Obama addresses job creation, credit issues at jobs summit

Dec 04, 2009 | 11:25 AM | Martyn Chase

More hot air, or laying the groundwork for meaningful action in the future? That's one of the key questions emerging from President Obama's Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth at the White House.

Obama himself acknowledged the dilemma presented by yet another seminar in his opening remarks at Thursday's jobs summit. "I assure you there is extraordinary skepticism that discussions like this can produce real results," he said, according to live coverage of the event on CSPAN radio. "If I listened to the skeptics, I wouldn't be here."

Several steel industry executives attended the summit, according to a list released by the White House, including Daniel R. DiMicco, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Nucor Corp., and John Surma, chairman and chief executive officer of U.S. Steel Corp., as well as Leo Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers union.....

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