Posted by Meg | Posted in Big Business, Big Issues, Democrats, Energy, GE, Health-Care, Jeffrey Immelt, Media Bias, Must See, Obama, Socialism, Socialized Medicine | Posted on 13-05-2009
“The interaction between government and business will change forever. In a reset economy, the government will be a regulator; and also an industry policy champion, a financier, and a key partner.”
- Jeffrey Immelt, February 6, 2009
GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt recently announced that his company will be spending $6 billion dollars over the next 6 years on a project called ‘Healthymagination’ in Washington, DC. Together with Intel, GE will be developing software to monitor health data and health records. Their goal? To sell this software to the government, for use in Obama’s plan to develop an entire Federal body whose entire mission is to monitor every citizen’s health records, every order a doctor writes for those citizens, for the purpose of determining whether those doctor’s orders are “fiscally responsible”. Meaning, a government bureaucrat will have the authority to rescind your doctor’s order, if that bureaucrat decides that either you can’t afford – or you flat out just don’t deserve – whatever procedure it is your doctor deems necessary.
That isn’t just socialized medicine, it’s a medical dictatorship, where the government decides what you can and cannot spend your own money on when it comes to you, your body, and your health. And GE’s right there with the White House, developing software to make this plan a reality.
Oh, and Tom Daschle, the man who couldn’t become the head of the HHS, he’s on the ‘Healthymagination’ advisory board.
Beyond the implications this plan and ‘Healthymagination’ could have on your daily life, there’s another side to this story which is deeply concerning. Part of the plan for this project includes a massive propaganda campaign. According to a statement given to the Dallas Morning News by GE, all aspects of NBC Universal – including NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, all of it – will create 5,000 separate news pieces on this ‘Healthymagination’ project. Every news program on every NBC network will be trumpeting this project amidst their supposedly ‘unbiased’ news coverage, acting as if they’re objective journalists here to tell you all the positive, wonderful things ‘Healthymagination’ and socialized medicine will do for this country. They’ll be bringing this propaganda straight into your home, presenting it as news, all for the sake of further tying GE and our federal government together into an unholy union.
According to most Democrats I know, they define ‘fascism’ as a combination of government and big business. Although that’s not historically accurate, it leads me to wonder: if that’s truly what they believe fascism to be, where are all the good Democrats? Why aren’t they standing up against this? They rightly stood up against Bush when he was presiding over the same thing. In fact, under the Bush administration, GE Capital received $139 billion directly from the FDIC, despite the fact that GE is not a bank. The FDIC supposedly doesn’t have the authority to hand out such huge wads of cash to entities outside of their regulatory authority of the banking industry. Yet they got away with it, and no one’s bothered to ask how or why.
This corruption has been going on for a very, very long time and under Obama it hasn’t changed. It’s only gotten much, much worse. Now Jeffrey Immelt is serving on Obama’s financial advisory committee. He’s been party to the majority of meetings regarding the implementation of the government’s radical healthcare plan, despite the obvious conflict of interest, since his company stands to gain great wealth by selling the government all their healthcare products. In fact, some claim that GE’s already been promised contracts should this healthcare plan come into effect.
So where are all the good Democrats? They were angry about the no-bid Haliburton contracts, so why aren’t they just as angry about all the sweet no-bid deals GE is getting with regard to energy policy, healthcare policy, and so on? They’re making a helluva lot more money in a helluva lot more industries than Haliburton ever did, so why aren’t the Democrats making a fuss? Why aren’t they standing up now?
Or is the same behavior alright when their guy is the one doing it? Sorry, it’s still the same country, it’s still the same problem, it’ll still have the same horrible, destructive consequences, no matter which party is responsible for it. It’s still wrong. So why aren’t you standing up now?
Everything GE has been doing to wiggle their dirty little fingers into our federal government is wrong and it must be stopped. I, for one, recommend that we immediately boycott as many aspects of GE as we possibly can, starting with changing the channel on our television sets away from NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, and all of their other myriad networks. If they’re going to be pushing their propaganda into my home under the guise of journalism, I’m not going to tune in. I certainly hope you won’t either.
If you’re a GE shareholder, I would strongly urge you to speak up. Do everything you can to voice your opinion and make sure the powers that be become intimately acquainted with your disgust at their behavior. If they won’t listen, then speak with your money and dump those stocks. Don’t let yourself become party to the destruction of our free market, our republic, and our freedom.
Jeffrey Immelt and GE must be stopped. It’s about damn time we raise a ruckus about this dangerous marriage of government and big business. It’s about time they got a divorce, but that simply won’t happen if we roll over and refuse to get in the way. As they always say during a wedding ceremony, if anyone has any objections to this union, let them speak now or forever hold their peace. We’ll be forever forced to hold our peace if we don’t speak up now and prevent them from stealing out freedom. So stand up and speak out, before it’s too late.