Jack Welch 'concerned' Pawlenty's economic plan 'too aggressive to win the national election'

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Posted: Jun 13, 2011 9:44 AM
Jack Welch 'concerned' Pawlenty's economic plan 'too aggressive to win the national election'
Jack Welch, the former CEO of GE who praised Tim Pawlenty’s economic plan last week, dialed back his support a little Monday morning on CNBC, saying that while he still really liked the plan, he was worried it would make it tough for Pawlenty to get elected in a general election.

“I’m concerned that his tax policy is too aggressive to win the national election,” Welch said after Pawlenty spoke on the show. “I love the plan, I love the vision, I love the exceptionalism idea, I love his background, I love what he’s done as a governor. I’m just afraid in the general election – no estate tax, his very low tax rates – it just makes the country say wait a minute, are the fat cats getting it again? We got to appeal to a broad independent voter in the middle.”