Percentage of Past Presidents Who Had Worked Private Sector

 

by Guest Author on February 12, 2010

Note………..some very interesting statistics………….and all of record!

On a recent Glenn Beck Show, he had a graph that illustrated 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 discussed by Mr. Beck.

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%

And the winner of the Chicken Dinner is…………..

Obama……………. 8% !!!

Yep! That’s right! Only Eight Percent!!!..The least by far of the last 19 presidents!! And these people are trying to tell our big corporations how to run their business? They know what’s best for GM…Chrysler… Wall Street… and you and me?

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 neither has 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” ..when they should have been in an employment line.

GOD HELP US!

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MC March 5, 2010 at 7:34 pm

It is easy to hate and even easier to find reasons to hate. It takes time and effort to find the truth…

http://mediamatters.org/research/200912030015

In fact, 7 of 9 appointees study identified as jobs-related have private sector experience. The study Gingrich cited, which was promoted by the American Enterprise Institute, was authored by Michael Cembalest, chief investment officer for J.P. Morgan Private Bank, who examined the private sector experience of “secretaries of State, Commerce, Treasury, Agriculture, Interior, Labor, Transportation, Energy, and Housing & Urban Development” for several administrations. After Fox News host Glenn Beck stated that “[u]nder 10 percent of [Obama's] appointees have any experience in the private sector,” PolitiFact.com called the claim “False,” noting that Cembalest said he “discount[ed] the corporate experience of the three lawyers we identified — Clinton, Vilsack and Locke — and added that he awarded nothing for Donovan, Chu or Salazar, even though we found they had a fair amount private sector experience”:

LJH July 21, 2010 at 7:39 pm

I am not an Obama fan, in fact I do not trust the man and consider him a far-left radical. Neither am I am American (I am Canadian). But I must agree with “MC”, it is too easy to find reasons to hate someone than to find the truth. I find too much is circulated on the Internet (by liberals as well as conservatives) that lacks proper referencing and checking. It is caused by a combination of human nature and the technology. But blogs and sites that want to be taken serious should be more careful in their due diligence.

james walchle February 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm

So how many people and who are they? Is this true?
Obama’s Cabinet appointees have private sector experience is “False.”
What is the percentage? Has anyone fact checked it?

DCP July 14, 2011 at 9:19 pm

As long as Mr. Cembalest used the same criteria across the board for all the cabinet members he looked at (over 400) then his numbers are accurate and given the criteria he used I would suggest that his conclusions are accurate too. While he never meant this for political foder it is nonetheless suggestive of a real problem with this administration. It is what it is.

Ed Darrell February 28, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Turns out that Michael Cembalest retracted his claim — it was meant to be humor, and was based on no “study.”

Obama’s cabinet was no less experienced in the private sector than others — and had some astonishing private sector experience including a Nobel winner whose prize-winning work was done in the private sector.

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