That “Distressed Baby” Who Tim Armstrong Blamed for AOL Benefit Cuts? She’s My Daughter.

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“Late last week, Tim Armstrong, the chief executive officer of AOL, landed himself in a media firestorm when he held a town hall with employees to explain why he was paring their retirement benefits. After initially blaming Obamacare for driving up the company’s health care costs, he pointed the finger at an unlikely target: babies.”

Greg Russak‘s insight:

This is what I’m talking about when I talk about capitalism with a conscience or, in the case of AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, with what appears to be a complete and utter lack of one. I wonder if he can ever really apologize or walk this back? Doesn’t it take someone totally and utterly devoid of a conscience to have the kind of mind that works out a thought process in such a way as to conclude that cutting costs must be done for reasons which include the health care costs of a premature birth?


At the very least, his decision-making skills and judgement are in serious doubt. Even if he did think this, it was really, really stupid to say it out loud and at an employee town hall meeting. An ethical board of directors would call an emergency meeting to immediately dismiss him regardless of the financial performance.


That, in my book, would be Conscientious Capitalism.

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Author: Peaceful Patriot

Proud middle class husband, father, and progressive liberal. Registered Non-Partisan but have much more in common with Democrats than Republicans. Consider Libertarians to be immature and underdeveloped in their understanding of reality. An atheist who doesn't care what you believe so long as you stop pretending the Founding Fathers intended for you to legislatively force your beliefs on everyone else. Laughs out loud in mocking disdain at the abject lunacy of birthers, climate science deniers, and hard core tea partiers. If that offends you, too bad. You're not rational and have no place at the adult table.

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