With Barack Obama, no free lunch for visitors or staff
It is not only CEOs who go dutch when they eat with President Barack Obama. It turns out that senior staff members do, too.
Earlier this week Politico's Eamon Javers reported that when four powerful corporate leaders came to have lunch with President Obama in June, White House staffers collected their credit card numbers so the CEOs could be billed for their meals.
The executives, who dined with the President in his private dining room just off the Oval Office, were Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox Corporation; Muhtar Kent, CEO of The Coca-Cola Company; AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson; and Honeywell International CEO Dave Cote.