Rush Limbaugh blasted General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt, Tuesday for accusing business owners of lacking “leadership” and “complaining about the government.” He even compared Immelt, along with President Obama, to "radical Islamic imams" who want small businesses to "sacrifice themselves" in order to appease
During a small business summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Immelt, who also chairs President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, said businesses need to “get some action underway.”
"The people who are part of the business sector, the people in this room, have got to stop complaining about government and get some action underway," he told the group. "There's no excuse today for lack of leadership. The truth is we all need to be part of the solution."
Limbaugh, who sees the GE exec as “the guy who paid no taxes” on $5 Billion in earnings, thinks Immelt is “absurd” and condescending for delivering such comments.
“Let Obama give every company in America the same tax break he gave to GE and see how many people they [businesses] hire” Limbaugh responded.
He then went on to say "Obama and Immelt are like a couple radical Islamic imams telling businesses to sacrifice themselves for the cause."
“Go blow yourself up and destroy your business” mocked Limbaugh.
Limbaugh asserts that if businesses could expand their operations by hiring new people, they would, and believes it's "easy" for Immelt to sit and tell businesses to “stop complaining” because, to Limbaugh, Immelt has "nothing to complain about."
The conservative radio host concluded his segment by saying business owners will not “kill” their own businesses just to make Immelt “look like he knows what he’s doing.”
Interestingly enough, Limbaugh also pointed out a glaring contradiction in Immelt’s speech when he cited CNN Money’s “Global 500” rankings. According to the rankings, GE has consistently downsized its staff each year since 2009, dropping an approximate 36 thousand employees in just two short years.
Below is a clip of Limbaugh's segment: