NO REGRETS

Jack Welch: I Was Right

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Jack Welch, former chief executive officer of General Electric Co., speaks at the World Business Forum in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.

So much drama for a question mark. The former General Electric CEO insisted in an editorial in The Wall Street Journal that he is right that the jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics last week was artificially inflated by President Obama—and knocked the Democrats for attacking him. “I’m not the first person to question the jobs numbers, and hopefully I won’t be the last,” Welch writes, while he compares being attacked to living in Soviet Russia or communist China. On Tuesday, Welch said the only change he would make would be to add a question mark to the original tweet where he questioned that unemployment had dropped to 7.8 percent.