It’s always fun to read the head of corporations (or even people like Mike Rowe and Rob Lowe) put Bernie Sanders on blast for his insane rhetoric attacking anyone who makes more money than him. You can add GE head honcho Jeffrey Immelt, who just wrote a scathing OpEd addressing America’s favorite
GE has been in business for 124 years, and we’ve never been a big hit with socialists. We create wealth and jobs, instead of just calling for them in speeches. We take risks, invest, innovate and produce in ways that today sustain 125,000 US jobs.
Our engineers innovate every day to build hardware and software solutions that meet real-world challenges. Our employees are proud of our company.
I meet second- and third-generation employees whenever I travel across the country. I am one myself. Our suppliers and partners are proud of our company. Our communities are proud of our company. Our pride, history and hard work are real — the moral fabric of America.
The senator has never bothered to stop by our aviation plant in Rutland, Vt. We’ve been investing heavily (some $100 million in recent years), hiring and turning out some of the world’s finest jet-engine components in Vermont since the 1950s.
The plant employs more than 1,000 people who are very good at what they do. It’s a picture of first-rate jobs with high wages, advanced manufacturing in a vital industry — how things look when American workers are competing and winning — and Vermont’s junior senator is always welcome to come by for a tour.
Hmmm… from reading this, one could almost deduce that it seems as if Bernie Sanders doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
It’s almost as if Bernie Sanders doesn’t quite have a grasp of economics, how private businesses operate or even basic accounting. It’s almost as if his proposals fly in the face of even the most basic fourth grade multiplication tables and long division equations.
If only someone out there could fact-check Bernie’s plans. You know, do the leg work for all of us, figuring out as to whether the math really works or not…