Last week Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, said of Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of General Electric and head of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, that “if he does not resign, the White House should remove him.” On Tuesday, Kucinich went on CNN to double down on his criticism.
“He has expertise in job creation, but unfortunately for the United States, he seems to be creating jobs in other countries,” Kucinich said. The Ohio lawmaker said that since Immelt took the helm at GE, one-fifth of the workforce there has been eliminated.
He accused Immelt of exporting highly-sophisticated technology to the Chinese in order to book short-term profits for GE and avoid paying federal income taxes.
Kucinich said that if the White House wants to have a successful jobs program, it should “take a page out of FDR” and “go back to the WPA” to rebuild America’s infrastructure.