Obama: Steve Jobs Success Example of American Dream
In a recent Presidential Press Conference on new tax cut for American families, President Barack Obama uses Apple CEO Steve Jobs as example of the middle class goal of the American Dream.
Obama: Steve Jobs American Dream
In a White House press conference on recent accomplishments (including new payroll tax cut) and future challenges, responding to a reporter’s question, the US President Barack Obama talked about American middle class and the wealthy.
“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.”
President Obama uses Apple’s iconic CEO as an American Dream success:
“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.”
Steve Jobs started Apple Computers Inc. in his parent’s garage. Steve later established Pixar (later bought by Disney for billions) and NeXT (resulted in creation of the modern Internet and OS X technology). After Steve Jobs returned to Apple, he lead Apple to a decade of wins, with introduction of the iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone, and iPad.
Last year, Fortune name Steve Jobs CEO of the Decade. He also topped Harvard’s best CEO list. Recently, Apple finally beats Microsoft in market value, definitely the American dream where Steve Jobs lead innovation prevails against the mimicking Microsoft in the world.
President Obama December 22, 2010 Press Conference
In the White House press conference, President Barack Obama talked about some of the recent accomplishments after midterm elections, including the passage of:
- New payroll tax cut, where nearly every American family will get an average tax cut next year of about a thousand dollars.
- Obama’s “top national security priority for this session of Congress — the New START treaty,” said to be the most significant arms control agreement in nearly two decades.
- Ending “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
Full transcript and video of the President Obama Press Conference available at the White House. The Steve Jobs section starts around 20:45.