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Obamacabinet

That from Nick Schulz, who opines:

When one considers that public sector employment has ranged since the 1950s at between 15 percent and 19 percent of the population, the makeup of the current cabinet--over 90 percent of its prior experience was in the public sector--is remarkable.

Coming our way via The Anchoress... she adds with wisdom:

how can you respect or relate to the private sector, when you have so little exposure to them? How can you help the private sector when you don't think they have anything worth listening to?

Hope and change.

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well DUH!We don't ... (Below threshold)

well DUH!

We don't need to hear from those greedy employERs!

Private sector? What's that? Let's all just work for the government...we'll tax each other and...and then give each other stuff from the taxes we take from each other! Utopia.

Note the next lowest three.... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Note the next lowest three.

Yep, all that 'vast executi... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Yep, all that 'vast executive experience'. Also explains why the 'best and brightest administration ever' has accomplished squat.

Doesn't he still have a ton... (Below threshold)
rich:

Doesn't he still have a ton of seats open that he has not filled yet?

**Updated Nov 25** with cop... (Below threshold)
Mar:

**Updated Nov 25** with copies of letters from Privacy Commissioner of Canada
and an audio.

Suppressed Medical Records (File 5100-13465/001)

St. Catharines, Ontario

- Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Sect. 25,26,28)

- C.M.H.A / C.A.M.H. - Brock University

Further details Google:

Medicine_Gone_Bad

Medicine Gone Bad Blogspot

or

medicine-gone-bad.blogspot.com/

Obama promised change from ... (Below threshold)
Victory is Ours:

Obama promised change from the ways of old.

Looks like he delivered.

Vic

how can you res... (Below threshold)
Brett:
how can you respect or relate to the private sector, when you have so little exposure to them? How can you help the private sector when you don't think they have anything worth listening to?

Oh dear God, I sure hope this was intended ironically. Of course the current bunch can't relate to the private sector nor do they have any desire to help them. The private sector is seen by the Obama administration as the enemy to be destroyed no matter what the cost. I would have thought that was obvious from the very start.

Obama promised cha... (Below threshold)
Brett:
Obama promised change from the ways of old.

Looks like he delivered.

Yes, for goodness sake, let's get out of those terrible economic times of the mid 00's! Idiot.

Obama promised to change th... (Below threshold)
Victory is Ours:

Obama promised to change the way government works -- to get rid of the special interests that controlled the government under the Bush administration.

What this story does is prove that he's delivered on that promise.

Vic

Delivered...To the... (Below threshold)
JustRuss IT1(SW) USN [reitred]:

Delivered...

To the detriment of all he has removed private sector experience from the cabinet, cutting him off from real world experience and leaving him with an echo chamber full of keynsians.

He's populated his cabinet ... (Below threshold)
Victory is Ours:

He's populated his cabinet with people who are more interested in public service than in lining their pockets with riches.

He's delivering on his promise to change the was Washington works.

Vic

bad typing - should have re... (Below threshold)
Victory is Ours:

bad typing - should have read...

He's delivering on his promise to change the way Washington works.

Obama promised to ... (Below threshold)
Brett:
Obama promised to change the way government works -- to get rid of the special interests that controlled the government under the Bush administration. What this story does is prove that he's delivered on that promise.

Promise - or threat? While your absurd comment about "controlled by special interest" is laughable on its face (given that Obama has done absolutely nothing aside from taking public funds and giving them to his political cronies as a payoff), those same "special interests" gave one of the longest periods of sustained economic growth in the history of this country. Only when the various idiotic policies of forcing financial institutions for loan money to people who wouldn't normally qualify (because they couldn't pay it off) did the real problems start.

And those were the a miniature version of what Obama is currently doing in the large. That's why the "stimulus" didn't work, that's why the bailouts didn't and will never work, and that's why letting imbeciles like Obama, Geitner, Pelosi, Reid, "deliver on their promises" will kill this country faster than Al Qaida could have ever hoped for.


"He's delivering on his ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

"He's delivering on his promise to change the way Washington works."

Well, that's pretty clear. He's taken a system which kind of worked and turned it into something inoperative, if not malign - and tacked trillions onto the debt to boot. But hey, we just stomp out the private sector and all will be wonderful!

He's delivering on... (Below threshold)
He's delivering on his promise to change the way Washington works.

Because what Washington DC needs most right now is even more lobbyists, lawyers, government consultants, union thugs, and career bureaucrats who've done nothing in their lives except suck at the public teat and who don't have a freaking clue about how the policies they're attempting to implement will affect ordinary people.

Yeah, that's what we've been crying out for all these years: bringing in more clueless, soviet-style commissars to run things. Good call, Vic.

"those same "special int... (Below threshold)
Victory is Ours:

"those same "special interests" gave one of the longest periods of sustained economic growth in the history of this country."

Using the same, unsubstantiated broad brush -- those same special interests drove this country into a recession the likes of which we haven't seen since the Great Depression.

Of course, Bush did manage to give the rich 8 years of tax cuts.

Coincidence? I think not.

Obama ran on a campaign promise to change the way Washington works -- to move away from the special interests. Populating his cabinet with public service-minded individuals is part of that.

Nobody has shown that the cabinet is bad - just that they aren't drawn from the public sector.

He's delivering on a campaign promise. Yes.

Vic

"Because what Washington... (Below threshold)
Victory is Ours:

"Because what Washington DC needs most right now is even more lobbyists, lawyers, government consultants, union thugs, and career bureaucrats"

Well, uhm ... If you say so, but you - and nobody else for that matter - has shown that Obama's cabinet is populated by "lobbyists, lawyers, government consultants, union thugs, and career bureaucrats".

What this post does is take a simple fact, that Obama is delivering on his promise to change the way Washington works, and pretends it is a bad thing.

It's what America voted for. He's delivering.

Vic

Rick,I hope you fa... (Below threshold)
Tina S:

Rick,

I hope you fact checked this one cause I will. You gotta be a little skeptical when someone(Nick Schulz) posts a blog stating "A friend sends along the following chart from a J.P. Morgan research report."

If the chart above showed t... (Below threshold)
Victory is Ours:

If the chart above showed that Obama was following in the footsteps of past presidents the right wing would be whining about the fact that he hasn't delivered on his promise of change - that he's selecting cabinet members just like Bush did, etc.

You'd be whining that he hasn't brought change to Washington like he said he would.

But, in the end you haven't shown that he's selected a bad cabinet, just that he's selected a cabinet that draws strongly from the public sector.

Vic

"I hope you fact checked... (Below threshold)
Victory is Ours:

"I hope you fact checked this one cause I will."

Good luck. I fact-checked it and couldn't find hide nor hair of any JP Morgan "report" that has this chart.

Vic

Vic,Wikipedia not ... (Below threshold)
Tina S:

Vic,

Wikipedia not only contains the names of Obama's cabinet appointees but links to there bios, which contains their work history. I checked about half a dozen of the apointees and everyone had significant private sector experience. There are 15 appointees so I suspect the "J.P. Morgan research report" is being creative in how they define "Private Sector Experience". All look at it closer tomorrow but if you check it out please let me know what you find. Below is the link.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obama_Cabinet#Cabinet_appointees

Worst president ever!... (Below threshold)
914:

Worst president ever!

So apparently Obama is "del... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

So apparently Obama is "delivering on his promises" to "change the way Washington works" by simply screwing things up completely!

How pathetically stupid does one have to be to not only refuse to acknowledge the rather utter failure of Obama in every single area of policy, but to even seem to believe he is doing a good job?

Vic, you can't help being that way, but you could keep quiet and avoid the attention. Don't forget your helmet, pal!

There's many ways to change... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

There's many ways to change something, Jim.

A requirement for leaving it functionally improved - or even functional at all - isn't necessarily part of the job.

Hope and change, baby - hope that by the time the change is done, there's something left that even works!

Um. . .perhaps you coudl li... (Below threshold)
Ryan:

Um. . .perhaps you coudl list this vast private sector experience you say the WIkipedia link shows? Because I have been sifting through it and its as empty as a beer bottle after a Georgia football game. . .

Interesting that initially,... (Below threshold)
Rick:

Interesting that initially, the lack of private sector representation was being defended as a good thing... and yet now, we're shifting to questioning the veracity of the data...

Make up your minds libs...

Tina actually uses "fact ch... (Below threshold)
Greg:

Tina actually uses "fact check" in her comment.She must not think people remember her comments in the past.What a fool.

"Tina actually uses "fac... (Below threshold)
914:

"Tina actually uses "fact check" in her comment.She must not think people remember her comments in the past.What a fool."

Yes but She is a fool on a mission and as such facts and past positions have no place in the present. Only the need to defend the Won.

Jim Addison - "How pathe... (Below threshold)
Victory is Ours:

Jim Addison - "How pathetically stupid does one have to be to not only refuse to acknowledge the rather utter failure of Obama in every single area of policy, but to even seem to believe he is doing a good job?"

Why do right winger always resort to name calling when they are losing an argument?

The post doesn't address the success or failure of Obama's cabinet. It only suggests that there is 'too much' public-sector experience -- without explaining why that is a bad thing, or how the lack of public sector experience will hurt the nation.

And then Jim comes along, vomits some hate, and moves on without contributing anything thoughtful - just than a putrid puddle of spit-up. Try to stay on topic, Jim.

Obama pledged change.

Obama delivered.

Vic

"The post doesn't addres... (Below threshold)
914:

"The post doesn't address the success or failure of Obama's cabinet. It only suggests that there is 'too much' public-sector experience -- without explaining why that is a bad thing, or how the lack of public sector experience will hurt the nation."

Thats "lack of private sector experience", and You only have to lOOK AT THE ECONOMY to see the results!! Too much Big Government and no responsibility to meet a budget or even care about future debt place on the next generations let alone this one..

"Thats "lack of private ... (Below threshold)
Victory is Ours:

"Thats "lack of private sector experience", and You only have to lOOK AT THE ECONOMY to see the results!!"

Typical right wing noise without substance.

Care to describe the cause and effect between Obama's cabinet and the economy?

You can't.

Do you all delude yourself? Is that what this exercise is about?

Vic

"Care to describe the ca... (Below threshold)
914:

"Care to describe the cause and effect between Obama's cabinet and the economy?"

Well, Him and his underlings are in charge of the economy and its 12% unemployment and 12 rillion in debt in the 1st year..

I would say cause and effect is self evident.

vic "Obama promised to... (Below threshold)
Marc:

vic "Obama promised to change the way government works -- to get rid of the special interests that controlled the government under the Bush administration."

You mean like the special interests that obama held secret meetings with? You know, I hope, top pharmaceutical executives met with admin officials and cut a deal so they wouldn't be bothered by pesky things such as lower cost imported drugs.

Or do you mean the head of the SEIU meeting with obama admin in the W more times than anyone else?

vic "Care to describe t... (Below threshold)
Marc:

vic "Care to describe the cause and effect between Obama's cabinet and the economy?"

Hmmm, how about nearly 800 billion on "stimulas" and the public can't even trust the obama's own website to give verifiable numbers?

How about the bobblehead in charge, and named as watchdog of stimulas, stating he has NO way to audit recovery.gov? "Smart" move there, appoint a watchdog and give him no tools to do the job.

How about a tax cheat who gave up a deal to rescue AIG that would have returned 95 cents on a dollar and the imbecile kissed the ass of his cronys instead.

VIC is strangely silent. M... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

VIC is strangely silent. Maybe he's awaiting a response from Sheriff Joe Biden.




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