Steve Jobs gets Obama love
Mac tycoon a jewel in free-market crown, according to world leader
Steve Jobs is the kind of rich guy America should celebrate, according to Barack Obama.
"We celebrate somebody like a Steve Jobs, who has created two or three different revolutionary products," he said in a digression from a speech about the US economy,
"We expect that person to be rich, and that's a good thing. We want that incentive. That's part of the free market."
A guy as rich as Steve Jobs can buy the President's time. On a political fundraising tour of Silicon Valley in October the Apple boss got a one-on-one with Obama.
Incidentally, Obama is a BlackBerry addict. ®
Land of the rich and powerful
So the important thing is that a few people in America become extremely rich and powerful? It doesn't matter if they become communist-style dictators who control customer, employees, other companies, and media? It doesn't matter if they use the resources of their wealthy companies (out of the pockets of Americans) to attempt to destroy other competing companies via lawsuits and patent cartels, to enforce their monopolistic economic dictatorships? Well, I am glad Obama cleared up that whole "land of the free/land of opportunity" misconception.
You don't have to wear a tin-foil hat to assume something like this!
Tin-foil hats on
Now tell me that removing the Wikileaks app from iTunes was not to ensure the "all glorious one" stays in favour with the President?