The American posted this interesting graph that examines the prior private sector experience of the cabinet officials since 1900. It includes secretaries of State, Commerce, Treasury, Agriculture, Interior, Labor, Transportation, Energy, and Housing & Urban Development, and excludes Postmaster General, Navy, War, Health, Education & Welfare, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security.
The most noticeable point of the chart is that out of Obama’s 432 cabinet members, fewer than ten percent have any prior experience outside the public sector. But what is even more surprising is that at no time in the past hundred years has more than forty percent of the cabinet been comprised of people that have had some relevant non-governmental experience.
How do they make decisions about such issues as commerce and agriculture when they’ve never owned a business or worked on a farm?
(Via: The League of Ordinary Gentlemen )