Obama's Jobs Council He Hasn't Seen In A Year Shuts Down Today
Bert Atkinson Jr. | On 31, Jan 2013
Oh boy, nothing screams ‘job creation’ like allowing let your jobs council expire, right Obama?
President Barack Obama will let his jobs council expire this week without renewing its charter, winding down one source of input from the business community even as unemployment remains stubbornly high.
When President Obama formed his jobs council two years ago, unemployment was around 9%. Today, with unemployment at a questionable 7.8%, one of the smallest civilian labor work forces in 3 years, 12 million people out of work, and around another 8 million underemployed, Obama deems the job council either ineffective, or unnecessary.
Officials said the president always intended for the council to fulfill its mission and then wind down, and said that Obama would continue to actively engage and seek input from business leaders about ways to accelerate job-creation and economic growth. Among the steps Obama plans to pursue are expedited permits for infrastructure projects, the White House said.
With over 100 rounds of golf under his belt (and an expired jobs council he hasn’t even faced in over a year), do you think Obama has done everything he can to help unemployment, or has Obama been more concerned with trying to plant his progressive roots?
Just as a reminder from a previous post: