To the editor:
Upon entering the presidency, Obama had absolutely no foreign policy, economic or business knowledge or experience. None. But as with all new presidents, he could nominate for Senate approval 15 people as his Cabinet along with specialized advisers and task forces to advise and “bring him up to speed.”
However, none, not one of his 15 Cabinet secretary nominees had any discernible experience in running and/or managing the multiple complexities of successful businesses. Most pointedly, none of them had any experience in, or understanding of, the imperatives of creating jobs in private enterprise. The intricacies of hiring, firing, meeting payrolls, multitudes of smothering regulations and mandates and the mind-boggling uncertainties of future tax rates are foreign to these principle advisers to Obama.
But, hold on. Further inquiry discloses that Obama has appointed 46 — yes, 46 — czars and czarinas, only 2 percent of whom have any discernible degree of business experience on their bios. Also, Obama, in his 20 months in office, has appointed 15 task forces. From what backgrounds do these dozens of advisers come? Careers in politics, holding public or appointed offices in charities and research entities, esoteric computer modeling and all the time portraying an image of highly educated academic elitism.
Conclusion: Education can make you smart but only hands-on application provides usable knowledge.