White House Outreach to Business Leaders
Official White House photo by Pete Souza via Flickr
President Obama has appealed to the nation's business leaders for help in revitalizing the U.S. economy. In a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce yesterday, he drew from John F. Kennedy's famous call to action. President Obama said, "Ask yourselves what you can do to hire American workers, to support the American economy and to invest in this nation." The president pledged to simplify the tax code and invest in infrastructure and technology. Some critics say the president was too conciliatory to business. Others argue that overly burdensome regulations must be lifted first. The White House and the U.S. business community.
chief economist and economic policy adviser for Vice President Biden and executive director of the vice president's Middle Class Task Force.
professor of management practice at Harvard Business School and former CEO of Medtronic Inc.
co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and author of "Plunder & Blunder the Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy."
reporter, The Wall Street Journal.
senior research fellow in regulatory policy at the Heritage Foundation.
executive vice president for government affairs, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.