Obama Is To Busy To Meet With His Jobs Council
July 19, 2012 2 Comments
Remember last September when President Obama insisted on giving a jobs speech before a joint session of Congress? Remember how it sounded more like a campaign speech than anything else? Remember how the President spent the next six weeks running around the country shouting “pass this bill” even though his jobs bill never stood a chance of passing Congress? For all of Obama’s talk of jobs, jobs, jobs last fall, he’s done absolutely nothing on the issue. In fact his Jobs Council hasn’t even met in six months. According to John Carney the President “has a lot on his plate” and thus hasn’t had time for a meeting.
We see here one of the fundamental problems with this administration. Obama does not know how to govern, meaning he doesn’t know how to manage the executive branch of the Federal government. He knows how to issue dictates and he knows how to campaign but he doesn’t know how to govern. Part of governing includes meeting with people, hearing their ideas, listening to their advice and then processing all of that into a plan of action. Obama simply doesn’t do that very much, if at all. From all accounts, meetings with Obama are a one way street. He doesn’t meet with members of Congress unless they agree with him. In fact numerous sources claim Obama constantly whines about having to deal with Congressmen from “podunkville.”
Valerie Jarrett is apparently the gatekeeper at the White House. No one gets to speak with the President unless she approves. All accounts indicate that she won’t let anyone in if they’re going to challenge Obama or bother him with some kind of grievance. In short, Jarrett sees to it that Obama is never intellectually challenged by people who he doesn’t necessarily agree with. As such, groups like the Jobs Council are paraded around the media with great fanfare, meet once or twice and then are ignored because the President doesn’t like to be challenged.
We have had unemployment above 8% for Obama’s entire term. In fact, it’s really much higher in light of the number of people the government drops out of the workforce because they’ve given up. Yet the President seems completely unconcerned about jobs. He’s more interested in the tax returns of a successful businessman from over a decade ago and he’s more concerned about raising taxes than figuring out a solution to the dismal job growth we’ve had in this country. Keep in mind, the last three months we’ve seen only 75,000 jobs created each month, to keep up with population growth alone we need over 125,000 jobs created each month. Apparently Obama has more pressing issues like accusing his Republican opponent of cheating on his taxes without any evidence. (on a side note, if Obama wants Romney’s tax returns from a decade ago Romney should demand the same of Obama)
The country needs to face the fact that we have a perpetual campaigner in chief. We have a President who cannot be bothered addressing pressing issues for the American people if it means sitting down with people who might not present a rosy picture to him or agree with him across the board. That the President has more pressing matters than the massive unemployment the people of this nation are suffering with is insulting and outrageous. The economy is the number one issue for the electorate this election. On the economy, Obama has been absent. He’s given up, he refuses to listen to anyone who tells him his policies aren’t working.