I'm not advocating violence against the president in ANY form, but could I metaphorically sock the guy I elected? This bullsh-t is just the final straw for me.
Obama appointed GE's CEO J. Immelt to lead his Council on Jobs... after the guy led GE to outsource jobs and PAY NO TAXES WHATSOEVER. It's better than that! GE not only paid ZERO TAXES, but they received 3.2 billion in tax benefits.
Speaking of the president, the article states:
And of GE:He has designated G.E.’s chief executive, Jeffrey R. Immelt, as his liaison to the business community and as the chairman of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, and it is expected to discuss corporate taxes.
“He understands what it takes for America to compete in the global economy,” Mr. Obama said of Mr. Immelt
General Electric, the nation’s largest corporation, had a very good year in 2010.
The company reported worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, and said $5.1 billion of the total came from its operations in the United States.
Its American tax bill? None. In fact, G.E. claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion.
That may be hard to fathom for the millions of American business owners and households now preparing their own returns, but low taxes are nothing new for G.E. The company has been cutting the percentage of its American profits paid to the Internal Revenue Service for years, resulting in a far lower rate than at most multinational companies.
Ten minutes of your time, Mr. President. We have some "policies" to discuss. Like your complete and total lack of respect with regards to what you campaigned for.
Or, y'know, in two words... your hypocrisy.