Obama calls in the Big Dawg to tame big business fears as Chamber of Commerce Open Letter to Obama and America released…
BWAAAAFRAKKINHAAAAA!!! John Harwood on CNBC is reporting Obama is bringing in BIG DAWG!!! to meet with him with the business leaders~!! BWAAAAHAAAA!! Frakkin maroons shouldve voted for HRC or MAC Palin.
Politico has it:
Former President Clinton returns to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on Wednesday to meet with President Obama, Vice President Biden and business leaders, the White House announced. They will “discuss new ways to create jobs in the private sector and strengthen the partnership between the public and private sectors to make new investments in the clean energy industry,” according to White House guidance.
The meeting, at 2:35 p.m., is closed press.
Washington’s major business groups plan a united front Wednesday in their confrontation with the Obama administration over economic policy, calling on the White House to cut taxes and curb its regulatory agenda.
Business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable and the National Federation of Independent Businesses will air a list of concerns about government policy at a “Jobs for America Summit” at the Chamber’s offices Wednesday.The Chamber will issue an open letter to President Barack Obama asking that the administration cut taxes, act on pledges to expand export markets, and streamline government rules…
Summit participants include legislators with leadership roles on business-related congressional committees, including Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.); Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.); Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.); and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
Also attending from the administration side are Erskine Bowles, President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff and former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson (R)—the two men co-chair Mr. Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
“There’s a lot more unanimity than you may have seen over the past year” among business leaders, particularly in their opposition to tax and regulatory policy, said Stan Anderson, executive director of the chamber’s Campaign for Free Enterprise, which promotes its job-creation policies….
Working together, we succeeded in stabilizing the economy and
preventing another depression. But once accomplished, the congressional
leadership and the administration took their eyes off the ball.
They neglected America’s number one priority—creating the more than 20 million jobs we need over the next 10 years for those who lost their jobs, have left the job market, or were cut to part-time status—as well as new entrants into our
Instead of continuing their partnership with the business community and embracing proven ideas for job creation, they vilified industries while embarking on an ill-advised course of government expansion, major tax increases, massive deficits, and job-destroying regulations.
This approach has failed to return our economy to a path of robust
growth, which is a critical prerequisite to significant private sector job
In some cases, wrong policy choices are actually eliminating good job opportunities for American workers. By straying from the proven principles of American free enterprise, policymakers are needlessly prolonging the economic agony of the recession for millions of Americans and their families…
sigh. WSJ has it, hell everyone has it, the Big Dawg is involved.
My understanding of the law is that it is fine to offer someone something for PAST service, (such as Sestak gave HRC by endorsing her in the 08 primaries), but not a quid pro quo for something going forward, but Big Dawg apparently parsed in his very Clintonian way and it was an unpaid advisory panel role Sestak might be offered should he stay in the House.
You know who is probably really pixxed? Blago that’s who.
An interesting factoid as the pundits keep reading the US Code that applies, they cover one that says no sitting official can interfere in a primary etc etc, well go pick up Nancy Pelosi cause she had her sticky hands ALL OVER our Dem primary!
So now Dem pundits are raising Reagan’s guy offering a sitting Senator something etc etc.
Issa R-CA can keep pushing but Big Dawg can parse like nobody’s business and I think they will be wasting their time. Leave the Clintons aloooooooone.
Update: AP at HA puts me some knowledge. Big Dawg did in fact discuss the rhetoric against Chris Christie R-NJ, so he has the left in mind too when he cautions this way. Great to know. I still think the water is too muddied for him to raise Oklahoma City in this context.
…In fairness, Clinton mentioned Christie as being a target of incendiary rhetoric in his Oklahoma City interview with Tapper over the weekend. What he didn’t mention, conveniently, was any culpability for mainstream liberals in inspiring this sort of reaction to smaller government….
Okay Big Dawg. I mean this in the nicest way possible, please Stop Your Sobbing and Shuddupayourface.
You know I am a fan. I watched you resist the Obama-Carter push to label us as racist earlier this year. You knew after they played that card on you it wasn’t true. Now I am asking you to consider that we are not inciting anything by expressing ourselves freely.
I know you were scarred in a way by Oklahoma City and the VRWC. But we Tea Party Patriots are as peaceful a group as any I have ever seen. Maybe you didn’t mean to tar us as extremists tossing incendiary rhetoric that could lead to violence. I certainly hope it is the lamestream media twisting your words.
I would like to think you realize your comments would do far more good were they taken to heart by Trumka of AFLCIO and by SEIU who are marching on Wall St next week in the thousands as part of their class warfare rhetoric. Or by the lamestream media who is ratcheting up the sense of anger on the left. Or by OFA which sends out endless emails dehumanizing anyone they perceive as interfering with the implementation of the Obama ‘transformative’ process. But after what happened to Hillary, you should know better than to talk to the NYT, they are carrying water for Team Obama.
We are peaceful. We are patriots. We are proud of our country, our rallies, our voices and our right to speak freely. If you are too insulated to see this is not 1994, that Obama is not you and that what he is doing is an incredible overreach of government into our lives, that is your cross to bear. But please stop labeling Americans.
Many of us are lifelong Democrats who voted for you and Hillary. We love America and we cannot be ‘guilted’ into withdrawing our support from the Tea Party so please stop.
Pew Research finds more Americans distrust their government than ever, and that it not because we are speaking out. We are speaking out because of the overhanded, overreaching, overregulating, overspending, overtaxing, and overweening pride and arrogance of Team Obama and their top down transformation of we the people into something we do not want to be.
Update: Another blowout month for the Obama Budget- deficit bigger than forecast; Obama is no Big Dawg – deficit spending
(…)The federal government kicked off fiscal year 2010 by posting its widest-ever October budget deficit, the Treasury Department said Thursday.
The $176.36 billion gap is more than $20 billion wider than the shortfall recorded in October 2008, driven up by lower tax receipts, stimulus-related revenue reductions and consistently high government outlays.
Treasury’s monthly budget statement shows receipts were $135.33 billion in October, down 18% from a year earlier and at the lowest level since October 2002. Meanwhile, outlays were $311.69 billion, down 3% from a year earlier and at their second-highest monthly level on record.
When revenues drop 18% and outlays only drop 3%, it’s not hard to hit record deficits. It’s roughly four times as large as September’s deficit, which closed out FY2009 with an annual deficit just under $1.4 trillion. September’s deficit of $46 billion will serve as a nostalgia point in the coming months of the FY2010 budget….
DOW down 200 now, the closer we get to passing the stimulus the lower we go…
Look at the Big Dawg years!!! A lovely steady upward trend up to the tidy surplus we built while all doing well across all the spectrums of income…
Look at the present trend, Carter on Steroids….
(Chart From Greg Mankiw)