The co-hosts of The View Monday nominated Dr. Jill Biden for United States Surgeon General despite Biden’s doctorate being in the field of education.
“[I can’t wait until] Dr. Jill becomes the surgeon general,” gushed co-host Whoopi Goldberg as the audience applauded enthusiastically.
“Yeah, Joe Biden’s wife,” Goldberg continued. “’Cause she’s, you know, he would never do it, but yeah, she’s a hell of a doctor. She’s an amazing doctor.”
“I thought she was a doctor in –” said co-host Sunny Hostin quietly.
“PhD,” finished Joy Behar.
“She’s a teacher, but, you know,” said Sunny Hostin, implying that Jill Biden would still be equipped for the role.
The idea would not be uncharacteristic for the Biden administration, which has a penchant for hiring unqualified people to fill specialized positions.
As reported by America’s Frontline News, a report published this month from the Committee to Unleash Prosperity offers a possible explanation for the Biden administration’s abysmal handling of the economy.
According to the report, which analyzed 68 of the administration’s top officials, most Biden appointees have zero years of business experience, with an average of 2.4 years and a median of zero. Instead, 21 officials are career politicians, 20 hold legal backgrounds, 12 are academics, 4 are from education or health fields, 3 hold consulting/public relations backgrounds, and one has a background in labor. 5 have backgrounds in venture capital/investments, and 2 have “miscellaneous business” experience.
“62% of Biden appointees who deal with economic policy, regulation, commerce, energy and finance have virtually no business experience,” the report found.
In contrast, the average Trump cabinet member held 13 years of business experience, with a median of 8 years.
Biden officials with no business experience include Biden himself, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, Director of Economic Policy and Budget for the COVID-19 Response Team Charles Anderson and Chair Council of Economic Advisors Cecilia Rouse.
National Economic Council Director Brian Deese has three years of formal business experience.
In general, the report found that many members of the Biden administration are profoundly ill-suited for their roles. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra is a lawyer with little healthcare experience, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has virtually no experience in transportation or logistics, and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Lina Khan, who oversees trillion-dollar businesses, is a 32-year-old professor with no business experience.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, who has played a large role in America’s crippling energy crisis, is a lawyer who most recently served as the governor of Michigan after her role as the state’s attorney general.
Last year, Biden’s nominee for the Treasury Department’s Comptroller of the Currency was a Cornell professor named Saule Omarova who had neither business nor banking experience and advocated for the bankruptcy of American oil, coal and gas companies. She withdrew her nomination in December 2021.
These findings may also explain why the Biden administration thinks the economy is at an “historic high”, despite the country heading into a recession.
“Today, thanks to the economic plan and the vaccination plan that my Administration put into action, America has achieved the most robust recovery in modern history,” tweeted Biden last month.