Politico: “We Need a Steve Jobs Plan”


An Occupy Wall Street protester with sign about Steve Jobs in San Francisco.
An Occupy Wall Street protester with sign about Steve Jobs in San Francisco.

Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor invoked Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as an example of fairness that the U.S. should emulate in the heated ongoing debate about income equality.

A Steve Jobs Plan for the American Economy? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Following Jobs’ death Oct. 5, he seems to be cropping up in all kinds of unexpected places – I took the pic above of a protester with a “Bring ‘Jobs’ Back to Life” sign at San Francisco’s Occupy Wall Street protest about 10 days ago.

Anyway, here’s what Cantor had to say about Steve Jobs:

“Through his example, you can see that America needs more than a jobs plan. It needs a Steve Jobs plan,” Cantor wrote. In a Steve Jobs Plan, those who are successful not only create good jobs and services “that make our lives better, they also give back and help everyone move just a little bit further up the ladder and everybody wins.”

Cantor prepared the remark as part of a speech he was supposed to deliver at the at the University of Pennsylvania — one he later cancelled because of expected protests.

The “Steve Jobs Jobs Plan” is catchy and open to use on both sides of the economic barricades.

The Occupy Wall Street crowd might employ it to talk about how Steve Jobs earned a $1 salary, for example, though it has been pointed out that he could do that because he might have been recieving $48 million in annual dividends from Disney. Either way, it’s in kinda questionable taste.

Via The Hill