The White House and big businesses are undergoing a period of peace and reconciliation after the 2012 election, according to Buzzfeed. That's because the Obama administration would like businesses to help prod Republicans along with raising taxes in exchange for "a quick and clean resolution" to the fiscal cliff.
President Obama made his pitch to a bundle of CEOs representing a third of the Attendees representing everything from IBM to Honeywell said that the President refrained from directly asking for their support on particular policies. But they expect him to present a a formal proposal in the next few days, according to the New York Times.
It's uncertain if a cordial relationship between big business and the White House will last, but both sides stand to gain from cooperation. Robert Wolf, a former Obama aide, tells Buzzfeed both sides want to move on issues ranging from immigration to tax policy in order to make the US more competitive.
So after spending four straight years demonizing businesses by saying that making a profit is bad and telling the business community that they did not build that, obama wants to cozy up to them and beg for their assistance in robbing fellow businessmen? You couldn't make this storyline up. What happened to wanting to know whose ass to kick?
I never heard him say any of those things you claim he said and doing. You're twisting his words and his beliefs bc you can never see a brighter side of things, but instead wants to believe whatever twisted things others said about him.
@MBernard - He's been asking whose ass to kick and putting down businesses and Wall Street and whoever else for the longest time. How could you have missed it? And he's infamous for his famous "You didn't build that" speech. Plus he's been demonizing making a profit. Here:
@MBernard I think Obama is a terrible President. I think he's totally out of his league and the Dems made a mistake not electing Hilary. Having said that, the right wing doesn't feel the need to deal in truth or fact. They just make it up as they go along.
Does a White House and big business alliance trouble you?
What business alliance? obama hates business. He does not believe in making a profit. He's a community organizer. I'm more troubled by his relationships with moveon.org , acorn, and other radical liberal groups.
Instead of just spewing out right wing talking points how about providing some evidence for your claims. You say "obama hates business. He does not believe in making a profit. " Can you provide any evidence to support this accusation?
@PNWest - Let's start with the fact that obama constantly rejected the advice of his own business council, and eventually stopped even meeting with them. Let's also, for good measure talk abut Steve Jobs who also tried to impress upon obama the importance of the business community, only to be rejected and spurned. obama's record on business is clear and unmissable. Now, his coziness with moveon.org and acorn is different.
@Neo_NtheMatrix Again let me ask for specifics. You say "obama constantly rejected the advice of his own business council". Supporting evidence? Steve Jobs was a techno-genius not a politician and what he wanted would have been good for Apple - not necessarily the USA. And as far as objective evidence, Obama has been the best President for big business in the history of the US. This can be shown by the growth of the stock market under his watch. DJIA when Obama was sworn in 1/20/09: 7,949.09. DJIA at the time I am writing this: 13,176.78. Simple math. Even a republican can understand it.
@Neo_NtheMatrix I had the opportunity to meet with two of the people heavilly involved in moveon from the very begining. They are liberals, not radicals, they believe in working within the democratic party, and they beleive in democratic process.
Big money doesn't have values or beliefs, they buy access to get what they want done for their bottom lines. Period. Their god is the almighty dollar and it doesn't matter if the GOP or Democrats are running the place. Non-issue.
Big Business and Obama, hmmm. The problem with Obama's little tax hike isn't really with the rich. It is with regular Joe Blow and his small business that earned 249 thousand last year, what incentive does he have to hire people and try to grow his business to 275 thousand, knowing his taxes will go up. Obama's plan promotes mediocracy. Like extending unemployment, so why work when you can sit home and get a check, is exactly what a lot of people will say and do. The first 3 months after losing a job are your most motivated months to find a new one, after that people tend to throw in the towel, and why not? Now you get a check for a year.
Ineptocracy (in-ep- toc'- ra-cy)
A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded with goods and services paid for with the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.
Now this is not everyone, so no resumes please, but lets face it, without those non producers, without those less like to sustain themselves, Obama isn't living in the White House today.
Contrary to popular opinion among the locked step loyalists on either side, Obama has always had a strong alliance with business. Matter of fact in my opinion the leadership of both sides are at the least 3/4 owned by the private sector. Most of the political drama churned out in public is just that drama.
The single biggest enemy of capitalism and threat to business in this country is asking CEO's for their help in destroying our economy. What a moron...I hope they tell him to take a flying leap off of the cliff.