Here's hoping this is a start of the pendulum's swing back into something remotely rational. But who am I kidding, money will eventually speak its marvelous wonders to the politicians and things will get worse.
Most jobs in terms of "new jobs." Unlike an existing company building a new manufacturing plant somewhere and "adding jobs," a startup is creating them for scratch to address the needs of that startup. The ease of creating such a company in the internet age allows for some rather powerful scaling. Most of them may not be internet-focused, but they wouldn't be possible without the internet.
The only problem with that logic is that if implied powers are taken to their extreme (as the ACTA executive agreement brings center stage), the checks and balances built into the Constitution are essentially null and void. I hope I don't have to explain why that is a bad thing. There may be shades of gray, but in this case it's so close to black it might as well be.
It's actually a deliberate safeguard built into the representative system. Knowing that they can be kicked to the curb is how our representatives are held accountable if they decide to be less than honorable.
Bummer that the American people have gotten lazy about staying up to date.
He kinda HAD to sign the NDAA, because otherwise the entire military doesn't get paid. The NDAA has never been vetoed in the history of such acts. I will agree that adding the indefinite detention provision was against everything America stands for and is total BS, but they should hammer through a revision (there is an HR along the lines) to strike that out WITHOUT nixing the military's paychecks.
Here's hoping the ball of active participation by the public in issues that heavily affect the public keeps on rolling. I'd love to have all of extremely-powerful-and-drunk-on-it folks wake up to realize that the "idiot" public is no longer so idiotic.