President Obama meets Steve Jobs to discuss economy, technology

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  • Reply 61 of 138
    More jobs? Hmm, well how about we get rid of the Federal Reserve banking cartel for starters and allow Americans to actually KEEP their hard earned money. How about we downsize the federal government and put state governments back in charge like they were meant to be. How about we keep the feds the heck out of our private lives and get them back to doing things like managing commerce between states? You want to give people motivation and creativity? Return to lawful standards of money that can't be printed out of thin air. Return our citizenship to 'state citizenship' rather than the 'nationalized citizenship' that it is today. Keep our governments close so we can keep a good eye on them once again. Coercion does not create a legal obligation and an unconstitutional act creates no new office (Supreme Court Case Norton v. Shelby County).



    He's not my president.



    Google America's Remedy.
  • Reply 62 of 138
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    Originally Posted by oxygenhose View Post


    Actually it was his own campaign that tried to convince us of that.

    Always doubted that O had any "collectivist" witchcraft or "hope/change" magic.



    More likely its Steve asking "Don't tax me bro!"

    Perhaps Steve will ask him to resign, or at the very least go 180 degrees of his economic policies?



    Tax what? His one dollar a year salary?



    I would imagine Steve supported Obama and offered to let him borrow the Reality Distortion Field.
  • Reply 63 of 138
    Well said Muncy
  • Reply 64 of 138
    jfanningjfanning Posts: 3,398member
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    Originally Posted by Cpsro View Post


    How about they find a mutually agreeable way to get a bit more tax revenue from Google?

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-1...loopholes.html



    Since Apple has their European head office, and processes a lot of their payments internationally through Ireland as well, do you think they are trying to do the same thing?
  • Reply 65 of 138
    A big thank you to all who participated in this thread. It was everything I hoped for.
  • Reply 66 of 138
    Quote:

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs are scheduled to meet Thursday to talk about economy and technology issues.



    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama and Jobs will meet at a San Francisco Hotel for about 45 minutes, Bloomberg reports.





    President Barack Obama must be desperate for some Reality Distortion Field whenever the upcoming elections are mentioned in the same sentence as unemployment or the state of the U.S. economy.





  • Reply 67 of 138
    Boy you really got to hand it to these Chicago politicians! If you can't spin up a shovel of Jobs, get a person named Jobs!!!
  • Reply 68 of 138
    You know what this means? If there's a long line for dinner, Steve won't be turned away.
  • Reply 69 of 138
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jfanning View Post


    Since Apple has their European head office, and processes a lot of their payments internationally through Ireland as well, do you think they are trying to do the same thing?



    Do you know that Apple makes more than half its sales abroad and they pay 25% tax on their total income in taxes in the US.

    And for those who think Obama is a socialist, you don't have a clue as to what constitutes a socialist.
  • Reply 70 of 138
    Politics and technology. Not good!
  • Reply 71 of 138
    jfanningjfanning Posts: 3,398member
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    Originally Posted by Charel View Post


    Do you know that Apple makes more than half its sales abroad and they pay 25% tax on their total income in taxes in the US.

    And for those who think Obama is a socialist, you don't have a clue as to what constitutes a socialist.



    No I don't know that, and I don't really care about it. But since you have brought it up, did you really mean to say "income"? As for your last statement, remember, 97% of the worlds population aren't from the USA.
  • Reply 72 of 138
    realisticrealistic Posts: 1,154member
    No lose scenario for Obama. Apple is riding high, maybe Obama gets $$$ for DNC, worse case Obama linked with Apple and Jobs, that can only help Obama's approval rating.
  • Reply 73 of 138
    realisticrealistic Posts: 1,154member
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    Originally Posted by FormerARSgm View Post


    ... It's actually a good move for Obama. Maybe this meeting is the start of his campaign to bring back jobs.



    Aerosmith has an old hit song that applies here... DREAM ON
  • Reply 74 of 138
    asciiascii Posts: 5,941member
    I think Obama would have got more out of it than Steve. Obama must be a certain level of smart to have become president, but Steve has a whole other operating system (as Guy Kawasaki said). When I listen to Steve do Q&A with reporters his answers blow me away sometimes.
  • Reply 75 of 138
    joe hsjoe hs Posts: 488member
    What's with all the Obama hate??
  • Reply 76 of 138
    antkm1antkm1 Posts: 1,441member
    100% in agreement with this statement. So soon people forget that it says "Designed by Apple in California" but built in China by suicidal Chinese laborers. Yes, there are about a million problems with building Apple products in America, mostly because the parts still are made in other countries as well (i.e. LCD panels, Chips, memory modules, etc...), and the labor unions would make it such that Apple couldn't possibly profit if they had to pay American workers. But if I were Obama, I'd do my best to convince Jobs to at least think about spending a bit of that $51B to push Apple products into a more American advantage.

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    Originally Posted by ThinkPeople View Post


    Would like to see Apple bring some of the manufacturing jobs back to the States, with incentives from the States and Administration, of course. I have no probelm paying a few dollars more for Apple porducts if they were truly made in the U.S.



  • Reply 77 of 138
    antkm1antkm1 Posts: 1,441member
    That's because Steve doesn't have to worry about pissing people off, and he doesn't have to worry about getting re-elected, or elected in general. He's the Guru of Apple, from it's very inception. and many people hang on his every word, like on this AI site. The keynote where he explains why he didn't put a touchscreen on the new MBair is perfect example.

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    Originally Posted by ascii View Post


    I think Obama would have got more out of it than Steve. Obama must be a certain level of smart to have become president, but Steve has a whole other operating system (as Guy Kawasaki said). When I listen to Steve do Q&A with reporters his answers blow me away sometimes.



  • Reply 78 of 138
    rainrain Posts: 538member
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    Originally Posted by r00fus View Post


    Dude, you do realize that he's had far fewer vacation days than GWBush?



    It's just too bad that Obama took his vacation days while the USA was in the middle of the single most devastating environmental man-made catastrophe in the worlds history.
  • Reply 79 of 138
    realisticrealistic Posts: 1,154member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by antkm1 View Post


    100% in agreement with this statement. So soon people forget that it says "Designed by Apple in California" but built in China by suicidal Chinese laborers (my comment... a little stretch of the truth). Yes, there are about a million problems with building Apple products in America, mostly because the parts still are made in other countries as well (i.e. LCD panels, Chips, memory modules, etc...), and the labor unions would make it such that Apple couldn't possibly profit if they had to pay American workers. But if I were Obama, I'd do my best to convince Jobs to at least think about spending a bit of that $51B to push Apple products into a more American advantage.







    +1



    If manufacturing is going to grow in the USA it will be for new technology items. We need to set things up to encourage / allow that to happen starting today, otherwise tomorrow's manufacturing jobs will be going to other countries as well.
  • Reply 80 of 138
    asciiascii Posts: 5,941member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by antkm1 View Post


    That's because Steve doesn't have to worry about pissing people off, and he doesn't have to worry about getting re-elected, or elected in general.



    Not to mention he's an f'in genius.
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