Obama to meet with CEOs
December 11th, 2010
05:39 PM ET

Obama to meet with CEOs

WASHINGTON (CNN) – In an effort to "drill down" on the best way to accelerate job creation, the White House says President Obama will meet with business leaders at the Blair House Wednesday as part of a strategy session.

“The biggest challenge we face moving forward is not competition between Democrats and Republicans, but in making sure we are preparing the next generation to compete globally," said White House Deputy Communications Director Jen Psaki.

"The working session is an opportunity for the President to continue building strong partnerships in the business community toward that goal," she said.

About 20 CEOs are expected to take part in the session, and a senior administration official said the president will meet with them from "morning into lunch."

Going into the session, the White House is touting progress it believes the administration has made with the business community and highlighting the South Korea trade deal, among other things.

The senior administration official said the Wednesday session will focus on export promotion, investments in clean energy technology, and tackling the federal deficit.

"Working together, we can give businesses important regulatory certainty and predictability, while providing protection for the American people," the official said.


Topics: Economy • President Obama

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. tfitzaz

    and how are we supposed to do that Mr. President. By not offshoring jobs to lower cost labor markets, rescinding tax breaks for global corporations, often American, to ship jobs overseas, When are you planning a meeting with unemployed workers? especially the 99'ers. When are you going to rescind the penalty on earned income, if you take Social Security before full retirement age, now capped at $14,150, and when you exceed that, Social Security deducts $1 for every $2 you receive. Given the ongoing grim statistics for the US economy, we need MUCH MORE THAN TALK. When will there be trials and perhaps criminal prosecutions for those investments, TBTF banks who had a hand in the ongoing crisis. When will you change the carried interest rule that enables hedge funds to be taxed at the current capital gains rate of 15% instead of ordinary income.

    December 12, 2010 at 8:20 am |
  2. TOTAL FACTS

    Why is he talking with CEOs. He has nothing in common to talk with them about. He has no experience, nothing intelligent to say other than how he cork-screwed the military today with reducing their pay and all the retirees pay that worked years to receive it. WHO GAVE HIM THE RIGHT TO DO THIS. THE DARN DEMOCRATS THAT'S WHO. I WAS ONE FOR 50 YEARS BUT BOY YOU WILL SEE ME VOTING FOR SARAH PALIN NOW. SHE WILL NOT FORSAKE THE MEN WHO PROTECT THIS COUNTRY. OBAMA IS ONE MORE SORRY INDIVIDUAL HE ALONG WITH HIS WIFE AND HER 23 AIDES THAT SPEND $3,500,000 IN SALARY FOR THEM NOT TO SAY ARE THE COST OF THEIR FANCY VACATIONS. WHEN YOU ELECT A PIG IN A POKE THIS IS WHAT YOU GET. HE IS HITTING AMERICA WHERE IT HURTS IN THE POCKET BOOK AND THE MILITARY. DID HE NOT SAY CHANGE WAS COMING WELL IT IS HERE. ENJOY IT FOOLS. PALIN 2012.

    December 13, 2010 at 3:41 pm |
  3. LIZ CARTER in GEORGIA

    @TOTAL FACTS; THE FIRST THING IS, OBAMA HAS TO PAY FOR HIS OWN FANCY VACATIONS, FOOL! LAURA BUSH JUST SAT UP THERE ON OPRAH AND TOLD US THAT THEY HAD TO PAY FOR THEIR ON FOOD IN THE WHITEHOUSE. WHEN THEY HAD PRIVATE PARTIES AND DINNERS, THEY HAD TO PAY FOR THAT! THEY HAVE TO BUY THEIR OWN CLOTHES AND PERSONALS LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE! IF YOUR PROBLEM'S THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE THE PERK OF AIRFORCE ONE TO GET AROUND IN JUST SAY IT! BUT WHO PAID FOR THE USE OF AIRFORCE ONE, AND AIDES BEFORE NOW? US TAXPAYERS FOOL!

    December 13, 2010 at 5:57 pm |
  4. LIZ CARTER in GEORGIA

    @TOTAL FACTS; He's meeting with CEOS because as president of what's left of the UNITED STATES, he's obliged to! Oh yeah, that's also what gives him the RIGHT to! The democrats aren't the ONLY party on the hill, either! CHECK to be sure before scoffing just the democrats; your own representatives and senators may have signed off on the military and retiree income freeze; AS LONG AS IT'S NOT THEM! I'M A FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE RETIREE MYSELF! I'M DISAPPOINTED; BUT I KNOW WE'VE GOT TO START SOMEWHERE! PATRIOT!

    December 13, 2010 at 6:17 pm |
  5. LIZ CARTER in GEORGIA

    @TOTAL FACTS; Did you forget? BUSH and CHENEY hit AMERICA where it hurts; in the pockets; THEY BROKE US! WE WERE IN THE RED WHEN THEY LEFT, MR SHORT MEMORY! They also hit AMERICANS where it hurts with military families of lame and fallen soldiers, in grief and great loss! OBAMA and BIDEN have been catching pure HELL from folks like you, trying to FIX the mess! WHERE WERE ALL OF YOU ALL AND THE MEDIA, AT LEAST 10 YEARS AGO? THEY RAILRODED THE DEMOCRATS THEN, LIKE THEY'RE STILL TRYING TO DO NOW! PALIN? LOL!

    December 13, 2010 at 6:33 pm |