The Obama "jobs council" meets a milestone!

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    The Obama "jobs council" meets a milestone!

    The milestone? They haven't met in over a year!!

    President Barack Obama's Jobs Council hit a notable milestone on Thursday: one year without an official meeting. The 26-member panel is also set to expire at the end of the month, unless Obama extends its tenure.

    The group, formally known as the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, last convened on Jan. 17, 2012 for a White House session where it presented formal recommendations to Obama. It was the panel's fourth official meeting since it was created in early 2011.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2013/01/obama-jobs-council-hits-year-without-official-meeting-154524.html

     
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    "The Council was focused in 2012 on implementing the recommendations made in its three reports. Of the 60 recommendations for executive action, significant progress has been made on 54. Also Congress passed legislation on six recommendations made by the Council," Sheffer said in an email. Council recommendations led to administration initiatives to fast-track infrastructure projects, accelerate the processing of business and tourist visas, and a program to "look back" through existing regulations for those that are outdated and burdensome, Sheffer added. He also pointed to a series of public-private initiatives council members launched to jump start job creation."

    So whats the hub bub about?

    Obama's jobs council has actually done what it was supposed to do. It has issued several reports with a number of recommendations for ways to boost hiring and energize the economy. These are mostly sensible ideas, including many that businesses have favored for a long time, such as streamlining regulation, improving education, and reforming the corporate tax code.

    Several of these ideas have even been implemented. The JOBS Act passed last year contained measures to aid small, fast-growing companies, just as the jobs council recommended. Obama used an executive order to fulfill another council recommendation, speeding up the process for foreigners requesting a visa for travel to the United States. That has apparently worked, with visa approvals far higher than they were last year, and more foreigners visiting America.

    But many of the council's recommendations require the kind of congressional action that's not likely in the current climate of hostility. One good example: allowing more highly skilled immigrants to remain in the United States, which many economists consider a no-brainer. Yet Congress has dithered on the necessary approvals, which is a shameful abdication of responsibility.

    Other big priorities, such as education and tax reform, will require years of work and deep compromise. As with many other challenges affecting the U.S. economy, the problem isn't figuring out what needs to be done. It's doing it. Obama could even credibly respond to critics of his moribund jobs council by saying that the time for meetings is over. There's a plan. It makes sense. Holding more meetings isn't the way to generate action.

    Meanwhile, it's well-known what Washington politicians need to do if they really want to fix the economy: resolve the big questions about tax and spending policy that need to be addressed by the end of the year. Develop a credible plan for reducing the national debt. Get started on tax and entitlement reform. And do it now, instead of waiting till the last minute and subjecting everybody to needless drama. When all that is done, maybe we can have more meetings about what to do next.

     

     
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    From the article:

     

    "The Council was focused in 2012 on implementing the recommendations made in its three reports. Of the 60 recommendations for executive action, significant progress has been made on 54. Also Congress passed legislation on six recommendations made by the Council," Sheffer said in an email. Council recommendations led to administration initiatives to fast-track infrastructure projects, accelerate the processing of business and tourist visas, and a program to "look back" through existing regulations for those that are outdated and burdensome, Sheffer added. He also pointed to a series of public-private initiatives council members launched to jump start job creation."

    So whats the hub bub about?

    Obama's jobs council has actually done what it was supposed to do.

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    Uh really? It was supposed to create JOBS!!

     
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    No, it was supposed to produce recommendations for creating jobs. 

     
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    No, it was supposed to produce recommendations for creating jobs. 




    Oh lol ok. No jobs were in the expectations just recommendations lmao what a tool

     

     
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    No, it was supposed to produce recommendations for creating jobs. 

     




    Oh lol ok. No jobs were in the expectations just recommendations lmao what a tool

     

     




    From the Jobs Council mission statement: 

    "The Jobs Council is developing realistic, achievable ideas that business and government can put into practice starting now. These represent the best ideas for investing in America, getting our economy back on track and creating jobs."

    Any other idiotic "points" you'd like to make on a topic you clearly no nothing about?

     

     

     
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    Yeah, because efforts at gun control mean nothing else can be done simultaneously.  Literally everyone employed by the government is working on gun control.  ALL OF THEM. 

     
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    In response to tvoter's comment:

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    No, it was supposed to produce recommendations for creating jobs. 

    Oh lol ok. No jobs were in the expectations just recommendations lmao what a tool

    From the Jobs Council mission statement: 

    "The Jobs Council is developing realistic, achievable ideas that business and government can put into practice starting now. These represent the best ideas for investing in America, getting our economy back on track and creating jobs."

    Any other idiotic "points" you'd like to make on a topic you clearly no nothing about? 




    You mean other than the economy is still off track and there is no serious job creation??

     
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    In response to tvoter's comment:

    In response to DamainAllen's comment: 

    No, it was supposed to produce recommendations for creating jobs. 

    Oh lol ok. No jobs were in the expectations just recommendations lmao what a tool

    From the Jobs Council mission statement: 

    "The Jobs Council is developing realistic, achievable ideas that business and government can put into practice starting now. These represent the best ideas for investing in America, getting our economy back on track and creating jobs."

    Any other idiotic "points" you'd like to make on a topic you clearly no nothing about? 

     




    You mean other than the economy is still off track and there is no serious job creation??

     




    Nearly all major industries added jobs in 2012 for the second year in a row. The biggest gain occurred in professional and business services, a catch-all category that is made up of mostly high-paying jobs such as accountants, information technology workers, and management.

    On the downside, about one-third of the job gains in that category came from temporary workers, which rarely have benefits and are typically lower paid.

    All but two broad industries tracked by the Labor Department showed gains. The two that shed jobs were government and information. State and local governments have been cutting jobs for the past three years.

    The information category, which includes broadcasting and data processing services, has been dragged down by losses in telecommunications and publishing.

    Manufacturers added jobs for the third straight year, after shedding positions for 12 years in a row. Still, there are still almost 1.8 million fewer manufacturing jobs in the United States than five years ago.



    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/04/us-industries-ranked-by-job-growth-in-2012-at-glance/#ixzz2ILVynobm

     
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    In response to tvoter's comment:

     

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    In response to tvoter's comment:

    In response to DamainAllen's comment: 

    No, it was supposed to produce recommendations for creating jobs. 

    Oh lol ok. No jobs were in the expectations just recommendations lmao what a tool

    From the Jobs Council mission statement: 

    "The Jobs Council is developing realistic, achievable ideas that business and government can put into practice starting now. These represent the best ideas for investing in America, getting our economy back on track and creating jobs."

    Any other idiotic "points" you'd like to make on a topic you clearly no nothing about? 

     




    You mean other than the economy is still off track and there is no serious job creation??

     

     




     

    Nearly all major industries added jobs in 2012 for the second year in a row. The biggest gain occurred in professional and business services, a catch-all category that is made up of mostly high-paying jobs such as accountants, information technology workers, and management.

    On the downside, about one-third of the job gains in that category came from temporary workers, which rarely have benefits and are typically lower paid.

    All but two broad industries tracked by the Labor Department showed gains. The two that shed jobs were government and information. State and local governments have been cutting jobs for the past three years.

    The information category, which includes broadcasting and data processing services, has been dragged down by losses in telecommunications and publishing.

    Manufacturers added jobs for the third straight year, after shedding positions for 12 years in a row. Still, there are still almost 1.8 million fewer manufacturing jobs in the United States than five years ago.



    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/04/us-industries-ranked-by-job-growth-in-2012-at-glance/#ixzz2ILVynobm

     



    Oops, that's a story from foxnews. Can't be true then, right?

     



    Just giving you guys a source you won't belly ache about.  But it appears that news that conflicts with your conventional wisdom view of the world regardless of where it is from just gives you guys a sad. 

     
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    Nearly all major industries added jobs in 2012 for the second year in a row. The biggest gain occurred in professional and business services, a catch-all category that is made up of mostly high-paying jobs such as accountants, information technology workers, and management.

    On the downside, about one-third of the job gains in that category came from temporary workers, which rarely have benefits and are typically lower paid.

    All but two broad industries tracked by the Labor Department showed gains. The two that shed jobs were government and information. State and local governments have been cutting jobs for the past three years.

    The information category, which includes broadcasting and data processing services, has been dragged down by losses in telecommunications and publishing.

    Manufacturers added jobs for the third straight year, after shedding positions for 12 years in a row. Still, there are still almost 1.8 million fewer manufacturing jobs in the United States than five years ago.

    Oops, that's a story from foxnews. Can't be true then, right?


    No one said some jobs haven't been created. The problem is new people are entering the work force faster than jobs are being created due to regulatory issues, overtaxed consumers/entrepeneurs and an unstable economic climate created by the govt insinuating job creators and corporations are the villains!

     
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    So how many jobs can this group take credit for creating? ... errr. Americans working.. not wetbacks.  




    For people so determined to criticize it astounds me that you don't grasp simple concepts.  This group cannot claim to have created any jobs, their recommendations are only actionable by the president via Exectuive Order or Congress via legislation.  But since the board is made of a number of CEO's the only jobs they claim credit for is the ones their companies created.

    Also, nice blatant racism.

     
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    ..but guns....NOW that's something Obama is motivated by....jobs, not so much...

     
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