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Head of President Barack Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of GE and King of The Outsourcers* said:

“…The one thing that actually works, state run communism a bit– may not be your cup of tea, but their government works.”

11 Comments!

  1. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 8:38 am |

    yea. At least those 8 year old Chinese kids have JOBS.

  2. mojo
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 9:13 am |

    Well, gee whiz, so did Pharaonic Egypt, but the slaves didn’t enjoy it.

  3. mojo
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 9:18 am |

    PS: Mauritania, which has roughly 800,000 slaves, was just elected VP of the UN “Human Rights” Council.

    God is an iron.

  4. geezerette
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 9:37 am |

    Getting the mush brains all ready for life after this next four years is over.

  5. DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!)
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 10:14 am |

    The only part of CHICOMIA that works is the free-market part, jackass.
    Learn what the CHICOMs learned when they abandoned Maoism.

    Imagine what China could do if it were free.
    Same for the US.

  6. PatrickP
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 10:31 am |

    China’s economic and political system will come crashing down around them shortly after ours does. 2018 or so is my guess.

  7. PeggyU
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 10:56 am |

    I heard some horrid ad on the radio yesterday, encouraging people to take advantage of a low-interest loan from their credit unions to buy GM cars at deep discount prices.

    So, the government subsidizes loans so that people can buy government-made cars??? Am I reading that right?

    Way to stimulate competition and create jobs.

  8. Posted December 11, 2012 at 12:04 pm |

    Yeah, we know. All those millions on millions of dead Chinese people that were starved to death for the sake of Communism just don’t count.

    Right, Jeff?

  9. iD
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 5:16 pm |

    China is not communist.

    Sure, they keep the trappings of communism (People’s Republic, People’s Army, Communist party) but under Deng, they shifted from a state-planned economy to a free-market economy, while keeping the repressive, one-party state.

    That’s called “fascism”.

    To succeed, it requires a corrupt interplay between business and state, with worker exploitation and lax environmental controls. Take a trip to Shanghai sometime and tell me if it’s working. It’s made a few people very rich, at the expense of millions of workers and citizens.

  10. TimO
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 7:39 pm |

    Their government works…. yeah, AT THE POINT OF A GUN!

  11. DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!)
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 8:41 am |

    Immelt, like all Progs, likes systems that “make the trains run on time.”