President Obama is scheduled to meet with labor and progressive leaders today at the White House to discuss the fiscal cliff and overall economic strategy moving into his second term. The meeting will take place behind closed doors and the press isn't invited. Exactly who will be there?
·Mary Kay Henry, SEIU
·Lee Saunders, AFSCME
·Dennis Van Roekel, NEA
·Rich Trumka, AFL-CIO
·Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress
·John Podesta, Center for American Progress
·Bob Greenstein, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
·Laura Burton Capps, Common Purpose Project
·Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
·Justin Ruben, MoveOn
·Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change
For those who have said Obama will shift closer to the middle in a second term, this move indicates he's going to do the opposite. Obama has prioritized meeting with far left leaders before meeting with small business owners, who he will meet with tomorrow.