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The President’s Waste-of-Time Jobs Council

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It took GE’s Jeff Immelt and Amex’s Ken Chenault and their “26 private sector leaders and people standing up for the rights of workers” 90 days to issue five “fast-action” recommendations to create “more than one million jobs.” (WSJ, June 13 “How We're Meeting the Job Creation Challenge”).

The Presidents Jobs Council’s recommendations are either:

  1. Obvious (better education and training), or
  2. Require more government spending (more SBA loans, more infrastructure spending), or
  3. Make money for GE (install energy saving devices in buildings) or for Amex (issue more tourist visas), or

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