• This is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every persons position on topics equally. This debate forum is not aligned to any political party. In today's politics, many ideas are split between and even within all the political parties. Often we find ourselves agreeing on one platform but some topics break our mold. We are here to discuss them in a civil political debate. If this is your first visit to our political forums, be sure to check out the RULES. Registering for debate politics is necessary before posting. Register today to participate - it's free!

Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million in ‘S

j-mac

DP Veteran
Joined
Mar 11, 2009
Messages
38,279
Reaction score
11,306
Location
South Carolina
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
(CNSNews.com) - The Obama administration gave corporate giant General Electric—the parent company of NBC--$24.9 million in grants from the $787-billion economic “stimulus” law President Barack Obama signed in February 2009, according to records posted by the administration at Recovery.gov.

Despite getting $24.9 million from U.S. taxpayers, GE decreased its U.S.-based employees by 18,000 in 2009, according to the company’s 2009 annual report.

Obama Administration Gave General Electric

If this were a republican doing this the outrage level, and rhetoric from the left would be deafening. Where are the libs on this?

j-mac
 

Barbbtx

DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 7, 2010
Messages
8,467
Reaction score
1,993
Location
W'Ford TX
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Conservative
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

If this were a republican doing this the outrage level, and rhetoric from the left would be deafening. Where are the libs on this?

j-mac
Where are the libs?? They're all for his agenda. Of course they won't be outraged.

May 19, 2009 ... Cap & Trade has been a huge part of Obama's plans since before the election. His ideas are outlined on the White House government budget ...
Obamagate - The tangled web of Obama, GE, Immelt, Cap & Trade, GE Healthcare and Daschle part II - Boston Conservative Independent | Examiner.com

Obama's hidden bailout of General Electric. By: Timothy P. Carney ... In short, cap and trade requires businesses to spend “credits” to pay for their ...
Obama
GE — a member of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, which advocates cap and trade — leads the push for greenhouse gas restrictions
Labeled “climate revenues” and totaling $646 billion over eight years, this line item in Obama’s budget has inspired confidence in GE Chief Executive Officer Jeff Immelt. As Immelt put it in a letter this week, he believes that the Obama administration will be a profitable “financier” and “key partner.”
 

Boo Radley

DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 20, 2009
Messages
37,066
Reaction score
7,028
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Liberal
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

If this were a republican doing this the outrage level, and rhetoric from the left would be deafening. Where are the libs on this?

j-mac
Actually, republicans have. Go back in the past and look at GM getting money for a jobs program in which they laid off workers. But, let me ask, did Obama do this? Was he the one signing off? How were people picked to get stimulus money. I think a lot more has to be shown before this has legs. Perhaps that is why there is a lack of sound sources on this. You think? ;)
 

j-mac

DP Veteran
Joined
Mar 11, 2009
Messages
38,279
Reaction score
11,306
Location
South Carolina
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

Actually, republicans have. Go back in the past and look at GM getting money for a jobs program in which they laid off workers. But, let me ask, did Obama do this? Was he the one signing off? How were people picked to get stimulus money. I think a lot more has to be shown before this has legs. Perhaps that is why there is a lack of sound sources on this. You think? ;)

Ok, getting tired of your dismissal of sources. Please lay out all "sound" sources by name if you would so that we know what you will accept as news.

Because I am getting the feeling that you just don't accept anything that doesn't agree with you.


j-mac
 

Barbbtx

DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 7, 2010
Messages
8,467
Reaction score
1,993
Location
W'Ford TX
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Conservative
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

How can liberals be so blind to the corruption going on with GE, bend over MSNBC,NBC and Obama?



Oct 11, 2010 ... No conflict of interest since the CEO of GE, Jeff Immelt, sits as a Obama economic adviser. Nothing to see here folks. Move along. ...
Obama Administration Gave General Electric
 

Whovian

Banned
Joined
Oct 5, 2010
Messages
7,153
Reaction score
2,250
Location
dimensionally transcendental
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

Boo Radley said:
Actually, republicans have. Go back in the past and look at GM getting money for a jobs program in which they laid off workers. But, let me ask, did Obama do this? Was he the one signing off? How were people picked to get stimulus money. I think a lot more has to be shown before this has legs. Perhaps that is why there is a lack of sound sources on this. You think?
Ok, getting tired of your dismissal of sources. Please lay out all "sound" sources by name if you would so that we know what you will accept as news.

Because I am getting the feeling that you just don't accept anything that doesn't agree with you.


j-mac
You've been here 'how' much longer than me, and are just now figuring this out? ;)
 

pbrauer

DP Veteran
Joined
Jun 6, 2010
Messages
25,394
Reaction score
7,206
Location
Oregon
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Liberal
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

If this were a republican doing this the outrage level, and rhetoric from the left would be deafening. Where are the libs on this?

j-mac
Since when is CNSnews.com a primary source of news and not partisan? :roll:
 

roughdraft274

ThunderCougarFalconBird
DP Veteran
Joined
Feb 3, 2010
Messages
15,640
Reaction score
9,435
Location
Louisiana
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Other
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

Ok, getting tired of your dismissal of sources. Please lay out all "sound" sources by name if you would so that we know what you will accept as news.

Because I am getting the feeling that you just don't accept anything that doesn't agree with you.


j-mac
Dude, GE is in nearly every aspect of the economy in one way or another. I can't imagine a scenerio where a stimulus was passed and GE didn't get some portion of the money.

According to forbes, GE is the second largest company in the world, they made 10.7 billion dollars in income last year. (General Electric - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) 25 million is literally a drop in the bucket for them.

To insinuate that this is payback for good coverage of Obama, or payback for something that NBC has done for Obama is silly at best.
 

Whovian

Banned
Joined
Oct 5, 2010
Messages
7,153
Reaction score
2,250
Location
dimensionally transcendental
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

Since when is CNSnews.com a primary source of news and not partisan? :roll:
Maybe since they quote a RECOVERY.GOV spokeswoman?

GE was the primary recipient of 14 stimulus grants, a spokeswoman for Recovery.gov confirmed to CNSNews.com. These 14 grants provided GE with $24.9 million in tax dollars. On four additional stimulus grants, the primary recipient of the federal money hired GE as a contractor. Recovery.gov is the administration’s website that tracks stimulus expenditures.
No wait... RECOVERY.GOV is just a Republican shil, right?
 

buck

DP Veteran
Joined
May 29, 2009
Messages
11,142
Reaction score
4,734
Location
USA
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

Because I am getting the feeling that you just don't accept anything that doesn't agree with you.

j-mac
ding ding ding. We have a winner.
 

Deuce

Outer space potato man
DP Veteran
Joined
Feb 6, 2010
Messages
74,107
Reaction score
32,320
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

How can liberals be so blind to the corruption going on with GE, bend over MSNBC,NBC and Obama?



Oct 11, 2010 ... No conflict of interest since the CEO of GE, Jeff Immelt, sits as a Obama economic adviser. Nothing to see here folks. Move along. ...
Obama Administration Gave General Electric
How come regressives never denounce the corruption in the military appropriations and oil industries?
 

Whovian

Banned
Joined
Oct 5, 2010
Messages
7,153
Reaction score
2,250
Location
dimensionally transcendental
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

How come regressives never denounce the corruption in the military appropriations and oil industries?
There is corruption in the military and oil industry.

Consider it denounced.

Next straw man please.
 

roughdraft274

ThunderCougarFalconBird
DP Veteran
Joined
Feb 3, 2010
Messages
15,640
Reaction score
9,435
Location
Louisiana
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Other
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

How can liberals be so blind to the corruption going on with GE, bend over MSNBC,NBC and Obama?



Oct 11, 2010 ... No conflict of interest since the CEO of GE, Jeff Immelt, sits as a Obama economic adviser. Nothing to see here folks. Move along. ...
Obama Administration Gave General Electric
The real question is why are you complaining about this when so far I haven't seen any evidence that the money was spent on anything wasteful. Find something that shows that they were given way too much money for the work they actually did. Find anything that actually seems inappropriate.

So far your only reason to be upset is that the second largest corporation in the world, that has their hands in nearly every cranny of our economy, actually did work for money from the stimululus.

More whining about nothing. This is just as useless as the "so and so dressed up like a nazi" crap.
 

Deuce

Outer space potato man
DP Veteran
Joined
Feb 6, 2010
Messages
74,107
Reaction score
32,320
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

There is corruption in the military and oil industry.

Consider it denounced.

Next straw man please.
Consider all corruption denounced by liberals. End of thread?
 

Barbbtx

DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 7, 2010
Messages
8,467
Reaction score
1,993
Location
W'Ford TX
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Conservative
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

The real question is why are you complaining about this when so far I haven't seen any evidence that the money was spent on anything wasteful. Find something that shows that they were given way too much money for the work they actually did. Find anything that actually seems inappropriate.

So far your only reason to be upset is that the second largest corporation in the world, that has their hands in nearly every cranny of our economy, actually did work for money from the stimululus.

More whining about nothing. This is just as useless as the "so and so dressed up like a nazi" crap.
Cutting jobs in the US by 18,000. Yea, we got a lot for the money.
 

j-mac

DP Veteran
Joined
Mar 11, 2009
Messages
38,279
Reaction score
11,306
Location
South Carolina
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

The real question is why are you complaining about this when so far I haven't seen any evidence that the money was spent on anything wasteful. Find something that shows that they were given way too much money for the work they actually did. Find anything that actually seems inappropriate.
We can start with the OP.....


OP said:
Despite getting $24.9 million from U.S. taxpayers, GE decreased its U.S.-based employees by 18,000 in 2009, according to the company’s 2009 annual report.

Hmmmm...I could be wrong, and you would have to show me where, but didn't Barry say that the Stimulus would save jobs?


j-mac
 

Whovian

Banned
Joined
Oct 5, 2010
Messages
7,153
Reaction score
2,250
Location
dimensionally transcendental
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

Consider all corruption denounced by liberals. End of thread?
If the liberals who are posting in here about how this isnt a big deal agree with you, then sure.. close the thread ;)
 

The_Patriot

DP Veteran
Joined
May 28, 2010
Messages
1,488
Reaction score
206
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Very Conservative
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

So that stimulus plan is working.... working at increasing unemployment and more people on unemployment. I really am enjoying the agenda Obama and the Democrats are pursuing since it fits with my idea that they're in the fast lane to bankruptcy. :)
 

Boo Radley

DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 20, 2009
Messages
37,066
Reaction score
7,028
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Liberal
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

Ok, getting tired of your dismissal of sources. Please lay out all "sound" sources by name if you would so that we know what you will accept as news.

Because I am getting the feeling that you just don't accept anything that doesn't agree with you.


j-mac
Actually, I asked a question. Can you answer it? As for sources, why won't you use a valid source?
 

j-mac

DP Veteran
Joined
Mar 11, 2009
Messages
38,279
Reaction score
11,306
Location
South Carolina
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

Actually, I asked a question. Can you answer it? As for sources, why won't you use a valid source?

What sources are acceptable, by name please.


j-mac
 

Boo Radley

DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 20, 2009
Messages
37,066
Reaction score
7,028
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Liberal
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

ding ding ding. We have a winner.
I accept a lot of sources that don't agree with me, but picking clearly dubious sources isn't a good tactic. However, despite the source, I asked a question. When do you think it will be answered?
 

Whovian

Banned
Joined
Oct 5, 2010
Messages
7,153
Reaction score
2,250
Location
dimensionally transcendental
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

What sources are acceptable, by name please.


j-mac
I guess the quoted RECOVERY.ORG spokeswoman in your piece did not sound very credible. Oh well.
 

Whovian

Banned
Joined
Oct 5, 2010
Messages
7,153
Reaction score
2,250
Location
dimensionally transcendental
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

I accept a lot of sources that don't agree with me, but picking clearly dubious sources isn't a good tactic. However, despite the source, I asked a question. When do you think it will be answered?
 

Boo Radley

DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 20, 2009
Messages
37,066
Reaction score
7,028
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Liberal
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

So, there is no answer to the question? I disagree. I think it can beanswered. ;)
 

roughdraft274

ThunderCougarFalconBird
DP Veteran
Joined
Feb 3, 2010
Messages
15,640
Reaction score
9,435
Location
Louisiana
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Other
Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

We can start with the OP.....





Hmmmm...I could be wrong, and you would have to show me where, but didn't Barry say that the Stimulus would save jobs?


j-mac
It did save jobs. Only hyper partisans disagree with that fact.

Just because it didn't save those jobs doesn't make you right and doesn't make this story any less idiotic.
 
Top Bottom