President’s Cabinet


From Jeff:

The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the
private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. You know what the private
business sector is a real-life business, not a government job.
Here are the percentages:
T. Roosevelt……………….. 38%
Taft………………………. 40%
Wilson ……………………. 52%
Harding……………………. 49%
Coolidge…………………… 48%
Hoover…………………….. 42%
F. Roosevelt……………….. 50%
Truman………………………50%
Eisenhower…………….. …. 57%
Kennedy……………………. 30%
Johnson……………………. 47%
Nixon……………………… 53%
Ford………………………. 42%
Carter…………………….. 32%
Reagan…………………….. 56%
GH Bush……………………. 51%
Clinton …………………… 39%
GW Bush……………………. 55%
Obama……………………….8%
This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration: only 8% of them have ever worked
in private business,the least, by far, of the last 19 presidents.
And these people are trying to tell us how to run our business?

How can the president of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business when he’s never worked for one? Or about jobs when he has never really had one? And when it’s the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers? They’ve spent most of their time in academia, government and/or non-profit jobs or as “community organizers.” They should have been in an employment line.

From Bob:

This is very worrying, what are they up to?

It is quite horrifying that an administration like the U.S. government, which is a public administration, must have people coming from the private sector. Well, we have written a book against this. This is the captious way big business wants to keep its hands on and in the government. I didn’t know Obama’s administration had only 8% of the cabinet from the private business, in this case, bravo Obama, this is a way to get things done, clear and clean.

This is just another very surreptitious way to convince people that capitalism’s evil can be cured with more capitalism.

I can’t help but wonder to myself about all those former private business guys, what are they doing in there? Who are they serving?

If you are sick, you don’t need to become a doctor yourself, all you need is to go to see a doctor.

Once capable people and honest people are in this or that administration, there are always consultants, professors, professionals, and you name it, every kind of adviser to whom you can address or apply to, really no need, on the contrary, and not advisable, to drag all those big business guys inside the government.

From Jeff:

These type of articles are interesting,however,they are more for the sake of conversation than anything else.
To answer your question about, what are big business guys doing there? I can tell you first hand,It’s not about money, it’s about power! I’ve been witness to it too many times.

From Bob:

Absolutely agree!!

One of the sentences we quoted on Revamp, which agrees with this, “As long as politics is the shadow cast on society by big business, the attenuation of the shadow will not change the substance” by John Dewey

Those who want more people from the private sector, which in this case means big business, in the government, have the typical neostance vision of what a county must be like, a business!! But a country cannot be a business, it cannot be a private company. If we assume a country is a private company, then it has to balance its budget, it has to borrow money like businesses do, etc.

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