Climate Change, Renewable Alternative Energy, Cap and Trade, Healthcare Reform………..
Solar Panels, Wind Turbines, Smart Grids, Clinical Information Systems, Patient Care Performance Systems, Greenhouse Gas Services, Smart Appliances, Progressive Lighting Systems
There is a scary correlation between the political agenda of the Obama Administration and the advertising campaigns of G.E. Using their television power as a launching pad the G.E./Obama agenda has had non-stop coverage since the presidential primaries. Throughout the presidential campaign NBC, CNBC & MSNBC became the Obama network. Since then they have had “green weeks” with everything from the story lines, documentaries and even the logo going “green”. The messages are intertwined and complement each other.
Is this a coincidence, maybe or maybe not? There is a very tangled web that ties the President to G.E. CEO Jeffery Immelt.
First a brief biography of Mr. Immelt; Jeffrey R. Immelt joined GE in corporate marketing in 1982 after receiving a degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard University. He became SVP of GE and president and CEO of GE Medical Systems in 1996. He became GE’s president and chairman-elect in 2000, and chairman and CEO in 2001. He is also a director of the New York Federal Reserve Bank as well as a member of the President Economic Advisory Board.
Here are a few highlights in this tangled relationship:
Feb. 6, 2009 Obama named Immelt to his Economic Advisory Board.
GE Healthcare provides cutting edge medical technologies and services. They have also created a campaign called Healthymagination. They have used the campaign to advance their agenda of healthcare reform saying that its time for a better, simpler system where innovation helps lower the cost of care and improves the quality of outcomes. They also offer an extensive patient management software system called EMR (Electronic Medical Records) that eliminates the “mountains of paperwork in triplicate” that Obama likes to rail about. If you are a medical services provider GE would gladly finance your purchase of their systems for you through GE Capital which we bailed out to the tune of $224 billion! We then made them a bank and eligible for FDIC services. Now there are rumors there will be “no bid contracts” awarded to GE once healthcare for passes.
GE Energy provides wind power technology, solar power technology, smart grid technology, progressive lighting systems, smart appliances, the list goes on and on. They have also created a campaign called Ecomagination and it won’t come as any surprise to you that GE spent $20 million on lobbying for green programs such as tax and cap on greenhouse gases or that they have already invested in a new business called Greenhouse Gas Services. This business will facilitate the buying and selling of carbon credits. Of course the same “no bid contract” rumors abound in the energy arena.
GE Transportation provides train and mass transit systems. The stimulus bill contains $20 billion earmarked for mass transit. Starting to see the pattern….
Jeffery Immelt is a major power broker in business and financial circles. He is a Director of a Federal Reserve Bank and the CEO of a major U.S. corporation that is invested in all the major agenda items (Green Energy, Healthcare Reform and Climate Change) of the new administration. He has been appointed as an Economic Recovery Advisor to the President. Oh by the way, they also own a major media conglomerate. NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, etc. all of which became an Obama cheerleading section during the campaign. The coverage was and remains biased and favorable to the point that it is unprofessional. But what a great investment – with Obama in the White House the potential for a huge pay off seems imminent. Can anyone say conflict of interest? And the agenda continues to be pushed…. How long can you watch TV these days without seeing a GE commercial about healthcare services, smart grids or singing mechanics building trains?
Here is a group of links that will give you a variety of perspectives on this in appropriate relationship:
How a Loophole Benefits GE in Bank Rescue http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/28/AR2009062802955_pf.html
Obama’s Climate Exchange is a gift to GE http://www.businessinsider.com/obamas-climate-exchange-is-a-gift-to-ge-2009-3
GE: Obama’s Corporate Sponsor http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/may/11/ge-corporate-sponsor/
And last but not least, my favorite the Obama – Immelt Muckety Web. This can keep you busy for an hour trying to unravel this frightening web of intertwined relationships:
Folks, we have a big problem. There is a community organizer in the White House and his goal is to “fundamentally change America”. He is applying the socialist principles of the community organizers he has studied to change this country. He is using the money, power and influence of his elitist allies like Jeffery Immelt to further his agenda. There is an infrastructure being built inside our government that will change America and we are running out of time to stop them. Wake up and take action! Get involved!
“Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” – James Madison
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