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Old 08-09-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Default 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%
G H Bush..............51%
Clinton .............. 39%
G W Bush..............55%

And the winner is:
Obama................. 8% !!!
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:42 AM
 
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A) is this anytime prior to being in the cabinet, or just immediately prior?

If it is immediately prior, then what difference does that make?


B) How many of those "private business sector" jobs were lobbyists?

C) Do you have a source?
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:51 AM
 
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...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%
G H Bush..............51%
Clinton .............. 39%
G W Bush..............55%

And the winner is:
Obama................. 8% !!!
It's not surprising, with all the libs who spend their lives working in academia or bouncing in and out of all the liberal policy orientated, non-profit foundations, funded government grants, and other rich libs.
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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It's not surprising, with all the libs who spend their lives working in academia or bouncing in and out of all the liberal policy orientated, non-profit foundations, funded government grants, and other rich libs.
They are completely disconnected from economic reality, and it shows.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:06 AM
 
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It's not surprising, with all the libs who spend their lives working in academia or bouncing in and out of all the liberal policy orientated, non-profit foundations, funded government grants, and other rich libs.

So you'd prefer that a president appoint lobbyists instead?
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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.......And? I fail to see the point here.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:09 AM
 
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A) is this anytime prior to being in the cabinet, or just immediately prior?

If it is immediately prior, then what difference does that make?


B) How many of those "private business sector" jobs were lobbyists?

C) Do you have a source?
a quick search turned up these:

Obama's Business Blind Spot - Forbes.com

Obama’s Cabinet: This graph explains a lot | Kyle Wingfield

GOP Leader Blog | Republican Leader John Boehner | gopleader.gov

I think the better way to look at 0bama's appointments as to how much of their adult life they worked in the private sector. Because even 0bama probably worked a short time at a fast foods place, or some other distraction, as he drifted in and out of government and non-profit foundation jobs.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: bold new city of the south
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A) is this anytime prior to being in the cabinet, or just immediately prior?

If it is immediately prior, then what difference does that make?


B) How many of those "private business sector" jobs were lobbyists?

C) Do you have a source?

I checked several articles, only one mentioned actual numbers. It boasted 16 'private sector' jobs. One was a judge, six more were lawyers, three more in academics.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:12 AM
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Does anyone find it ironic that the president most accused (well prior to Obama) as having set the socialist wheels rolling had one of the highest level of cabinet officers from the private sector, FDR?
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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So you'd prefer that a president appoint lobbyists instead?
Regardless of presidential executive order, to not hire lobbyists, he has nominated or appointed Eric Holder, William Lynn, William Corr, David Hayes, Mark Patterson, Ron Klain, Mona Sutphen, Melody Barnes, Cecilia Munoz, Patrick Gaspard, and Michael Strautmanis. So what is your point?
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