Big business CEOs: Quit misbehaving, Congress
October 8th, 2013
12:43 PM ET
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Big business CEOs: Quit misbehaving, Congress

Washington (CNNMoney) - CEOs of some of the nation's largest companies are calling on Congress to get it together.

The federal shutdown combined with uncertainty over whether Congress' indecision might push the U.S. into default is making the country a bad place to do business, CEOs are saying.


Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Winston Smith

    Wait until the republican rout of 2014. There's going to be crying like we've never seen before.

    October 8, 2013 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Actually, he needs to call some of his fellow CEOs and tell them to stop misbehaving. He can begin with the Koch brothers.

    October 8, 2013 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  3. Tony

    Now, big business CEOs, do you have enough power to stop the Koch brothers, who already have their billions and don't care if their creation, the Tea Party, crashes the economy on October 17th?

    FOX News and Wall Street Journal, at what point do you tell the Tea Party that you, as well as the rest of the right-wing media, are part of the economy that they are going to destroy on October 17th?

    October 8, 2013 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  4. freedom

    You can thank the president for the dysfunction – he sets the tone – as the biggest CEO in the land.

    October 8, 2013 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Coca-Cola (CCE, Fortune 500) CEO Muhtar Kent said he was optimistic that lawmakers should find a way forward through "flexibility" and "compromise."
    Sorry Mr. Kent, but Boehner can't even utter the word compromise or else he'll be crucified.

    October 8, 2013 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    GOP/Teatrolls: "Nice to have some confirmation that our plan is working."

    October 8, 2013 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  7. Data Driven

    Um, no, not "Congress", but rather John Boehner and the "tea party" cabal - that's who needs to "get it together".

    Thanks for playing though, "big business".

    October 8, 2013 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  8. Southeast

    Messing with the big boys money , i bet they do something now.

    October 8, 2013 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  9. Rick McDaniel

    Big business hired they are STUCK with that! Get over it! Next time exercise some good judgment in who you SUPPORT!

    October 8, 2013 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  10. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    What's this? A little buyers' remorse? You cats helped put these tea party loons in office and now you can't control them? When it could affect your bottom line, you don't like it? Who'd have thunk...

    October 8, 2013 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  11. Gurgyl

    These congress idiots are terrorizing USA.

    October 8, 2013 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  12. Marie MD

    These are the ones who are going to count. The big corporations and the CEOs. The teatards don't care about the vanishing middle class and the poor but they do care about $$$$$.
    As far as welch is concerned he thought the twit was the second coming and he's a repug.

    October 8, 2013 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  13. sonny chapman

    Hey Tony- The Koch Bros., et al created their Frankenstein. Now it controls them.

    October 8, 2013 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  14. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    We can thank Boehner and the baggers for the dysfunction. Boehner, when you hold the country hostage, you are a traitor.

    October 8, 2013 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  15. Thomas

    @Rick McDaniel
    Big business hired they are STUCK with that! Get over it! Next time exercise some good judgment in who you SUPPORT!.


    They also hired GW Bush to there regrets , big business wants stability , not insanity !

    October 8, 2013 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  16. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Rick – Where do you get your misinformation. It is funny in a sad sort of way.

    October 8, 2013 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  17. MC

    America's biggest tax dodgers don't want congress shutting off their lucrative contracts.

    October 8, 2013 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  18. the hippies were right

    @Rick McDaniel. I usually comment on people who obviously get their information from Fox "spews", but you, I don't know, but I am starting to believe we have aliens living here. Can you tell me, are you green?

    October 8, 2013 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  19. Thomas

    You can thank the president for the dysfunction – he sets the tone – as the biggest CEO in the land.


    Michele Bachmann says that these days would be as the days of Noah and the end is near .

    Great news for small businesses ?

    October 8, 2013 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  20. The Real Tom Paine

    Folks, Ricky McDaniel is also someone who believes that Lincln is responsible for the Civil War, and that secession should be allowed. Does that clarify anything?

    October 8, 2013 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  21. Rudy NYC


    You can thank the president for the dysfunction – he sets the tone – as the biggest CEO in the land.
    I'm sure you're right. Having Barack Obama in the White House has driven most of the right wing into a dysunctional frenzy.

    October 8, 2013 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  22. Tony

    Sonny chapman- good analogy.

    October 8, 2013 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  23. Randy, San Francisco

    Let this be a wake up call for CEOs on Wall Street to think twice about donating money to the campaigns of Tea Party Republicans.

    October 8, 2013 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  24. tom l

    @The Real Tom Paine
    Hope you have been well. I posted a large comment a few days ago and I hope you had a chance to see it.

    By the way, I was reading Common Sense by Thomas Paine last night and I don't think he would agree much with you about govt.

    “Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer...”

    October 8, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |