March 6th, 2012
04:29 PM ET

Obama & CEOs to talk about jobs

Job creation is expected to be the topic at a closed-door meeting Tuesday night between President Obama and a lobbying group made up of CEOs whose ideas often clash with the administration's.

The Business Roundtable is a group made up of the top leaders of the largest U.S. companies. Chaired by W. James McNerney, Jr., of the Boeing Company (BA, Fortune 500), the group has opposed Obama initiatives ranging from clean air rules to health care reform to Wall Street reform.

Over the past year, Obama has increasingly turned to Big Business to talk about jobs. He regularly meets with a jobs panel chaired by Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric Co, that includes leaders from the manufacturing and tech industries.

Tuesday's meeting will be Obama's third with the Business Roundtable and comes on the eve of the group's release of list of ideas to spur more job growth and a healthier economy.

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Howard

    CHARACTER = When a man, like Mitt Romney, donates his inheritance to charity .....

    CORRUPTION = When a man, like obama, uses the power of the state, to confiscate other people's hard earned money, squanders it, and finances loser companies, in exchange for political contributions, in an effort to get himself reelected.

    March 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
    • Bill

      Ron Paul 2012. There is a man with character.

      March 6, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
  2. The REAL Truth

    "CORRUPTION = When a man, like obama, uses the power of the state, to confiscate other people's hard earned money, squanders it, and finances loser companies, in exchange for political contributions, in an effort to get himself reelected"
    @Howard – let's put that in perspective. Here's another version "CORRUPTION = When a man, like [either] Bush uses the power of the state to invade a foreign country (not once, but twice) to bolster the bankrolls of their backers, avoids military service, increase taxes ("read my lips"), gives MULTI-BILLION $$ no-bid contracts to a company that of which his VP was former CEO, Lies to the public about WMD, starts 2 wars and allows 9/11 to happen, was elected by the Supreme Court... need I continue.
    None of these people are above rebuke!

    March 6, 2012 at 6:16 pm |
    • jerry

      obama invaded Pakistan and knocked off trial...not legal...obama sent in people mto knock off trial..not legal. President Bush brought in the Iraq dictator and he had a trail.... How about obama killing an American citisen...not legal.... and you need to study about the Iraq war and what lead up to it and the mobilization of the international community behind Bush....and etc... Now the middle east is on fire and there is a real possiblity of nuke war ..while obama stalls... just think about the consequences of an unstable mieele east...the threat to the world economy and safety... we have watched this region fall apart in the last three years after 66 years of a very careful foreign policy...a juggleing act if you will...

      March 6, 2012 at 7:12 pm |
      • honesty

        @Jerry You do understand that you actually wanted to have a trial with someone who was the mastermind behind 911 and was wanted dead or alive. Even Republicans don't argue with that.
        You do understand that Bush inherited a 2.7 trillion in economic surplus and ended with 5-9 trillion in debt. Essentially saying 7-9 trillion spent and the only money that was made was Dick Cheaney contracting company in the middle east who was paid to clean up the mess that Bush order to make happen.
        You do understand that hundreds died in Katrina in which Bush did not handle well at all, mortgage crisis was not handled well, and he didn't do anything but make the recession worst cutting taxes for companies that are outsourcing job.

        You do realize that Obama is consulting with these people to talk "insourcing" right?
        You do realize that the war in Iraq that Bush started is over, and the war in Afgan is winding down as well right?
        You do realize that from the past two wars, we're to broke as a nation to wage another war with anybody right?
        You do realize that American Citizen that was killed was in a terrorist group making plans to attack America pretty similar to the 911 format right?
        Yes the international community mobilized behind Bush, but when that "mobilization" died away, don't forget his lies to the UN about weapons of mass destruction that were never there, nor the terrorist that caused the mobilization of the International community. that's not careful foreign policy...its plain stupid.
        We can argue all day about the state of the economy under this president, but one thing you can't punch him on IS Foreign Affairs.

        March 6, 2012 at 10:53 pm |
      • jean2009

        Oran's Dictionary of the Law (1983) defines treason as a citizen's actions to help a foreign country overthrow, make war against, or seriously injure the parent nation. In many nations it is considered treason to attempt to conspire to overthrow the country even if no other country is involved.

        Plus: Remember the 2001 Patriot Act signed by G. W. Bush brought sweeping changes...Word of caution to those whose dual citizenship makes them feel more in line with our enemies than with us....don't commit treason and don't be a traitor to the United States. The only reason many more Americans didn't die from al Awkali's plots is the fact that those attempting to do his bidding used faulty detonators. He deserved to die for those who were killed by his plots.

        March 7, 2012 at 11:05 am |
  3. jerry

    they know obama is lame duck...and that is where their corp political donations are going...a new Administration.

    March 6, 2012 at 7:13 pm |
  4. george of the jungle

    Nice to see that the president keeps working toward job creation. Jobless rates went down again today and jobs increased . The economy is coming back and the measures that the president proposed to day to help vets will help. It makes no sense to engage with jerry or howard any longer. Both are beyond help and are not mature enough to have a conversation with. Obama 2012

    March 6, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
  5. MarkMWhite

    After I pay monthly insurance premiums I can't afford the co-payment to go. Honestly, they got you where they want you, only solution is "Penny Health" trying to find a solution for this

    March 7, 2012 at 8:11 am |
  6. Mike Lake Orion Michigan

    What are they going to talk about? Investing millions in algae so the taxpayers can lose more money?

    March 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  7. Ivan

    All Obama does is keep talking..

    No major increase in jobs coming back to the US.

    Just a lot of talk. and Government funding for ridiculous ideas that cost the taxpayers money.

    March 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
  8. Ritika

    Of all the celebrity dhtaes that could presage a big zombie outbreak, Michael Jackson's would be one of the more likely, don'tcha think?Oh well, have fun getting eaten by zombies.

    April 2, 2012 at 11:52 pm |