The Naked Emperor: A Bold Businessman Ignored at a Faux Summit
As talk turned to such stupid ideas as “cash for caulkers” at yesterday’s two hour and 15 minute photo op “jobs summit,” at least one businessman in attendance had the fortitude to answer the President’s question on why jobs aren’t being created: Mr. Obama told the chief executives that he wanted to know: “What’s holding back business investment and how we can increase confidence and | Read More »
The SEIU & Obama’s ‘Jobs Summit’: How much influence will the Queen of Labor have?
Behind every man, there is a woman… Behind every king, there is a queen… Behind SEIU boss Andy Stern, there is Anna Burger. Who is Anna Burger? She’s the less public face of the Union of Purple People Eaters (aka the Service Employees International Union). But her less-public profile should not fool you. She is as every bit as powerful (and perhaps moreso) than her | Read More »
Will Union Bosses Use Obama’s Job Summit to Push Job-Destroying Legislation?
With unemployment reaching 10.2% and likely to rise over the coming year, the Obama administration is getting desperate to show that it can reverse the rising unemployment and the President’s falling poll numbers. As Politico notes: It’s one of the oldest tricks in the presidential playbook: when you want to focus attention on an issue, hold a meeting and call it a “summit.” President Barack | Read More »