Original URL: http://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

By Team Register

Posted in Bootnotes, 23rd December 2010 14:02 GMT

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. ®