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Barack Obama can live without
Churchill´s bust, but not UK cash

Telegraph [UK], by Richard Blackden

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/16/2012 12:16:25 AM

SelectUSA is one of President Barack Obama’s more snappily titled creations. Established early last year, the organisation’s brief is to drum up foreign investment in the US. Its staff are a busy bunch. This week they organised a summit for business leaders in Moscow. December will see them in Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi. January brings a trip to Paris to persuade the French to invest, while there is a visit to Hanover in the spring to tap the Germans for cash. It is the sort of globe-trotting itinerary that will inflame critics who believe such efforts are a waste

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/16/2012 2:32:14 AM     (No. 9017605)

SelectUSA´s purpose is to drum up investment in the US? I´d say it´s the other way around - it´s purpose is to move any significant industry overseas.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/16/2012 3:43:44 AM     (No. 9017639)

I really enjoyed the meeting but we´re not moving there to pay for Obamacare. Come back when you get a sane government

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