Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced at her stepping-down party on February 1st that a consortium of the State Department, the World Wide Web Foundation and Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Intel and Cisco Systems has been created to develop the African Internet.
Their group is called “The Alliance for an Affordable Internet” and
President Obama has already promised to grant a total of $307 billion to the Silicon Valley for the technology and systems required for this Africa adventure. In other words, Americans are picking up the tab for the $307 billion Obama has granted to create an African Internet. Moreover, I doubt that Americans will probably ever use it so we’ll get nothing in return for for our money.
Obama’s home town of Nairobi, Kenya, has already been dubbed as “Africa’s Siiicon Valley” by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, But why should the U.S. foot the bill for this low-priority project while millions of Americans are unemployed and our infrastructure requires so many repairs? We’ll miss that $307 billion, President Obama.
George Washington Hunt