Obama courting business
January 21st, 2011
01:12 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama courting business

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Trying to reverse the perception that his administration has not been friendly to business, President Obama is going out of his way to involve corporate America in the effort to turn the ailing economy around.

In the latest move, Mr. Obama has named General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt to chair the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. The panel, which will replace the President’s Economic Recovery Board, will be charged with finding new ways to grow private-sector jobs.


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  1. gt

    well for two yrs obama blame business for all thats wrong with america,,, they may act like a spurn lover now....

    January 21, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  2. Abe

    Geat. If he can just undue the damage he has done since being President we will be alright.

    January 21, 2011 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  3. Nadeem

    Nice to see the President bring in a real world private sector CEO. Nice move to the center.

    January 21, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  4. Glenn Koons

    This guy is a pure leftist corruptor. A Propagandist for the Left and Dems for years, this is the guy who will bring back free enterprise to American business???? Oh please. He is a Dem flack. Where is Steve Forbes, some real capitalists who love America and our system of economics? This dope in the WH is a committed leftist and will never do things right for business. No business person should ever trust this administration with its taxes, spending, and especially regs. Jeffrey will not aid them, you can go to the Poor House on that.

    January 21, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  5. gt

    its funny now to watch the democrats come crawling and begging back to business....i guess after they got there brains kick in nov. they will work with business. now..... strange how 10 % unemployment will give you a change of heart....

    January 21, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  6. obama victim

    sucking up to big business. George Bush would be proud. So how is that "hope and change" workin' out for ya??

    January 21, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  7. diridi

    this nation needs manufacturing jobs....and export to recuperate from GOP thugs mess....and bargain on oil from saudi....on prices till you produce mass fuel-efficient cars, and public transportation system....o.k, It also needs stringent immigration policies....

    January 21, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  8. Tim

    After the government just approved the merger between GE, NBC and Comcast. Conflict of interest anyone? Back-room dealings anyone? Bribery and scandal anyone? Slimey politicians anyone?

    January 21, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |