Obama adviser: Communism works!

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Glenn has a storied history with General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, having been his neighbor when Glenn lived in New York City. Is it any surprise that Glenn moved to Texas when he had a neighbor like this guy? The man who serves as a the Chairperson of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness recently claimed that state-run communism was what got things done!

On Monday morning, Immelt appeared on CBS to discuss China’s growth rate with Charlie Rose.

“Look, I think it’s good for China,” he said. “To a certain extent, Charlie, 11 to 12 percent is unsustainable. You end up getting too much stimulus or a misallocation of resources. They are much better off working on a more consumer-based economy, less dependent on exports, driving technology and innovation harder. Really, the one thing that actually works, state run communism may not be your cup of tea, but their government works.

“It works because they get things done. Because they’ve got somebody dictating how things are happen. This is not how our country is supposed to work,” Pat said.

“The people like Jeffrey Immelt were fans of Mussolini and most of them at the beginning of Hitler,” Glenn said. “Of course Communism works for them because they’re in with the power structure. But if you’re not in the power structure it ain’t going to work for you, jack. Because it works because there’s somebody dictating what has to happen.”

“Common sense had better kick in on the lower end. It better kick in on the college age or we are – I mean I can’t believe it. They have done such an effective job that the people in power, the man, the people like GE, the people in Congress, the people in the White House, they’re actually siding with the man. That’s how effective their brainwashing has been on youth. The youth always rebel against the people in power,” Glenn said. “It’s incredible. The world is upside down.”

Watch Immelt’s comments below:

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Communism does not work, that has been proven time and again and again. China is about to self destruct from within, the pressure is mounting and it will go down as fast as the former Soviet Union did.

    The only ones who succeed in a communist system are those who the state decides will succeed and the ruling elite of those nations, all others are sheep to be kept crushed under the heels of an iron boot and at the point of a gun.

    If he loves communist China so much, why does he not move there with the rest of the admin and leave us who love freedom alone!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HAW7OERGSC7VZM72V7IGDJ3B4 Sharmane

    Mr. Immelt is dead wrong.  Communism has never “worked” anywhere, and in fact the system is responsible for millions of deaths worldwide, committing genocide against their own people after first disarming them.  Think Mao, Stalin, Lenin, Pol Pot, etal.  If you are part of the “elite” in crowd it may work for you, but not for the majority of people.   My husband’s family came here from Cuba in 1961 to escape Communism.  They had all their property inventoried, had to give “gifts” to the government and be under constant surveillance just to be allowed to finally leave the country.  My Father-in-law was a prominent lawyer, and they didn’t want or need lawyers post-Castro so they were given permission to leave eventually.   Three doctors in the family were prohibited from leaving since the country needed medical personnel.  Don’t want to practice medicine anymore, bullet to the head or your family threatened.   Many, many horror stories from my in-laws and my husband says Obama is cast in the same mold as Castro.   Look for a huge push on more “gun control” and other maneuvers over the next four years as Obama has an agenda and it is not good for our country, not good at all.

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    Communism don’t work just ask the Cubans. http://www.therealcuba.com/ left if Obama is not a communist then why does he hire them? Seem like something going on there.

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    Then there is North Korea, China Soviet Union and Iran. Yah if it works so well then what happen to them?

  • Anonymous

    Any fool that thinks Communism works is a candidate for the looney farm and many liberals need to be there!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MWAAFFBVKAROICVSLJNTZJPMBA HELEN

    Iran is not Marxist.  It’s islamic which is just as bad but for different reasons.

  • Anonymous

    Communism is pure evil. Fascism, Socialism, Marxism and etc are all branches of Communism. The founder of the organization is Lucifer/Satan. It is the same organization which was established with Cain. Satan hasn’t changed since and before that time. The Book of Revelation has been correct so far.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AIGQCCO7XNNS6UKANRJYYCUNQ Jerry C

    I can’t believe the board of directors at GE has not fired this ignorant ass hole. Sure communism works just as long as you have political prisons and can murder whoever the hell you want for the good of herr leader.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.kriske Kevin Kriske

    Another dumb cracker

  • greywolfrs

    Communism works? Is that why it has failed every time it has been tried and has been tried countless times? Communism only works if you are part of the small class of people running things, everyone else is a peasant. Hey Jeff, since communism works so well, why don’t you move to China, the place you are sending all jobs from GE, dirtbag.

    P.S. All of you that are saying Fascism is part of this are completely wrong. Communism/Socialism is a collectivist idea. Fascism is about the individual and national pride. They are two completely different concepts, therefore can not be the same thing. In fact, they are opposite ends of the political spectrum.

  • Anonymous

    Sure, China’s communism is working great as long as the rest of the world takes advantage of their slave labor and their elite live like kings! This is the dumbest thing that a CEO from anywhere could ever say. I’ve been to communist countries and people are afraid to talk politics in their own homes for fear that there could be spies listening in. Sure, Russia and Cuba might have ZERO unemployment, but look how poorly their people live.

  • Anonymous

    IT WORKS FOR HIM AS WE NOW DISCOVER OBAMA MAY BE A K-G-B AGENT   –  WAS HIS SUPPOSED KENYA FATHER KILLED ACCIDENTALLY IN A CAR ACCIDENT  –  OR MURDERED TO COVER HIS PAST ?   DID HIS MOTHER REALLY DIE OF CANCER OR WAS SHE ELLIMINATED AS DEAD TELL NO TALES   — AND HOW ABOUT GRANDMA KICKING THE BUCKET JUST BEFORE  —  2 OBAMAS COLORED GAY  MALE ADMITTED LOVERS DIED TRAGICALLY BEFORE THEY MIGHT  HAVE TALKED.  A PATTERN IS SEEN HERE AND PROTECTING SUCH A KING AS THIS ONE WOULD BE A PRIORITY FOR A SUBVERSIVE ORGANIZATION THAT PERMITS OBAMA TO BREAK LAWFUL CONSTIRUTIOAL VALUES AT EVERY TURN..   HE TOLD PUTTIN HE;D HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY IN HIS CERTAIN RE-ELECTION OR DID HE JUST MEAN TOTAL TOLTERIAN RULE?  HIS SECRECY ASKS THEV QUESTION  —  WHAT IS THIS DELUSIONAL MISLEADING LIAR  –  STILL NOT PROVEN LEGALLY ELLIGIBLE HIDING?    VERY SECRET   —  VERY SECRET   —  VERY VERY SECRET I’D SAY   —   HOW ABOUT YOU THE WSER.?

  • Anonymous

    So let me understand this…State run Communism…works…yet…GE….pays no taxes…..?

    Mr. Imelt?

    Can you help explain that one? 

  • Anonymous

    Isaiah 5:20

    …And if i don’t make the final cut Lord, and am destined for hell, i only ask Lord, that i may witness the fruition of this scripture first. Thank you and Amen.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N7SY7RD7SIBAUJGCAW22ATJY6I Joyce S

    Is this reason that all of GE light bulb went to China,maybe one of the reasons ,tax breaks,lower wages, he thinks China is so great go there and live

  • Anonymous

    Sure, communism works for you if you are a capitalist businessman, who pays no taxes, and gets his workers for pennies a day, and sells for maximum profits. I guess if you look at it that way, then yes, communism works just fine.

  • Anonymous

    Immelt, together with the rest of the Obama bourgeois. benefit from the Socialist, Marxist, Communist approach. They are the “Elite” the “Big Bussiness” that they hate. They are hoping no one is paying attention, so they won’t have to address their consciences. They are the very thing they hate.

  • Anonymous

    State run communism got things done—–what kind of CRAP is this?

  • Anonymous

    OMG! China is the WORST blend of Communism/Capitalism. The Government gets to to pay slaves wages (people actually commit suicide in droves b/c the working conditions are so horrific). And guess who gets to keep ALL the profits? Yeah… the Government cronies who bank it all in Swiss accounts. 

  • http://twitter.com/Bobjr2Jr Bob DeLacy Jr

    I’ll never understand why some think communism works.I think freedom works.When you
    start messing with freedom,then you start to wreck things.Communism fails period!

  • Draxx

    Obviously Mr. Immelt has not looked at the 70+ Million Chinese Deaths Under Mao…  Because that sure does bode well for the Communistic Peasants!!!  (And there is no such thing as Middle Class.)

  • http://twitter.com/Bobjr2Jr Bob DeLacy Jr

    I don’t know why anyone believes communism works.Freedom works.Did not John F.Kennedy
    tell the people of West Berlin how freedom will tear down that wall someday?It did.Despite
    what they say Glenn,no matter large their goups maybe.Freedom will still prevail in the end.I
    faith in God to know if we do our part.Freedom will still be the wave of the future.

  • Anonymous

    The fact is hard line communist leaders all understood something socialist do not. That people have to work in order for the society to exist. What the communist planned was that they would put the people to work for the state which did not work out. the socialist plan is to take money from a smaller and smaller shrinking group that works and spread it around to people that don’t work. Both systems of government fail to recognize that in order to get people work they must be motivated. The communist system demotivates by defining what people can and cannot do. The socialist system demotivates by putting limits on how much people can benefit from their own work and also pays people not to work. These systems have been around forever and their flaws are well known to those with even rudimentary knowledge of government systems but some people with truncated knowledge or blinding belief still expect different results from the same old failed systems…A maximum here is Some people never learn. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frances-Maddox/100000138283082 Frances Maddox

    Draxx, you and Sharmane are correct.  Power is what these people want, when all the rest of us are robots…sorry God gave me a brain and I want to use it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frances-Maddox/100000138283082 Frances Maddox

    Draxx, you and Sharmane are correct.  Power is what these people want, when all the rest of us are robots…sorry God gave me a brain and I want to use it!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GW6ALM3N2YFTOT6TN3GZGAHQG4 Frank Balcer

    The Elite never learned from history the fact that you cannot control every single thing.
    i do not know were that idea comes from, but it is suicidal if you try because people will revolt. ( the french revolution)
    this is why we need to go back to a smaller constitutional government because it works.
    were as bigger governments have been known to fail time after time.

  • Anonymous

    communism doesn’t work however they always think this time it will! the world is upside down you know BHO birth 1961 upside down is 1961! like pat sings, “G E we bring evil to life..”

  • Anonymous

    I am from former USSR – Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. I would like to clarify some terms that are widely used such as communists and communism. While there are many communists on the face of this earth, communism has never been built or achieved – not in one country on earth – not in USSR, not in China, not in Cuba, not in North Korea …………..nowhere. The stage that communist morons managed to built they called developed socialism – that’s the term they used in Soviet Union. The reason they cannot say that they built communism is because their societies cannot fulfill the communist motto “From everybody according to their abilities, to everyone according to their needs”. Their failed economies could not and cannot produce enough goods and services to fulfill this crazy wish. On the other hand the socialist motto is “From everybody according to their abilities, to everyone according to their work”, which is a complete lie because workers were not paid what they earned in USSR and they are not paid what they earn in China. I had an amazing history teacher in Soviet Union that discussed the regime we were living under. I wonder how the communist thugs didn’t put him in a nut house because in the 80’s they couldn’t send people to Siberian Gulags anymore.
     
    So it’s incorrect to say that communism doesn’t work – we cannot know because it was never built, and more likely it can never be built. But we can say for sure – socialism doesn’t work. And the communist thugs were and are trying really hard to build communism because the final goal of every socialism is communism – and good luck with that……..  The real tragedy in this disgusting process is that people get hurt – they become poor and unfortunately exterminated if they don’t agree with the communist thugs.

  • Anonymous

    I am from former USSR – Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. I would like to clarify some terms that are widely used such as communists and communism. While there are many communists on the face of this earth, communism has never been built or achieved – not in one country on earth – not in USSR, not in China, not in Cuba, not in North Korea …………..nowhere. The stage that communist morons managed to built they called developed socialism – that’s the term they used in Soviet Union. The reason they cannot say that they built communism is because their societies cannot fulfill the communist motto “From everybody according to their abilities, to everyone according to their needs”. Their failed economies could not and cannot produce enough goods and services to fulfill this crazy wish. On the other hand the socialist motto is “From everybody according to their abilities, to everyone according to their work”, which is a complete lie because workers were not paid what they earned in USSR and they are not paid what they earn in China. I had an amazing history teacher in Soviet Union that discussed the regime we were living under. I wonder how the communist thugs didn’t put him in a nut house because in the 80’s they couldn’t send people to Siberian Gulags anymore.
     
    So it’s incorrect to say that communism doesn’t work – we cannot know because it was never built, and more likely it can never be built. But we can say for sure – socialism doesn’t work. And the communist thugs were and are trying really hard to build communism because the final goal of every socialism is communism – and good luck with that……..  The real tragedy in this disgusting process is that people get hurt – they become poor and unfortunately exterminated if they don’t agree with the communist thugs.

  • Anonymous

    I am from former USSR – Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. I would like to clarify some terms that are widely used such as communists and communism. While there are many communists on the face of this earth, communism has never been built or achieved – not in one country on earth – not in USSR, not in China, not in Cuba, not in North Korea …………..nowhere. The stage that communist morons managed to built they called developed socialism – that’s the term they used in Soviet Union. The reason they cannot say that they built communism is because their societies cannot fulfill the communist motto “From everybody according to their abilities, to everyone according to their needs”. Their failed economies could not and cannot produce enough goods and services to fulfill this crazy wish. On the other hand the socialist motto is “From everybody according to their abilities, to everyone according to their work”, which is a complete lie because workers were not paid what they earned in USSR and they are not paid what they earn in China. I had an amazing history teacher in Soviet Union that discussed the regime we were living under. I wonder how the communist thugs didn’t put him in a nut house because in the 80’s they couldn’t send people to Siberian Gulags anymore.
     
    So it’s incorrect to say that communism doesn’t work – we cannot know because it was never built, and more likely it can never be built. But we can say for sure – socialism doesn’t work. And the communist thugs were and are trying really hard to build communism because the final goal of every socialism is communism – and good luck with that……..  The real tragedy in this disgusting process is that people get hurt – they become poor and unfortunately exterminated if they don’t agree with the communist thugs.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps this explains why he was appointed by Obama to head his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness; they have communistic principles and policies in common. Even worse, G.E. paid absolutely no U.S. taxes last year, hiding their profits in overseas accounts. This should defy Obama’s continuous rhetoric against such policies, butit appears to be quite acceptable as long as he was benefitting from the company’s enormous campaign contributions

    Just how does Obama have the nerve to rant about U.S. companies hiding their profits in overseas accounts (such as Romney and Bain Capital,) while appointing the worst offender (and a Communist at that) to such a position of “authority” on the status of jobs in this lousy
    economy? The answer is that his claims of “fairness” are nothing more than class warfare – and the epitome of hypocrisy and crony capitalism.
    It’s absolutely disgusting.

  • mfh

    Communism works just fine.  If you are at the top.  Everyone else gets screwed, but what the heck as long as the elite are ok we should just accept it.  Ya right.

  • mfh

    Communism works just fine.  If you are at the top.  Everyone else gets screwed, but what the heck as long as the elite are ok we should just accept it.  Ya right.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DMZ5ZO5PKP5JYKGLTVQSFR64LQ Larry

    The only ones Communism works for are the ones in Leadership rolls.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DMZ5ZO5PKP5JYKGLTVQSFR64LQ Larry

    The only ones Communism works for are the ones in Leadership rolls.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DMZ5ZO5PKP5JYKGLTVQSFR64LQ Larry

    The only ones Communism works for are the ones in Leadership rolls.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DMZ5ZO5PKP5JYKGLTVQSFR64LQ Larry

    The only ones Communism works for are the ones in Leadership rolls.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DMZ5ZO5PKP5JYKGLTVQSFR64LQ Larry

    The only ones Communism works for are the ones in Leadership rolls.

  • Anonymous

    however,Barry-HUSSEIN-Obama Is Marxist and islamist,and Maoist…which is more terrifying than Hitler!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GW6ALM3N2YFTOT6TN3GZGAHQG4 Frank Balcer

    That adviser needs to go, along with a lot of others, communism goes against our constitution.
    Obama hiring & listening to this person is a clear violation of oath of office. 

  • Anonymous

    Communism only works for a while for tyrants and plutocratic comrades who, by their own definitions, are more equal than others. For globalist plutocrat comrades like Jeffrey Immelt, who decry nationalism (and even patriotism) as impediments to economic “progress,” why not communism if it gets things done? Republics and inalienable rights are so messy.  

  • Anonymous

    As a college student myself, I think that’s because they did the most smart, efficient  way to get the youth to switch sides: made them think the little guy is “the man.”  Many of my friends who are morally conservative questioned who to vote for in the last election for 2 reasons.  First, Mitt Romney was portrayed as some out-of-touch billionaire with no concept of what it’s like to be middle class (which I would say is true, but five minutes of research into his past shows Obama in the same boat).  Second, because they have been told morals don’t matter in politics.  History has shown that moral Christian men make good leaders, but years of being told that doesn’t matter has blinded them to that.  They also typically love Clinton, which I can’t understand at all.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DDJLC3UQFDOID7N6PJLV7M5REU Pudgie

    I am so scared of what we have become!And what is being force onto us.Us older folks are scared becuase it seems to me like they are trying to extremnate us.I was taught to erase all traidtions from our young ones is to get rid of the old.YES I AM AFRAID!BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN GOD AND I NOT GIVE IN TO COMMUNISM.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jon.galt.5454 Jon Galt

    Apparently, as long as the political ruling class is well off, it doesn’t matter that most of the citizens are SLAVES.

    Well, if communism gets things done, why is the USA the most prosperous nation on the planet?  Why did the soviet union fail? Why is the average per capita income in china only $5000 USD?

    Exactly… it works great for the RULING CLASS, so let’s screw the SERFS (THAT’S YOU!).

  • http://www.facebook.com/jon.galt.5454 Jon Galt

     And… why are nite satellite photos of north korea so DARK?  Yeah, the American Dream – 5% of the population have electricity and indoor plumbing… who cares if the other 95% are effectively slaves?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6AFLZGRNOSH3FN7J4RU34XOSZM john

    or try freaking cuba, jeff asshole

  • http://www.facebook.com/jon.galt.5454 Jon Galt

     It’s coming, and there is nothing you can say to any mind-numbed lib-tard to change their mind.  No matter what evidence you present, their minds are so messed up there is just no way to reach them. 

  • Elizabeth Bracy

    Remember the Communism cry of “workers arise”? Yep. My friend told me the other day (he’s an Obama guy) “If Obama’s a socialist trying to destroy the country, he’s doing a really bad job of it.” I sort of looked and said What do I do with that?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GDOU6BBHOP6O27FRAGUJATPLFM Laura

    Ayn Rand has already refuted communism 100 times over using LOGIC AND REASON, something that obviously does not exist in the delusional mind if of Immelt, whom I believe should be physically removed from America and sent to Russia or China along with the entire obama administration. Rand lived under communist rule and came to America to get away from it, she warned us. 

  • Bonnie Somer

    this is part of the obama agenda, global govt, he owns u, ur money property car hcare and U ur motivation and whatever else u have.  His form of big govt no private sector is not what canada did they lowered taxes cut spending and we nd 2 get rid of obama and his czar govt his i own u policies and hdis ignoring of the constitution are a didgusting horror he is anti America and his communist dictatorship power grabs are where we must end his power.  that is y america has worked b/c of how are govt is set up if congress is dumb enough to givt the power hungry loon the debt limit power we as Americans nd to then stop the snake there he is hitler and stalin

  • Anonymous

    If these people think that Communism works, tell them to look at Russia,China, Cuba and any other Communism around the world are they from another planet!!!!!!! All I know is that I will not lose my freedom for these bums, they think that it is so great go live where there is Communism, we don’t need them here.  GOD Bless America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    My family and I have talked of this happening.  The Bible calls this the end times, we will all get bar codes so they can keep track of us.  I know that at my age I sometimes find this hard to believe.  A couple of my children, who believed like me, have now bachelor and master degrees and they think I’m now crazy.  The same principals they used to believe in no longer matter.  I’m too old fashion and unimportant.  The problem is it is not just my family, this is the sad part.