February 5th, 2009
04:28 PM ET
14 years ago

Obama to name economic recovery advisory team Friday

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama will name the members of his Economic Recovery Advisory Board and lay out its mandate at a White House event tomorrow, the White House confirmed Thursday.

Obama will appear with Paul Volcker, who is heading the new group. That panel is tasked with assisting the president as he looks to reduce unemployment and stabilize the markets.

Filed under: Paul Volcker • President Obama
soundoff (75 Responses)
  1. dittohead with forty names

    Obama or McCain,looks like the Titanic to me now.Now I know the Amish did the right thing.Raytheon?The war makers.He picks a guy from that company,omg.

    February 5, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  2. Judy

    Just now????? Geez..., I thought he was Harvard-educated? Don't they teach people to plan ahead at that school...do your homework...vet nominees properly?

    Maybe Ivy league ain't so great afterall. Maybe it is all smoke and mirrors...no substance. Bring back Bush.

    February 5, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  3. Rick in WA

    It seems like this would have been handy prior to launching that goofy lib spending extravaganza. Ready, fire, aim!

    February 5, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  4. fearful for my country

    It will probably be all his CEO buddies from Wall street.

    February 5, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  5. Sye the Pychic

    The Amish have it right.Good bye America.Obama or McCain?What a choice that was,here comes the big pit.

    February 5, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  6. JayJay

    The hardest workin man in Washington

    February 5, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  7. Scott, Tucson

    Is it Larry, Moe and Curry?

    February 5, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  8. Andy

    Can you please list in the job description must pay taxes?

    February 5, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  9. LL


    February 5, 2009 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  10. arkebo

    I wonder how many millionares , tax cheats, Washington insiders. lobbyist, and just plain old people out of touch with everday Americans the President will appoint to this team ? I guess this is the (CHANGE) that (YOU) voted for. It looks like more of the SAME to me. Is buyers remorse starting to set in yet ?

    February 5, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  11. annie - Palin 2012

    How many tax evaders will be on this committee and how many lobbyist?

    February 5, 2009 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  12. Barb

    Economic recovery advisors...is this a bad joke? You mean he doesn't already have one in place...oh, my God!

    February 5, 2009 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |

    One of the commentor talks about TAX CUTS during REAGAN years...well my question is simple....did we have this housing crisis and the banking collapse during Reagan years? I am amazed that dumbness is contagious and most Republicans already have the disease.


    I know you wont post my comments...which is why i choose HUFFINGTONPOST

    February 5, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  14. Erphan from LA

    Wow, isn't this why we already have our various Senate Comittee's (and Subcomittee's) and all the other departments! I think he and his cabinet along with Reid and Pelosi should act as a Recovwery Advisory team!

    February 5, 2009 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  15. bsmith171

    bugs bunny, mickey mouse and brad pitt.

    February 5, 2009 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  16. KFR

    Please people will you please give this president a chance, he has not had a decent chance. Everyone in the media is slamming him. I have read the blogs on CNN today, a lot of them were racist and some of them were from people that had voted for Obama and wanted to take their votes back. In four years, you will have another choice but I do not care who it is you will be unhappy and quick to judge. Le without sin cast the first stone. You are not helping this situation only creating hate and fear.

    February 5, 2009 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  17. billy-bayou

    Who among those obama followers that were students of and followers of the Saul Alinsky model for government does he have in waiting to fill this committee.

    "CHANGE" Google Saul Alinskey, read some of his speeches, every third word (just like obama) is "change" These people are in a demolition derby and their target....The USofA.

    February 5, 2009 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  18. Ray Fisher

    The President should begin delegating his authority next week with separate groups handling different priorities since he inherited an incredibly broken government with most inoperable at present or incredibly incompetent at best. By allowng Mr. Volcker to handle the financial/stimulus priority he can then focus upon seating his cabinet to get the government functioning again. Our President has a tremendous task ahead and needs the support of everyone as he will not only survive but thrive!!!

    February 5, 2009 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  19. Bi-partisan

    Mr. Volcker is heading this team, thank GOD! Please have some state governors – Democrat & Republican – who have good ideas and knows how to get things DONE! Because our Congress is letting the American people down.

    February 5, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  20. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Meetings, speeches, committees. superbowl parties, more speeches, more press conferences, more task forces, another national TV speech.

    Before this country sinks into oblivion, somebody please give Mr Obama a job description of the President.

    February 5, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  21. Unemployment Strategy Unveiled

    The world now umderstands how President Obama is going to solve the unemployment problem. He is going to hire 5,000,000 people and put them all on task forces and committees to study the problem. Brilliant !

    February 5, 2009 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  22. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Who will represent the minority view that the Keynesian theoretical underpinning for a stimulus is by no means certain to work, and that betting a trillion or so of taxpayers' money may not have the desired effect on the economy?

    February 5, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  23. m.mcc

    Who's been "advising" him up until now? Oh wait, that's right it's been Pelosi and Reid!

    Obama/Pelosi/Reid, the Axis of Weasels

    February 5, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  24. Texas Trail Kitty

    daniel cabrera February 5th, 2009 6:12 pm ET Fat chance!, we americans ARE NOT ! GOING TO SWALLOW THIS TEA ANYMORE !


    Danny Boy, you closet Republican, if you don't have a really better idea, please step off and let President Obama try to fix the mess he took on. People like you nodded dumbly as Bush & Co. drove this country into the ground and NOW all of a sudden you have opinions????? Please, please, pack up and leave this country. We want peace and prosperity back. We want America back and we pray the President Obama's policies are permitted to work.

    February 5, 2009 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
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