…and in a follow up to giving us 20 mins of President Big Dawg explaining supply side economics, today Obama left the podium to Hillary to explain why we are staying in Af-Pak til ’14.
If he keeps leaving grown ups at the podium, and actually lets them make decisions, since he told business leaders yesterday he is more of a ‘collaborator’ (yeah I totally get that, France WWII, yep I can see it all, cough), anyway, go have a summit and let the actual LEADERS make the tough calls and maybe we can get back on track..
Muuhuuuhaaaa..LOVIN EVERY MINUTE OF IT~
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…
Bloomberg has it:
The United Nations Security Council voted to impose new sanctions on Iran that restrict financial transactions, tighten an arms embargo and authorize the seizure of cargo linked to its nuclear or missile programs.The 15-nation Security Council voted 12 to 2, with one abstention, to adopt a resolution that freezes the assets of 40 companies, banks and government agencies, and bars the foreign travel of Javad Rahiqi, head of a branch of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. Turkey and Brazil voted against the measure, and Lebanon abstained from the vote….
…The new round of penalties, the fourth set of sanctions imposed on Iran by the Security Council, is aimed at blocking Iran’s ability to develop nuclear weapons and pressuring the country to join international talks….
Thank God. God Bless Israel. MiM supports Israel, unconditionally. We believe they face an existential threat. All they want is to live in peace. They must be able to protect themselves.
via NRO Corner:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been privately asking foreign leaders to “dial down” criticism of Israel until all the facts of the flotilla attack are known, according to a source who personally discussed the matter with her.
“She says she’s been working the phones for last 24 hours trying to get people to cool off a little bit, to see what the facts are,” the source tells me, adding that she said she was trying to “dial down some of the rhetoric of the inernational community.”
Foreign Policy blog has more pics of the Iranian anti Israel, anti Hillary demonstrations.
Update: Politico has a headline piece up on what they call the Gates-Clinton Axis: