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Business Trumps Academics

Intellectuals can persuade the public that government programs are good for us all, which sound ok and feel good, but are not practical in terms of implementation. They hide in academia, and are seldom touched by the real world. Here are the facts:

1. California, New Mexico, Mississippi, Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, Maine, South Carolina. These 11 States now have More People on Welfare than they do Employed!!!

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 median 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. A recent “Investor’s Business Daily” article provided statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization:

Percentage (%) of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:

Country Percent
U.S. 65%
England 46%
Canada 42%


% of patients diagnosed with diabetes -received treatment within 6 months:

Country Percent
U.S. 93%
England 15%
Canada 43%

% of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:

Country Percent
U.S. 90%
England 15%
Canada 43%

% referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:

Country Percent
U.S. 77%
England 40%
Canada 43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:

Country Percent
U.S. 71%
England 14%
Canada 18%

% of seniors (65+), with low income, who are in “excellent health”:

Country Percent
U.S. 12%
England 2%
Canada 6%

And now…for almost the last statistic: National Health Insurance?

Country Yes/No
U.S. No
England Yes
Canada Yes

4. 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.


Percent President
38% Teddy 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% G. H. Bush
39% Clinton
55% G. W. Bush
8% OBama

This helps explain the bias, if not the incompetence, of this current 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 are trying to tell our corporations how to run their business?

How can the 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’ve spent most of their time in academia, government, and/or non-profit jobs or as “community organizers.”

And now you know, “…the rest of the story!”

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Attended Pasadena City College with major in Accounting.

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