15 rounds of golf – no time for jobs council

Published on Aug 28, 2012 by

Sununu rips Obama for setting presidential record playing golf while jobs and the economy suffer. Obama hasn’t met with his “jobs” council in over seven months but has nmanaged to get in 15 rounds of golf. WUWT? Can we afford four more years of economic suicide?

This president is actually anti-jobs. Look at what his administration DOES not what he says.

Obama spent the first two years claiming he was focusing on jobs but gave us Obamacare instead. The CBO says Obamcare will kill 800,000 jobs. Obama continues to tout “green” jobs and spends borrowed tax dollars to support failing “green” companies that end up sending their few jobs to China. Some of those supposed job creators are big Obama contributors.

Obama’s illegal oil drilling moratorium killed over 100,000 jobs in oil related industries. A damning memo showed the administration knew its oil drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico would kill tens of thousands of jobs but did it anyway.

Recent strangling EPA regulations have led to the shut down of coal plants killing 600 jobs and promising to drive up electricity rates which is sure to kill more jobs. Obama appointed an energy secretary that actually wants higher gasoline prices. Secretary Chu has said “Somehow we have to figure out a way to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” Remember this is a president who said “under my plan electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket.”

How can Obama even pretend to be trying to create jobs when he is so anti-business? Jobs are by definition a creation of business. 2012 GOP candidate Tim Pawlenty said “Obama can’t be pro-jobs and anti-business.” It does not matter what you believe about why Obama is ant-business just that he is.

According to FT.com 3M’s chief, George Buckley, said “We know what his instincts are — they are Robin Hood-esque. He is anti-business.”

Just last September former head of GE Jack Welch said “President Barack Obama’s administration has an “anti-business” bias which manifests itself through intimidation, trade, taxes and regulation.”

Former Obama supporter and consistent leftist Mort Zuckerman wrote and opinion piece in US News saying:

“This predilection to blame business is manifest in the unnecessary and provocative anti-business sentiment revealed by President Obama in a recent speech that was supposed to be seeking the support of the business community for a doubling of exports over the next five years.”

He went on to point out that burdensome rules and regulations being instituted by the Obama administration and the then Democrat controlled congress:

“Consider the new generation of regulatory rules, increased bureaucracy, and higher taxes created by the Obama administration. For example, the new financial regulation bill includes nearly 500 “rule-makings,” studies, and reports, compared with just 14 in total for the controversial Sarbanes-Oxley bill, passed after the financial scandals of Enron and WorldCom.”

“The U.S. economy faces hurricane force headwinds and the government is at the center of the storm, making an economic recovery very difficult,” said William Dunkelberg, chief economist for National Federation of Independent Business.

Speaking of businessmen, Charles Gasparino a senior correspondent for Fox business Network had this exchange with John Stossel: This is what they really thought. They thought he was a moderate. You know what I said to these guys? I said have you ever heard of Jeremiah Wright? I
mean Jeremiah Wright, his racist rhetoric, its there, but he’s also a Marxist. He teaches liberation theology. How can you vote for a man who considers, and you’re a businessman, considers a Marxist to be his spiritual mentor?”

Now Obama has created a jobs “council” to help him figure out how to create jobs. Who does he put on his jobs council? Heads of companies that are losing jobs.

IBD Editorials calls it “Obama’s Job-Killing Jobs Council.” They point out that the make up of the council is from companies that have been shedding jobs and anti-business unions: “• GE’s domestic workforce shrank by 25,000 — almost 16% — between 2001 and 2010, according to the company’s annual reports. (The number of overseas GE jobs climbed over those years.) • AmEx employed 28% fewer workers in 2010 than it did a decade ago. • Kodak’s workforce cratered to just 18,800 last year from 75,000 in 2001. • Xerox’s employee base shrank by nearly a third between 2001 and 2009, before it acquired Affiliated Computer Services and its 74,000 workers in 2010. —– Beyond this, the board is made up of the heads of two big unions, an energy company, a railroad, an airline, a couple investment firms, and the like. —— It’s little wonder, then, that the list of immediate must-do, job-creating ideas the council came up with — and outlined in a Monday op-ed signed by GE’s Jeff Immelt and AmEx’s Ken Chenault — is so uninspiring.”

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