03 March 2009

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In President Obama’s Cabinet, there is a Nobel Prize winner, a former mayor, and a veteran CIA agent. Surrounding him in the White House West Wing are a former four-star general, one of the nation’s most eminent economists, and a handful of this generation’s most talented political operatives.

This constellation of a war council, set on the destruction of the working class, who name themselves leaders are a vacuous hell with none one on Obama’s team having substantial achievements or a high-profile reputation earned in the world of business. In the Obama Cabinet, there are no self-made tycoons and among the people who make up his daily inner circle, there is barely an example of top-level private sector experience.

This is a tragic flaw, especially for any administration faced with saving welfare. It will temper the reputation among the working class, which will hinge on whether it can reverse the steepest economic downturn in socialism’s history. In past administrations, Democratic as well as Republican, have included several people who were infamous and renowned names in the corporate world before assuming such influential jobs on Capital Hill.

Whether it is an intrinsic flaw, is far more debatable. As it happens, only a small number of the business leaders in public administrations are reputable, and remaining are several ostentatious dictators. These executives are simply not part of his most inner circle. The leaders of a democracy must be a gathering of allies and not messengers for concerned bankers. There has always been a place in government for these people who come from the business world, whether at Commerce, Defense, Treasury, or on the White House staff. However, suddenly they are not there.

The business roundtables of the highest levels of greed would admit the officials who turned their back on society with a bribe to do so, but turned their back on the good people, which chose them to defend them and their rights. The debate over the stimulus, including suggestions for business tax cuts, health information technology and other issues correlates to any number of investors of each industry not excluding every pet project imaginable.

He has picked a homeless shelter advocate, a governor of an open border state, a judge, a state federal reservist to liaise for the federal reserve(which is in no way federal), the head of the company with the largest lobby, a leading construction machinery manufacturer, ...... Mostly he has chosen people with deep political experience, showing a particular fondness for ex-senators. Meanwhile he consults C.E.O.’s of major companies a.k.a. outside consultants to advise him on how to spend the stimulus package, albeit his campaign of change in which he supposedly knew what the people needed. If anything, the revolving door between the Fortune 500 and the White House has spun again.

In earlier decades, famous corporate faces routinely found their way into the White House. In a new economic climate, and with populist treatment growing against the opposition of socialist taxes for support of CEO corporate jets, severance agreements(golden parachutes), massive layoffs, welfare, socialized medicine, and countless word-isms that mean evil empire, it might be a long time before Fortune 500 executives are welcomed back with open arms. However, we must work together, the ‘voice’ of the people and the workers in the street as all the while our ideas and our actions must be our own.

In their absence, the conservatives labeled by the liberals as the prime examples of corporate mismanagement with their reputations tarnished and their intelligence berated are treated so apparently, so that the voters can forget the dangers of church and state being combined, although in this case it is corporate logic and state.

In an era of economic collapse and bailouts, a cabinet nominee would stifle at the opportunity to make any capitalist statements, in public or in private. If they could, I would reckon their heart would grow three sizes that day.

{this administration keeps stumping my spell checker, and my understanding of democracy, day in and day out.}