Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/12/23/obama_jobs/
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. ®