Skip to comments.[Flashback]White House Jobs Summit: Real Progress or PR Stunt?
Posted on 08/30/2010 6:56:18 PM PDT by Son House
"What I'm interested in is taking action right now to help businesses create jobs right now, in the near term," the president said at the opening session of the White House jobs summit.
..."I'm confident that people like you -- who built thriving businesses or revolutionized industries or brought cities and communities together and changed the way we look at the world and innovated and created new products -- that you can come up with some additional good ideas on how to create jobs," he said.
"I need everybody here to bring their 'A game' here today," Obama added, challenging the participants to come up with "fresh perspectives" and "new ideas."
The president said he was looking for "specific recommendations" that can be implemented to spur job growth "as quickly as possible."
"I'm going to be asking some tough questions. I will be listening for some good answers. And I don't want to just brainstorm up at 30,000 feet," he said.
...The president and vice president will deliver remarks to open the forum and then members of the Cabinet will hold smaller working sessions on job creation, economic growth and green jobs.
...But other analysts take a far brighter view of the administration's efforts, noting that the $787 billion stimulus plan has helped generate hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Just this week, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said the stimulus generated up to 1.6 million jobs during the fourth quarter, far exceeding even the administration's claims that the stimulus had saved or created 640,000 jobs.
The stimulus, said Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute, "was a bold and effective plan that's already created close to 1.5 million jobs."
Mishel, who will be attending the summit, gave the administration an "A" or "A-minus" on its job creation measures.
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Hey Obummer, if you want to help businesses create jobs, get yourself and your administration the f*** out of the way. YOU are the problem.
As I small business owner, I am petrified of what is coming next year. I cannot and will not add anyone else to my payroll. Even if it means working 28 hours a day, 8 days a week (which is Obama-speak for a work week). Health care is going to go up and my margins are slim so something else will have to get cut to make room for the liberals demands on my hard work. Taxes are definitely going up and I have no more sales to procure from my already strapped customers to help offset this hit... and it is a hit...But Obama tells me the economy is coming back, but even if it does, it was not enough to cover his demands on me and every other business person. MY COSTS ARE GOING UP DUE TO OBAMA..pure plain and simple.
what jobs..and at what cost.
what jobs..and at what cost? just where did all that money go?
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