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Thursday, 23 December 2010 10:10

Steve Jobs should expect to be rich

Written by Nick Farell

President Obama says Jobs is the American dream
President Obama said Apple's CEO Steve Jobs' was an example of a bloke who should expect to be rich in America. Obama, speaking today during a White House press conference, said that something the greatest strength of America is a thriving, booming middle class, where everybody has got a shot at the American dream.

“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.

So basically what the American dream is to be someone who repackages cheap components in foreign parts using cut price labour and flog it at greatly inflated prices back home. It is part of the American dream to earn cash flogging products with a limited shelf life and make your employees lives a nightmare with low wages and regular inquisitions to see if you are talking to the media.

Apparently it is also part of the American dream to want to control others and create a cargo cult of personality where reality is out to lunch. If Americans are dreaming that, it is fairly clear why ultimately its Empire is doomed.

Nick Farell

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+14 #1 Jigar 2010-12-23 10:52
Though i hate apple (for their costly products), you have to give it to Steve jobs, he did it. He has single handedly taken Apple to different level.
+24 #2 GhostOfSparta 2010-12-23 11:18
"President Obama says Jobs is the American dream". This statement must be like a slap in the face of all those that can't even afford to buy Christmas gifts for their kids.

There are maybe a handful of Steve Jobs in the US - but 43 million Americans receive food stamps!

"The American Dream" - that's like the carrot in front of the donkey. It keeps the machinery going. The machinery where the poor work for the rich. Dumb enough to believe in "Yes we can".

If you wanna do yourself something good over Christmas: watch "Fight Club".
+10 #3 xaira 2010-12-23 11:29
this story is pure win, but seriously, apple was in the tank until steve came back, and he actually made it seem logical to buy that stuff, plus lets not forget pixar, the dude contributed, which is more then we can say for lloyd blankfein
+25 #4 The blue fox 2010-12-23 11:35
Funny how he uses Steve jobs. And not Bill Gates. Founder of the most successful company's ever. And is one. If not thee richest man on the world. And who gives billions to charity every year.
-1 #5 ryanyomomma 2010-12-23 11:36
Well actually, my dream is to just live my life the best I can.. Don't [censored]ing tell me what the American "Dream" is if all you do is assume. Based on this article you managed to combine your hate for Apple with the hate for American's...ha...at least I traveled to other countries and seen what its like for myself. wtf did you do other than blog mindless stuff and magician work?
+3 #6 fuadzilla 2010-12-23 11:39
Quoting nicko:
So basically what the American dream is to... ...make your employees lives a nightmare with low wages and regular inquisitions to see if you are talking to the media.

i thought that's what america is all about? vietnam (failed), iraq, afghanistan, vanezuela, iran...and so on, as long as military strategic points (to take over the world -like japan, taiwan and colombia) and if oil is rich in your region, yankdogs are there knocking, waiting to loot and maraud. all the bounties will then feed the elitists and cover their failed laissez faire capitalist system, leaving the normal citizens to rot in the free land. hah! stfu ohbangma, u stinky puppet! :zzz
-6 #7 aol 2010-12-23 17:20
It is frustrating to see people spread such bull as this author. Everyone is welcome to their own opinion; I just don't want anyone else corrupted.

For the record, all the big tech companies use cheap Chinese labor and the same parts to build their products. You fail for suggesting that somehow Apple should be above using the same process everyone uses. That said, Apple's products are usually of superior build quality and last longer, and I speak from extensive experience across products. They are engineered better, just as BMWs are engineered better than cheap cars. You get what you pay for. You are welcome to buy cheap crap but you are not welcome to judge others for preferring to buy better stuff because, for any reason at all, it suits them.
-3 #8 fuadzilla 2010-12-23 18:42

my yankee dream: to play cod2 hero on govt funded war machinery.
-2 #9 leosia 2010-12-24 10:48
I agree with aol. The author sounds like a card carrying anti-globalist. It's funny how people complain about cheap labour and wealth creation but they still wear levis, own cars and use electronics. This is the way the world works - and it's natural human behavior to want to be successful. America is one of the world's greatest success stories, but it seems all Americans do these days is complain about how bad things are. These people who find it so easy to complain and criticise leaders like Obama and Jobs should try living in a country where their fundamental human rights don't exist, like Somalia, North Korea or Iraq.
+3 #10 EVOXSNES 2010-12-24 11:04
another stroke of his ego. Careful Obama, you might make him ejac all over your BlackBerry... berrys and cream?

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