Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama plans to extend his outreach to the business community by convening a meeting in Washington with about 20 chief executives, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said ...How do you think these conversations go? How about this:
Since his party’s losses in last month’s midterm elections Obama has held meetings with current and former top executives including Michael Duke, chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Alan Lafley, a former CEO of Procter & Gamble Co., and Steven Reinemund, former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon.
Obama: I hate you. You're poisoning the atmosphere and oppressing the workers.
CEO: Yes. Yes I am.
And why would the conversations go any differently if a Republican held them? Our political class does nothing but excoriate big business and demand that they pay their fair share, a share whose value is always a little bigger than what they pay now. Meanwhile, they eat because of Archer Daniels Midland, drive because of Exxon and email each other because of Apple, Microsoft and Cisco Systems.
If they're meeting, then it must be that Obama has something to learn from the CEOs. Just what would that be, given how he and his people speak of them?
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