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Steve Jobs’ advice for Obama

Steve Jobs’ advice for Obama
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First Published: Tue, Nov 01 2011. 01 01 AM IST

Steve Jobs. File Photo/Bloomberg
Steve Jobs. File Photo/Bloomberg
Updated: Tue, Nov 01 2011. 01 01 AM IST
At the beginning of a one-on-one session that US President Barack Obama requested early last year, Steve Jobs told the former, “You’re headed for a one-term presidency.” As described in the authorized biography by Walter Isaacson, Apple’s founder said regulations had created too many burdens on the economy.
Steve Jobs. File Photo/Bloomberg
Jobs was an Obama supporter, but his just-disclosed comments are typical of a new frustration with Washington among Silicon Valley executives. Their high-tech companies are supposed to be the country’s engine for growth, but the federal government is gumming up the works.
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L. Gordon Crovitz is a columnist for The Wall Street Journal
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