Skip to comments.Bad News: Obama's "Plate is Too Full" to Meet With His...Jobs Council
Posted on 07/18/2012 3:07:37 PM PDT by Kaslin
He's a busy guy, you know:
President Barack Obama’s Jobs Council hasn’t met publicly for six months, even as the issue of job creation dominates the 2012 election. At this point, the hiatus — which reached the half-year mark Tuesday — might be less awkward than an official meeting, given the hornet’s nest of issues that could sting Obama and the council members if the private-sector panel gets together. For starters, there’s the discomfort many business leaders may feel in appearing to embrace the president with his reelection bid in full swing. Then, there’s the fact that some members of the commission have conspicuously declined to endorse him. And that Obama has conspicuously declined to endorse some of their recommendations. And that some of what Obama won’t endorse has been warmly embraced by Republicans, including likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. To cap it all off, several of the companies whose CEOs serve on the panel are involved to some extent in outsourcing — a fact that could undercut the ferocious attack Obama and his campaign are mounting on Romney over his alleged ties to the practice.
“This has not been a show council. This has been a work council,” Obama declared during the January 2012 session, where the panel presented a report containing more than 60 recommendations aimed at stimulating job creation. “I have been tracking implementation of your recommendations. And we’ve seen substantial progress across the board,” Obama added. “Hopefully, we’ve at least met your expectations in follow-through and implementation; what we haven’t seen is a bunch of white paper sitting on a shelf somewhere collecting dust.”
There’s no specific reason, except the president has obviously got a lot on his plate, but he continues to solicit and receive advice from numerous folks outside the administration about the economy about ideas that he can act on with Congress or administratively to help the economy grow and help create jobs
Ah yes. This president "has obviously got a lot on his plate." Like the 106 fundraisers he's attended since his jobs council last met. Or the dozens of rounds of golf he's played over the last six months. Or his KissCam exploits with his wife at sporting events. Or his... It's so reassuring that the president has his priorities straight. For his part, Mitt Romney raised this issue during a campaign stop in Ohio this afternoon, noting that the president is most interested "in trying to keep his own job, which is why he's going to lose it" in November:
By the way, here's the study Romney references near the beginning of the clip. American businesses would shed over 700,000 jobs if Barack Obama's unpopular, destructive tax hike is enacted. But the Senate Democrats don't seem to care -- they're skipping merrily toward the fiscal cliff.
18 holes takes 4 hours, even when SS has cleared the way.
Pretty sure Obama has carded more than 6 rounds in 6 months.
Sununnu should have a field day with that one!!!
The only full plate is his plate of food at all those campaign dinners.
The less this twit does, the better.
If they had met in the last 6 months, you can bet unemployment would be up around 8.6.
But he’s got time to obstruct the fast & furious investigation. He’s got time to doodle in the meetings that he does attend. He even has timeto publicly threaten the Supreme Court.....
You can’t make this stuff up!
Didn’t he find time for a basketball game the other day?
He's not meeting with them because they are proposing things that he opposes, such as approval of the Keystone Pipeline project.
Busy busy busy busy....Call Angie!
He does have to time to attend a 100 fund raisers in trying to keep his job. No time though for the average Joe.
Chucklehead has plenty of time for golf and ice cream.
I’d wager Hussein’s plate is full with plotting an October Surprise - either an attack on Syria or Iran, plus of course his usual quota of fund raising, golf, bball, luxury vacations - surely no one expects him to have time for the millions he’s put out of work!