(CNBC) — President Barack Obama had a sharp rebuke for corporate leadership on Sunday, telling The Economist that chief executives "don't have a right" to complain about regulations. During interviews with CNBC, however, a trio of current and former CEOs had an equally sharp response.
Appearing on CNBC's "Squawk Box," AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson said Monday that the Obama administration should have enacted important reforms—spanning immigration, taxes and entitlements—before Republications took control of the House of Representatives, Jackson said.
That would have added millions more jobs to an otherwise "anemic" economic recovery, he added.
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"The president's statement just confirms, unfortunately, that he still doesn't get it," Jackson said.