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Obama Has ‘A Lot on His Plate’ and Can’t Meet with his Jobs Council

President Barack Obama has not met with his jobs council for six months because he has too much on his plate, White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Wednesday.

“There’s no specific reason, except the president has obviously got a lot on his plate,” Carney said during the daily White House briefing. “But he continues to solicit and receive advice from numerous folks outside the administration about the economy about ideas that he can act on with Congress or administratively to help the economy grow and help create jobs.”

The 26-member President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness has not officially met since January, according to a Politico report. That article suggested that the group of business executives and CEOs might be reticent to appear with Obama as his reelection campaign heats up. . .

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