Friday, December 4, 2009
JOB SUMMIT = NOTHING BUT EYEWASH.
The JOB SUMMIT was held yesterday in Washington.
We are told that Obama brought together the smartest and brightest to 'talk' about job creation.
I must applaud the President for doing this because he obviously knows nothing about business and especially creating jobs.
Anyway, I took a look at the list of the people invited and imagine my surprise when I saw the names of some of America's great job creators.
Here is a sampling of the folks that are giving the President advise..........ON JOB CREATION.
Mark Ayers, Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
Larry Cohen, Communications Workers of America
Angela Glover Blackwell, PolicyLink
Reed Hundt, Coalition for the Green Bank
Robert Kuttner, American Prospect
Rhonda Perry, Missouri Rural Crisis Center
Rob Puentes, Brookings Institution
Edward Wytkind, Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO
Ben Burkett, Mississippi Association of Cooperatives
Ralph Everett, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Ed Hill, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
William Hite, United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters
Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia
Ron Bloom, Senior Counselor to the President for Manufacturing Policy
Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Policy
Wesley Clark, Growth Energy
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Green for All
Tom Friedman, New York Times
Leo Gerard, United Steel Workers
Lynn Jurich, SunRun Solar
Lawrence Katz, Harvard
Terry O'Sullivan, Laborers International Union of North America
John Podesta, Center for American Progress
Jeff Sachs, Columbia
Susan Collins, University of Michigan
James Hoffa, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Paul Krugman, Princeton University
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser to the Vice President
Julius Genchowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Alan Blinder, Princeton University
David Bing, Mayor of Detroit, MI
Anna Burger, Change To Win
William Bynum, Enterprise Corporation of the Delta Hope Community Credit Union
Debra Lee, BET
Arpana Mathur, American Enterprise Institute
David Sandahl, Princeton Job Creation Forum
Robert Shapiro, New Democratic Network
Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO
John Wilhelm, Unite Here
Ed Montgomery, Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers
Ceci Rouse, Council of Economic Advisors
Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Rob Carmona, STRIVE/East Harlem Employment Service
Bob Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Joe Hansen, United Food and Commercial Workers
Donna Klein, Corporate Voices for Working Families
Barry Rand, AARP
Bruce Reed, Democratic Leadership Council & Progressive Policy Institute
Robert Reich, Berkeley
Matthew Segal, 80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs
Andy Stern, Service Employees International Union
Andy Van Kleunen, Workforce Alliance
Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers
Looks like academia, labor unions, greens, and every Liberal organization is well represented.
Let me know if you see anyone from The US Chamber of Commerce, The National Federation of Independent Business, or the oil and natural gas sector.
Posted by Joaquin at 9:09 AM