Obama's 'Jobs Council' hasn't met for 6 months

The White House Jobs Council -- a panel of prominent CEO's tasked with coming up with recommendations to spur job growth -- hasn't met for 6 months and have no plans to meet anytime soon. Maybe they think 8.2% unemployment is the best Obama can do. Politico: The last official meeting of the 26-member President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness took place Jan. 17 in the White House complex. Obama and a slew of other administration officials attended, including his then chief of staff, Bill Daley. Obama named General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt to head the panel in January of last year as the president tried to mend his frayed relationship with the business community and highlight his commitment to job creation. Part of the council's political value was to show Obama working closely with top business leaders on behalf of the American people. But the White House insisted that the council's recommendations would lead to real action. The panel held three "quarterly" sessions...(Read Full Post)