WASHINGTON (CNN) –President Obama will meet with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and other business leaders when he visits San Francisco Thursday according to a source familiar with the arrangements.
But at today's first press briefing by new press secretary Jay Carney reporters wanted to know if Zuckerberg and the president might discuss Facebook and other social media's role in the Egyptian revolution and similar unrest in other North African countries. Carney's answer- "the purpose of the discussion is on innovation. You know, obviously, other topics could come up."
The primary focus however will be the administration’s "Win the Future" initiative which the president introduced at his State of the Union address. He compared the need to keep America competitive with the rest of the world in technology, education and innovation to the race for space in the 1950's and 60's.
The President will travel to the San Francisco Bay area of California to meet with a number of business leaders in technology and innovation. The meeting is a part of the administration's continued courting of the business community. An administration official telling CNN the talks will focus on "how we can work together to win the future, strengthen our economy, support entrepreneurship, and get the American people back to work."
On Friday, the President will travel from California to Hillsboro, Oregon, where he will visit the big technology company Intel. Intel has committed to investing more than $6 billion in their U.S.-based manufacturing facilities to support future technology advancements in Arizona and Oregon, creating more than 6,000 construction jobs and more than 800 permanent high-tech jobs, according to the White House.
To all the screaming Democrats, T-Baggers, and Republicans, do you feel like you are better off then then you were two years ago. Look at this:
Sources for info are listed at the bottom.
Two years ago last month, Barack Obama was inaugurated as president of the United States . Are you better off today than you were two years ago?
Numbers don't lie, and here are the data on the impact he has had on the lives of Americans:
Avg. retail price/gallon gas in U.S. (regular conventional)
Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)
Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)
Natural gas, Henry Hub, $ per MMbtu
Gold: London (per troy oz.)
Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL
Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL
Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb. fob
Producer Price Index: all commodities
Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall
Unemployment rate, blacks
Number of unemployed
Number of fed. employees, ex. uniformed military (curr = 12/10 prelim)
Real median household income (2008 vs 2009)
Number of food stamp recipients (curr = 10/10)
Number of unemployment benefit recipients (curr = 12/10)
Number of long-term unemployed, in millions
Poverty rate, individuals (2008 vs 2009)
People in poverty in U.S. , in millions (2008 vs 2009)
House price index (current = Q3 2010)
S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index: 20 city composite (curr = 10/10)
Number of properties subject of foreclosurefilings, in millions
U.S. rank in Economic Freedom World Rankings
Consumer Confidence Index (curr = 12/10)
Present Situation Index (curr = 12/10)
Failed banks (curr = 2010 + 2011 to date)
U.S. dollar versus Japanese yen exchange rate
U.S. money supply, M1, in billions (curr = 12/10 preliminary)
U.S. money supply, M2, in billions (curr = 12/10 preliminary)
National debt, in trillions
JUST TAKE THIS LAST ITEM.... IN THE LAST TWO YEARS WE HAVE ACCUMULATED NATIONAL DEBT AT A RATE MORE THAN 27 TIMES AS FAST AS DURING THE REST OF OUR HISTORY. OVER 27 TIMES AS FAST.
Is this the "change" we were going for???
1 – U.S. Energy Information Admin.
2 – Wall Street Journal
3 – Bureau of Labor Statistics
4 – Census Bureau
5 – USDA
6 – U.S. Dept. of Labor
7 – FHFA
8 – Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller
9 – RealtyTrac
10 – Heritage Foundation and WSJ
11 – The Conference Board
12 – FDIC
13 – Federal Reserve
14 – U.S. Treasury
obama why dont you tell that pig of a wife to take care of her own childrren and keep her miss piggy hands off my kids. You two are truely the idiots of the world, I am honestly begininhg to really hate the way you think you can run this country, you both are jokes and nothing but a waste to mankind. Do us all a favor and duck tape your wives mouth shut so she wont say anymore stupid things.
Whatever they tell will not stick in a melon head.
Post your racist comments someplace else.
Oh, please. The only thing Zuckerberg has managed to do is steal other people's ideas, then make billions off of it pandering to people's nosiest about what others are up to with their lives.
if its so easy and doesnt take anything special to become a millionaire, why are you not one ?
When will the media wake up and realize that most of Facebook's 500 million accounts are inactive.