What? Doesn’t every company have a sweetheart tax deal with the government because they work closely with the Obama administration? Jeffrey Immelt seems to think so:

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The head of General Electric told a jobs summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Monday that businesses needed to take the lead on job creation.

At a conference where many of the comments were focused on government barriers to hiring, GE (GE, Fortune 500) Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt acknowledged there needed to be some policy changes by Congress and the Obama administration. But he said that the responsibility for hiring lay with businesses.

“The people who are part of the business sector, the people in this room, have got to stop complaining about government and get some action underway,” he told the group. “There’s no excuse today for lack of leadership. The truth is we all need to be part of the solution.”

As if “complaining about the government” is distracting business owners from the hiring or growing their companies that they’d otherwise be doing. Good lord…

“We all need to be part of the solution.” This from a guy who’s in bed every day with part of the problem. What a tool.

It goes on:

Immelt said he is committed to working with Obama on other moves that can help hiring, and that he expects to have proposals by the end of the year that should help to create up to 1 million jobs.

If this were the card game “bullshit” this is the part where we’d all yell “bullshit!”

It’s bad enough that the administration screeches out the same hideous noise daily and expects us to consider it music, but it’s even worse when a “representative” of the business community proudly serves as the bullhorn to promote abject failure.

Update: Since Immelt took over GE in 2001, the company has shed 36,000 jobs in the US — 25,000 of which re-appeared in other countries. Keep on lecturing US businesses on hiring more workers, Jeffrey.


8 Responses to “Obama’s GE Stooge: Hey Businesses, Stop Complaining About the Government!”

  1. SignPainterGuy on July 12th, 2011 7:29 pm

    This guy has made a fortune on par with some countries and he doesn`t realize that companies hire new employees only after the demand for their products / services exceeds what their current employees can produce ?!

    What a sell-out ! What a tool !

  2. Joe Redfield on July 12th, 2011 7:44 pm

    I wish a Progressive could explain to me why oil company profits are "obscene" while GE profits are non-taxable.

  3. Granny55 on July 12th, 2011 8:34 pm

    Excellent Point!

    BTW – Just watched the end of Boehner's interview with Brett Bair. Not encouraging. He was asked if he thought Zero was sincere in solving the debt problem and Boehner answered – he is getting there. When asked if he trusted Zero – Boehner answered – YES! We are in deep shit!!! Never, never, ever, ever trust a liberal!!!

  4. Granny55 on July 12th, 2011 8:41 pm

    And Rush brought up an excellent point on GE – he dug up an article from the NY Slimes no less that states – GE's $5 billion profit was made possible by "creative accounting practices" and OFFSHORE accounts that were not subject to taxes!!! Also note that GE made $14 billion – the $5 billion was just the US companies. I would venture to guess that Imelt flies on a private jet and enjoys every perk imaginable. But because he is Dick Obama's buddy – he is exempt from the "evil fat cat" status that Dick Obama applies to all other business people who pay their fair share – on shore – here in the US.

  5. Marshall_Will on July 12th, 2011 11:05 pm

    Ahh… Sweet, SWEET Schadenfreude!!!

    There's plenty to go around. You guys from the small biz community want some? We're getting our's served up by Carmen Electra in a bikini! You want some Jeff..? Dick..?

    Oh that's right you cain't have none because this whole throw the little guys under the BUS was your… idea! No, you clowns grossly miscalculated the steely reserve of the American Business Person. Your long held erroneous assumption was that we're so GREEDY and money horny, no amount of obstacles YOU create would stand between us and The Almighty Dollar. No matter WHAT the cost!

    Well you thought wrong. We won't by hiring JACK until you animals get back in your cages. We can hold off on HIRING longer than the Chinese will keep your Payday Loans afloat. Nice try though. Carmen, dear, we'd all LOVE another slice!

  6. Daily Dive 13 July 11 | adeliemanchot on July 13th, 2011 7:25 am

    [...] Obama’s GE Stooge: Hey Businesses, Stop Complaining About the Government! As if “complaining about the government” is distracting business owners from the hiring or growing their companies that they’d otherwise be doing. Good lord… [...]

  7. Hyperfobea on July 13th, 2011 8:31 am

    GE's also got a deal to buy electric cars from Government Motors in exchange for a sweetheart deal on charging stations. As for Immelt, haven't we heard enough platitudes?

  8. imoforpcs on May 2nd, 2017 4:19 pm

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