01 Jun 2007

Just Keep Thinking About “Tommorrow” (Sic)

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Hillary at Applied Materials

Palo Alto Daily News:

Clinton used the presidential campaign stop at Applied Materials in Santa Clara to unveil a nine-point “innovation agenda” to combat fear of surrounding global competition. …

The senator’s nine-point agenda focuses on spending more government funds on education and research in math, science and technology, and on using incentives to encourage companies to pursue new ideas. …

Clinton’s proposals include doubling the budgets of the national science and health foundations, increasing the number and size of innovation-oriented fellowships and starting a $50 billion “strategic energy fund” to break the cycle of energy dependence.

The senator also emphasized the need to build the infrastructure for innovation, including constructing broadband Internet works, recruiting more women and minorities to the fields of science and technology, and retaining foreign workers who graduate from U.S. universities. …

her affirmation of visas and green cards for immigrant and foreign employees brought the afternoon’s most enthusiastic applause.

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