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Apple CEO Steve Jobs will reportedly join Google chief executive Eric Schmidt and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a meeting with US President Barack Obama in San Francisco on Thursday.

Though recent reports have alleged that Jobs' health has continued to decline, the executive is scheduled to attend a business leaders' event with President Obama Thursday evening, a source told ABC News.

Google's Schmidt, who will step down as CEO in April; GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, the newly named chairman of the White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, and Facebook's Zuckerberg will also be in attendance, according to sources familiar with the meeting.

The president and the business leaders will discuss our shared goal of promoting American innovation, and discuss his commitment to new investments in research and development, education and clean energy, a White House official said.

Jobs and President Obama met in October of last year to discuss the US technology industry and the economy. At the time, White house press secretary Robert Gibbs said that the President was "eager" to talk with the CEO.

In December 2010, Obama cited Jobs as an impressive example of the American dream.

"Something that's always been the greatest strength of America is a thriving, booming middle class, where everybody has got a shot at the American dream. And that should be our goal. That should be what we're focused on," the President said. "How are we creating opportunity for everybody? So that we celebrate wealth. We celebrate somebody like a Steve Jobs, who has created two or three different revolutionary products. We expect that person to be rich, and that's a good thing."

Though Jobs has kept a relatively low profile during his medical leave, which he announced in January, rampant speculation on his condition continues to abound. Jobs stayed on as Apple's chief executive and continues to be involved in major strategic decisions as he works from home.

RadarOnline reported Wednesday that Jobs had been spotted at the Stanford Cancer Clinic in Palo Alto, Calif. According to a recent report, Jobs, who turns 56 next week, had been in a "down cycle" for weeks and appeared "increasingly emaciated."
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I hope he attends! \ (I mean, to give us some indication that he's kickin')
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I'd imagine Obama wants to ask these tech titans if they could contribute to paying down our national deficit. But then, he will really use the donations to fund entitlements in the ultimate demonstration of wealth redistribution. LOL
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YAWN! "promoting American innovation" by indebting generations into the future... aka "investments in research and development, education and clean energy". Can you say "quantitative easing" -- yes that means INFLATION!

Whenever you read or hear "investments", like in the State of the Union address, it means INFLATION! I hate to tell everyone, but the US is sinking in debt, borrowing money like a drunken sailor, and "investments" only mean MORE DEBT which ultimately means a lower standard of living in the US. It's not about "jobs", it's about bigger government involvement in redistributing more stolen money from We The People. It is the middle class that is targeted for destruction in this nation -- transfer payments must be halted -- yes, that also includes transfers payments (corporate welfare) to companies.

Did you all notice how basic things like food and energy prices keep going up?! Yes, that's the inflation, due to "investment".

Government should get OUT of education -- clearly something left to the States or We The People in the Constitution. So obviously NO federal dollars stolen from We The People should be redistributed to schools for Apple products either.

Enough is enough, smaller government is the solution.

Everyone here would be well-served to learn more about the Constitution:
http://constitutingamerica.org/
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Government should get OUT of education -- clearly something left to the States or We The People in the Constitution. So obviously NO federal dollars stolen from We The People should be redistributed to schools for Apple products either.

Sometimes you read political posts and think: "I disagree but he does have a point."

Then sometimes you reach a part where the person is waiving a pirate flag at the rest of us, having missed the boat to intellectual maturity and you think: "Damn, he was so damn close!"
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YAWN! "promoting American innovation" by indebting generations into the future... aka "investments in research and development, education and clean energy". Can you say "quantitative easing" -- yes that means INFLATION!

Whenever you read or hear "investments", like in the State of the Union address, it means INFLATION! I hate to tell everyone, but the US is sinking in debt, borrowing money like a drunken sailor, and "investments" only mean MORE DEBT which ultimately means a lower standard of living in the US. It's not about "jobs", it's about bigger government involvement in redistributing more stolen money from We The People. It is the middle class that is targeted for destruction in this nation -- transfer payments must be halted -- yes, that also includes transfers payments (corporate welfare) to companies.

Did you all notice how basic things like food and energy prices keep going up?! Yes, that's the inflation, due to "investment".

Government should get OUT of education -- clearly something left to the States or We The People in the Constitution. So obviously NO federal dollars stolen from We The People should be redistributed to schools for Apple products either.

Enough is enough, smaller government is the solution.

Everyone here would be well-served to learn more about the Constitution:
http://constitutingamerica.org/

I mean, never mind that those patriots Reagan and Bush Deux are the two presidents that got the US into the massive amount of debt they are in. I mean come on. We had to finance massive tax cuts for the rich and fight godless communism and Islamofascism. But now the $10 trillion of debt were are in is all the fault of "president" Osama - I mean Obama. Jeez. He wasn't even born in America. What does he know about red meat eating, flag waving America? Nothing. And the middle class, of course Obama is targeting that. Forget that the middle class has been stagnant since the mid-1970s, while the income of the top 1% in the US has grown stratospherically. Its all Obama! Now I'm off to watch that patriot Glen Beck on Fox News - the only channel I watch, except for when I have my head shoved up my own ass.
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"...booming middle class, where everybody has got a shot at the American dream. And that should be our goal.

Apparently our president thinks our country is comprised of middle and upper class.
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The president and the business leaders will discuss our shared goal of promoting American innovation, and discuss his commitment to new investments in research and development, education and clean energy, a White House official said.

no doubt they'll also be discussing that tax holiday for corporations so they can bring in a trillion bucks from their offshore accounts ... tax free.
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What about Ballmer? He's probably throwing chairs 'coz he's so pissed at not being invited.
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Apparently our president thinks our country is comprised of middle and upper class.

By definition, it is.

It also includes the lower class which you glaringly did not mention.
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I mean, never mind that those patriots Reagan and Bush Deux are the two presidents that got the US into the massive amount of debt they are in. I mean come on. We had to finance massive tax cuts for the rich and fight godless communism and Islamofascism. But now the $10 trillion of debt were are in is all the fault of "president" Osama - I mean Obama. Jeez. He wasn't even born in America. What does he know about red meat eating, flag waving America? Nothing. And the middle class, of course Obama is targeting that. Forget that the middle class has been stagnant since the mid-1970s, while the income of the top 1% in the US has grown stratospherically. Its all Obama! Now I'm off to watch that patriot Glen Beck on Fox News - the only channel I watch, except for when I have my head shoved up my own ass.

Wow. What if I told you that the government isn't controlling anything. Perhaps it's the banking system... Check it out. Don't ever blame a political party for something you don't like until you research it.
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I mean, never mind that those patriots Reagan and Bush Deux are the two presidents that got the US into the massive amount of debt they are in. I mean come on. We had to finance massive tax cuts for the rich and fight godless communism and Islamofascism. But now the $10 trillion of debt were are in is all the fault of "president" Osama - I mean Obama. Jeez. He wasn't even born in America. What does he know about red meat eating, flag waving America? Nothing. And the middle class, of course Obama is targeting that. Forget that the middle class has been stagnant since the mid-1970s, while the income of the top 1% in the US has grown stratospherically. Its all Obama! Now I'm off to watch that patriot Glen Beck on Fox News - the only channel I watch, except for when I have my head shoved up my own ass.

I always find it funny when people say "finance tax cuts".
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Zuckerberg? He builds ONE website that goes viral and now he's meeting the president? I mean, Steve Jobs only had to start TWO technology revolutions and get his face on the cover of Time Magazine twice to get to this point. Where are the standards? And Schmidt? Don't even get me started.

Maybe Obama's gonna ask these guys why he can't get iTunes, GMail, or Facebook on his Zune and Blackberry

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I mean, never mind that those patriots Reagan and Bush Deux are the two presidents that got the US into the massive amount of debt they are in. I mean come on.

No President ever spends money. They send forth a budget to Congress of the programs and direction they wish to take the country but what the President's budget proposes and what finally comes about from Congress, the Constitutional authority for appropriations, are two different things, be it for Reagan's budger or Obama's. However, it would be interesting to see who controlled the power of the purse in the House of Representatives, the true spenders of money, during our country's times of economic turmoil... Republicans?... Democrats?... And who was in control during the vaunted budget surpluses during the Clinton years...


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Now I'm off to watch that patriot Glen Beck on Fox News - the only channel I watch, except for when I have my head shoved up my own ass.

When your heads up there, is that where you watch MSNBC?!

On a side note, if Jobs does meet with Obama, guess that kinda throws a wrench, hopefully, into the photos National Enquire has of "him".
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Maybe the president will inquire about those Made In Shenzhen/Assembled by Foxconn 'working conditions', and why more of those jobs can't be done in America?
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Obama: "How can I get a piece of this action?"
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Ah, the continuing Obama idea that the US is going to invent it's way out of trouble. It saves him from the unpopular cuts that will actually be required.
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Maybe the president will inquire about those Made In Shenzhen/Assembled by Foxconn 'working conditions', and why more of those jobs can't be done in America?

I think the reason's pretty clear. And anyone who pretends not to understand the reason is delusional.
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By definition, it is.

It also includes the lower class which you glaringly did not mention.

Not to sound disparaging, but it probably wasn't mentioned, because the "lower class" are not job creators or wealth expanders but drain the economy from those who do through programs designed to keep them enslaved in their social-economic status dependent upon those that provide them assistance. The lower class has one power... the ability to vote. Which is a shame. Not their right to vote, but that politicians will promise them scraps to improve their lot, versus say, working on ways to enhance their status or economic situation or however you'd like to define it, so there is no lower class. (and I'm not talking about teenager who has their first job at a fast food restaurant, but those in later stages in life, actual families, that are not doing as well in a country as rich and opportunistic as ours.

Something politicians will never do for the lower class... "Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." Because that could eventually put that politician out of work.

Instead, they ""Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day." Thus requiring them to come back and say, "Please Sir, I want some more." Not good.
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Ah, the continuing Obama idea that the US is going to invent it's way out of trouble. It saves him from the unpopular cuts that will actually be required.

Isn't that just the American Way of looking at the world?

It seems to me that I've heard that from at least the few presidents going back to Reagan. Carter tried to tell you to get a grip, but who wanted to listen to that Debbie Downer, eh?

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Maybe the president will inquire about those Made In Shenzhen/Assembled by Foxconn 'working conditions', and why more of those jobs can't be done in America?

Yes, but then Ballmer really should be there too, shouldn't he? I hear the xbox finally sells well, and is built there too, right?
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What is the great Steve Jobs doing meeting with that loser for? Apple is a very successful company, one of the biggest, and Obama is anti-business. If I were Steve, I'd rather spend a few hours visiting a horrible Microsoft Store instead of meeting with Obama.

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Seems to me that SJ, Zuckerberg and Schmidt all have, among other things, cogent analyses about the issues for some American companies trying to do business in China, both to manufacture devices as well as to try to sell into the Chinese market. This is a very big deal. Given the major problems that both Facebook and Google are having and the apparent beginnings by Apple to make inroads in China's mobile market, these folks maybe worth talking to, besides their donation capacities.
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I think the reason's pretty clear. And anyone who pretends not to understand the reason is delusional.

Hmm. I reckon the reason is getting less clear. I could be cheeky and suggest all the unemployed people could get minimum wage but...

Seriously, why can't manufacturing be brought back to base. I reckon that is on the Apple radar. Automated lines pumping out bits with skilled workers overseeing. It would crush leaks, create uber optimizations, solar powered dark factory. But...

There could be materials shipping issues. I suspect over time the raw materials have concentrated into Asia and it might simply cost too much to ship them. A friend and I worked out some very rough figures. Even just the raw glass for idevices, you'd need so much in motion it would either require a train line or trucks just pumping.

Consider how much glass apple requires daily to keep the line chugging.
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Maybe the president will inquire about those Made In Shenzhen/Assembled by Foxconn 'working conditions', and why more of those jobs can't be done in America?

I'm a business owner and worship the great American flag which allows me to freely do so. I hate saying this because it sounds completely anti-American but a significant factor, IMHO, is that they (Foxconn/Chinese) take more pride in their work, produce consistently (almost) perfect product, and will do it for less pay.

Americans have the attitude that they are entitled to do as little work as possible for the most amount of pay....


...and it's getting worse because of the very products they (China) produce.


Between social networking apps, talking, texting and everything else it's capable of doing, American workers waste billions and billions of employer dollars stealing time on their smartphone. It's really sad. With all the wasted time, how can we even think we can compete?

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I hate saying this because it sounds completely anti-American but a significant factor, IMHO, is that they (Foxconn/Chinese) take more pride in their work, produce consistently (almost) perfect product, and will do it for less pay.

China manipulates their currency to keep prices artificially low and the workers get paid peanuts over there. I'm surprised more of them don't commit suicide. I doubt that the Chinese workers take more pride in their work. The cost of getting something made in China is dirt cheap compared to other places with civilized wages. Unless somebody is using actual slave labor, it's hard to compete with that.
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Anti Business? Been watching Fox news again?

Considering Wall Street and the Banks and AIG all got bailed out, how is he anti-business?
Has ANYONE on Wall Street involved in Credit Default Swaps or any of the other shenanigans served time in jail?

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What is the great Steve Jobs doing meeting with that loser for? Apple is a very successful company, one of the biggest, and Obama is anti-business. If I were Steve, I'd rather spend a few hours visiting a horrible Microsoft Store instead of meeting with Obama.

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Foxconn workers are paid the equivalent of $299 per YEAR.
Stop lying about US Workers.

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I'm a business owner and worship the great American flag which allows me to freely do so. I hate saying this because it sounds completely anti-American but a significant factor, IMHO, is that they (Foxconn/Chinese) take more pride in their work, produce consistently (almost) perfect product, and will do it for less pay.

Americans have the attitude that they are entitled to do as little work as possible for the most amount of pay....

...and it's getting worse because of the very products they (China) produce.

Between social networking apps, talking, texting and everything else it's capable of doing, American workers waste billions and billions of employer dollars stealing time on their smartphone. It's really sad. With all the wasted time, how can we even think we can compete?
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Yes, who needs "investment" in roads, bridges, infrastructure.

And to be competitive in a world economy we should obviously stop funding schools and public education. Lets all keep all our money for ourselves. Lets stay dependent on oil and make zero investments in R&D, because I mean who needs computers, telecommunications, the Internet, satellites, and the majority of advances funded by our government.

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YAWN! "promoting American innovation" by indebting generations into the future... aka "investments in research and development, education and clean energy". Can you say "quantitative easing" -- yes that means INFLATION!

Whenever you read or hear "investments", like in the State of the Union address, it means INFLATION! I hate to tell everyone, but the US is sinking in debt, borrowing money like a drunken sailor, and "investments" only mean MORE DEBT which ultimately means a lower standard of living in the US. It's not about "jobs", it's about bigger government involvement in redistributing more stolen money from We The People. It is the middle class that is targeted for destruction in this nation -- transfer payments must be halted -- yes, that also includes transfers payments (corporate welfare) to companies.

Did you all notice how basic things like food and energy prices keep going up?! Yes, that's the inflation, due to "investment".

Government should get OUT of education -- clearly something left to the States or We The People in the Constitution. So obviously NO federal dollars stolen from We The People should be redistributed to schools for Apple products either.

Enough is enough, smaller government is the solution.

Everyone here would be well-served to learn more about the Constitution:
http://constitutingamerica.org/
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As a Brit can anyone tell me is Obama what they used to call a Collectivist?

P.S - As a Brit I view America as the greatest and freest nation that has ever existed on earth - shame ALL Americans don't.
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I'd imagine Obama wants to ask these tech titans if they could contribute to paying down our national deficit. But then, he will really use the donations to fund entitlements in the ultimate demonstration of wealth redistribution. LOL

Knowing and having been around Steve your type of remarks would only be met with a scathing retort and basically having him ask who is this idiot wasting everybody's time.

He'd want to know what you do for the company because it isn't being the class clown. Save that for a political site.
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i mean, never mind that those patriots reagan and bush deux are the two presidents that got the us into the massive amount of debt they are in. I mean come on. We had to finance massive tax cuts for the rich and fight godless communism and islamofascism. But now the $10 trillion of debt were are in is all the fault of "president" osama - i mean obama. Jeez. He wasn't even born in america. What does he know about red meat eating, flag waving america? Nothing. And the middle class, of course obama is targeting that. Forget that the middle class has been stagnant since the mid-1970s, while the income of the top 1% in the us has grown stratospherically. Its all obama! Now i'm off to watch that patriot glen beck on fox news - the only channel i watch, except for when i have my head shoved up my own ass.

sometimes the quotes get funny and other times it gets obnoxious !

I don't know where this comment fits in !!
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Zuckerberg? He builds ONE website that goes viral and now he's meeting the president? I mean, Steve Jobs only had to start TWO technology revolutions and get his face on the cover of Time Magazine twice to get to this point. Where are the standards? And Schmidt? Don't even get me started.

Maybe Obama's gonna ask these guys why he can't get iTunes, GMail, or Facebook on his Zune and Blackberry

I don't get the Zuckerberg invite. Unless the govt plans on find more ways to infiltrate your life.
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Amen!


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wow. What if i told you that the government isn't controlling anything. Perhaps it's the banking system... Check it out. Don't ever blame a political party for something you don't like until you research it.
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Maybe the president will inquire about those Made In Shenzhen/Assembled by Foxconn 'working conditions', and why more of those jobs can't be done in America?

They can't be done in America because you won't pay 3400 dollars for an iPad and neither will anyone else.
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I sincerely hope Steve is beginning to get better and all else being discussed here is irrelevant to me at this point.
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eric??? you gotta be kidding me. although he did do wonders for Novell and has worked his a$$ off to try and run google into the ground. unfortunately for him they had too much money and a great business model already in place. still, he did push them to new lows in many ways. he can leave google with his head held high knowing that it will take a lot of work for google to recover any semblance of trust.
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I'd imagine Obama wants to ask these tech titans if they could contribute to paying down our national deficit. But then, he will really use the donations to fund entitlements in the ultimate demonstration of wealth redistribution. LOL

LOL - and from a fellow Texan!
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YAWN! "promoting American innovation" by indebting generations into the future... aka "investments in research and development, education and clean energy". Can you say "quantitative easing" -- yes that means INFLATION!

Whenever you read or hear "investments", like in the State of the Union address, it means INFLATION! I hate to tell everyone, but the US is sinking in debt, borrowing money like a drunken sailor, and "investments" only mean MORE DEBT which ultimately means a lower standard of living in the US. It's not about "jobs", it's about bigger government involvement in redistributing more stolen money from We The People. It is the middle class that is targeted for destruction in this nation -- transfer payments must be halted -- yes, that also includes transfers payments (corporate welfare) to companies.

Did you all notice how basic things like food and energy prices keep going up?! Yes, that's the inflation, due to "investment".

Government should get OUT of education -- clearly something left to the States or We The People in the Constitution. So obviously NO federal dollars stolen from We The People should be redistributed to schools for Apple products either.

Enough is enough, smaller government is the solution.

Everyone here would be well-served to learn more about the Constitution:
http://constitutingamerica.org/

Go hang out with the Constitutional Party. They're looking for a few good theocrats.
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I sincerely hope Steve is beginning to get better and all else being discussed here is irrelevant to me at this point.

Perhaps if there had been more competition in healthcare over the years there would be a cure for cancer by now. Perhaps Steve should put that to Obama.
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