China and India, Job and Economy in President’s Speech


The president is finally a bit realistic when he talked about the success of China and India due to their advanced education.
“…, nations like China and India realized that with some changes of their own, they could compete in this new world. And so they started educating their children earlier and longer, with greater emphasis on math and science. They’re investing in research and new technologies. Just recently, China became home to the world’s largest private solar research facility, and the world’s fastest computer.”

“China is building faster trains and newer airports. Meanwhile, when our own engineers graded our nation’s infrastructure, they gave us a ‘D.'”

He asks the nation to look ahead for a bright future.
“The first step in winning the future is encouraging American innovation. None of us can predict with certainty what the next big industry will be, or where the new jobs will come from. Thirty years ago, we couldn’t know that something called the internet would lead to an economic revolution. What we can do – what America does better than anyone – is spark the creativity and imagination of our people. We are the nation that put cars in driveways and computers in offices; the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers; of Google and Facebook. In America, innovation doesn’t just change our lives. It’s how we make a living.”

Talking is always easy and cheap.

1 Comment(s)

  1. Comment by Xiaoqin on 1, Jan 28, 2011 2:41 am

    Obama said in his State of the Union address that in the U.S. “We do big things.” He repetitive talked about “achievement” and “innovation,” … That’s all the empty talk!

    I felt chilled when he bragged about “Race to the Top” grant program, another government spending program after Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” program. Obama said that “If you show us the most innovative plans to improve teacher quality and student achievement, we’ll show you the money.”

    Is it true that money can solve America’s educational problem? Doesn’t America have more computers and classroom technology than China and India? If we are really serious about having American students “Race to the Top” to be innovative and compete with the likes of China and India, then we’d better get serious about raising the standard and focusing on teaching math and science like China and India rather than sex education, diversity initiatives (such as busing students to racially imbalanced districts), and healthy eating habits.

    Obama also called for 80 percent of Americans to have access to high-speed rail transportation within 25 years, 98 percent of all Americans to have high-speed Internet access in five years …

    The central thesis of Obama’s speech is making argument for more government spending — that the United States needs to invest in clean energy technology, innovation, infrastructure, education. Allocating funds for innovation was “an investment that will strengthen our security, protect our planet, and create countless new jobs for our people,” he said.

    Please listen to Sen. Rand Paul: State of the Union Response
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0B8–qw1ws

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