CEO On Obama’s Own Jobs Council Says Vote For Romney If You Actually Want Any Damn Jobs

Ouch, this has got to hurt:

November 1, 20123:53 pm
CEO on Obama Job Council Endorses Romney

Mitt Romney picked up the endorsement of yet another chief executive officer of a major U.S. company—and one who is on President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Intel chief executive officer Paul Otellini has endorsed the Republican nominee.

Despite his presence on the president’s job council, however, Ortellini has criticized the administration in the past pretty strongly, as noted by Human Events. In 2010, the Intel CEO blasted Democrats in Washington at an Aspen Forum event:

Otellini singled out the political state of affairs in Democrat-dominated Washington, saying: “I think this group does not understand what it takes to create jobs. And I think they’re flummoxed by their experiment in Keynesian economics not working.”

Since an unusually sharp downturn accelerated in late 2008, the Obama administration and its allies in the U.S. Congress have enacted trillions in deficit spending they say will create an economic stimulus but have not extended the Bush tax cuts and have pushed to levy extensive new health care and carbon regulations on businesses.

“They’re in a ‘Do’ loop right now trying to figure out what the answer is,” Otellini said.

As a result, he said, “every business in America has a list of more variables than I’ve ever seen in my career.” If variables like capital gains taxes and the R&D tax credit are resolved correctly, jobs will stay here, but if politicians make decisions “the wrong way, people will not invest in the United States. They’ll invest elsewhere.”

The CEO of Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness has basically come to the realization that the Obama administration don’t have one freaking clue about what they’re doing.  He had a chance to take a look under the hood and see what Obama was saying he was going to do – and Otellini didn’t like the idiocy he saw.

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2 Responses to “CEO On Obama’s Own Jobs Council Says Vote For Romney If You Actually Want Any Damn Jobs”

  1. A. H. (@CmonBeNiceGeez) Says:

    Your headline makes it seem like Mr. Otellini is the CEO of the Jobs Council. The Jobs Council has members, and Mr. Otellini is a CEO (of Intel) *on* the Jobs Council. The Council doesn’t have a CEO, of itself.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    A. H. (@CmonBeNiceGeez),

    That’s a fair criticism.

    Tell you what, I’ll keep your comment and my response for the record and change the title of the article to better reflect that Mr. Otellini is a CEO but not CEO of the jobs council.

    Thank you.

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