Core Competency
These numbers help explain why these last eight years were disastrous for the USA. I read the last item and then looked at Trump’s Cabinet. No wonder Washington, DC is in a turmoil. Trump’s picks are bosses who expect their employees to work. These are Eye Opening Numbers. This is what bothers a lot of people about Trump. He won’t accept a can’t do attitude, or inexperienced, incompetent performance. He will get results; it just might not be smooth or pretty.
Here are some amazing stats: Make sure you read to the bottom. An eye opener!
1. These 10 States now have more people on welfare than they do employed!
New Mexico
New York
Maine, and
South Carolina
2. Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2012, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. Household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support.
What’s the problem with that much support?  Well the average household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to $137.13 a day.
To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30.00 an hour for 40 hour week, while the average job pays $24.00 an hour.
3. Check the last set of statistics!!
The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. You know what the private business sector is: A real-life business not a government job.
Here are the percentages:
38% T. Roosevelt
40% Taft
52% Wilson
49% Harding
48% Coolidge
42% Hoover
50% F. D. Roosevelt
50% Truman
57% Eisenhower
30% Kennedy
47% Johnson
53% Nixon
42% Ford
32% Carter
56% Reagan
51% GH Bush
39% Clinton
55% GW Bush
8% Obama
90% Trump
This helps explain the bias, if not the incompetence, of the last administration: ONLY 8% of them have ever worked in private business!
That’s right! Only eight percent – the least, by far of the last 19 presidents! And these people tried to tell our corporations how to run their businesses?
 How could Obama, president of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business when he’s never worked for one?
 Or about jobs when he has never really had one? And, when it’s the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers? They spent most of their time in academia, government, and/or non-profit jobs or as “community organizers.”

 Probably a good idea to pass this on, because we’ll NEVER see these facts in the main stream media, or from the alphabet networks.

{A reader of this post comments:  
       I read with interest your post today “This Has Been Part Of Our Problem.” It is a real eye opener. However, I wanted to question the accuracy of just one statement in the post. It says that Obama had never had a job in the private sector. If my memory serves me correctly, he was employed at a pizzeria while in high school in Hawaii. That would have been after receiving a social security number issued in Hawaii. Of course that was years before he received a new social security number from the state of Connecticut – a state to which he had never even been until well after having received this new social security number. 
       I may be a suspicious person, but this definitely raises some red flags for me. It is interesting that Obama’s good friend, Bill Ayers, emphasized the importance of maintaining multiple social security numbers to hide the nefarious activities of his Weather Underground terrorist organization.

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  1. imprimipotest says:

    Competency and true long-term effectiveness in the real world always should be the fundamental requisite for granting anyone a position of administrative power.

    I would like to see someone do a similar study of all available data on the Church during the last century and beyond.

    I suspect that it has always been those who truly were effective pastorally who most were committed to and coherent in terms of standing for what is tried and true concerning customs and traditions that long were proven to be efficacious in confirming the Christfaithful, and sustaining and expanding the influence of the Church in the midst of the world.

    And on the other hand, there have a number of persons who sought, and unfortunately were granted, positions of administrative power and influence who were malformed by shallow works by heterodox ‘theologians’, such as Cardinal Kasper, Schillebeckx, Küng, ‘et alii’. Thus, their abuse of power reflects their miscomprehension of things human and divine.

    Nonetheless, authentic authority is only given to those who know, do, and speak truth.

    One undeservedly may attain administrative power for a while, but never authority, which inherently concerns truth concerning right action or right knowing.

  2. vasheepdog94 says:

    Great Repost. This is why those who are “in the gap” between poverty and working have to stay on welfare, even though they should not. President Trump is pointing out how the system is crooked and rigged, and he is right. If you have any “issue” than you MUST take welfare according to what Obama said. Vs What President Trump says, people take care of people, not the government.

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