Obama’s Team Lacks Private Sector Experience

by Sal on December 1, 2009

in Politics

Liberals and Conservatives have a fundamental difference in philosophy when it comes to private sector vs. public sector.  Liberals laud the public sector as the savior of America (the government being the solution to all problems) while Conservatives look at government as a necessary evil, and aim to keep it as limited as possible while still performing the functions necessary to ensure a civil society based in freedom.  The current makeup of the Obama administration, arguably the most left-wing Presidency in history, highlights this point well.  In a piece over at American Thinker, Ed Lasky points out that as a percentage of total cabinet positions, the Obama administration has the fewest numbers by far of cabinet appointees with any private sector experience of any President in the 20th century.  The numbers are simply staggering.  The previous low by President Kennedy of just under 30% has been completely blown away by Obama, who clocks in at less than 10%. Maybe this explains partially why the stimulus, health care, and every other program that Obama has proposed builds up government at the expense of the private sector.  Then again, maybe this is just a reflection of who liberals are, and how much disdain they have for every day Americans who build businesses, create jobs, and have been the engine of our economy for the past century.

H/T: Patriot Room

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Ryan December 1, 2009 at 5:19 pm

This chart does not surprise me at all. While Obama (unfortunately) has another 3 years to fix those numbers, I highly doubt that they’ll budge much.


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