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Obama`s Job Summit
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December 02, 2009, 05:38 PM
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The front page of Vdare.com raises some interesting questions about jobs and the upcoming Jobs Summit. Vdare.com  is doing a funds drive, which is why their front page articles are not visible, but a great commentary on the Jobs Summit is. You can still read their blogs by world famous writers and researchers, like me for instance!

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Our writers and editors are not paid as much as I would like. But they do get something. This ability to pay our writers is what has distinguished VDARE.COM from a host of excellent but evanescent blogs which have come and gone.

Writers will often write for love — because they passionately believe in our cause. But in the long run, they need to be able to justify the time spent, to their families and to themselves.

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Roy Beck at NumbersUSA has a good commentary on the jobs summit, although it`s beyond me why he didn`t mention H-1B.

OK, now back to Obama`s "Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth" coming up this Thursday. The list of attendees will make you cringe, and it should make the mainstream media ask whether there is enough balance between corporations, ivory tower economists, and workers. Looking through this list to speak on our behalf we have, uh, hmmmmmm — near the bottom of the list there is Leo Gerard, United Steel Workers, and Joe Hansen, United Food and Commercial Workers. Oh well, so much for balance — the summit should be called something like "Flat Earthers for Obama".

Confirmed attendees:

Eric Schmidt, Google Randall Stevenson, AT&T Surya Mohapatra, Qwest Frederick Smith, Federal Express Brian Roberts, Comcast Bob Iger, Disney James McNerney, Boeing Andrew Livens, Dow Peter Solmssen, Siemens Stephanie Burns, Dow Corning Phaedra Ellis Lamkins, Green for All Reed Hundt, Coalition for the Green Bank Larry Mishel, EPI Alan Blinder, Princeton Paul Krugman, Princeton Joe Stiglitz, Columbia Bob Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia David Ickert, Air Tractor Woody Hall, Diversapack Rose Wang, Binary Group Anna Burger, Change to Win Leo Gerard, United Steel Workers Joe Hansen, United Food and Commercial Workers Randi Weingarten, AFT Mayor Frank Cownie, Des Moines, IA Mayor Julian Castro, San Antonio, Texas Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Allentown, PA