The President is working the "fiscal cliff" from all sides. A group of small business owners is invited to a White House meeting today to discuss the impact of President Obama's tax policies on small business.
We are still waiting on a time and coverage of the meeting.
A list released by the White House of the small business owners invited to today's meeting
· Nikhil Arora, Co-Founder, Back to the Roots, West Oakland, CA
· David Bolotsky, CEO, Uncommon Goods, New York, NY
· Mandy Cabot, Co-Founder, Dansko, West Grove, PA
· Deb Carey, Co-Founder, New Glarus Brewing Company, New Glarus, WI
· Lisa Goodbee, CEO, Goodbee and Associates, Centennial, CO
· Andy Harold, Owner, A. Harold + Associates, Jacksonville, FL
· Julia Hu, Founder, Lark, Mountain View, CA
· David Ickert, Founder, Air Tractor, Inc., Olney, TX
· Samanta Joseph, Founder, Samanta Shoes, New York, NY
· Lewis Prince, Co-Founder, Vintage Vinyl, Inc., St. Louis, MO
· Andra Rush, Founder, Rush Trucking, Wayne, MI
· Keith Tillage, President and CEO, Tillage Construction, Baton Rouge, LO
· Arnulfo Ventura, Co-Founder and CEO, Coba, Los Angeles, CA
· Daniella Yacobovsky, Co-Founder, BaubleBar, New York, NY
· Chris Yura, Founder, SustainU, Morgantown, WV
The president's schedule released last night
10:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing. Oval Office Closed Press
12:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet for lunch. Private Dining Room Closed Press
3:40PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico. Oval Office. Pool Spray at the Top
4:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of Defense Panetta. Oval Office Closed Press
12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
Stand strong... not because you can hold the Republican's feet to the fire, but because you are right! Medicare and Medicade need to be adjusted. But taxes need to be more even-handed too. Close the loopholes for the rich, and adjust the rate if needed.
Well Howard, et al .... again it looks like the President will have his daily briefing, and a meeting with the Secretary of Defense.
Jean ... you can gloat, in your usual pompous and condescending manner ... as if obama won because of his ability and accomplishments ... but, without the extremely biased main stream media ... and, a year of spending over a hundred million dollars demonizing his opponent ... obama would end up where he belongs ... community organizing ... or, selling used cars ... Furthermore, when Americans begin suffering, after all the smoke and mirrors wear off ... Americans will experience the disastrous results of the real obama hiding behind the curtain. The only reason I haven't been wasting my time blogging here, is because you obama stooges have proved that you can't fix stupid ... and, you can only win when the deck is stacked in your favor ... and by using false accusations to smear those who oppose you. Even though your corrupt liberal academics are busy fabricating the history books ... in time, people will realize what a huge and costly mistake it was to reelect your false messiah.
Gee, Howard, is this your 'last' good-bye?
oh my god! he is getting work done, where are all republican trolls?
you only find the trolls when they want to complain Must all be at the meeting with Rice. Looking for some conspiracy. Maybe out watching norquist threaten his fellow repos. Time that clown went down repos held hostage for 20 years by that clown .says a lot for the discussion making among republicans doesn't it?
Real exciting schedule. No mention of any discussion of the FISCAL CLIFF !! So when will he meet with the leaders of the Congress1 It is time to s*it of get off the p*t. Perhaps he is shopping for a pair of Steel Toed Shoes. He will need them when he kicks that can again. Prediction. There will be another Continuing Resolution. Merry Christmas.
P.S. You people that are looking for Utopia from Obama ain't gonna get it.
And your reading skills suck....the topic "fiscal cliff" paragraph one of the above article.
Since the President is playing with a winning hand he can sit back and not make the mistake of playing too many hands which would lower the odds of success..
No one is looking for utopia just not more of the GOP's lumps of coal. I'm sure it will be a Merry Christmas!
The News is the world is in a fiscal crisis. However it has been reported that Nero Fiddled while Rome Burned. At least the Republician's have a Fire Hose. Those Liumps of Coal heave been building for the last 75 Years. Some people think they are going to turn into Diamonds. Keep dreaming.
Ray...FYI The NEWS is the world was in a fiscal crisis the morning I came into it back in 1935...So what's new? If history is any indication it will always appear to be in crisis for a lot longer than I will be around. As I remember it, most often it has been the GOP which has been responsible for setting those fires.....Harding...Hoover...Reagan...and Bush II.
Jean, the economic crisis resulting from high unemployment and high inflation happened during the Carter years, not under Reagan.
Here is a question that needs an answer, not a political tap dance. The tax cuts have been in effect for years and the rich have gotten richer and the middle class has suffered. Given this extensive window of the rich enjoying the tax benefits granted by the government, how is it that the divide is growing larger? In short, if over this period of lower taxes to the rich, it seems appropriate to ask why hasn't the economic situation gotten better for the middle class instead of worsening? It would be nice for McCain, Graham, and others to quit panning for the cameras and espousing their venon for the Demos and get their butts in their offices and work on a financial compromise to bring the fiscal clifff front and center until it is resolved.
Careful, you just might be considered reasonable.
Let's see if President will solve the deficit, debt and unemployment he blasted Bush for. I don't think he will. In fact, I think he will make things worse.
I'm anxious to see what kind of solution they come up with. I doubt any cuts will be made at all, only the future promise of cuts, meanwhile the debt will continue to go up. It'll probably hit $25trillion within 4 years.
K-P Police – Remember when I told you that you were hurting your party's chances for the Presidency? I was right, people are turned off by negativity. You aren't helping them get re-elected in the Congress, either. Go ahead and stick your finger in the eye of your own party by your continuing foot-in-mouth disease. I love it.
I'm worried about the Repubs chances in the Senate and presidency, but on the state by state level (House and governors) it is the Democrats that have a bigger challenge. In 2014, they will not be winning seats back that the Republicans probably shouldn't have won in their 65 seat comeback, so they have the uphill battle.
@Jean2009 @ 9:29 am – don't forget Nixon / and Bush 41 . I'd say Reagan was the worst, especially after the air traffic controller issue – then the W.T.O. then after that it was NAFTA. Which made things even worse. I just hope we can get Boehner out – when the mid-terms comes around, and we can get a Majority again, otherwise Obama & company is going to have a very difficult time with these right wing nut jobs.
That's not gonna happen Larry. Plus your side has had some real beauties too- Clinton, Carter. At least Reagan never slept with his intern and lied about it or let Americans be captive in Iran for more that 400 days and have record unemployment at the same time, and it's not like Obama is the most highly regarded president on earth. So he won reelection... And. Only 2 presidents in recent history haven't.