A friend of the helpful folks over at the American Enterprise Institute went to the considerable trouble of classifying the backgrounds of each past president’s cabinet, going back 100 years. The following graph shows, for each president, what percentage of his cabinet had private sector work experience before entering the cabinet.
In other words, what percentage of the folks surrounding the president have ever had a real job. Behold:
If this research is accurate, about 93% of the folks advising President Obama and running executive branch departments on his behalf have never held a meaningful job outside of government or academia. Is it any wonder this administration seems so utterly clueless about and dismissive of businesses and business owners?