On Monday, President Obama held a sort of town hall, through Google +..He fielded video questions from people ranging from homeless veterans to an Obama impersonator. One interaction that has been making the internet buzz, especially in right-wing circles, was when a Republican woman asked the President why H1B Visas are being issued when there are unemployed engineers, like her husband, who’s a semiconductor engineer.
Obama was visibly surprised about her husbands predicament and asked the woman to send him her husband’s resume so he could help him find a job.
Here’s the transcript, from Politico:
Obama began answering a jobs question from Jennifer Wedel, of Fort Worth, Texas, with a stock answer, telling her, “I don’t know your husband’s specialty, but there’s a huge demand around the country for engineers,” especially in high-tech fields. But Wedel persisted, telling Obama that her husband is a semiconductor engineer.
“I meant what I said, if you send me your husband’s resume, I’d be interested in finding out exactly what’s happening right there,” Obama responded, saying it seems to him based on industry reports that Wedel’s husband “should be able to find something right away.”
“I’ll have to take you up on that,” Wedel said of the president’s offer to help her husband, Darin, who lost his job at Texas Instruments three years ago.
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