Obama gets backing of Google CEO

Chief Executive Eric Schmidt will hit the campaign trail this week on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama The Wall Street Journal reports.

The Google chief said in an interview that "I'm doing this personally," adding that "Google is officially neutral" in the campaign. Schmidt is the second high profile individual to publically back Obama following Colin Powell's backing on Sunday. Powell was President George W. Bush's first secretary of state.

On Tuesday Schmidt will appear with Obama at a Florida event, where they will moderate a panel on the economy. Schmidt said it will be his "first time on the trail."

We reported
recently that Google are in talks with the U.S. Justice Department in an effort to head off an antitrust challenge to their proposed advertising agreement. In the interview with the Wall Street Journal Schmidt said "My sense is, the Justice Department makes judgments on these issues independent of politics."

Google announced its Q3 earnings report last Thursday which was a lot better than the industry expected.

Editor note: Obama or McCain supporter, we noticed the following video on YouTube. Pretty interesting rap.

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Mayve this will help if Google ever has any issues in the future... nice move (they say its not personal, but hey, he'll be able to call in a favour or two from this, surely)

Hmm... I was actually hoping that Neowin would sustain from any front page news posts regarding the electrion. I know Google is "tech," but if the CEO of IBM throws his support behind McCain will that be a front page post as well? When would it end?

Shadrack said,
Hmm... I was actually hoping that Neowin would sustain from any front page news posts regarding the electrion. I know Google is "tech," but if the CEO of IBM throws his support behind McCain will that be a front page post as well? When would it end?

After the election?

Personally, I'm waiting to find out who Jerry Yang supports...then seriously consider voting for the other guy...

[editorial missive: this post was meant as humor. Any attempt to disparage said humor will be met with a rolling-eyes emoticon, and stern recommendation to search your couch cushions for a quarter, or otherwise sell the rest of your Yahoo stock, so you can buy yourself a sense of humor.]

Obama, McCain, they are both sides of the sane coin. Approximately 300, 000,000 Americans eligible to be president of the USA, and it comes down to a choice of two, Democracy in action!

People keep drinking the Kool Aid, and leave the men behind the curtain to GO ON running the country, they're doing just fine!

boho said,
Obama, McCain, they are both sides of the sane coin. Approximately 300, 000,000 Americans eligible to be president of the USA, and it comes down to a choice of two, Democracy in action!

People keep drinking the Kool Aid, and leave the men behind the curtain to GO ON running the country, they're doing just fine!


Your the one who needs to drink kool-aid: To wash down the meds your should to be taking. Now look sad and say duh'oh!

Google CEO supports Obama? Well I hope he likes having his wealth "spread around" which is what Obama stated that is what he wants to do...call me silly, but I thought we Americans lived in a Republic, not behind the Iron Curtain.

Krieg said,
Google CEO supports Obama? Well I hope he likes having his wealth "spread around" which is what Obama stated that is what he wants to do...call me silly, but I thought we Americans lived in a Republic, not behind the Iron Curtain.

Chirst, they take one little phrase, take it way out of context, and suddenly you're convinced that Obama is a communist? What kind of retarded are you, anyway? I mean, are you a red-neck idiot like Joe Plumber, or are you just stupid?
Stay ignorant: Vote McCain. Go to hell.

Airlink said,
Chirst, they take one little phrase, take it way out of context, and suddenly you're convinced that Obama is a communist? What kind of retarded are you, anyway? I mean, are you a red-neck idiot like Joe Plumber, or are you just stupid?
Stay ignorant: Vote McCain. Go to hell.

Nothing was taken out of context. Obama said he wanted to spread the wealth by taking someone else's money and giving it to another person. And now you're attacking Joe the Plumber because what? He had the balls to ask Obama a tough question and put him on the spot? Get some cheese with that whine.

I swear it is like someone mentions taxes and all intelligence goes out the window. Taxes are essential, duh, military, police, teachers, roads, bridges, highways yes taxes pay for it. Now Obama plans to return the tax code for rich to what it was under clinton. Lets please use some sense we are deeply in debt as a country. Something has to change; I do not think 3% raise on 250k will really affect anyone in that bracket.

Enjoy, look at Rep spending
http://www.coneofsilence.info/img/blogs/deficit(7-11-07).gif

golemn said,
I swear it is like someone mentions taxes and all intelligence goes out the window. Taxes are essential, duh, military, police, teachers, roads, bridges, highways yes taxes pay for it. Now Obama plans to return the tax code for rich to what it was under clinton. Lets please use some sense we are deeply in debt as a country. Something has to change; I do not think 3% raise on 250k will really affect anyone in that bracket.

Enjoy, look at Rep spending
http://www.coneofsilence.info/img/blogs/deficit(7-11-07).gif

Clinton's surplus was a forecast, not a pot full of money, silly man. And spending has gone way out of control, I can't argue against that. I know plenty of small business owners who will see the additional cost of running their business as a burden and a problem. Being the tech savvy developer that I am, for me to start my own business and make that kind of money is not out of reach, but I'm deterred from pursuing my own business because of the "tax the successful" policies of Obama.

Mathachew said,


Clinton's surplus was a forecast, not a pot full of money, silly man. And spending has gone way out of control, I can't argue against that. I know plenty of small business owners who will see the additional cost of running their business as a burden and a problem. Being the tech savvy developer that I am, for me to start my own business and make that kind of money is not out of reach, but I'm deterred from pursuing my own business because of the "tax the successful" policies of Obama.



Well, it's not like you can get money from the people that don't want to work, and need to suck on the government teet the rest of their lives.

Meh, the whole income tax system is already set up to put a greater tax burden on those with more wealth. They not only pay a greater total, but have a higher percentage levied on them. Low-income households/individuals already are completely exempt if under a specified income.

Government programs are already in-place to provide assistance to the poor. Food Stamps. Medicaid. All sorts of money that is given by the government to help the poorer people in this country that need it.

Obama didn't say anything new or unusual when he talked about it. Yet some people seem to be in shock that there might be a system someday to tax higher incomes more, and provide breaks and programs to assist the lower incomes.

Wake up. That is already how it is done. Pretending it doesn't already work that way, and firing up your moral outrage responses shows that you didn't already know this.

markjensen said,
Meh, the whole income tax system is already set up to put a greater tax burden on those with more wealth. They not only pay a greater total, but have a higher percentage levied on them. Low-income households/individuals already are completely exempt if under a specified income.

Government programs are already in-place to provide assistance to the poor. Food Stamps. Medicaid. All sorts of money that is given by the government to help the poorer people in this country that need it.

Obama didn't say anything new or unusual when he talked about it. Yet some people seem to be in shock that there might be a system someday to tax higher incomes more, and provide breaks and programs to assist the lower incomes.

Wake up. That is already how it is done. Pretending it doesn't already work that way, and firing up your moral outrage responses shows that you didn't already know this.

But, the key difference here is that Obama wants to send out a check to people who don't even pay taxes and calling it a tax break. Giving them money when they don't deserve it, in the name of being fair. In the last five years I've gone from making $8/hr part time to well over $60K per year salary because of my hard work, and there's nothing indicating that my income won't increase to be close to 100K per year in five more years. I worked for my income, where is the fairness in letting me keep it? I'm already taxed enough and Obama wants to take more of it. No thanks.

golemn said,
I can assure you that if your make 100k you will get a tax cut under Obama, only those making 250k have increase.

Actually no. What Obama won't tell you is that the Bush tax cuts "for the rich" greatly benefit middle class workers like myself who make over 50K and have two children. I now qualify for this near $2,000 tax cut, which Obama wants to do away with. So exactly how do I benefit with Obama? I don't.


Airlink said,
Chirst, they take one little phrase, take it way out of context, and suddenly you're convinced that Obama is a communist? What kind of retarded are you, anyway? I mean, are you a red-neck idiot like Joe Plumber, or are you just stupid?
Stay ignorant: Vote McCain. Go to hell.

Nothing was taken out of context. Obama said he wanted to spread the wealth by taking someone else's money and giving it to another person.


Um, no. what he said was, and I quote: "I think that when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody."
But it was in the context of a discussion about wages, taxes, and the economy in general. And nowhere did anyone mention anything about socialism, let alone communism. But you won't know that because you've never actually seen the whole thing, have you?
Do yourself a favor and learn how to use youtube.
Here's the whole thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFC9jv9jfoA

Mathachew said,
And now you're attacking Joe the Plumber because what? He had the balls to ask Obama a tough question and put him on the spot? Get some cheese with that whine.

No, I'm attacking Joe Plumber becasue
1) He lied and said he's a plumber. He's not.
2) He lied and said he makes around $250,000 He actualy makes around $40.000.
3) He owes back takes which means he's a tax cheat, but on the video he lies and pretends to be concerned about the taxes he "pays"
4) He was stupid enough to think nobody would catch him in any of these lies, even though he could plainly see the news camera and must have known that all of this was being captured on video.

From this you apparently concluded that Obama is a big nasty communist who wants to lock us all up behind an Iron Curtain. (Hence, my conclusion that you are a retard.) But, please, feel free to enlighten us on how, exactly, it is that you think Obama is a communist. Go ahead. We're waiting.

Airlink said,
Um, no. what he said was, and I quote: "I think that when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody."
But it was in the context of a discussion about wages, taxes, and the economy in general. And nowhere did anyone mention anything about socialism, let alone communism. But you won't know that because you've never actually seen the whole thing, have you?
Do yourself a favor and learn how to use youtube.
Here's the whole thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFC9jv9jfoA

What is spreading the wealth and how does he want to do it? Giving money to people who don't have it and taxing people and companies that make over a certain amount. So no, he wasn't taken out of context. Take money in the form of taxes from a person who is successful and give it to a person who hasn't earned it. It's that simple, it's spreading the wealth, aka wealth distribution, a socialist tactic. The word socialism doesn't have to be mentioned in order for it to be seen.

He told Joe the Plumber how his plan would help his business become more successful because of his plans, but what about Obama himself? Has he not lived the American dream with where he's come from to where he is today? Or what about all of the other people who started a business with nothing or their entire life savings and are now making a great living? What has Obama done to help them from making very little to very much? Nothing. What Obama proposes is more dependence on the government, plain and simple, and in the process, those who are independent and successful are punished for it.

Airlink said,
No, I'm attacking Joe Plumber becasue
1) He lied and said he's a plumber. He's not.

So the 15 years he's done plumbing work amounts to....? I'm a software developer and have no degree in Computer Science to back this claim, so am I a liar? What about the five years of web development I have done and my recent excursion into desktop development?

Airlink said,
2) He lied and said he makes around $250,000 He actualy makes around $40.000.

You try to school me to "learn how to use youtube" but have utterly failed this yourself. He said, and I quote, "I'm getting ready to buy a company...." You don't need to load the whole video, go, watch it again, rather, listen to the first four seconds.

Airlink said,
3) He owes back takes which means he's a tax cheat, but on the video he lies and pretends to be concerned about the taxes he "pays"

Yep, he hasn't paid his taxes, and I don't agree with that. However, this does not negate his point, which you haven't negated. It's more than his livelihood at stake, it's also the employees that would work for him and having them keep their jobs. The fact that he hasn't paid his previous taxes is a no brainer, pay 'em, but realize this: we know more about this guy in just a few days than the media would've tried to find out about Obama's past over the last year and a half he's been running for president. What's more important: this citizen's background or a senator who wants to be the leader of the US? How about looking into how much Obama has paid in taxes. Gee, I haven't seen that thoroughly investigative report....

Airlink said,
4) He was stupid enough to think nobody would catch him in any of these lies, even though he could plainly see the news camera and must have known that all of this was being captured on video.

Is he a plumber? Yes, but you say no because he didn't get his license, which in reality is a minor technicality, especially since he's been doing it for 15 years (you can also refer back to my point about my line of work). Second, he didn't say he made 250K. He never said he paid all of his taxes, so there was no lie about the taxes that would affect the business he had hoped to take over. So.... where did he lie?

Airlink said,
From this you apparently concluded that Obama is a big nasty communist who wants to lock us all up behind an Iron Curtain. (Hence, my conclusion that you are a retard.) But, please, feel free to enlighten us on how, exactly, it is that you think Obama is a communist. Go ahead. We're waiting.

Nice assumption, but you're wrong. I don't think he's a communist, but a socialist. However, he claims to not support reinstating the Fairness doctrine but also said there needs to be a balance on media (radio, TV, cable). That sure lends itself towards government controlled news, which would be reflective of communism, and the way he changes his views to appease the current problem, I wouldn't be surprised if he tried to implement an Iron Curtain initiative, but I don't think the American people would stand up for it, but then I never thought they would elect a person based on their personality either, and yet we have Obama where he is now.

Now, continue with your petty insults if it makes you feel any better, but as I've pointed out, especially in your failed attempt at schooling me about YouTube, I'm not a retard. And hey, just to help you with your screw up, I don't think you are one either.

golemn said,
I swear it is like someone mentions taxes and all intelligence goes out the window. Taxes are essential, duh, military, police, teachers, roads, bridges, highways yes taxes pay for it. Now Obama plans to return the tax code for rich to what it was under clinton. Lets please use some sense we are deeply in debt as a country. Something has to change; I do not think 3% raise on 250k will really affect anyone in that bracket.

Enjoy, look at Rep spending
http://www.coneofsilence.info/img/blogs/deficit(7-11-07).gif

Police, teachers, roads and bridges are covered under state taxes.

No child left behind, federal program
Homeland security, federal
pfft not the bridge to nowhere.

But yeah alot of what I listed are covered under State level, but there are tons of federal programs to help states get more money.

golemn said,
No child left behind, federal program
Homeland security, federal
pfft not the bridge to nowhere.

But yeah alot of what I listed are covered under State level, but there are tons of federal programs to help states get more money.

There are basic necessities that the federal government should be providing, but money because I don't work or because I don't make a certain amount is not one of them.

Tax the rich pay more for everything, sounds good to me. Cant wait for socialism.

The video put it over the top for pushing the neowin obama agenda.

You do realize that both parties support progressive tax brackets right? And government welfare programs/social security? And financial grants?

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