Saturday, January 22, 2011

At GE, Barack Obama brings State of the Union themes to life

On a vast factory floor in upstate New York Friday, President Barack Obama not only took another step to turn around his anti-business reputation but began to roll out a vision for the future that is likely to be a theme of his 2012 reelection campaign.

Obama’s announcement that Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of the General Electric Co., will serve as the head of his outside group of economic advisers joins a growing list of White House initiatives — from a South Korean trade deal to inviting erstwhile “fat cats” Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs and Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase to this week’s state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao — aimed at mending fences with the business world

The transcript of President Obama’s speech at GE has finally arrived – more than an hour after he departed the Capital Region.

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