CNBC; Obama and Steve Jobs

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Peterg2, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    This morning Michelle Caruso-Cabrera said that Obama made a statement/comment that Steve Jobs needed to give back (donate some of his wealth). Of course, like Rick Santelli, the sources of their political commentary are not exactly highly varied.

    I have never heard this although there have been comments - including a thread here - on the comparison between Jobs and Gates.

    Did Obama ever say anything to this effect?
  2. swedefish macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2008
    I don't know if Obama said it, but I sort of wish he did. No, Steve Jobs should not have to give, but it certainly is not a good look to hoard billions in this economic climate.
  3. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

    Mr. Chewbacca

    Apr 27, 2010
    Dallas TX
    I don't claim to be a "fan" of Bill Gates but you have got to respect his philanthropy. That doesn't take anything away from Steve Jobs, they are two different people and perhaps if SJ had more time on his hands he would be more involved in charity.

    More than likely Steve Jobs gives more than we know about but it hard to imagine it could come close to the Bill and Melinda Gates foudation.
  4. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
    Obama should set an example and give a couple million
  5. leekohler macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    Shouldn't we find out if he actually made this statement first? I find it a bit difficult to believe that he would.

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