President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, is also more likely know to many as the President’s Jobs Council. According to the White House official web site –
The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (Jobs Council) was created to provide non-partisan advice to the President on continuing to strengthen the Nation’s economy and ensure the competitiveness of the United States and on ways to create jobs, opportunity, and prosperity for the American people.
Also according the the White House official web site, the list of past meetings and dates is as follows –
2/24/11 – The White House
6/13/11 – Durham, NC
10/11/11 – Pittsburg, PA
1/17/12 – The White House
The last meeting date entry has been highlighted for your convenience so that you not need pull out a calendar. Yes it’s been just over a year since this auspicious group has met for any reason. Here’s what the president had to say about the council –
Given that the council has met on four occasions, the president’s remarks about the council are nothing more than pontificating platitudes.
In case you’ve forgotten or have been otherwise distracted by the Obama Administration and or the national media and their attention deficit disorder (ADD) approach to the news, lets review.
President Obama has, during his first term presided over 43 straight months with unemployment above 8%. The president during his first term has had the national debt rise $5 trillion. That increase during Obama’s first term is more than the increase during 8 years of the George W. Bush presidency.
You might also remember the now famous Obama quote, “Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” These items begin to show a trend that the president is not a fan or proponent of private enterprise and entrepreneurs. In fact according to White House press secretary Jay Carney, when asked at a July 2012 press briefing, why the president hadn’t met with the jobs council in more than six months responded, “There’s no specific reason, except the president has obviously got a lot on his plate.”
“A lot on his plate?” As long as his plate isn’t filled with questions about why the U-6 unemployment rate is at 15% and our Veteran unemployment rate is at 22.7%. The ongoing unanswered question is, “Where are the Jobs,” Mr. President?