Does Obama decide where to give talks based on whether donors own the company?

Another Obama proposal that will benefit a big donor? Why did Obama pick this company to give a talk at? From the Weekly Standard:

President Barack Obama will tout his American Jobs Act at WestStar Precision, a small business run by a donor to the president's inaugural, in Apex, North Carolina on Wednesday, September 14. WestStar’s president, Ervin Portman, is a Democratic county commissioner for Wake County who donated $1,000 to the Obama inauguration fund. Portman also donated through Act Blue, a progressive PAC, toward the successful 2008 campaign of Senator Kay Hagan (D-N.C.).

According to the White House press office, WestStar is a company “that will benefit from the bipartisan proposals in the American Jobs Act.” Obama’s tour of the company’s 10,000-square foot office and warehouse will be followed by a speech at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where the president will continue to urge that Congress pass his plan. . . .

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Blogger John A said...

WestStar Precision quarters in North Carolina are 11l sq. ft., not 10k.

The 10k figutr? Uh, the new place the company is about to open in another country...

9/13/2011 9:55 PM  

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