The 27-member, Obama appointed Council on Jobs and Competitiveness is nothing short of a charade this administration is putting on to make believe that creating a healthy, job producing economy is their top priority. A little closer examination of this assembly of odd choices for such a council clarifies this statement to be true.
ABC News just published a story recounting what I and millions of other engaged citizens already knew. The Council is stacked with at least 15 Obama supporting executives some of whom are also bundlers of campaign contributions, net job cutters/exporters, and at least three comitted Marxists (to varying extents) that include two heads of labor unions and a Berkeley professor we all know. Moreover, the compensation of at least the corporate members of the council are mostly in the territory (as in eight figures) the Administration finds useful to criticize from time to time as being examples of greed and excess; - of course no one from the Council being mentioned.
Just as outrageously, some of the corporations represented on the Council are recipients of stimulus funds as well as bail outs in one form or another. Corporations like GE have paid no federal income taxes lately, recieved stimulus funds, and in return not only laid of thousands of employees here but carried operations to China and other countries. Several executives on Obama’s economic advisory board have held fiduciary positions at companies that, to one degree or another, either fried their financial statements, helped send the world into an economic tailspin, or both.
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.
You have to ask yourself some questions:
Why does the majority of the Council consists of major Obama supporters?
What are two Marxists labor union presidents and at least two others who are not pro business individuals doing on a council that is charged with finding ways to create jobs?
Why are there no oil company executives on the Council while the energy sector is represented by Next era Energy and G.E. and their green initiatives?
Why are there no members from small business groups like the NFIB or the Chamber of Commerce?
How about health insurance company representatives?
Well....the questions that you could think of are probably too numerous, but one thing is for sure: the track record of this sham of a council is not good; and why should it be considering that it is stacked with crony capitalists and left wing ideologues whose main, and probably only concern is to benefit their own causes.