Obama Quotes Steve Jobs As Prime Example Of American Dream

After being acknowledged as Times Person of the Year, Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs gets thumbs up from the president. In a speech on Wednesday, Barack Obama quoted Jobs as an example of “American dream”.

The president reportedly said in an answer of a question posed by a reporter: “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. Those are just facts. That’s not a feeling on the part of Democrats. Those are facts.”

He added: “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.”

According to earlier statements issued by the White House, President Obama has been a great admirer of Steve Jobs. The two first met in October to discuss “American competitiveness and education”.


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