Obama Puts Tech At Forefront of National Policy

Obama Puts Tech At Forefront of National Policy

According to Obama’s State of the Union speech last night, the answer to all of the country’s problems and woes lie in the tech sector.

“Think about the America within our reach: A country that leads the world in educating its people. An America that attracts a new generation of high-tech manufacturing and high-paying jobs,” he said.

With Steve Jobs’ widow, Lorraine, in attendance, he championed entrepreneurship. “We should support everyone who’s willing to work; and every risktaker and entrepreneur who aspires to become the next Steve Jobs.”

He then went on to throw his support for doubling the tax deductions for companies who manufacture products here. “Send me these tax reforms, and I’ll sign them right away,” he professed.

Every big issue, from the economy to immigration, took a tech bent. On the topic of foreign students, Obama stated, “[Some immigrants] came more recently, to study business and science and engineering, but as soon as they get their degree, we send them home to invent new products and create new jobs somewhere else. That doesn’t make sense.”

[via Gizmodo]

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