Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Guess Who Showed Up At the White House?

Do you want to know who has power and influence in this country? Watch who visits the White House.

Another government release was sneaked out as the country begins to celebrate the New Year.

The White House has posted 25,000 additional records of those visiting the White House. It's all about investment bankers, union leaders and climatologists at the White House, judging by the visitors of President Obama and the President's chief economic advisor Larry Summers.

According to AP:
General Electric chief executive Jeffrey Immelt visited roughly a dozen times. Climate change expert Jonathan Lash visited as did Paul Hanrahan, the chief executive of major energy company AES.
Further research shows that Goldman Sach's CEO Lloyd Blankfein pretty much spent the entire day at the White House on October 29. He met with the president twice that day (one meeting had 119 attendees the other 16). On that day he also met one-on-one with Larry Summers. He also met one-on-one with Summers on February 4.

On October 29, Jamie Dimon met with the president twice, it appears in the same meetings as Blankfein. He also met on that day with Larry Summers but with another person present. He also met one-on-one with Rahm Emanuel that day, something Blankfein did not get to do.

Steven Rattner, who for a time ran the government's auto task force and is co-founder of the investment firm, Quadrangle Group, met with Larry Summers over 25 times.

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer met with Summers once. George Soros met with Summers in February.

While SEIU President Andy Stern doesn't show up on the visitors list this time, after topping it last time, his top assistant Anna Burger met with the President 10 times.

Leo Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers, met with the President 4 times.

In addition to his many meetings with Larry Summers, Steve Rattner met with the President twice.

David Rubenstein co-founder of the private equity firm, Carlyle Group, was in the 119 attendee meeting with Lloyd Blankfein and Jamie Dimon, when they met with the president.

Daniel Weiss, Senior Fellow and the Director of Climate Strategy, for the George Soros front group, Center for American Progress, visited with the President (in large groups) 4 times.


  1. Very interesting list of visitors !

    Thanks for the post !

  2. I see more than just Investment Bankers on this roll-call. As Ariel Sharon noted, they do indeed run America, and you all just let them.

  3. Nice work.

    Such a coincidence that members of a mythical self-chosen tribe that accounts for around 2% of the population shuttle back and forth to the White House to keep their boy in line.

  4. I've never seen a President — I don't care who he is — stand up to them. It just boggles the mind. They always get what they want. The Israelis know what is going on all the time. I got to the point where I wasn't writing anything down. If the American people understood what a grip these people have got on our government, they would RISE UP IN ARMS. Our citizens certainly don't have any idea what goes on."

    Thomas H. Moorer
    (1912 - 2004)
    US Navy & Chairman,
    Joint Chiefs of Staff during interview on
    24 August 1983