Saturday, October 29, 2011

Rope salesman's ploy backfires

Jeffrey Immelt - CEO of GE, adviser to President Obama, and Vichy capitalist - recently expressed support for the Occupy Wall St. protesters. Ironically, that didn't keep a crowd of them from trampling his begonias.

Immelt is one of those sleazy operators who talks like a businessman, but eagerly solicits government largesse. Personally, I prefer my capitalists unadulterated and unvarnished.

"The Occupy Wall St. mob? Bah! Put 'em on a chain gang building some of that infrastructure the president's always yapping about!"

Update: I wonder what's going to happen when Mayor Bloomberg's tax-paying constituents reach their boiling point and force hizzoner to take action against the protesters? I hope suspect that it might look something like this:


LibertyAtStake said...

Vichy Capitalist is a perfect label for Immelt and his like. They are nothing if not appeasers.

“Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

richard mcenroe said...

You can't really expect a happy ending when all the parties concerned are busy acting out a bad community theatre version of Galsworthy's "Strife"...

JeffS said...

The vipers will fang each other.....they can't help it, it's in their nature.