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    Obama Jobs Council Stacked With Democratic Donors

    The group of private-sector business leaders advising President Obama on how to create jobs and grow the economy is full of deep-pocket Democratic donors and high-profile financiers of Obama’s re-election campaign, a review of Federal Election Commission data shows.At least 10 members of the Obama-appointed Council on Jobs and Competitiveness gave the legal maximum contribution — $4,600 — to help get Obama elected in 2008, and they continue to write checks for the president in 2012. Several also serve as Obama campaign bundlers, top fundraisers who collect millions of dollars from their networks of well-to-do colleagues and friends to aid his re-election bid.
    The bundlers — Mark Gallogy, co-founder of investment firm Centerbridge Partners, Penny Prtizker, president and CEO of Pritzker Realty Group, and Robert Wolf, chairman of UBS Americas — have raised as much as $2.7 million for Obama in 2008 and 2012 combined, according to estimates provided by the Obama campaign.
    Pritzker served as the Obama presidential campaign’s national finance chairwoman in 2008 and co-chair of the Obama inaugural committee in 2009. Wolf is an occasional Obama golf partner and most recently played golf with the president during his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.
    Other members of the council who have personally padded Obama’s election coffers include Xerox Corporation CEO Ursula Burns, TIAA-CREF CEO Roger Ferguson, MIT/Harvard Broad Institute director Eric Lander, Citigroup chairman Richard Parsons, Hooven-Dayton Corp. CEO Christopher Che, UC Berkeley professor Laura D’Andrea Tyson, attorney and Amazon.com/Google board member John Doerr, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
    Obama Jobs Council Stacked With Democratic Donors - ABC NewsLooks like the "Occupy Wall Street" folks need to go to DC where Wall Street is "working" lol!
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    Re: Obama Jobs Council Stacked With Democratic Donors

    but but but...I thought Obama was anti-business! This ruins everything!!

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    Re: Obama Jobs Council Stacked With Democratic Donors

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    but but but...I thought Obama was anti-business! This ruins everything!!
    I have kids (all grown now). I did not let my kids stay up all night, eat junk non-stop, date before they were in their mid-teens, watch TV or stay on the phone 24/7. I even demanded some transparency (as in I checked grades, homework and talked to teachers... and monitored who they were with and where they were).

    Gee, since I put limits on my kids and demanded some transparency I must have hated my kids and wanted the worst for them.
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    Re: Obama Jobs Council Stacked With Democratic Donors

    This really doesn't bother me because he isn't going to get any funds to carry out anything they suggest anyway.

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    Re: Obama Jobs Council Stacked With Democratic Donors

    There's 27 on this council, so there's 17 who evidently aren't or else they would have been named also...
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    Re: Obama Jobs Council Stacked With Democratic Donors

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    There's 27 on this council, so there's 17 who evidently aren't or else they would have been named also...
    It's difficult to imagine this council coming up with anything useful.
    Too many members, 27 ! and too many are pro lay-offs.
    Creating councils and committees seems to be the new norm for Washington---heavy sigh.

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    Re: Obama Jobs Council Stacked With Democratic Donors

    How many politicians for the past hundred years have been stock owners and buddy-buddies with bankers? I love this now the media trash and some politicians grab on to the tails of these events to further their own images and cause. You know, the Hollywood derelicts. Some actually show up at rallies like they did in the 60's and 70's flashing the peace signs wearing Neru jackets. Shame on all that listen to these lost souls.
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