I want you to root for me. Everybody in Germany roots for Siemens. Everybody in Japan roots for Toshiba. Everybody in China roots for China South Rail. I want you to say, ‘Win, GE.’ I think this notion that it’s the population of the US against the big companies is just wrong.
General Electric Chairman Jeffrey Immelt, acting stunned that people might be a titch pissed off at Wall Street and corporations like GE. After hearing his answer, Leslie Stahl is nearly unable to form a complete question. He’s also Chairperson of the White House’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Yeah, I’m sitting here like this:
And then I realize he truly just doesn’t get why we’d be furious with a company that’s offshoring jobs and paying no taxes.
I don’t understand how he can’t grasp the anger people feel. Perhaps he does and he’s an excellent actor. Either way, it’s obvious he’s almost offended that we’re not all TEAM GE!! Well, I don’t want you to “win” the class war.
I want your workers to keep their jobs, and make a good wage. That’s what I’m rooting for - is that cool? I still can’t get over Leslie Stahl. She asks him another question, but her face says what we’re thinking:
OMG! HER FACE! LMFAO!!