Obama wants high-paying, high-skill jobs in future
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama fielded questions on jobs, the auto industry, universal health care, mortgages, education, veterans' care and legalization of marijuana as he kicked off a first-of-its-kind Internet era Town Hall at the White House. Obama said job creation in America is difficult in a time of economic hardship and that the work of the future should be in more high-paying, high-skill areas like clean energy technology.The president said, "When I was running for president, I promised to open the White House for the American people. This is an important step toward achieving that goal."
Before the meeting got under way, the White House had gotten over 100,000 online questions.I suggest everyone at least read the entire article, as it deals with questions asked by people online.Obama had some fun with at least one question, saying he doesn't think legalizing marijuana is a good strategy for turning around the economy.
Obama told the audience that one of the most popular questions was whether legalization of the illicit drug would help pull the nation out of the recession. The president jokingly said: "I don't know what this says about the online audience."
In a serious response, he said he didn't think that was a good economic policy.
He answered the marijuana question and made light of it, it makes me laugh so hard to think that the war on drugs has killed countless people and imprisoned the rest for victimless crimes. .......