Obama: Americans should expect a person like Steve Jobs to be rich

Apple Online Store“President Obama today cited Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ product success as an example of a person who Americans should ‘expect to be rich’ as an incentive for others,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET.

Crothers reports, “Responding to a reporter’s question, the president prefaced his comments about Steve Jobs and Apple by saying, ‘What is…a fact is that people in the top 1 percent, people in the top one-tenth of 1 percent, or one-hundredth of 1 percent have a larger share of income and wealth than any time since the 1920s… Which segued into the comments about Apple. ‘And 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. 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. We want that incentive. That’s part of the free market,’ he said.”

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169 Comments

  1. The Empty Suit continued:

    And, if you ever do get “rich,” I want it all to waste on total bullshit… uh, uh, I mean “to spread the wealth.”

    And, then wait until you die – your life’s work to Uncle Sam, not to your family.

    Because I don’t understand basic business concepts – I’m a fscking community organizer, after all… You know, I’m just, uh, feeling my way around here as the Republicans teach me how to get the U.S. economy that I’ve been killing for 2 years now running again.

    Bear with me, I’m learning on the job, just as McCain warned you I would be.

    Hope Iran and North Korea don’t blow up. Maybe I should go over there and bow before them and apologize again for the greatest country on earth?

  2. For a “change,” how about doing something real like enforcing the law and securing our borders instead of babbling obviousness that even your vacuous supporters understand implicitly?

    STOP SPENDING OUR GREAT GRANDCHILDREN’S MONEY, YOU BLATANTLY UNPREPARED FOOL!

  3. It sure would be a boost to humanity is MDN would screen posts in the name of basic human decency. Just because the first amendment allows a person to say whatever they want, it does not guaranty the privilege for it to be published. That’s why FOX News exists.

  4. He doesn’t even know what he’s saying.

    Think he really means what he’s saying? Sound like he’s read it from a written not given to him by he’s uneducated staff.

    God save all from this Monkey!

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