Pink slips for Obama's jobs council
Are jobs still the president's priority?
- Duration 5:55
- Date Jan 31, 2013
Are jobs still the president's priority?
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Remember when President Obama said this back in 2011.
Keeping the economy going and making -- jobs are available.
Is the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning it's the last thing I think about when I go to bed each night.
And I'll not be satisfied until every American who wants a good job can find one and every American gets shot of the American dream.
And we look at this morning to learn the White House decided to shut down the jobs council it's got all sorts of praise at the time.
And it only met four times in the last two years so Eric.
Do you think the economy is at a point now where we can abandon this great idea that was the jobs council.
You know I was trying to figure out is -- good that the job situation is getting so much better.
That the economy's getting so much better or is the fact that he's eleven days after inauguration isn't the worry about this stuff anymore they had -- break up.
They had a two year charter -- But experts first created and they met four times in two years yes very rigorous schedule writes in Washington and they had a option to renew no but.
After the election they decided not to gain -- they met as often as parallel lines.
Anyway here's the thing that drives me crazy is I don't think the administration likes real jobs.
Actually I think look down on jobs like I mean whether it's working -- a pipeline or fracking that's beneath them in a perfect world for President Obama.
The ideal job who'll be running and FLG.
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Bisexual transgendered bookstore in Portland Oregon that also sells biodegradable bicycles.
Everybody should have like a really -- though -- tofu and -- dice but but.
How does it do with light industry or working for the man is somehow wrong you'll like I was we have -- -- -- never -- -- -- -- -- but not let that show.
Said he doesn't like jobs it's obvious they don't even like doing their.
I don't think the Bob this -- what I thought was amazing is that.
OK so -- in the press office they must I don't know if they heard about this last night at what point they did yesterday the GDP numbers came out.
There's a surprise contraction of the fourth quarter which can be explained away by a lot of a lot of ways but still that was contraction.
If I heard about that.
I would have poured gasoline on my head and threatened to light a match it's didn't cancel the announcement that we are going to -- the jobs council the next day instrument.
They adding that -- and was regrettable but does remember that this was a two year deal and -- -- -- by the congress.
And they're gonna re up there that put in the -- -- -- funded in the four times a year yet but what you have to have a -- -- -- -- -- and that everybody but it.
Does that -- but what about this about this.
This study group is they gave sixty proposals to the White -- most of which are adopted they gave thirty proposals for creating jobs of the congress and not one of them moved in the house representatives classic Republican.
Dot let's not do anything this.
I'm not that I -- excuse today was blaming the Republicans by the fact that what -- Foreclosures what did that that the proposed okay first of all if anyone thinks that -- counsel or summit or task force is gonna do anything can this be the evidence -- -- Greg -- praise band task -- -- And third -- replied yeah I have a third -- legislative proposals that -- view you brought up.
The funding for adopt council there are so many people working in the government now why you need funding there are so many people working for Barack Obama like he needs a special job county which really questioned my thirty let's -- brutal present together.
I'm not -- light drizzle I didn't -- I thought what a lot on what I did the senate Democrats pass any of us.
That's a question physically editing -- he could and all those jobs -- start at that house that's with a I also think that this released today the timing of it.
Was 83 distraction strategy to take away from.
-- -- -- testimony today.
That's need to sign of the senate -- it's because it was horrible but I don't know and they had a premonition.
That yes they said let's -- the jobs council because I'll get -- attention that we would rather have been on our defense and.
For us and they're very quickly yesterday we -- the first contraction in the economy and three and a half years.
What did NBC do on the nightly news they didn't even -- -- ABC kind of mentioned it in a very very quick note comment but -- that -- that Scott Kelly.
Took the cake he mentioned he said but don't worry.
That number will likely be what about pressure and has Scott Kelly is now an economist the -- -- for -- -- when the economy's gonna.
Contract are my favorite was DNC communications director Brad -- house tweeting out.
But this is the best looking contraction we've ever seen it's like that's the best case of diarrhea we've ever seen -- at -- got -- history Connecticut.
Why did you don't think they're kind of -- the Wall Street Journal who.
I assume you like a lot said the buses was -- the -- Now that didn't you say that I don't did you meet sandy Duncan and I didn't grow up -- -- having they've got a that got a lot of great.
-- -- -- Weren't megabytes or do you think the contraction with caused by I think was caused by sandy and I think it was caused by a disruption in the Christmas season I think -- that.
-- -- yeah it's not yeah why does it really was not present I.
So -- was -- and this defense cuts Corzine what -- but that's.
The defense spending went down in Q3 not -- then.
The defense doesn't actually the White House -- idea in the first place as he was racing the way and they said that they want more of the same so I don't understand -- you can blame Republicans are defense -- and -- actually haven't happened throughout the defense gets.
I am not for defense weapons -- what.
Not it's she's not saying there's any right or wrong about defense cuts it's that Nancy Pelosi.
Harry Reid and someone else in the third lawmakers said the reason why we contracted in the fourth quarter was because of -- government spending going down but the reason more government spending went down was because of defense cuts in the defense cuts or part of sequestration which started happening in -- like ten.
-- hundred dollar hammers remembered and -- spending actually didn't go down in the fourth quarter and actually increase in the fourth quarters that with you absolutely don't let me just.