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Reply #24: And GEe . . . who was the corrupt, pro-outsourcing, pro-Bewsh bastard who RAN GE during that time? [View All]

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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-30-07 10:50 AM
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24. And GEe . . . who was the corrupt, pro-outsourcing, pro-Bewsh bastard who RAN GE during that time?
Neutron Jack Welch, that's who!

This shitbag bastard fucker raised the bar in neo-Robber Baron ruthlessness, slashing employee numbers by the thousands while rewarding fellow executives with massive bonuses and stock options. He has not an ounce of compassion for the middle and working classes, has publicly stated that he is not concerned with the discrepancy between the salaries of top-paid CEOs and those of average workers, opposes SEC reforms regulating executive pay, is an opponent of the Sarbanes/Oxley act, and started the massive outsourcing of GE's R&D to foreign nations such as India. Many CEOs of the 80s and 90s, with an ally in the staunchly pro-corporate Reagan and Bewsh 41 admins, began to adopt Welch's agenda of rottenness.

Not only that, he was a philanderer (affair with his current wife while still married) and was in the control room of NBC during the 2000 election, DEMANDING their newscasters call the election for Bewsh.

To Welch, although George W. Bush might not be a genius, his policies would encourage those who were geniuses to be even more innovative and productive. Fewer government regulations and lower corporate taxes would create technological advancement, thereby benefiting society more than all of the do-gooder social programs combined ever could. The country would be run for the benefit of the A people who achieved great things, not the C people who merely existed. In such a laissez faire environment, the powerful would be unshackled to become even more powerful, and no corporation in the world was more powerful than General Electric.

By contrast, Welch viewed Al Gore as the candidate of the parasites. Gore voters were not the generators of wealth; they were the consumers of taxes. Welch privately described the typical Gore voter as someone who needs all these goddamned social programs because shes too goddamned dumb to keep her legs crossed and too goddamned lazy to get an abortion.

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