Shutdown 2013: Marriott’s CEO Comes Out Swinging Against Politicians
Sure, Sorenson plays it safe by not naming names. But it’s rather bullish for the CEO of one of the largest hotel companies in the world to call BS on the political squabbling in Washinton, D.C. — especially one that has recent presidential candidate Mitt Romney on its board.
Excerpt from LinkedIn
Marriott International’s headquarters is just a few miles north of America’s Capitol, the epicenter of the profoundly disappointing federal government shutdown and a looming confrontation on the debt ceiling. The impacts ripple well beyond Washington, D.C. and past U.S. borders. Others from around the world are watching this circus, which is embarrassing at best.
With the major attractions of the city and government offices closed, tourism and business travel to D.C. is declining. Visitors applying for visas to come to the United States for business or pleasure will likely see delays. The E-Verify system, which verifies the work eligibility of employees, has been pulled down, leaving employers without a key resource when trying to be sure that a job offer can be extended. These are just a few of the many consequences of this shutdown.
We all know what our politicians should be doing… From a distance, it doesn’t look like they are really even trying.
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