Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, has publicly rejected joining the Barack Obama administration in 2013. The clarification from the 57-year-old Google honcho comes after media reports of him being offered the post of Treasury Secretary or Commerce Secretary or a fresh Secretary of Business position.
Eric Schmidt has, however, mentioned to Wall Street Journal that he doesn’t intend to operate for the federal government. Google is his home, in which he desires to be for now.
As per the Washington Examiner, Google’s Eric Schmidt was offered a Cabinet post in the Barack Obama government. An unidentified Democrat strategist voiced to the newspaper that Eric Schmidt is highly qualified for a Cabinet job in case he wanted one.
Barack Obama and Eric Schmidt have maintained a deep friendship since the ascent of Obama to the White House in 2008. The two emerged together at Google’s Mountain View headquarters in California in 2007. Eric Schmidt had contributed to Barack Obama’s reentry to the White House in November by helping to supervise Google’s $700,000 donation to his reelection campaign.
Eric Schmidt also enacted a significant role in propagating Barack Obama’s jobs bill in 2011. That was the year when the US President requested the Congress for a fresh round of stimulus spending. Barack Obama, however, encountered congressional deadlock after Republican rivals objected to key facets of the Obama jobs bill.
Google’s Super PAC campaign committee provided $2.1 million to the Democrats and $715000 to the Republican candidates this year.
Google’s Eric Schmidt has been associated with the technology industry for more than 30 years. His link with Google, the search engine behemoth, commenced in 2001.
In September 2011, during an interview on ABC’s ‘This Week With Christiane Amanpour’, Eric Schmidt had asserted that the US economy was stuck and required encouragement. Without the Barack Obama jobs bill, the US economy will experience years of exceptionally low growth and no solution to the unemployment problem.
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