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Pelosi Claims Government Created the iPhone, Not Steve Jobs or Apple
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Posted on 06/09/2016 9:56:26 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Pelosi Claims Government Created the iPhone, Not Steve Jobs or Apple Aaron Kliegman

BY: June 9, 2016 10:45 am

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) claimed Thursday that the federal government created the iPhone rather than the technology company Apple or its former chief executive officer, Steve Jobs.

“Anybody here have a smartphone?” Pelosi asked an audience at a Democratic National Convention Platform hearing in Washington, D.C.

Pelosi then held up an iPhone for everyone to see, telling those in the room, “In this smartphone, almost everything came from federal investments in research.”

She then listed elements of the iPhone that various parts of the government have contributed to in certain ways.

“The list goes on and on. If you want to learn more, look at the Association for the Advancement of Science in America, and they have the full list,” Pelosi said. “They say Steve Jobs did a good idea designing it and putting it together. Federal research invented it.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: federalresearch; iphone; pelosi; smartphone; youdidntbuildthat
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I thought government invented deficits........
1 posted on 06/09/2016 9:56:26 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

No, government created people like Nancy Pelosi.


2 posted on 06/09/2016 9:58:17 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Sub-Driver

Silly Plastic Face it was algore who invented it.


3 posted on 06/09/2016 9:59:11 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If the government had created it, it would weigh 30 lbs, have a battery life of 1/2 hour and would cost $20,000


4 posted on 06/09/2016 9:59:52 AM PDT by I-ambush (If we make it, we'll all sit back and laugh, but I fear tomorrow I'll be crying)
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To: Sub-Driver

The internet
The iPhone
Your small family business ...

You didn’t build any of that. All good things come from the government. Mostly Al Gore and Obama: they built the world; we just live in it.


5 posted on 06/09/2016 10:00:44 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Nation States seem to be ending. The follow-on should not be Globalism, but Localism.)
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To: Sub-Driver

You cant get more hypocritical than lawyer politicians.


6 posted on 06/09/2016 10:00:49 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I doubt it, Nance. The iPhone works.


7 posted on 06/09/2016 10:01:03 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: I-ambush

And we’d all be mandated to buy it.


8 posted on 06/09/2016 10:01:17 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi is an idiot.

Leo Szilard patented the idea of a nuclear reactor in 1933 and described the physics of a chain reaction. It still took hundreds of brilliant or dedicated scientists and engineers quite a few years to complete the Manhattan Project.

Similarly, a few components of the iPhone came from government projects, but Apple turned them from slow, bulky behemoths into an excellent, user-friendly product.


9 posted on 06/09/2016 10:02:22 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Somebody who agrees with me 80% of the time is a friend and ally, not a 20% traitor. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow...we really are like the Soviet Union in so many ways.

Even our outrageously funny lies are similar.


10 posted on 06/09/2016 10:03:06 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Sub-Driver
She's partly right, here is the model the gummint created:


11 posted on 06/09/2016 10:03:20 AM PDT by bigbob
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You didn’t build any of that. All good things come from the government. Mostly Al Gore and Obama: they built the world; we just live in it.

democrats and government.

12 posted on 06/09/2016 10:03:30 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Don't mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, or my kindness for weakness)
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To: Sub-Driver

You didn’t build that.

You’ve invented enough stuff.

Don’t you know your innovations came from your psychically thieving the minds of brown and black geniuses condemned to flipping burgers? And then you disenfranchise them with robot designs you stole from their minds?

Have you no shame? Put your efforts to discovering useful for all mankind. Like a counterbalance to keep Guam from tipping over.


13 posted on 06/09/2016 10:03:39 AM PDT by Ketill Frostbeard ("Go not a step from your door unarmed, travel armed for war, you may at any time need a spear." ODIN)
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To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi needs a frontal lobotomy; like 40 years ago.


14 posted on 06/09/2016 10:03:55 AM PDT by Boomer (liberalism is a mental disease with no cure but a frontal lobotomy will make them less of a jerk.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think those in DC live a very provincial life, completely unaware of whats happening in the rest of the country. The very same country they perport to be governing.


15 posted on 06/09/2016 10:04:28 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Sub-Driver

No genius, past or present, could devise such satire.


16 posted on 06/09/2016 10:04:29 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba ( Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant, then it tries to silence good.)
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To: Sub-Driver

There she goes not reading, again.


17 posted on 06/09/2016 10:04:29 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Take it Easy, Chuck. I'm Not Taking it Back -- Donald Trump)
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To: Ketill Frostbeard

The effects of Botox brain poisoning


18 posted on 06/09/2016 10:06:40 AM PDT by Rodm
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To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi Galore and Al Baby are running the world now?


19 posted on 06/09/2016 10:07:23 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian, political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I?)
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To: freedumb2003

good one


20 posted on 06/09/2016 10:08:43 AM PDT by SaveFerris (Be a blessing to a stranger today for some have entertained angels unaware)
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