Jeff Immelt As Chair Of The Jobs Council: Talk About The Fox Watching The Hen House!

Forgive my cutting and pasting a letter from, but this does a good job of laying out why GE CEO Jim Immelt shouldn't be head of the Jobs Council: 

It's crazy, but the New York Times reported that while GE made over

$14.2 billion in profits last year, they didn't pay any federal tax. In

fact, they got $3.2 billion in taxes back, from all of us taxpayers. I can

tell you, as I sit down to do my taxes now, that really had me steamed.

And the tax loopholes that GE spent millions lobbying for keep their

profits and jobs overseas, while they cut health care and retirement

benefits for American workers. That had me absolutely sick.

The worst part is, GE's CEO, Jeff Immelt, was appointed chair of President

Obama's Jobs Council--to advise the President on things like American

workers and corporate tax. It's just perverse.

That's why I signed a petition to get America's Chief Executive Tax

Dodger, Jeff Immelt, off the President's Jobs Council. Can you join me at

the link below?

Thank you for reading this. I'd love to hear what you think.
EvesHarvest EvesHarvest
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14 Responses Mar 30, 2011

The US govt is a fraud. They are obligated to work for we the people but they work for wall street, select financial institutions and corporations. It has nothing at all to do with partisanship. We don't matter, PERIOD!!!! We don't elect our president, we're taught this in middle school!!!!

Remember that the presidents are just the frontmen for their national identity of the total world corruption and greed of corperations. Its the man at the bottom that feels its injustice and feeds it under a yoke of forced participation like slave workers of nazi construction camps.

Thank you for signing and commenting, OAS. Yes, the masses seem to actually be starting to wake.

Petition signed. I am hoping we Boomers get Grey Power in full gear soon. There'll be some changes goin' on. I am so ready to get on the bus and head for Washington.

But Obama is the one that appointed Jeff Immelt for the jobs council position.<br />
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I'm disappointed with Obama, but I blame the conservatives much more, especially with their recent shenanigans, which do seem to be having an unintended consequence of lighting a fire under union workers and others who feel the attack on them, as well.

I don't blame Obama, he never portrayed himself as anything but an AGENT for change. He told us he needs us at his back and pushing for power. He must have said it over and over and over...the change comes from the bottom up. <br />
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The light is in the middle of the country. The old Reagon democrats, the working class, the public sector unions, these people are tough and they have been hit by the conservatives. They know how to organize to be heard and they know how to accomplish change. Let the Tea Party close down Goverment, and let the Unions roar, to announce the last great battle for their life.

A century or a decade? I see it coming sooner than a century. We keep hitting walls and not learning from it and changing in a substantial way.

That's for sure!

Corruption all around! Obviously Obama has hired the wrong people to consult him on these decisions. I too wish things were different. These tax loop holes are gigantic. He needs to hire ethical people to close those gaps. If everyone paid their fair share we probably wouldn't be as bad off.

I am really disappointed in him.

I'm not sure I want to vote for him again. I am really conflicted

Jon Stewart saw it for the sick joke it was last night.<br />
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And check out GE's record on the POGO Gov't Contractor Misconduct databa<x>se.<br />
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GE = Evil. And hard to avoid they're so humongous.

How could Obama not see it for the sick joke that it is?

Couldn't agree with you more. How can people not see this for the sick joke that it is?