Obama Meets With IT And Internet Bosses – To Create Jobs?

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I get really nervous, I have to admit, when the President of the United States, who happens to be a leftist ideologue, sits down with really powerful people who happen to be the biggest players in the US Internet and communication technology. Politics the Chicago-way is not exclusive to Chicago.

This is the table where deals are made. “Cheers to helping me out”.

Obama meets with Internet and Technology executives. (Photo source: White House release, by Pete Souza)

 You scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours. Corporations don’t make big changes in business plans and policy unless there are very promising incentives to do so. And the President of the United States is someone who is fully capable of delivering such incentives.

Is this really about creating jobs? A little. But anyone can tell you that the CEOs attending this dinner are capable of only creating so many jobs – a number that wouldn’t even change the US unemployment statistics.

Everyone also knows that most jobs get created by the small to medium-size companies. Give small business some incentives, and watch the economy take off. Yet, no one was there at the dinner to represent them.

Small and medium-size business are being ignored. And we already know how strained the relations between the representative of the these businesses, the US Chamber of Commerce, and the Obama Administration are. I’d have to conclude that this meeting was not really about jobs, but about how to win next year’s election, and how to turn the tide of politics back to where it was 2 years ago.

One important way to do this would be to take stronger control over the internet. Doing this by law would backfire, of course. So just let the companies do the dirty work for you.

Take a look at some of the persons in attendence:

  • Eric Schmidt, Google
  • Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
  • Dick Costolo, Twitter
  • Carol Bartz, Yahoo!
  • Steve Jobs, Apple
  • John Chambers, Cisco Systems
  • Larry Ellison, Oracle
  • Reed Hastings, CEO, NetFlix

Although these people won’t be able to create enough jobs to solve USA’s economic crisis, they are capable of rescuing Obama’s presidency with lots of money and assisting in providing “better communication” to the public. Again, it makes me nervous. Obama is fighting a war not in Iraq or Afghanistan, but at home.

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28 responses to “Obama Meets With IT And Internet Bosses – To Create Jobs?”

  1. Asim

    RT: Latest Keiser Report: Welcome to Fakeville (E122)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqNEKD7WgEk&feature=player_embedded

    This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, talk about Guanxi schemes selling fictional forests for real money, while real farmland cant find even a virtual penny. In the second half of the show, Max talks to author and documentary filmmaker, Greg Palast, about whether it is peak oil or oil dictatorships that is the bigger threat to the global economy.

    Seems they are more happy making a VIRTUAL economy and valuing that in billions rather than creating real jobs, real homes and real money.

  2. DirkH

    It’s ironic that especially the large companies like Google are the ones who pay little taxes in the US (Google sends its profits to Ireland and from there to the Bermudas IIRC). Maybe Obama invited them to suggest they pay taxes from now on? 😉

    1. DirkH

      Found a source for Google’s tax-saving measures.
      http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_44/b4201043146825.htm

  3. R. de Haan

    If you really want to know what’s going on think of this:
    There is this Global initiative to create a body that takes total control over our resources, our economies, our financial institutions, our energy infrastructure, our food producing capability et. etc.

    Their objective is not to create more opportunity for humanity to develop but to control and reduce our populations.

    This is because they strongly believe our earth resources are limited and a further growing population will pose a threat to our long term survival.

    In oder to reach their objectives they invented the concept of “peak oil”,
    Anthropogenic Global Warming or Climate Change and looked for a way to down the Western Civilization. For this purpose they set for the destruction of our financial system.

    Their tools for the financial system was the instrument of the derivative in combination with the so called Credit Default Swap, a kind of insurance.

    The only reason our Governments were forced to bail out our banks with tax payer money was because the price we had to pay for the claims of the
    Derivatives and CDS’s was much higher.

    That’s why the USA until today has kept Fanny Mae and Freddy Mack alive. That’s why thy bailed out AIG.

    From the past defaulting states, Iceland, Greece and Ireland, only Iceland is back on the track of recovery.
    Why? Because the Iceland State didn’t bail out their banks but allowed them to go bankrupt.

    For the gang behind the financial crises the bail outs were nothing more but a move of money from their left to their right pocket.

    The causes, the derivatives and CDS’s, often sold OTC = Over The Counter remained effective. In fact the total amount of potential obligations from defaults has risen to the incredible sum of 1.4 Quadrillion US dollar.

    This represents the sum of over 200.000 US dollar for every human alive on the planet.

    The total GDP of all countries on the planet is only 60 billion US dollar
    1.4 Quadrillion is a factor 23 times our Global GDP and it is still rising on a terrifying rate.
    See link here http://rarereaders.seablogger.com/2011/02/americans-finally-reacting-to-economic-rape/

    Those in control of this scheme have the entire world by the balls.

    Banks no longer fulfill their role financing our economies.
    Instead they accumulate reserves enabling them to survive the next economic onset.

    Climate policies have put our food chain in competition with our energy chain with terrible effects for the poor people in the world who can no longer their daily bread.

    The US and the EU (the former free West) are on a path of self destruction. Unemployment is on the rise, small business is killed off and any chances to create economic growth are stifled.

    Thanks to the US TARP and the EU bailouts, energy programs, food programs and the UN (Agenda 21) we are pushed into decline and redevelopment. An ever increasing debt burden will rest on our shoulders for generations and there is nothing we can do.

    The perpetrators of this scheme call it the “First Global Revolution”.

    For all who are determined to remain their freedom and who want free markets, free minds and free people rule their own future there is only one single alternative and that is to answer the First Global Revolution
    with the First Global Counter Revolution.

    http://green-agenda.com

  4. Brian G Valentine

    Making new jobs in America?

    Easy. Kill regulations. Kill talk of them.

    Period.

    1. Ed Caryl
  5. Ed Caryl

    “May you live in interesting times” Ancient Chinese Curse.
    Historians will look back on this era and ask “How could they have been so stupid?”
    The thing that will save us is: all this is just on paper (or the electronic equivalent) and can be burned (or deleted).

    1. R. de Haan

      If there are any historians left Carl.

      Their plan is to introduce an entire new society concept with it’s own tuth’s and falsehoods.
      It’s the religion based on Gaia.

      For this purpose our entire history has to be eradicated and rewritten.

      Just like they do with our historical temperature records.

  6. R. de Haan

    Violation of states’ rights and the Constitution
    Obama Wants Control Over Each State AND the Country – What State’s Rights? What Constitution?
    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/33516

  7. DirkH
    1. mindert eiting

      According to my source the Lower Chamber has voted 244-179 for defunding. The Senate is next.

      1. Ed Caryl

        Unfortunately, unless some Democrats (including Reid, the Majority Leader) are suddenly stricken with sanity, it has no chance in the Senate.

        1. mindert eiting

          Let’s hope for a miracle. From WUWT for getting the taste:

          ‘My constituents should not have to continue to foot the bill for an organization to keep producing corrupt findings that can be used as justification to impose a massive new energy tax on every American’

          1. Brian G Valentine

            Ja wohl.

        2. R. de Haan

          Fat chance.

          Reid should have been voted out of office during the last elections.
          Big mistake. A very big mistake.

          1. Brian G Valentine

            Zugestimmt.

            But he’ll just be a speed bump for a responsible adult in the White House in 2012

  8. R. de Haan

    These are highly important developments.
    I really hope the the IPCC defunding bill makes it through the US Senate.
    Keep your fingers crossed.

  9. R. de Haan
  10. DirkH

    From WUWT’s Tips&Notes. Karl Lagerfeld answers the question by a journalist “Is this collection inspired by Global Warming?” (There’s a melting heap of ice in the scenery) “No, by Global Cooling.”

    Georgia Pack says:
    February 15, 2011 at 10:32 pm
    Here’s Karl Lagerfeld’s Fall 2011 interview and Fashion collection; inspired from “global cooling”:
    http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/videos/TMG7405983/Paris-Fashion-Week-Chanel-autumwinter-201011-show.html
    Lots of fake fur! Lots of warm clothes.

  11. puliukko

    * Eric Schmidt, Google
    * Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
    * Dick Costolo, Twitter
    * Carol Bartz, Yahoo!
    * Steve Jobs, Apple
    * John Chambers, Cisco Systems
    * Larry Ellison, Oracle
    * Reed Hastings, CEO, NetFlix

    Microsoft?

    1. Brian G Valentine

      A better question is, “who among them represents a legitimate manufacturing industry in the US and is not a rent-seeker on the Internet”

    2. DirkH

      Wait – he only invited Californians because he wanted to hear about their experiences with a broke economy? 😉

      1. Brian G Valentine

        No. Wants to hear about the “advantages” of turning communities into trailer parks and crack houses because Arnold Snarchenwiper regulated every piece of machinery with moving parts except windmills out of California.

  12. richcar 1225

    Very scary. However it did not help them with the midterm elections. Democratic senators are dropping like flys. Arch warmist Sen Jeff Bingham of New Mexico has announced his retirement. Sen John Kerry is distressed over Republican attempts to cut heat subsidies for heating fuel in New England:
    “I’ve always supported serious efforts to restore fiscal sanity, but in the middle of a brutal, even historic, New England winter, home heating assistance is more critical than ever to the health and welfare of millions of Americans, especially senior citizens,”
    Watch for the global warming scam to morph into a new agenda primarily to be centered around reelecting Obama. These CEO’S will find a replacement for Al Gore. The blogosphere will be one step ahead of them. However watch out for the power of these people to try to silence us.

  13. Edwin_Adlerman

    Sure, because meeting with the few companies that are achieving 30+% growth rates in a virtual depression is a leftist conspiracy. He should be meeting with more dead-end growth companies living off of decades-old subsidies!

    It’s too bad all of you are bitter over missing the 400%+ gains in under two years that we smart investors in such leftist companies are getting rich from, but I guess that’s what happens when you can’t distinguish propaganda from reality. It must suck to play the patsy of the fossil fuel industry AND get screwed out of the profits at the same time, LOL!

    1. Brian G Valentine

      Good point Ed. So, how much “growth” do you think these internet “businesses” will experience after they have been replicated 10**10**10 (a google) number of times.

      Bash “oil companies” all you want, but people still (for some mysterious reasons) buy petrol and heating oil and diesel.

      But we’re making it all green and good by mowing down jungle to plant palms so that “Prince” Charles can ride in a 100% bio-diesel fueled Royal Train!

      Cool!

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