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  • Advice from "beyond the echo chamber"

    02/06/2009 3:56:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 337+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov - blog ^ | Friday, February 6th, 2009 at 12:55 pm | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog_post/beyond_the_echo_chamber/ Friday, February 6th, 2009 at 12:55 pm Advice from "beyond the echo chamber" We just learned the economy lost another 600,000 jobs last month. It's a staggering number, and it underscores just how deep this crisis is – and, as the President pointed out this morning, it’s accelerating. That's why he created the Economic Recovery Advisory Board -- to solicit ideas from "beyond the echo chamber of Washington, DC." "I’m not interested in groupthink, which is why the Board reflects a broad cross-section of experience, expertise, and ideology," he said. "We’ve recruited...
  • Obama's jobs council shutting down Thursday

    01/31/2013 6:35:00 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 31, 2013 | Molly Henneberg
    As new weekly jobs numbers emerged Thursday showing a jump in unemployment claims and a report released the previous day showed the economy shrinking in late 2012, President Obama is effectively laying off his jobs council. ... To understand the abysmal nature of our economic recovery, look no further than the president's disinterest in learning lessons from actual job creators," spokesman Brendan Buck said. "Whether ignoring the group or rejecting its recommendations, the president treated his Jobs Council as more of a nuisance than a vehicle to spur job creation ... the council's primary purpose was to create the appearance...
  • Obama Jobs Council hits 1 year without official meeting

    01/18/2013 5:37:49 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 1/18/13 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Barack Obama's Jobs Council hit a notable milestone on Thursday: one year without an official meeting. The 26-member panel is also set to expire at the end of the month, unless Obama extends its tenure. The group, formally known as the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, last convened on Jan. 17, 2012 for a White House session where it presented formal recommendations to Obama. It was the panel's fourth official meeting since it was created in early 2011. A spokesman for Jobs Council chairman Jeffrey Immelt, who's the CEO of General Electric, referred questions about the panel's future to...
  • Carney on Why Obama Jobs Council AWOL for SIX MONTHS: 'He Has a Lot On His Plate'

    07/18/2012 2:12:35 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 18, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Boy, I'll say! More at Reaganite Republican _________________________________________________ Politico   RCP   h/t Drudge
  • Bad News: Obama's "Plate is Too Full" to Meet With His...Jobs Council

    07/18/2012 3:07:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2012 | Guy Benson
    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...
  • Carney On Why Jobs Council Hasn't Met In Six Months: Obama Has "A Lot On His Plate"

    07/18/2012 12:27:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/18/12 | staff
    REPORTER: On the Jobs Council, obviously they've reported to haven't met formally or publicly for six months. Why is exactly is that? CARNEY: Look, the president solicits and receives input and advice from members of his Jobs Council and others about economic initiatives all the time. And I would point you to the numerous initiatives put forward by the Jobs Council that this administration under the president's direction has taken action, presidential memorandum of August of last year that selected 14 job creating high-priority infrastructure projects for expedited review. Four of those are already under construction. In March of this...
  • REPORT: The Head Of Obama's Jobs Council Is Voting For Romney

    03/19/2012 4:51:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 03/19/2012 | Eric Platt
    General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, the head of President Obama's Jobs Board, plans to vote for Mitt Romney, Fox Business' Charles Gasparino reports (via Bloomberg). If true, the news would represent a major embarrassment to the Obama administration, which had elevated Immelt in their pursuit of private sector employment growth. Gasparino has not spoken with Immelt, but said sources close to the G.E. chief said he was leaving Obama's side. The president named Immelt the head of his panel of economic advisers in January as a replacement to Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman.
  • Obama To Jobs Council: Will "Push As Hard As Possible" But "Obviously This Year Is An Election Year"

    01/18/2012 7:35:42 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 18, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    President Obama met with his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness on Tuesday to review their latest report, "detailing recommendations to the President on strengthening our economy." According to the Council's report, members are pushing for many ideas that are considered to be conservative in nature, including several that have already passed in the Republican-controlled House as jobs bills. "With this report, President Obama's own panel of experts has endorsed the approach to job creation House Republicans have been pursuing for more than a year," Republican House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement. However, President Obama tried to nix the...
  • Obama advisers push oil pipelines for jobs--House has acted on ideas in report

    01/17/2012 6:47:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2012 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama’s jobs council endorsed a wide range of pro-growth proposals Tuesday that includes building oil pipelines and expanding drilling in the U.S., steps that House Republicans promptly noted are being blocked by Senate Democrats. “The Road Map to Renewal” submitted to Mr. Obama by his team of industry leaders embraces more domestic production of fossil fuels. The report doesn’t specifically mention the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL oil pipeline on which the Obama administration has delayed a decision, but it does advocate building more domestic pipelines. “Policies that facilitate the safe, thoughtful and timely development of pipeline, transmission and distribution projects...
  • Obama tasks tech execs with social issues, not just the economy

    02/24/2011 9:01:52 PM PST · by Innovative · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb 24, 2011 | Sara Jerome
    Obama opened the first meeting of his jobs council by stressing the need to knock down regulatory obstacles and help businesses compete abroad, but he also put a word in for social issues. "We want to make sure that we're also putting a little pressure on you guys to figure out how do we make sure that the economy is working for everybody," he said to a room full of business executives. "How do we make certain that working families across the country are sharing in growing productivity and that we're not simply creating an economy in which one segment...