A mixed message kind of day coming from the Obama administration….
- Shot: David Plouffe: Obama On Side Of Occupy Wall Street Protesters
- Chaser: Mixed Messages Muddle Obama Economy Pitch
While the president is widely disapproved of in the business world, Obama will meet today in Pittsburgh with a clutch of supportive CEOs like GE’s Jeffrey Immelt and American Express’ Ken Chenault. As the L.A. Times points out, while the CEOs may be supportive of the president, the Pittsburgh meeting will include many leaders who have, to use the parlance of our times “put profits ahead of people” and laid off American workers in favor of cheaper foreign workers or simply more robust quarterly profits. So, while Obama gathers together his corporate backers as evidence that his agenda is corporate approved, the core of the “Occupy” movement is getting ready to march on the homes of corporate captains as a show of their disgust with the system.
- Another Chaser: Obama's Job-Creation Panel Includes Job-Cutting Executives
- And Yet Another Chaser: Obama Jobs Council Stacked With Democratic Donors
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