I'm sure the eco-whacks thought that all those "alternative" green tax incentives were gonna go to grandma's backyard ethanol still or aunt margies worm farm down in Ocala. Tried to tell them that "big energy" and "big biz" would suck them right up.. Now we have the spectacle of Obama embracing my bud J. Immelt of GE and recognizing his ability to play the leftist game. - Contribute to the left politically - bow to the eco cult with cute dancing pachyderms in their advertising, - hire 100 additional tax accountants as a new profit center to exploit green federal cash. - create an intellectually pure leftist media oasis on your NBC cable news station - turn your weather channel acquisition into a tax and cap global warning propaganda machine. - accept a political appointment to serve the Prez as an industry advisor. He's a true leftist hero. Except that now I gotta endure the phoney baloney freakout from the likes of Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer who have no idea how G.E. got off with the loot. This is one clear case of govt-corporate collusion that I whole-heartedly support because perhaps the faked indignity of the leftist pols will nauseate the public enough to understand we have an INSTITUTIONAL problem with corporate-govt collusion. NOT a clear cut difference of political philosophy between the DEM/REP parties... And I'll hold my GE stock until the honey bucket runs dry... This is how the NEW nation of builders will operate. Immelt has shown how lucrative it is to can your marketing dept and let the Federal Budget determine your R&D, your corporate image advertising, and subsidize your inept financial divisions. No worry about return on investment, Heck you can still get mohair subsidies can't you? Just dance to the current tune, put your innovative folks on hiatus, pretend you're greener than a tree frog and just count the loot. Schumer KNOWS why GE didn't pay any taxes last year in the US --- he just thinks we're stupid... Watch the donations to the leftist candidates in 2012.