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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:39 AM

President Obama calls Apple CEO Tim Cook to discuss 'fiscal cliff'

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Source: CNN

U.S. President Barack Obama reached out to a number of business leaders last week about the so-called "fiscal cliff," and Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook was among those on the president's short list.

Cook was one of a handful of CEOs who received a phone call from Obama about the government's budget woes set to go into effect at the end of 2012. A White House official told CNN that the conversations were part of the president's "outreach on the need to find a balanced deficit-reduction solution that protects the middle class and continues to move our economy forward."

In addition to Cook, Obama also contacted Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway, Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, Jim McNerney of Boeing, and Craig Jelinek of Costco, the White House confirmed.

Last week, Obama also met with a dozen other CEOs from major American companies for "fiscal cliff" talks. Those discussions included General Electric CEO Jeffery Immelt and American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault.

Read more: http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/11/19/president-obama-calls-apple-ceo-tim-cook-to-discuss-fiscal-cliff



FYI: Tim Cook is the most powerful Gay CEO in history.

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onehandle Nov 2012 OP
Roland99 Nov 2012 #1
madrchsod Nov 2012 #7
adieu Nov 2012 #2
Myrina Nov 2012 #3
robinlynne Nov 2012 #8
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #4
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #5
madrchsod Nov 2012 #6
Hotler Nov 2012 #9
Hotler Nov 2012 #10
PoliticAverse Nov 2012 #11

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:13 AM

1. but, but, but....

all he was talking to was unions and civil rights' leaders. He's already spoken to them for 4 years. Why would he need to speak to them again? And surely he was just telling these CEOs to start paying their workers' more money and that he was going to tax them and redistribute their wealth to all the takers and gift-seekers of America!!!


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Response to Roland99 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:22 AM

7. ya right......

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:17 AM

2. Don't know what Tim Cook et al.,

would have anything of value to say. I'd suggest Obama call a local CPA. Mathematically, there's nothing difficult about the budget. The easiest and simplest thing are the following:

1. Raise taxes on the wealthiest
2. Slash the defense budget: end all weapons procurement programs, fund only the soldiers, reduce bases in foreign countries.

That's it. Tell the Lockheed-Martins and TRW and Raytheons to bring products to the marketplace and no longer suck on the government teat for revenue. Build things that compete with Apple and Google and AT&T.

The problem is not mathematical. The problem is political. But now that Obama has the political capital, throw down the chips and bet big against these worthless turds. Frankly, it's good for them to be innovating and getting feedback from the marketplace.

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Response to adieu (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:03 AM

3. ^ This.

Yes please, unless Apple has some code it can implement to erase the Debt - like in the movie Sneakers.

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Response to adieu (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:54 PM

8. I agree. Why accept the "fiscal cliff' talking point? Really? You tkae right wing talking point an

and make it into reality? if the GOP tolf FDR the deficit was "the" problem, would he have jumped and agreed?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:03 AM

4. LOL. nt

PB

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:20 AM

5. But not one Economist?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:21 AM

6. jelinek and buffett would be the only guys i`d talk to

the rest of them could`t give a shit about this country.

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:42 PM

9. I would add William K. Black and Elizibeth Warren. nt

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:43 PM

10. Why Mr. President???? Fuck the CEO's. Ask me. nt.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:04 PM

11. And Tim Cook told him to subcontract the budget to Foxconn ? n/t

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