I vaguely remember a presidential campaign all about jobs, jobs, jobs. Silly me.

Obama’s jobs council shutting down Thursday

As new weekly jobs numbers emerged Thursday showing a jump in unemployment claims and a report out the day prior showed the economy shrinking in late 2012, President Obama is effectively laying off his jobs council.

The layoff — which comes in the form of the administration not renewing the council, which sunsets Thursday — takes off the table a first-term panel set up to field ideas from the business community for spurring growth. But the administration was accused all along of never taking full advantage of the group at a time when the economy desperately needed those ideas.
The council itself, a group of business and labor leaders, hasn’t met officially in over a year. The group was tasked with making recommendations to Obama to help create jobs, but the 26 members only met four times in two years.

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  1. otlset says:

    Obama figured “What good is a jobs council if they just keep on recommending lower tax rates and reduced regulations on private businesses to increase jobs?”

  2. Shifra says:

    Well, the election’s over, so we don’t need no stinkin’ jobs council anymore. (And, the DB can be more flexible now, Vladimir…)

  3. Maynard says:

    Why can’t we have an honest discussion about how “helpful” government policies end up reducing employment. These clowns don’t create jobs, they blow jobs!

  4. 1ntbtn says:

    Is he looking at a teleprompter that reads, place food in mouth and chew?

  5. 1ntbtn says:

    Is he looking at a teleprompter that reads, place food in mouth and chew, I’ve got plenty to eat, how about you

  6. Alain41 says:

    So Boehner complained that the DB only implemented 16 of the 35 suggestions from the jobs council. Why did he just complain? Why not say that he will introduce a bill to implement the most significant suggestions of the jobs council, eg, Do Something! Let the Senate Democrats vote down Jobs Council ideas. That will shine sunlight. Sure the MSM will trumpet that it’s just a Republican political play, but Republicans should be able to easily counter that. Emphasis ‘should’.

    • Foreverautumn says:

      Unfortunately, Alain, we’ve got a Weeper of the House, and a bunch of political Ken dolls for Republican “leadership.” If this keeps up much longer, I’m going to start seriously considering looking for a third party.

  7. strider says:

    It’s a start. Many more DC based agencies, bureaucracies, councils, deadwood, etc. to be cast adrift.

  8. Foreverautumn says:

    As if anything the government does, ESPECIALLY the federal government, helps us at all! Those who constantly look to government to save them are going to get herded into the local equivalent of the Superdome!

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