Welch on CNBC: Obama's move to center is all talk so far 

Former GE CEO Jack Welch said this morning on CNBC that President Obama's supposed shift to the Center has been all talk so far.

"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.

"Let's hope he's moving to the center," Welch said. "But from what I see—unionizing 43,000 TSA workers on a Friday and giving a speech (to the US Chamber of Commerce) Monday morning—show me the money."

Welch also said that by unionizing the TSA, Obama has saved the labor movement, on aggregate, months and possibly years of work trying to convince private workers at "the equivalent of 60 to 100 plants" to organize.

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