CEOs meet with President Obama in the White House today. One expected message for the newly re-elected president: "It's time to act."
News reports have identified 10 CEOs who will be attending the afternoon meeting, and all are members of Business Roundtable. This week BRT launched the "It's Time to Act" campaign, pressing Congress and the President to move swiftly in the lame-duck session of Congress to prevent the fiscal cliff.
CBO projects the total cost of the fiscal cliff at $671 billion, with the consequences of up to 3.4 million lost jobs and an unemployment rate of 9.1 percent.
Previews, all noting Business Roundtable's role:
According to multiple news accounts, these are the CEOs meeting with the president today. All are BRT members. We've bolded the members of BRT's executive committee.
Thanks to Kevin Madden, Jonathan Karl and Stephanie Cutter for talking about crisis communications this week at BRT. http://t.co/cmakALRJS8
Trade supports 1 in 5 U.S. jobs. Time for Trade Promotion Authority. http://t.co/OP1zBl4IJe
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