Tell me this is not payback. Google pushed Obama from early on, literally had Obama giving speeches to a captive audience, their own employees and raised millions (cough, cough) for his campaign.
From the Obama meets with Economic advisers, we have the list including:
Assembled to offer wide-ranging advice, the group of 17 includes Mr. Summers and his predecessor as Treasury secretary, Robert E. Rubin; Paul A. Volcker, a former Federal Reserve chairman, and Eric E. Schmidt, the chief executive of Google. The billionaire investor Warren Buffett is to attend by speakerphone.
Other participants scheduled to attend include Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa of Los Angeles; former Commerce Secretary William Daley; William Donaldson, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission; Anne Mulcahy, chairman and chief executive of Xerox; Laura Tyson, former chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, and Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm of Michigan.
The mayor of Los Angeles? Is he kidding me? What kind of economic strategy advice is that? Oh we want no port security and by the way my illegal immigrant city needs more illegal immigrants?
Looks like a payback party, not a serious meeting to discuss international, macro-economic policy or the details of the financial crisis.
On the other side it appears Obama will be paying attention more to science but since workers in these areas are under assault for labor arbitrage, the same as auto workers, where is their representation?