GE’s Immelt: Stop Complaining About Government

Immelt to jobs summit: Businesses need to do more – Jul. 11, 2011.

“The people who are part of the business sector, the people in this room, have got to stop complaining about government and get some action underway,” he told the group. “There’s no excuse today for lack of leadership. The truth is we all need to be part of the solution.”

Immelt is the chair of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He said the group has made a number of recommendations for changes in government policies that should be able to help job creation, such as the executive order announced Monday asking independent agencies to rid their books of old and outdated regulations.

TAL Commentary: Of course, if I could earn $5 billion without paying taxes, I’d love the government too. Give everyone a 0% income tax, I say!