Kenneth E. Volpert
May 2nd, 2012
07:00 PM ET

OutFront's economic Strike Team weighs in on added stimulus

Does the economy need another boost of stimulus? We asked the OutFront economic Strike Team. Here are some of their responses:

John Donahoe, CEO of eBay: The biggest threat to the economy is the growing deficit. We need to get Simpson/Bowles implemented soon after the election.

Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford: No need for more stimulus. We think a plan to deal with the deficit would be a positive step.

John Paul DeJoria, CEO of Paul Mitchell: No, the recovery in now on the way and it is time for us, the people of the United States of America, to step up and do everything that is necessary to continue the recovery. For example: every business out there should try to hire one more person. Every person looking for a job should try a little bit harder. Every consumer should make it a point to buy two more things that are made in America. By doing this we, the people, are saving the country and preventing unnecessary debt for our nation. We at Paul Mitchell will hire two more people and at John Paul Pet we will hire at least one more person to do our part.

Stuart Miller, CEO of Lennar: "We need to let the free markets work and start to focus on deficit reduction."

Filed under: Economic Strike Team • Economy
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. jacques meltfort

    I jusr realized that Mitt Rodney has a campaing surrogate at CNN. Her name is Erin as she is defending Rodney GM argument.

    May 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Reply
  2. ronald williams

    this list of rich stiffs are not qualified to speak about the eonomy as a whole. a shot of money into rebuilding roads, bridges,
    and other would put alot of people to work doing something that benefits everyone and is something these turkeys have
    never invested from their own pockets into. Also, why does Erin listen to that joker take credit for Steve Rattners plan to
    fix the auto industry.

    May 2, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Reply
  3. kevinkatovic

    " CEO's " We know everyone needs a leader of a Corporate body at some level we cant have the Googles of the world running around in all these directions with a staff like retail rotating over and over again the retail phenomenon. If these leaders could create long lasting careers instead of a " Job " thats more of a stop gap while they look for the right bank account that aligns forming the perfect circle things would change. But until they do that I dont expect much, I'm putting for you alan I mean pulling for you sorry about that.... anyway with the Exception of Alan I have no comment.

    May 2, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Reply
  4. Teri OConnell

    Why do you not present the other side of the issue? You have three commentators stacking the deck for Obama. You NEED to have people on with the other side of the story. You are being unfair. It is getting old.

    May 2, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Reply

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