They Came, They Dined, They Did Nothing...Obama's Jobs Summit: The List of Attendees

It’s a list of “who’s who” from the non-job creating House of Labor (listed in bold), with a smorgasboard of company chieftains (many with unionized workers), a few of Obama’s “czars”, some politcos, some “progressive” think-tank policy wonks and a few other if-you-can’t-do-then-teach type academics thrown in for good measure, a lunch and a photo op.

Here’s the list (from Politico):

The White House released a list of participants in Thursday’s jobs summit at the White House. Among the notable attendees:

Former McCain campaign economic adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former Bush administration National Economic Council Director Lawrence Lindsey, retired Gen. Wesley Clark and the SEIU’s Andy Stern.

Here’s the full list, according to the White House:

Gerard Arpey, American Airlines
Mark Ayers, Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
Chandra Brown, United Streetcar
Larry Cohen, Communications Workers of America
Frank Cownie, Mayor, Des Moines, IA
Peter Darbee, PG&E Corporation
Theresa Daytner, Daytner Construction Group
Dan Dimicco, Nucor Corporation
Angela Glover Blackwell, PolicyLink
Paula Hammond, Washington State Department of Transportation
Steve Heminger, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Doug Holtz-Eakin, DHE Consulting
Reed Hundt, Coalition for the Green Bank
Robert Kuttner, American Prospect
Wick Moorman, Norfolk Southern
Rhonda Perry, Missouri Rural Crisis Center
Doug Pitcock, Williams Brothers Construction Company
Rob Puentes, Brookings Institution
Charles Whittington, Grammer Industries
Edward Wytkind, Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO
Mortimer Zuckerman, Boston Properties
Diana Aviv, Independent Sector
David Barber, Barber Foods
Dorothy Bridges, City First Bank of DC, NA
Ben Burkett, Mississippi Association of Cooperatives
Ralph Everett, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Zoar Fulwilder, Mavid Construction
Woody Hall, Diversapack
Ed Hill, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
William Hite, United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters
David Ickert, Air Tractor, Inc.
Kara Kelley, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
Joni Marie O’Neill, Mission Viejo Florist, Inc.
Ed Pawlowski, Mayor of Allentown, PA
Rodney Rodrigue, Timewise Management Systems
Eric Schmidt, Google Inc.
Carl Schramm, Kauffman Foundation
Sheryl Schwartz, Blue Canopy Group, LLC
Angie Selden, Arise Virtual Solutions Inc.
Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia
Jesse Turner, Tri-State Bank, Memphis
Rose Wang, Binary Group
Ron Bloom, Senior Counselor to the President for Manufacturing Policy
Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Policy
Frank Alix, Powerspan Corporation
Frank Blake, The Home Depot
Jan Blittersdorf, NRG Systems
Stephanie Burns, Dow Corning
Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, TX
Wesley Clark, Growth Energy
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Green for All
Tom Friedman, New York Times
Leo Gerard, United Steel Workers
Lynn Jurich, SunRun Solar
Lawrence Katz, Harvard
Scott Lang, Silver Spring Networks
David Lincoln, Element Partners
Andrew Liveris, Dow
Frank MacInnis, EMCOR
Terry O’Sullivan, Laborers International Union of North America
John Podesta, Center for American Progress
Jeff Sachs, Columbia
Ronald Saxton, Jeld-Wen
Tom Soto, Craton Equity Partners
Bill Aossey, Midamar Corporation
Greg Bentley, Bentley Systems
Ursula Burns, Xerox Corporation
Susan Collins, University of Michigan
James Hoffa, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Bob Iger, Walt Disney Company
Farooq Kathwari, Ethan Allen
Paul Krugman, Princeton University
Larry Lindsey, The Lindsey Group
James McNerney, Boeing
Raul Pedraza, Magno International
Jeffrey Schott, Peterson Institute
Frederick Smith, Fed-Ex
John Surma, United States Steel Corporation
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser to the Vice President
Julius Genchowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Alan Blinder, Princeton University
Byron Auguste, McKinsey & Company
David Bing, Mayor of Detroit, MI
David Brennan, AstraZeneca
Anna Burger, Change To Win
William Bynum, Enterprise Corporation of the Delta Hope Community Credit Union
Christianna Connell, future-ink
Roger DeRose, Kessler Foundation
John Eagleton, Northstar Aerospace
Glenn Hutchins, Silver Lake
David Jones, Chrysalis Ventures
Fred Lampropoulos, Merit Medical
Debra Lee, BET
Arpana Mathur, American Enterprise Institute
William McComb, Liz Claiborne
Larry Mishel, Economic Policy Institute
Surya Mohapatra, Quest Diagnostics Inc.
James O’Brien Ashland, Inc.
Don Peebles, The Peebles Corporation
Antonio Perez, Eastman Kodak Company
David Sandahl, Princeton Job Creation Forum
Robert Shapiro, New Democratic Network
Peter Solmssen, Siemens USA
Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO
Raul Valdes-Perez, Vivisimo, Inc
Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat
John Wilhelm, Unite Here
Ed Montgomery, Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers
Ceci Rouse, Council of Economic Advisors
Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Burrell Ellis, County Executive, DeKalb County, GA
Rob Carmona, STRIVE/East Harlem Employment Service
Rev. Luis Cortes, Esperanza USA
Noel Cuellar, Primera Plastics
Ted Daywalt, Vetjobs.com
Ray DiPasquale, Community College of Rhode Island
Bob Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Joe Hansen, United Food and Commercial Workers
Sal Iannuzzi, Monster Worldwide
Randy Johnson, Workforce Development, Inc.
Donna Klein, Corporate Voices for Working Families
Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation
Ralph Moore, St. Frances Academy
Penny Pritzker, Pritzker Realty
Barry Rand, AARP
Bruce Reed, Democratic Leadership Council & Progressive Policy Institute
Robert Reich, Berkeley
Ken Rogers, Automation Alley
Matthew Segal, 80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs
Randall Stephenson, AT&T
Andy Stern, Service Employees International Union
Ashley Swearengin, Mayor of Fresno, CA
Andy Van Kleunen, Workforce Alliance
Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers

Reminiscent of a scene in Atlas Shrugged, is it not?

It is true that the welfare-statists are not socialists, that they never advocated or intended the socialization of private property, that they want to “preserve” private property—with government control of its use and disposal. But that is the fundamental characteristic of fascism.

Ayn Rand
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