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Obama Jobs Council Has Not Met for a Year

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On January 18, 2013 @ 1:10 pm In The Point | 2 Comments

But how can he find the time to focus on jobs, when he has more important things to worry about, like banning magazines with too many rounds, playing golf, promoting gay marriage, going on vacation, spending money, promoting abortion, playing golf, making a speech, illegally providing amnesty to illegal immigrants, going on vacation, giving out money to his billionaire supporters, playing golf and throwing another party.

Where do we expect Obama to find the time to meet with his own jobs council?

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.

I guess we’re through with the whole “competitiveness” thing, which was only a post-election defeat, pre-election victory stunt that just isn’t needed anymore.

Immelt’s spokesman, Gary Sheffer, said Thursday that the council has not been idle in the past year—despite the lack of a public meeting or a full group meeting with Obama. The GE spokesman pointed to a series of “listening and action” events across the country where members of the council—usually one or two of them—talked about the panel’s work and solicited ideas from the public.

It’s action listening. The competitive liberal sport where progressives aggressively sit and just listen. Then they go play a few rounds of golf. It’s like a vacation but with listening. None of it requires Obama’s participation because he just can’t listen. But he can play golf.


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