Obama Vs. the Private Sector: The Hostility Towards Capitalism and Business Graphed From 1900-2009

by the Left Coast Rebel

Many of us in the limited government movement have mistrusted every move that the Obama administration has made regarding changes to financial regulations, the economy, bailouts, takeovers of industries, etc. You name it. Above all, we don't trust the rhetoric vs. the reality. We don't trust that Obama desires to merely 'right' the markets and the free market in particular. We don't trust his credentials. We don't trust his past. We don't trust the present and myriad radical initiatives to assume historic Federal control and tentacles into unprecedented areas of American life and economy. For the most part, we don't trust that he even believes in or trusts freedom, free minds and free markets; the American model of capitalism, entrepeneurism.

Nick Schulz at the American Enterprise Institute points to just why we think this. Remember, charts and graphs don't lie:

A friend sends along the following chart from a J.P. Morgan research report. It
examines the prior private sector experience of the cabinet officials since 1900
that one might expect a president to turn to in seeking advice about helping the
economy. 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—432 cabinet members in all.

The bar graph that shows the theme, the hostility of private enterprise; of pure statist religion:

We live during historical, unprecedented and dangerous times. What say you?

Via Memeorandum


  1. Oh my GOSH!

    That is shocking.

    I may be back to steal this later. This deserves a re-blog.

  2. If I hear one more person say give him time I will scream. He shows little sign of doing anything that is not harmful. I want him to be a good President. I want him to turn things around for the better. My problem is, he is not doing that. He is making things worse.

  3. I love graphs! This might be one of the most interesting I've seen.


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