Obama's jobs council just for show?
White House: President too busy to meet with group
- Duration 5:58
- Date Jul 19, 2012
White House: President too busy to meet with group
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Unemployment is still way too -- all across the country so I expect this to be a working group.
In which we are coming up -- some concrete deliverables.
Find some very specific things that this broken help us on we can work on together.
Then we can build on that success.
And in the aggregate over time.
This -- really made a difference.
Critical juncture our -- And that was February of last year at the first meeting of the president's jobs council an independent panel business leaders.
Charged with finding ways to create jobs for our country and since then they've -- just three more times the last time being in January 6 months ago.
And when asked why that was with such a weak job market right now white house Press Secretary Jay Carney said the president.
Is sort of busy.
-- specific reason except the president's obviously got a lot on his plate.
But he continues to.
Solicit and receive advice from.
Folks outside the administration.
About the economy about.
Ideas did he can act on them with congress or administratively to help the economy grow and help create jobs.
This job that -- the jobless claims going that we just we're talking about Monica Crowley syndicated radio talk show host and Fox News contributor and author of the brand new buck.
What the -- just happened that happy warriors guide to the great American comeback.
And Margie Romero president of momentum at analysis and a democratic -- start ladies good to see if I -- didn't see him.
Do you think cat Monica does it appear to you that the jobs council might be distancing themselves from the president.
I think that's entirely possible because a lot of these members of these so called jobs council.
Are running corporations and the president once again over the last week -- so.
Has bashed business instead if you build business -- actually do that yourself somebody else made that happen.
But look Jamie the bigger point is that this jobs council is yet another.
Phony sham group that the president put together to try -- make it look like he cared about the nation's economic and fiscal issues.
We saw this once before with the debt commission -- symbols.
Which he assembled put in place in immediately and promptly blew off all of -- recommendations.
He's done it again with the jobs council remember very reminiscent at his -- front during the transition -- -- so called wise minds like Paul Volcker and and Warren Buffett.
Blew off all of their recommendations.
This all meant to look -- to the American people that the president actually cares about these things.
When only cares about is increasing dependency on government not about creating jobs not about cultivating this is not about taking any of them and -- let me.
He is -- president was very forthright when he said that the stimulus did not create the amount of jobs that he had hoped.
He he does seem to be touching on jobs in the reelection campaign and it's important.
But he hasn't personally met with -- jobs council quite some time Jay Carney admits to that.
Should this jobs council be doing it is bipartisan.
Why aren't they getting more done why isn't he meeting with -- often.
Well is that council includes corporations also includes labor and it's intended to be bipartisan come from a variety of sectors and it also.
Implemented the -- -- implemented some of the recommendations that have come from the council I would point viewers to look at the entire.
-- -- -- parties remarks were he goes through some of the things that.
At that president implemented an executive order that would -- in could improve efficiencies.
-- -- and forty projects ever -- started and that's just from this council and by contrast you have Republicans -- That they support the Ryan budget which would cost four million jobs in just the next two years.
By contrast Republicans are doing this -- -- sham vote that meaningless vote to repeal health -- 33 times I think at that would take away mandatory military care coverage of breast cancer covers I don't know like he had that creates any jobs.
But can't why did you stay on point -- and I want to ask you this is in researching this segment to BL -- to have a conversation with two -- you really elite in this category.
I notice that members of this jobs council that the president has put together.
Our CEOs of companies as you mentioned.
Who have on a number of occasions even recently -- -- Jobs that is something that the president has really criticize governor Romney for as part of Bain Capital.
Can you put these two together and make sense of it for us.
I don't think it.
I don't think it's any more dependant and the fact that the jobs capsules meant to have people from a variety of different in different perspectives they're not all agree with each other and now -- I agree with the president.
And and as a result you know he's getting some information that she's been using and also has his own agenda which Republicans have continued to block.
Time and time again -- I'm watching my argue for the first two years of this man's administration he had huge Democrat majorities in the congress so let's.
Stop Whitman Whitman nonsense about blaming Republican obstructionism that's number one number ten that I weren't really an idol fame and what that it's not -- The reason why we have so staggeringly and stubbornly high unemployment -- a direct result of this president's economic policies.
That have created a wet blanket over job creation in this nation through the fog up when statements electronic data currently unpopular most of the American people hate.
Which is created.
The lack of incentive for businesses of all sizes to create jobs currently and is evidence that this president is removed from -- and I'm actually not -- up and Republicans that I don't hear -- sort it out on a lady says this product and I I started outside and I got it luckily yeah.
But I did you keep talking about this will -- guys together to finish it off thanks so much for your insight today digging that.