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. agnes

    Good grief, how many task forces and czars do we need?

    February 5, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  2. James in Dallas, Tx

    I thought the Treasury Secretary was his Economic Recovery Advisor. Sure do have a lot of advisors and czars in the White House, with overlapping and redundant responsibilities.

    February 5, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  3. AndyL

    This is really a sting operation to catch tax evaders!

    February 5, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  4. Dan, TX

    I' m listening to the republican senators talking about their ideas. UNBELIEVEABLE. They are idiots. Cut taxes on business from 35% to 25% will cause them to hire people - RIGHT! Most businesses are losing money right now. They are going to pocket the tax break because no one has any money to buy their products. So people will stay unemployed. The republicans have no sense at all. The McCain bill is CRAP.

    February 5, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  5. ijoe

    obama will be one of the best president the USA has ever seen.remember i said so.dont mind the conflicts.nothin good has ever started good.he always has to overcome odds,an he's good at it.many blessings to you mr president.

    February 5, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  6. no corporate politics

    I read that he was "impatient" over the people actually daring to question his great authority. Awwww – too bad. Sorry the careful legislative process of the House and Senate is getting in Your Holiness's way!

    And now that he is getting resistance, he is forming a Economic Recovery Advisory Board? It might have been a good idea to form this FIRST. What did you base the recovery and spending of all that money before????

    February 5, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  7. Problem....

    We are seeing the Presidency being run by someone who obviously has no management experience-–just as Sarah Palin pointed out-

    Obama's vetting people were obviously not well managed since they keep approving people with big problems; and management of the stimulus package has turned into a joke with 70% of Americans disapproving of it as it is.....

    "Community organizer" is just not a good training ground for President-

    February 5, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  8. Griff

    Then you need an Executive Branch.. They will decide if you are "The President of a Company"... A Democratic-World of Business. Who were here long before you were handed, This Company!! A World Business. Not a Church-Benefit...

    February 5, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  9. BB

    Send green-card holders back home. That will give lots of us our jobs back.

    February 5, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  10. Marc in Kansas City

    How about not doing anything? I think the government has meddled enough. But what do I know? I am not an economist and I have not knowingly cheated on my taxes – two criteria likely needed for a position in the brain trust.

    February 5, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  11. Hammer

    More tax cheats?

    February 5, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  12. I hate Rush but..

    After rose petals are thrown from the heavens towards the "messiah" he will announce that kitty cats are cute and that the sun is indeed warm, Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann along with Katie Couric and Brian Williams will all agree that it was the "greatest story ever told" and tears will be shed by all.

    The economic recovery team wil be brief in their remarks however, as they simply state that the economy will recover once the Obama team finishes paying back ALL THEIR TAXES.

    The media will hail the empty vessel as a genius for knowingly picking all DEADBEATS so that we can get our money from them and spread the wealth.

    One and done Barry.


    February 5, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  13. Ian

    The government makes plans for the market and the laws of economics laughs.

    February 5, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  14. Island girl

    This President who has been on the job for a mere fortnight is working like a horse while being criticized by many who sat for 8 years allowing this country to go down the "loo".

    February 5, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  15. for texas republic


    February 5, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  16. karen-Phoenix

    Good job President Obama!!! I pray for you and your team every day!!!
    If you fail WE all fail!!!! God Bless you!!!!

    February 5, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  17. BB

    Tell them their kids can't eat until everything is done. That's what we're having to do, as they drag their feet, eat at fancy restaurants, and keep their homes and medical coverage.

    February 5, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  18. Winona Kessling

    Better check on their nannies and tax problems to be sure they have problems. We wouldn't expect Obummer to nominate people who have kept their personal accounts straight.

    February 5, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  19. beetle

    Please do a IRS check!

    February 5, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  20. Judy from PA

    I wonder if any of them will have paid their taxes.

    February 5, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  21. Obama Victim

    wonder if they paid their taxes??

    February 5, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  22. aware


    February 5, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  23. Todd

    Oh this should be good!! Let's see if we can get everyone of the Old Guard Dems in DC – who haven't paid taxes since birth – together to figure out this mess!!! Seems to me if our politicians were held accountable to pay their back taxes, we immediately move into a national surplus...

    February 5, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  24. WELCOME TO THE OBAMA SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!


    February 5, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  25. Remedios, MD

    That's right President Obama, stay focused and don't let all those REPUGS deter you from what you were voted to do. GET THIS COUNTRY BACK ON TRACK.

    Let all those other fools and naysayers talk and balk....they are all about obstruction and NOT progress.

    Americans support you and we got you back!!

    February 5, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
1 2 3