Obama’s executive order was nothing but a political stunt to get the weak-minded to believe he sincerely cared about J-O-B-S.
From The Hill:
If President Obama does not reauthorize his job council this week, the move will likely spark criticism from Republicans and could disquiet some Democrats.
Obama has a lot on his legislative wish list, and Democrats on Capitol Hill do not want the White House to get distracted from the top issue on voters’ minds: jobs and the economy.
Obviously jobs and the economy were not the top issue or Obama would not have been re-elected.
The Jobs Council has met in full only four times in its two-year existence, according to its own website, though it also held 18 “listening and action sessions” around the nation. Obama last year praised it as “a work council” rather than “a show council” and said that the White House had taken action on 33 of the 35 executive actions that the council had recommended.
I call bullshit on these numbers. Obama went a year with ZERO meetings and refused many of the jobs council’s recommendations because the recommendations called for a lot of the same things Republicans were pushing.
But doubt now hangs over the question of whether the council’s original charter will be extended beyond its two-year term, with a White House aide telling The Hill that it “was only intended” to last that long.
Just long enough to make it past the election…wink!
The executive order that created the council states, “The [jobs council] shall meet regularly” and it “shall terminate 2 years after the date of this order unless extended by the president.”