Goddess Gaia’s heretic? General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt says he regrets going too green.

by editor on May 11, 2011

Jeff Immelt, the man who’s done more for the green movement than any other CEO in America, has now had a change of heart. At least that’s what he’d have you believe.

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"Hmmmm. What can I say that will lure a few more suckers into the carnival tent?"

Reuters has the story of Immelt’s supposed conversion from the religion of the Goddess Gaia:

“If I had one thing to do over again I would not have talked so much about green,” Immelt said at an event sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Even though I believe in global warming and I believe in the science … it just took on a connotation that was too elitist; it was too precious and it let opponents think that if you had a green initiative, you didn’t care about jobs. I’m a businessman. That’s all I care about, is jobs.”

Here’s our bottom line:

When Immelt stops taking boatloads of federal dollars, when he stands up against those stupid twisty light bulbs, when he puts out a memo telling NBC to end those moronic green weeks, that’s when we’ll believe anything he has to say on this subject.

Source: Reuters

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Ken.ca
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Ken.ca

Get real. This clown is the epitome of a socialist. By advocating increased government regulation they effectively drive the smaller completion out of business leaving them in an oligopoly position with other big corporations beholden to the government (i.e. Decocrats who pass their anti free market drivel – for the children don’t you know) not the consumer.

If I’m looking for an appliance and I see ‘GE’ on it I keep walking.

hisham
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hisham

This statement: “Even though I believe in global warming and I believe in the science … it just took on a connotation that was too elitist;…” speak volumes. Maybe he’s losing shares to Phillips or some other large electric company. What ever it is, he should lose a lot more if he wants me to feel sorry for his narrow-minded, elitist, greeny weeny commie self!

Pittsburgh Z
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Pittsburgh Z

That last part is a lie.

Jobs…….he does not care just about jobs.

perlcat
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Yes he does. He loves Steve Jobs. He’s an oligarchophiliac.

Tesslea
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Tesslea

Just time to get his face in the news again I say… one more media whore.

deepthinker
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deepthinker

The only green this ass whole is seeing is the $$$$ that he is taking from the tax payers and the stock holders of GE. He is the very reason I sold off all my GE stock.

If you wish to get an CEO’s attention start dumping their stock. I suggest that everyone look in their 401K and any other type of retirement fund you have, if it has GE stock, sell it.

Old Goat
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Old Goat

Bang him up, cut off the sunlight – THAT’LL stop him photosynthesing completely…