Request Foods obtained $5.5 million under a federal grant program that Obama's stimulus bill increased by $1 billion. Last year, the company greatly expanded its footprint in Holland, Mich., where it used the money for a water treatment plant to serve a new facility.While DeWitt didn't include the threat to his employees' jobs that seems to be de rigeur these days, a logistics coordinator at the company told the Huffington Post that "All the employees fall in line. They support our business policies." (Small conflict there: Request's business policies led to 250 people being hired thanks in large part to the stimulus. It's the company's political message that's at issue here, telling workers to vote against the president who made their jobs possible.)
The company has also seen a strong increase in sales during the Obama administration. [...]
With the help from taxpayer money, Request was able to add at least 250 jobs.
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