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The lowdown on Lew
Washington Post, by Robert J. Samuelson

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/13/2013 10:19:12 PM

In selecting Jack Lew, the White House chief of staff, to replace Timothy Geithner as Treasury secretary, President Obama has sent some not-so-subtle messages: The Treasury’s autonomy will be curbed; the president doesn’t much fear another financial crisis (otherwise, his nominee might have more financial-market experience); and the president isn’t conciliating his Republican and business critics (otherwise, his nominee would be less partisan). In many ways, the choice of Lew makes perfect sense

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveracer, 1/14/2013 12:24:41 AM     (No. 9114981)

What´s Mr Samuelson smoking?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/14/2013 1:09:28 AM     (No. 9114995)

Samuelson: "Obama’s anti-business attitudes are politically convenient but economically destructive. As Behravesh puts it: “Who do they [administration officials] think creates jobs? It’s puzzling to me that, when they want jobs, they bad-mouth the private sector. It doesn’t compute.”

As to Lew, his arrogance and sense of self-importance mirror that of Obama. Lew may be even more dangerous than Kerry and Hagel combined.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: reilly, 1/14/2013 2:18:48 AM     (No. 9115015)


Obama is not seriously looking for a solution to the debt crisis. Treasury needs a meat ax and he nominates the myopic acupuncture guy.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/14/2013 4:19:39 AM     (No. 9115064)

No matter how bad you think an Obama nominee is for anything,there´s always the threat they could be worse.

If republicans are going to mount an offensive against any of Obama´s noms,it needs to be Hagel.

I think all these dept heads have one thing in common and that is getting through to the WH for a decision on anything, so they´re throwing their hands up in frustration and getting out of town.

Plus,if you work for obama,you could be a scapegoat if something goes wrong,ruining the rest of your career.It´s possible that Stevens and the other 3 Americans are dead because they could get a straight answer from Obama on adding more security.

Obama is the complete opposite of a hands on president. He boots all his responsibilities to people up and down the food chain,including the unelected czars.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/14/2013 9:48:37 AM     (No. 9115405)

Aren´t Samuelson´s pieces posted in "From the Left" at Investor´s Business Daily?

Here is a good piece on Lew from a great investigative site:

"The Case Against Jack Lew – Lew’s A Liar, and He Fits Right In…. What do Lew, Brennan, Hagel and Kerry have in common? Islamopologists !"

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/01/11/my-case-against-jack-lew-lews-a-liar-and-he-fits-right-in-what-do-lew-brennan-and-hagel-have-in-common/

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/14/2013 9:55:14 AM     (No. 9115421)

I believe I might have been mistaken about Samuelson´s being "On the Left" at IBD. But he is sort of wishy-washy on Lew, whom many believe is a big mistake at Treasury - or anywhere else in our government.

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