Skip to comments.Obama lobbied Intel CEO on stimulus
Posted on 02/10/2009 10:29:55 PM PST by pissant
President Barack Obama lobbied the head of Intel Corp. to talk up the more than $800 billion economic recovery package moving through Congress, the chief executive of the world's biggest chip maker said Tuesday.
Paul Otellini said Obama "encouraged" him in a brief phone call Monday to publicly support the stimulus plan that includes billions in public spending to create jobs as well as for unemployment benefits, food stamps, health care and other programs to help victims of the worst recession in decades.
The legislation cleared the Senate Tuesday afternoon and pointed toward House-Senate negotiations that are expected to be difficult.
In reaching out to Otellini, Obama was touching all bases in his campaign for the stimulus, which he said in a televised news conference Monday night must be enacted to avoid deepening the crisis "as well as the pain felt by millions of Americans."
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Sounds like Mr. Otellini might have a little power over zero.
Here comes the shake down.
Damning the MESSiah with faint praise?
Jesse jackson w/o the ebonics (unless he’s jive talkin’ his brothers).
Obama looking for support among conservatives in Silicon Valley?
What may be going on....Intel just announced they are going to invest, in America, about 7 billion in research and production facilities.
I am sensing here Otellini may be cozying up to Obama for either stimulus money....or generous tax breaks.
And I’m an AMD guy for life.......
I do disagree with Intel/Microsoft and their H1b policy.
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