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White House’s business adviser says
China’s ‘state-run communism’ works

Daily Caller, by Neil Munro

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 12/11/2012 5:46:15 PM

The chairman of President Barack Obama’s job council has endorsed China’s style of crony capitalism, saying “state-run communism may not be your cup of tea, but their government works.” Jeff Immelt is the dual-hatted chairman of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, and of General Electric, a huge company with businesses in many domestic and international sectors, including China. He used a Dec. 10 television interview to suggest that China’s type of state-run capitalism has been great for business while lamenting the state of the American economy.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: dixieboy1, 12/11/2012 5:48:51 PM     (No. 9060316)

Jack Welch´s hand-picked successor. Pathetic.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nimby, 12/11/2012 5:49:36 PM     (No. 9060317)

They finally are coming out of the closet

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Reply 3 - Posted by: hybernicus, 12/11/2012 5:58:40 PM     (No. 9060332)

Nazi Germany worked - and very efficiently too - but that does not mean it should be mimicked.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tnorling, 12/11/2012 6:12:10 PM     (No. 9060353)

Even if he believes state run communism works, how unseemly for a representative of our government to suggest such a thing.

Slavery worked too, you putz.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Flashback, 12/11/2012 6:16:35 PM     (No. 9060360)

The shareholders had better send this commie loving, useful idiot packing ASAP.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rburns, 12/11/2012 6:17:27 PM     (No. 9060362)

Great. Now you can take G.E. to China and see if you still feel the same.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 12/11/2012 6:29:40 PM     (No. 9060380)

Lots of people admired Mussolini´s fascist state because the trains ran on time. Bummer for the people victimized by the system, but boy, was it efficient!

If Immelt were alive at the time, no doubt he´d praise Il Duce as well.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MickTurn, 12/11/2012 6:31:53 PM     (No. 9060385)

Well then Mr. Immelt, why don´t you permanently relocate your sorry behind to China? I know you won´t because you haven´t finished trashing America...let us know when you are done so we can bury you and your company in a trash heap and get on with rebuilding this great country!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: NancyD, 12/11/2012 6:34:09 PM     (No. 9060389)

WTH?!? THIS guy is the White House´s business adviser? Unbelievable.

No more GE products for us.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: horacer, 12/11/2012 6:45:57 PM     (No. 9060411)

Il Duce made the trains run on time. How many 100´s of millions live in mud huts. Has anyone asked the students of Tiananmen Square for their opinion. What is happening to this world.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: velox, 12/11/2012 6:51:22 PM     (No. 9060417)

The China government is working great for the few that are high up in the goverment.
Just like in America they fly around in jets and helicopters eating and drinking on the people money.
How about the 3 Billion people that have 10 percent of what our poor have.
A few years back I spent a couple of months traveling all over China. We got a newspaper that was in english. Every evening Chinas secret service woulkd pick up the newspaper so the common people did not see it.
In the newspaper, they said the poverty in the rural ares are eliminated. By their definition poverty was $39 per year and now the average person in tural areas made $50 per year!
Damn that reall sounds like the govern,ment is working great.
I had a left wing friend state kjust last week how the Cuban government was pretty good as it had lasted for 50 years You can´t fix dumb.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kelty, 12/11/2012 6:53:08 PM     (No. 9060422)

With the exception of all the bribery necessary to oil the system as well as the slave labor that destroys the US economy for all but the global elite and people who rely more on their investments far more than actually creating value in real terms, yeah.

I think what he means is

A. They are kicking our butt
B. It´s an improvement on the past

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pickle1, 12/11/2012 7:11:01 PM     (No. 9060442)

ROTFLOL

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Reply 14 - Posted by: uno, 12/11/2012 7:14:29 PM     (No. 9060449)

Anybody who wants to know what the Obamboozler really thinks need only look at who he surrounds himself with.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: joew9, 12/11/2012 7:30:16 PM     (No. 9060473)

You know if that´s the kind of reasoning they´re going to use then I´ll just offer some equivalently offensive examples.
Slavery worked pretty well to get the pyramids built. And let´s not forget those successful cotton plantations in the old South.

Now the truth. Communism has not worked in China. And neither did the oppressive crony kingdom that preceded it. It´s slight move towards capitalism is the only thing that has pulled it out of the economic doldrums. It has a big economy right now only because it has so many people. On a per-capita basis their economy is awful.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: NeverVoteDem, 12/11/2012 7:30:31 PM     (No. 9060475)

Well it´s not working very well here.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/11/2012 7:35:38 PM     (No. 9060482)

Of course a Communist would say that about China!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: noddy, 12/11/2012 7:37:07 PM     (No. 9060486)

Way to put more folks out of work by using child labor. Jenna, you may want to hide your baby in the bull-rushes. That only gives Obama and Jarrett four years to continue tearing down this country in order to convince us that state-run communism will be good for us.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/11/2012 7:52:26 PM     (No. 9060503)

Immelt has made GE the model of the giant business which courts (euphemism) governments to secure preferences and contracts.

And a business can sometimes make a lot of money that way. So it is not surprising to hear him praise the Chinese approach. If that government changed course tomorrow he would praise that too.

As #7 says Mussolini and Fascism would seem to be his ideal. The state blocks competitors, allows profits, and does not nationalize. The business obeys and endorses the state.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: realrep, 12/11/2012 7:53:01 PM     (No. 9060504)

Let´s talk about the Great Wall of China. Who built it? Definitely not union labor. If my meory is correct, I read/heard that the men that didn´t want to work on the wall were buried alive inside it. The United Brotherhood of Stone Wall Builders did not come to their rescue.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Burger, 12/11/2012 8:19:59 PM     (No. 9060536)

The irony is even Chinese Finance Ministers question the USA´s current spending spree.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: cb, 12/11/2012 8:22:26 PM     (No. 9060538)

´´state-run´´ communism - is there any other kind?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 12/11/2012 8:27:13 PM     (No. 9060542)

When Immelt moves to China to live, we´ll talk.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Scribelus, 12/11/2012 8:39:00 PM     (No. 9060554)

...and Washington´s state-run communism doesn´t work.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/11/2012 9:50:43 PM     (No. 9060623)

Yeah, the cronyism, the corruption and most importantly...the kleptocracy. They are great for those CHOSEN businesses that the state controls or that are in bed with the state. The quid pro quo keeps them in the secondary business of corruption. Sickening that this stuff is said and there is NO outrage from the citizens. You know, I saw the short film by Matthew Modine called "Jesus was a Commie". He claims it isn´t about the kind of communism that Stalin, Mao or Castro had (because they corrupted the concept. Uh, NO! They just acted on normal human behaviors and fallibilities and the real consequences emerged as will always emerge under such a plan. In truth, all "commmunism" is the same and ends up with corruption, manipulation and massive suffering. Modine is a fool because he doesn´t understand the real meaning behind a lot of the things written in the Bible. They use simplistic interpretations without understanding context. No, Jesus was NOT a commie. And there is no "other" kind of communism that can be kinder and gentler and work for the good of all. I am so sick of these people pushing something they really don´t understand.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: starkness, 12/11/2012 10:21:52 PM     (No. 9060652)

Let´s just call the new US regime La PRI (Institutional Revolution Party ). If you remember that was the gangster party which ruled Mexico as basically a one-party dictatorship for approximately 70-60 years. We´ve been importing potential PRI voters for a long time. Now we are reaping the consequences. But just face it, the United States has become a big fat carcass that the vultures will take their good time chowing down on. And believe me, we have the right head vulture in the White House to preside over the feast.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Shucky, 12/11/2012 10:24:13 PM     (No. 9060654)

it works for the elites, at the expense of common workers who are treated as slaves

no one should be surprised that such evil thinking pervades the evil obama regime

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Penney, 12/11/2012 10:27:12 PM     (No. 9060659)

So Immelt fessed up to the obvious? With 0bama´s support, he apparently feels VERY sure of himself to have made this admission. Of course, there was no mention of RED China´s brute force tyranny in the pbs interview, which curiously had the cbs, ´eye logo,´ all over the set.

Both Charlie Rose & Emmelt seem to LOVE the PC, ´´The Third Way,´´ (although they no longer use that term for it), which is the EU´s method of attempting blend the tyranny of communism with Liberty´s capitalism. ...No good can come of this.



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Reply 29 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/11/2012 10:38:05 PM     (No. 9060669)

Jeff Immelt would sell his grandmother, so for him, the USA is always marketable.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: philemon1967, 12/11/2012 10:52:04 PM     (No. 9060682)

Obama does resemble that great Chinese communist, Chairman Mao in one regard: in a time when the country´s economy was failing, the leader resorted to demagogy and scapegoating successful people. Ultimately, innocent lives were lost and the country lost a generation of productive people and is only now catching up. In that one way, Obama is going to end up cursing America.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Salt5792, 12/11/2012 11:19:35 PM     (No. 9060715)

GE is now on my blacklist. Applebee´s and Chick-fil-A are on the preferred list.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 12/11/2012 11:38:12 PM     (No. 9060731)

Boycott GE.

GE is paying zero taxes. Now they´re admiring the godless Communist fascist barbaric Chinese.

Immelt indeed. Yeah; it´ll be warm.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 12/12/2012 12:25:30 AM     (No. 9060764)

OH.My.GOSH!!!

China´s totalitarian communist government "works" Mr. Immelt because the United States of America has been buying all their goods while ignoring their human rights abuses. When this administration finally destroys our economy, theirs will go down with us.

God help us.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/12/2012 3:25:05 AM     (No. 9060845)

GE... Gov´t Electronics pays no taxes & opens all new mfg in China.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: tehtriggerman, 12/12/2012 11:21:28 AM     (No. 9061507)

Enemy of the Constitution = TREASON.

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Detroit Free Press, by Niraj Warikoo    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/29/2014 11:28:34 AM     Post Reply
With studies showing widening economic gaps between whites and African Americans, civil rights leaders in metro Detroit are concerned. “We’re going in the wrong direction,” said Freda Sampson, a leader with the nonprofit group Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. “We’re getting further and further divided.” To help close that racial and class divide, her group is holding an all-day conference, called the Equity Action Summit, on Saturday at Cobo Center in Detroit. (Snip) Saturday’s conference, supported by the NAACP and Fair Housing Center of Metro Detroit, is to feature talks by President Barack Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah

No meat at ‘Noah’ party
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New York Post, by Richard Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/29/2014 7:13:57 AM     Post Reply
Where’s the beef? That’s what the carnivores were wondering as they arrived at the Boathouse in Central Park for the “Noah” party. The buffet tables were loaded with various forms of edible vegetable matter, but there was no meat, fish or cheese — because director Darren Aronofsky is vegan, as was the hero of his biblical epic, as played by Russell Crowe. To underscore the point in the movie, which also stars Emma Watson and Jennifer Connelly, villain Tubal-cain (Ray Winstone) eagerly bites the head off an unidentified reptile and devours it raw. Meat = evil. Got it. As hungry Boathouse guests bellied

Did baby Barack Obama live with
Ann Dunham in Seattle?

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American Thinker, by Shawn Glasco    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/29/2014 9:39:28 AM     Post Reply
Only "mere scraps of data documented" Barack Obama´s mother´s "days in Seattle," writes Obama biographer David Maraniss in his 2012 Barack Obama: The Story. Incidentally, Maraniss was telling the truth: Ann´s "days in Seattle" weren´t mentioned in Dreams from my Father and were only vaguely implied in Maraniss´s lengthy 2008 article. And it appears that the only "scraps" of evidence of Obama´s mother´s time in Seattle during 1961-1962 was a listing in a Seattle Polk directory and a University of Washington (UW) transcript. And it appears that the only "mere scraps" of evidence of baby Barack´s time in Seattle are


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