• 05 Nov 2012 at 3:27 PM

Jack Welch Still Thinking Things

One day before the presidential election, the former General Electric Co. chief executive officer again suggested that government figures on employment are being manipulated for political gain. “Every fact says we don’t have a booming economy,” Welch said today in an interview on CNBC. “Something’s wacky here. I didn’t think it was right.” [Bloomberg, earlier]

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  1. Posted by Dick Cheney | November 5, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Why isn't this guy dead yet?

  2. Posted by Nomah | November 5, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Wicked Pissa!

  3. Posted by Bejujular | November 5, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    "Something is wacky here…"

    Yes, listening to Jack Welch.

  4. Posted by KungPow | November 5, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    What I wouldn't give to see that man naked in my steam room doing squat thrusts while reading my tweets back to me.


  5. Posted by Equinox Analyst | November 5, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Actually, it's not really *your* steam room, and frankly we've got some letters from the health department asking some pretty suspicious questions related to the results of a recent inspection. Apologies, but we're going to have to restrict your locker room usage privileges moving forward. Thanks.

    -Equinox Steam Room Compliance Quant

  6. Posted by zombie | November 5, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    pretty sure jack welch is being manipulated for no gain to no one.

  7. Posted by Sandy-blaster | November 5, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Equinox – if you send me one more email about the status of which clubs are open, I'm going to sht in that little spinner that dries bathing suits.

  8. Posted by Flobee | November 5, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    What are you swinging at?

  9. Posted by A-Rod | November 5, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Yeah – what??

  10. Posted by 413PM | November 5, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    Any semblance of a reputation that he has diminishes every time he opens his mouth.

  11. Posted by guest | November 5, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    You think if there were political manipulations of economic data, every fact would say that we do have a booming economy…

  12. Posted by Guest | November 5, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    swing and a miss

  13. Posted by Quant me maybe | November 5, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Jack needs to hide his crazy. Or acknowledge his Alzheimers.

  14. Posted by Guest | November 5, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Trivection Oven numbers have been shit and that's always been a good enough leading indicator for Jack.

  15. Posted by Guest | November 5, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    "171,000 jobs added & 7.9% unemployment rate = boom times baby lets go do something crazy like lease a Honda and trade up from Sailor Jerry's to Captain Morgan's after work"

    -UBS Economist

  16. Posted by GH___ | November 5, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Good ol' Jack still has a higher than dieserved opinion of himself…sad for an old guy to continue to embarass himself. He probably pees on his shoes too…

  17. Posted by Guestido | November 6, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    So that's what that thing is