Grapevine: Top Obama capitalist praising communism?

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Communism Works

One of the president's top capitalists says communism works.

General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt is chairman of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

He said during a broadcast interview today -- about China going to a more consumer-based economy – quote -- "The one thing that actually works -- state run communism -- (it) may not be your cup of tea, but their government works...What they're doing makes sense."

Welcome Back

Chrysler has been forced to re-hire employees caught drinking and possibly smoking marijuana during a lunch break.

The Fox affiliate in Detroit took this video in 2010.

13 workers were fired and two suspended. The union-backed arbitration process ordered them reinstated.

They came back to work this week. Chrysler says it does not agree with the decision but it's time to move on.

United We Stand

And hundreds of Michigan teachers called in sick or took vacation days today. Most were believed to be participating in union protests against Michigan's right-to-work legislation -- now law -- that we told you about earlier in the program.

At least two entire school districts had to shut down today.

Meanwhile, the department of education is giving Michigan students some very poor grades.

It says 72 percent of public school eighth-graders are not proficient in reading and 69 percent are not proficient in math.