POTUS to talk business
January 5th, 2011
04:55 PM ET
4 years ago

POTUS to talk business

WASHINGTON (CNN) – In yet another sign of President Obama's outreach to the business community as he deals with the new balance of power on Capitol Hill, officials at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce confirmed Wednesday that Obama will address the organization in a major speech on Feb. 7.

"He's going to come here and give a speech on jobs and the economy," Tom Collamore, senior vice president of communications at the Chamber of Commerce told CNN. "That a big priority for the President and it remains the top priority for the Chamber and the business community."

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  1. T. Cowart

    Homeless sensation looks like an "old" Obama.

    January 5, 2011 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  2. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    Several years too late if he is actually going to talk to them. If he is just going to demean and degrade them like he has for the psst two years, then that is nothing new. He is a Hugo Chavez wannabe. So corrupt.

    January 5, 2011 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  3. Orlando Patriot

    How can the Community Organizer in Chief TALK business when he never has RUN a business or even WORKED in the private sector? This guy is a catastrophy and don't take my word for it. Just look at the unemployment rate, that he added 3 TRILLION dollars to our national debt, and forced a health care law that is forcing businesses to decide how many MORE employees they will have to layoff to PAY for this mess!! Obama knows NOTHING about business and the private sector and it shows...........

    January 5, 2011 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    Rhetoric, is NOT going to create jobs. ACTION will!

    January 5, 2011 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    Huh...into the lions' (or should I say liars') den...

    Chamber of Commerce...yeah...the same people who accepted $87B from teh insurance industry to engage in a massive misinformation campaign regarding the ACA and disseminate as much demogoguery as possible during the mid-terms. Their false-faced thinly-veiled blather regarding this event will no doubt be incredibly amusing.

    January 5, 2011 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Every house republican just voted not to disclose whether they were taking government health care. It is so republican to take government health care, but to deny every American that privilege.

    January 5, 2011 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  7. Four and The Door

    Four and The Door

    "The President will discuss his commitment to growing the economy and making America more competitive and the importance of working together to create jobs,”
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    This is exactly what the focus should be. As much as the liberals hate successful businessmen, this is what it takes to grow the economy, create jobs and fund all of those delightful government programs. American companies have to be competitive in a global economy. Materials, products and labor move globally and this is just what businesses need to be a part of to be successful. Sure, some American companies have employees abroad, just as Foreign companies have American employees and even do production in America to a significant extent. This is reality. We have to make it work for us.

    January 5, 2011 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  8. Hershell Littlejohn

    The economy was in terrible condition when Obama came into office and what gets me when people forget that. He has stabilized the economy and it is slowly growing. I want to see how many jobs the 112 Congress brings.

    January 5, 2011 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |