Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Presidential Cabinet's Business Experience Since 1900

Here's a rather shocking graphic showing the business experience (in percentages) of all the Presidents since 1900. In a surprising turn, NO Democratic President since Harry Tuman has reached even 50%, but this President, who genuinely NEEDS some advisors with experience in private industry, not even 10% of his cabinet appointments have experience in the private sector. That's a telling result, and goes a long way to explain the mess Mr. Obama is making of things. It also explains the Keynsian approach to economics that he has adopted. It's a favorite point of argument for academics who have never actually ventured outside of a classroom and had to deal with real life, I expect Mr. Obama to to use try yet another round of deficit "stimulus" as a way of fixing the economy. It won't work any better than the last one did, but they will TRY.

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