Obama dines with CEOs before his economic speech

Well, since he apparently discusses our food policy with Monsanto, and net neutrality
with AT&T, why shouldn’t he discuss “job creation and the economy” with Jamie Dimon
and these other oligarchs?


Obama Dines With CEOs Before His Economic Speech
By Roger Runningen and Nicholas Johnston

May 4 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama solicited advice and lobbied for his policies at a White House dinner with corporate leaders including JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie
Dimon and Caterpillar Inc. CEO James Owens.

Dimon and Owens were among 13 members of the Business Council whom the president invited for
the session last night in the State Dining Room before giving a speech, scheduled for 11:05 a.m. Washington time today, on job creation and the economy to the 77-year-old organization.

The president’s agenda for the dinner included the legislation pending in the Senate to overhaul U.S. financial regulations, as well as administration efforts to spur economic growth, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said yesterday.

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