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Obama Asked Apple and Intel for Advice on Job Creation? Really?!!!!

Posted by politicalpartypooper on February 18, 2011


What a week in local and National politics.  In Wisconsin, we have the ongoing Liberal rage over Governor Scott Walker’s decision to remove organized bargaining power on Public Employees for everything except wages in an effort to rein in our out-of-control budget.  Nationally, there is talk of shutting the government down, and of course the usual partisan rhetoric over the budget.  Obama has a plan to cut $1 Trillion from the budget over ten years, and Republicans are screaming that this isn’t nearly enough.  Instead, their plan is to cut $60 billion from the budget this year.

You do the math.  Something seems funny about theirs.  Suffice it to say, if I were President, I could balance the budget in one year, and cut through all of the rhetorical bullshit along with it.  But I’m not President, so you are stuck with a D or an R for the forseeable future.  Good luck.

Turns out, none of the above is what this post is about.  Instead, I’d like to draw your attention to President Obama’s trip to the Silicon Valley, where he met with the likes of Intel CEO Paul Otellino, and Apple C0-Creator Steve Jobs.  Contrary to rumors, Obama wasn’t in the valley to pick up a bottle of wine.  Instead, he went there seeking advice on how to create jobs.

Pardon me, Mr. President, but where would you like to see these jobs created?

If America is your answer, you went to the wrong place.  Steve Jobs and Paul Otellino only hire foreigners…mostly.  I’ll bet their advice sounded a little something like this:

“Sure, we got lots of great ideas on hiring, starting with China.  Have you seen our latest factories there?  We got fourteen-year-olds working seventy hours a week for $1.10 an hour, and no one hears them whining.  Never mind that if they do they are likely to be shot by their government.  We got wages as a percentage of Wall Street profit down to an all time low!  We got Apple and Intel factories all over the Far East, but we’re struggling a bit trying to figure out why our workers can’t buy the products they make.  An Ipad only costs $600 when you get right down to it.  All of our workers make a little more than that every year.  Ipads should be flying off the shelves in China!  Maybe, Mr. President, you could send some American cash to China to help subsidize our foreign workers so they can buy what they build.  That would create lots of jobs!”

Umm, no.

I’m pretty sure Steve Jobs and Paul What’s-his-face know almost nothing about creating jobs here in America.  What did you think you would hear, Mr. President?  Did you think they would beg you to end Free Trade?  Did you think they would tell you that America needs to go deeper into debt to create jobs?  What?  What did you expect to hear from them?

Hear me now, America!  Obama’s dreams of creating jobs through making America the leader in Green innovation is bankrupt. It’s bankrupt because the moment the technology is created, American corporations will contract with the lowest bidder in China,  Indonesia, South Korea, or some other mostly third-world country, where the average wage is almost a dollar an hour.  Green technology won’t be our savior; it will be the final nail in the coffin.

The only answer to our staggering deficit in jobs is to pull back from these Free Trade agreements, and tax the crap out of “American” companies whose vast majority of labor is foreign…like Intel and Apple.  Taxing them won’t hurt our economy at all.  They don’t hire people here.  Tax them, I say, and do it again and again and again.  Lather, rinse, repeat.     Ω


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