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Biden stocks cabinet with prep school grads


The silver spoons comes in all colors and creeds.

While President Biden has largely delivered on his promise to assemble the most diverse cabinet in US history, there has been considerably less attention paid to his advisers’ economic diversity.

Many of his top cabinet officials come from money and attended ritzy private schools that serve as the traditional breeding ground for the American elite of both parties.

“Democrats abandoned the working class many years ago,” Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics at MIT and iconic left-wing thought leader told The Post when asked to assess the Biden leadership lineup.

Antony Blinken, Biden’s Secretary of State, was a child of privilege who graduated from NYC’s Dalton School, where tuition today runs $55,210. Tom Vilsack, Biden’s Secretary of Agriculture, graduated from Pittsburgh’s tony Shady Side Academy, a $53,000-a-year boarding school. Katherine Tai, Biden’s pick for US Trade Representative, went to the famed Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. ($46,490). Susan Rice, now serving as Biden’s Director of the Domestic Policy Council, was valedictorian of National Cathedral School, a D.C day school for girls ($47,350). Marty Walsh, Biden’s pick for Labor Secretary, attended Bostons’ Newman School where parents shell out a cool $27,000 a year.

Tom Vilsack
Tom Vilsack graduated from Pittsburgh’s Shady Side Academy.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo earned her diploma from Rhode Island’s La Salle Academy, where tuition today is $16,250. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg attended South Bend, Indiana’s St. Joseph’s school, which today costs up to $10,260 for tuition and fees (a comparative bargain).

It’s unclear if any of the top officials attended on scholarship, but at least some, like Blinken, are the children of great family wealth.

“What you’re seeing now is a lot of the Democrat’s messaging is being catered to what a handful of professional-class voters in the suburbs want to hear and what the media wants to hear,” Bhaskar Sunkara, the publisher of the socialist magazine Jacobin told The Post. “That’s why you have the Democrats drifting out of whack with the core priorities and demands of working class people.”



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