So President Barack Obama had his State of the Union (or as I prefer State of the Disillusioned) address yesterday where he talks about his plans for the coming year. Everything was a typical Presidential address and nothing I heard that was new. However one comment he made did make me chuckle:
That’s why I’ve been asking CEOs to give more long-term unemployed workers a fair shot at new jobs, a new chance to support their families. And in fact, this week many will come to the White House to make that commitment real.
Sure CEO’s have the power to set direction but I found it funny as most CEO’s (especially in the larger sized companies that would garner a White House invite) are probably out of touch with hiring decisions anyway. And do we really need to have them fly to the White House to get their buy-in? More sad is that he has three years left in his term and already they are calling him a lame duck President. Ouch. Congress (both sides of the aisle) needs to quit waiting for the next best thing to get things done.