honeywell International Inc (HON.N)
* Debra Lee, president and CEO, BET Holdings Inc, a division of Viacom Inc (VIAb.N)
* Anne Mulcahy, chairman and CEO, Xerox Corp (XRX.N)
* Sam Palmisano, chairman, CEO and President, IBM (IBM.N)
* Antonio Perez, chairman and CEO, Eastman Kodak Co (EK.N)
* Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO, Google Inc (GOOG.O)
* Michael Splinter, president and CEO, Applied Materials Inc (AMAT.O)
* Wendell Weeks, chairman and CEO, Corning Inc (GLW.N)
* Ron Williams, CEO, Aetna Inc (AET.N)
They aren’t sober.
They are dunk on tax money and high on bailouts.
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is now Studio 54.
It would be interesting to cross-reference that list with their 2008 campaign contributions.
Mr. Obama? Nice to see them showing the same respect they showed President Bush. And I’m not being sarcastic!
I’m confident these CEO’s agreed with 0 that the $50 million ‘economic stimulus’ for the National Endowment for the Arts would help get the economy back on track.
He really means he wants to get that $825 billion economic stimulus package passed before the peons actually find out about the pork & social programs that are in it - with nothing much to help the economy at all.
It IS good for making government more powerful & gaining more votes for the RAT party & getting the Zero re-elected.
They want to get their (our) money before everything goes to hell in a handbasket. Next up on their agenda, retirement in Costa Rica.
In other words, they want Obama and the clowns in Congress to give them lots of your money.
And, they want it now!
Quote: “Like to see a republican with the courage to say: This is NOT the worst economy since the depression, that is a scare tactic being used to get wwhatever Obama wants.”
I believe Senator Sessions already has granted your wish. The only down side was that he threw Bush under the bus to do it, i.e. accusing Obama of using the same scare tactics as the Bush administration.
A “very sober meeting”? What a choice of words.
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