Posted by Curt on 1 March, 2011 at 6:16 pm. Be the first to comment!


President Obama’s attempts to move to the political center have been more cosmetic than concrete, author and former General Electric CEO Jack Welch told CNBC.

Speaking as the president tries to find common ground with the new Republican-led House of Representatives, Welch said the supposed shift from the president’s liberal base hasn’t amounted to much as far as policy is concerned.

“The tack to the center is verbal, it’s not actionable,” he said.

As an example, he cited Obama’s move last month that permitted employees of the Transportation Security Administration to unionize. The directive has come under criticism as further evidence of the president’s anti-business position and a further placation of organized labor.

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