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  • Obama’s Latin America Visit Next Month: No Time for the Business Sector?

    Ever since President Obama announced in his State of the Union speech that he will travel in March to Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador “to forge new alliances across the Americas,” dozens of White House and State Department officials have been meeting with people in those three countries to plan details of the state visits. It is surely no accident that the Obama visit will fall during the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s announcement of his Alliance for Progress, “which was aimed at accelerating economic and social development in Latin America.”

    While there will be several events showcasing the President’s support of taxpayer-subsidized “investments” in infrastructure and “clean energy” projects as well as numerous photo-ops highlighting the theme of “social inclusiveness,” business leaders in Chile and Brazil—including representatives of U.S. firms—recently told a Heritage analyst that they have been rebuffed by White House planners when they have suggested scheduling any meetings between the President and the private productive sectors in those countries.

    Notwithstanding the fact that the business sector’s help is vital if the President hopes to attain his goal to “double U.S. exports in five years” – and that the private sector provides the tax revenues to fund those governmental energy and social programs – apparently the White House does not rate them high enough on the President’s list of priorities to include any meetings with them.

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    3. Dennis Georgia says:

      Guess he will go hug the neck of chavez and get some pointers on how to become a better dictator.

    4. r daybell, Californi says:

      Congress should defund the money for fuel for air force one until the administration stops holding up drilling permits for the oil industry. Leave air force 1 in Washington and let him ride alone in tourist class on commercial air lines.

    5. Christopher,Michigan says:

      Just like RAT"S to get off the sinking ship,fix the disaster that he and his party have created!!!!!!!! Do not give this guy any more idea's, by visiting these countries. Nothing will come of this trip.

    6. marce paz says:

      Dear Sir/madam:

      with much disarray, i want to know why does Obama have to travel with 1000 people which includes his wife & daughters to Latin America when this country has to tighten its budget buckle???

      we are being stepped on by the Chinese and Indian markets.

      truthfully i and many regret voting for Obama …

      since his reign, seems like socialism tactics highlighted by middle east pro arab changes have been imposed and nothing else.

      this country use to be a leader but now its laughed at by so many

      i want it back to the top!

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