Almost 80% of U.S. Congress Lacks Academic Background in Business Economics. Doh! Pretty obvious, isn’t it?

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J.P. Travis
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A couple weeks ago I did five-minute commentary on this very subject: http://jpattitude.com/110820.php

When I went to college, Economics 101 was a required course. What the heck happened to education in this country?

KimmyQueen
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It wasn’t for me, but accounting, home economics and money management type (budgeting) courses were in high school. In college those things will be part of your major or minor. I think that if you are in college and do not know what a checkbook is so you definetly don’t know how to balance it someone, somewhere failed you. Those are simple things that children and young adults should know. I don’t think that we need to know how to be CEO’s if that is not necessarily the career track we are on, but we definetly should know how to not get into unnecessary debts and liabilities and how to safeguard our income for the future and how to properly manage our funds in the present.

Overall people made fun of Bachmann because she took a course, out of respect/submission to her husband’s exhortation and prodding for her to get an education in tax law (and so on), they seem to miss that she actually got an education in tax law and her husband was looking out for her, her career and her constituents. If you are going to talk to me about how you are going to change things, you better know either through education and successful experience or through successful experience alone in the real world, that you know what you are doing.

It doesn’t surprise me that these people have no idea what they are doing either through education nor experience. I have to say this though, the fault rest on those that voted these people in also the fact that the people that have the knowledge and experience for some reason do not want to share it with the country or communities not even for 10 years of their lives at a time. I don’t know why we vote for idiots and those of us that can make a difference do not put ourselves out there. Something needs to change about this country and we need to put our heads together and figure it out somehow.

likwidlizard
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likwidlizard

I’ve never had to really ‘manage’ in economics other that for myself. I’ve always been kinds frugal. I’ve never written a bad check. Maybe because I got my first checking account when I was 11 Y.O. I think most of our polititions were born with a silver spoon in their mouths and never learned to save anything. Just spin the hell outta everyone else’s money.

andre
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andre

“these people have no idea what they are doing either through education nor experience. I have to say this though, the fault rest on those that voted these people in…”

Explanation is simple. In the words of the average voter

“why, is that important?”

I called Bill Clinton the first “People Magazine President”. I was disturbed by the popularity of People mag and such way back. Nothing against them satisfying a demand and making a buck, but rather distrurbed by what it said about the population. We now see the result of that paridigm shift (in the voting public) – we don’t vote for skill, we vote for celebrity, for the one who will provide us with better entertainment.

Not that Dole or McCain were worth much more than a bag of you-know-what, but the real reason was Dole “is dull.” “He doesn’t do anything for me.” So instead, we’ll vote for a poster boy for vanity, one who places his popularity over anything else. We’ll vote for a slick speechmaker over someone with way more experience in gov’t. No we won’t actually delve into what is really meant by “hope and change” – that’s for heady mag’s like Nat’l Review, and we just don’t have the attention span to read anything longer than a People Mag one-column, 3 inch long article.

It’s funny that we laud the same qualities in a presidential candidated that we detest in a lawyer or a car salesaman.

DirtClub
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DirtClub

“People are too stupid to make their own choices unless they work for the government in which case they are brilliant enough to make choices for everyone”

Don’t know who said this, read it somewhere.

mrsstone
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mrsstone

what about our president? i’m sure if he ever releases his college transcripts we will all see that he was a economics major and a business minor.. he’s just hiding his business savvy until the 2012 election gets closer!

likwidlizard
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likwidlizard

They were told all they had to worry about when they were elected is to stay within the lines of their coloring books and to stay up tp date on the comic books when they got to congress.

Sidekick
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Sidekick

They don’t seem to know much about the Constitution either. For a pack of lawyers, that’s not good.

How many of our budget problems would be resolved with term limits? It would be worth finding out.

danybhoy
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danybhoy

You all have noticed that when you watch the MSM you will see dozens of academics who claim to be experts on economics or the constitution, who don’t seem to unsderstand the first thing about them.

In the case of economics, the majority of these leftist academics have never made what they preach work in the real world. These folks can’t survive outside of the university setting. These are the people Obama has been going to time & again, like “Big Sexy” Christina Romer. She is a believer in Keynes, like they all are, despite the fact that it’s never worked anywhere at anytime. Since they don’t have to live with the consequences of these policies, they lose nothing in being wrong, they never learn that the sh!t they think will work. She left college to go work in the Obama regime, she failed, & went back to teach the next generation of leftist economic idiots. There is no punishment for failure, & besides, leftists never believe that what they are doing is wrong & does’nt work, they just believe they have not done enough of it yet.

As for the constitution, leftist progressive liberal types don’t give a damn about. Most of them find The 10 Pillars of Communism more to their liking then the Bill Of Rights. That’s because most of what they believe should be done cannot be found in the Constitution, outside of the general welfare clause or the commerce clause. Obama is 1 of these people. It is these 2 subjects, the constitution & economics that have been allowed to be twisted into nonsense & is the reason our nation is the mess it’s in. This sh!t started with Woodrow Wilson, was amped up by FDR & LBJ, & now Obama want to finish off the USA & convert us from a constitutional republic to a demacratic people’s republic. That is what this next election is about, people.

Sidekick
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Sidekick

100% agree.

Elrond Hubbard
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Elrond Hubbard

80% of Congress lacks anything other than a desire to be reelected—and they’ll do anything to get reelected, that’s why we owe $14.5 trillion. Most Congressmen are essentially criminals, they’re piling an unrepayable debt onto the backs of our children and grandchildren who will live in a diminished country.

LA Sunset
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80% of Congress lacks a brain.

Buck O'Fama
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Buck O'Fama

Depends if feces count as brains. They do in the White House.