The article reports:
The group, formally known as the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, last convened on Jan. 17, 2012 for a White House session where it presented formal recommendations to Obama. It was the panel’s fourth official meeting since it was created in early 2011.
The article reports that although the Council has not met for the past year, they have had a number of conference calls which were not made public.
The article further reports:
Though those calls were not open to the public, the public recently got some insight into what those discussions may have been like when Jobs Council member Robert Wolf scored a half-hour-long interview with Sperling earlier this month for Wolf’s Reuters TV show, “Impact Players.”
Wolf, former chairman of the American division of Swiss bank UBS, launched the show in September. The Reuters website describes Wolf as “one of President Obama’s major fundraisers and outside advisers on economic issues.”
There are some questions I have about this Council. Robert Wolf is described in the article as “one of President Obama’s major fundraisers and outside advisers on economic issues.” Are those two things related? Also, how much are we paying the Jobs Council?
The article reminds us that the Council is scheduled to expire at the end of this month. Considering their activity level, why wait?