Obama Talks Technology At Google Headquarters

By: Mark Tenia Email
By: Mark Tenia Email

November 15, 2007

Barack Obama visited Google headquarters focusing on technology as a key to the future. Obama is just the seventh presidential candidate to participate in Google's town hall series.

At Google headquarters presidential hopeful Barack Obama spoke to a packed crowd of about 1,500 people describing what he calls his innovation agenda.

Obama told the audience, filled with mostly twenty somethings, that he would invite doctors, drug and insurance companies and hospitals to negotiate with the government over health care reform.

He also said he would televise those negotiations on c-span so that everyone could watch. Obama also promised to put government data on the internet so voters could see legislation and spending proposals before they become law.

"We could use technology to help achieve universal health care to reach for a clean energy future and to insure that young Americans can compete and win in the global economy" said Obama.

Obama also promised that if he were president, he would make broadband available to every American by making research and development tax breaks permanent. Obama also says that a wide open internet promotes democracy.


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