Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Opinion: Washington's Endangered Species -- Business Leaders

There is a complete disconnect:

Opinion: Washington's Endangered Species -- Business Leaders: "If Washington seems out of ideas on how to get the private-sector jobs machine running again, there's a pretty straightforward reason -- the people in government have virtually no experience in business.

In a major departure from prior administrations, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone in the current administration with any real business experience. Even offices such as treasury and commerce secretary, which have traditionally been occupied by successful business people, are occupied by a career central banker (with his own tax-compliance problems) and a lawyer/politician.

The situation is little different in Congress, where the 'barons' -- Pelosi, Frank, Dodd, Waxman, Reid, Rangel -- are all career 'public servants.'"

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