Vision for the future

And what we need is steady growth; we need young people, instead of — a smart kid coming out of school, instead of wanting to be an investment banker, we need them to decide they want to be an engineer, they want to be a scientist, they want to be a doctor or a teacher.

And if we’re rewarding those kinds of things that actually contribute to making things and making people’s lives better, that’s going to put our economy on solid footing. We won’t have this kind of bubble-and-bust economy that we’ve gotten so caught up in for the last several years.

Barack Obama – The tonight show with Jay Leno

2 Responses to “Vision for the future”

  1. Branndon Says:

    Wow, what a concept. I missed the show, I’m gonna try and find it online.

  2. Vanessa Says:

    We were discussing the economy in history class tonight and because we are in consumer economy, we need people to not have so much fear and go out and spend or invest (wisely) to turn around our economy.

    I don’t see that becoming a investment banker is a bad thing, but I see his point on having more people striving for jobs that will be a public services for the average person, not just the wealthy

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