As commentators grapple with the rhetoric and content of the president’s big jobs speech, few will take notice of his invited guests. Chief among these attendees are GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. At first glance, Obama’s guest list seems conciliatory and inclusive; after all, both big business and big labor will be defining factors in a lasting economic recovery. Unfortunately, though, there is more than meets the eye. There is a history of ties, too close for comfort, between the leader of the free world and General Electric’s head.