Obama loses business voice with Bryson departure
June 21st, 2012
01:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama loses business voice with Bryson departure

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – John Bryson resigned his post as Commerce Secretary on Thursday, less than two weeks after an episode involving a seizure and a series of traffic accidents.

Bryson, a former energy industry CEO, had served in the position since October, and his departure leaves the Obama administration with one fewer private-sector luminary.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    I wonder why is that three and one half years into the Obama adminstration we have had a Commerce Secretary for only the past 10 months or so? Gee, could it be that Senate Republicans filibuster *every* appointee on principal?

    June 21, 2012 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  2. demwit

    No worries.., the private sector is doing fine.

    June 21, 2012 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  3. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, NOT a third term of BUSH's years of FAILURE

    Obama should appoint Mr. Rmoney to replace Bryson; on the condition that Rmoney will not outsource jobs to China like he did as governor of MA.

    June 21, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  4. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Rudy NYC - I wonder why is that three and one half years into the Obama adminstration we have had a Commerce Secretary for only the past 10 months or so
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    It wasn't until then that Obama learned that commerce created jobs. Since he never took a course on the subject he never know this.

    June 21, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  5. RealityBites

    Obama loses business voice!? LOL!!

    Meanwhile.., out here in reality.
    CNNMoney) – Minorities lost roughly 60% of their wealth as a result of the Great Recession

    June 21, 2012 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  6. Malory Archer

    demwit

    No worries.., the private sector is doing fine.

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    The private sector IS doing fine. They're sitting on record amonts of $$$ and not hiring. If they would hire more Americans the economy would pick up steam. But then the argument becomes there's no demand for their goods/services. Then they use the same tired argument that tax cuts would stimulate job creation, although 11 years of tax cuts have failed to do so.

    June 21, 2012 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  7. dsjj251

    demwit
    No worries.., the private sector is doing fine.
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    actually it is, Corporate profits are at an all time high. companies arent hiring because computers are able to do the job that people were able to do just 4 years ago.

    but we also have 27 straight months of job grow , so your argument is moot either way.

    June 21, 2012 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  8. rs

    One can bet that this is a position that the Senatorial GOP will filibuster.

    June 21, 2012 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  9. dsjj251

    Rudy NYC
    I wonder why is that three and one half years into the Obama adminstration we have had a Commerce Secretary for only the past 10 months or so? Gee, could it be that Senate Republicans filibuster *every* appointee on principal?
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    no, they filibuster them on politics

    June 21, 2012 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  10. rs

    Reality- Whose Great Recession was that....I seem to think the man in charge was one George W. Bush- yeah, that guy, the cut-taxes and spend guy.

    June 21, 2012 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    RealityBites wrote:

    Meanwhile.., out here in reality.
    CNNMoney) – Minorities lost roughly 60% of their wealth as a result of the Great Recession
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    Playing the race card, I see. Not good.

    Do you seriously think minorities blame Pres. Obama for having lost that wealth? Do you actually believe that middle class independents blame Pres. Obama for the 40% in wealth they have experienced?

    June 21, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  12. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    dsjj251 - actually it is, Corporate profits are at an all time high. companies arent hiring because computers are able to do the job that people were able to do just 4 years ago.
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    hahaha.... add this one to the Obama list of excuses! Yeah, those new fangled computers sure are a new danger to jobs. If this keeps up you might even be able to hold on in your hand some day! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

    but we also have 27 straight months of job grow , so your argument is moot either way.
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    yes, 27 straight months of 100 jobs per month will get this country back to work in the year.....NEVER!!

    June 21, 2012 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  13. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Romney like many of the 1% haven't lost a dime in this economy, so the only thing I see they have to complain about is they want more money when the fact is they have profited tremedously. Do you need a billionaire complaining to you, I sure don't.

    June 21, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  14. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Rudy NYC - Do you seriously think minorities blame Pres. Obama for having lost that wealth? Do you actually believe that middle class independents blame Pres. Obama for the 40% in wealth they have experienced?
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    Maybe they didn't initially but after 4 years of failing to turn things around and PROLONGING the pain and suffering with his policies, YES Obama does get the blame for keeping people unemployed for RECORD lengths of time. THAT is why people have burned through their accumulated savings and wealth.

    So what are Obama's plans for a second term??? More of the same failed policies? Seems like it is with his declaration the private sector is good but we need more government jobs. Is he going to come out with a $5 Trillion Super Duper Stimulus Plan???

    Yeah, that's the new Obama slogan... Obama 2012 – Spending and Borrowing our Way Forward into Prosperity and Bankruptcy.

    June 21, 2012 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  15. GI Joe

    "Obama doesn't know when to outsource jobs" - M. Romney 6/12

    June 21, 2012 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  16. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ dimwit
    The economy Is doing fine and so is the privte sector.
    @ Rudy NYC
    Stating facts is NOT playing the race card. Don't succumb to their bs. You've been "off" lately, everything okay?

    June 21, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  17. cali girl

    I am pretty sure it won't be the CEO of Chase Jaime Dimon. That guy, what a joke, everyone should demand their loans and credit cards be paid in full after the 2billion gaffe.

    June 21, 2012 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  18. Rudy NYC

    @Dominican mama $ Obama
    Why cherry pick the facts like that, implying that the loss was Pres. Obama's fault? Race baiting is playing the race card.

    June 21, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  19. Beeman

    He trashes business as every turn so he should be looking much more voices..

    June 21, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  20. demwit

    Like I said before,. the economy is doing fine!!

    (CNNMoney)
    Dow 12,607.48 -216.91 -1.69%
    Oil $78.50 -2.95
    Existing home sales dropped in May
    Factories around the world are slowing down, setting off new alarms
    387,000 people filed new jobless claims last week, while the previous week was revised higher
    etc.etc..

    June 21, 2012 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |