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Jack Lew may succeed Timothy Geithner as treasury secretary, sources say
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Posted on 01/09/2013 7:38:33 AM PST by Perdogg

President Barack Obama may choose White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to replace Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner as soon as this week, according to two people familiar with the matter.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.newsday.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; geithner; jacklew; treasury

1 posted on 01/09/2013 7:38:37 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Anyone know much about this guy?

He was twice head of OMB, in last two years of Clinton, and under Obama, as well as later being Obama’s chief of staff.

Clearly very bright, but no financial markets background, but maybe that doesn’t matter as much now. Obama clearly thinks budget fights are going to be an ongoing matter and wants someone with a strong brief in those fights on his side.

Orthodox Jew, according to Wikipedia


2 posted on 01/09/2013 7:54:50 AM PST by babble-on
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To: babble-on

The track record of the nominator speaks for itself.


3 posted on 01/09/2013 8:02:45 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Perdogg

Yup. Timothy is getting really behind on his taxes and said he needed the time off to catch up.


4 posted on 01/09/2013 8:06:20 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Perdogg

. . . a new king is crowned!


5 posted on 01/09/2013 8:15:19 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: babble-on

This guy was picked by baraq.
Birds of a feather at work here.
Expect timmy geithner redux or worse.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 8:28:24 AM PST by Texas resident (The idiots run the show now)
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To: babble-on
>> Orthodox Jew, according to Wikipedia <<

And works for a guy who hates Israel? His rabbi needs to have a talk with him. He certainly doesn't share the views of most of his fellow Orthodox Jews.

7 posted on 01/09/2013 8:45:01 AM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Perdogg
BUT, BUT....I thought Geithner was the only man who could do the job and without him the economy would collapse. Isn't that what we were sold in 2009? So does this mean he has done his job and the world is safe or does this mean he really couldn't do the job and is moving on to more important things. I'm confused.
8 posted on 01/09/2013 8:46:25 AM PST by when the time is right
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To: Perdogg

Hmmmm. I see a pattern here.....


9 posted on 01/09/2013 8:58:09 AM PST by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: Perdogg

Unless he cheated on his taxes, he is ineligible! [in this regime]


10 posted on 01/09/2013 8:59:27 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: babble-on

All that counts is that, if he has never paid his taxes, he’s in.


11 posted on 01/09/2013 9:02:14 AM PST by DPMD
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To: BillyBoy

I recall that, shortly after KGB director Yuri Andropov was declared USSR king, “stories” about his own Jewish heritage began to circulate. Propaganda knows no boundaries.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 9:04:14 AM PST by DPMD
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Jack Lew. Liar on obamacare and blame Gop for everything. Lew is a big fat liar like obama. Perfect pick.


13 posted on 01/09/2013 9:26:34 AM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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Jack Lew. Liar on obamacare and blame Gop for everything. Lew is a big fat liar like obama. Perfect pick.


14 posted on 01/09/2013 9:26:44 AM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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Jack Lew. Liar on obamacare and blame Gop for everything. Lew is a big fat liar like obama. Perfect pick.


15 posted on 01/09/2013 9:26:52 AM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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Jack Lew. Liar on obamacare and blame Gop for everything. Lew is a big fat liar like obama. Perfect pick.


16 posted on 01/09/2013 9:26:52 AM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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Jack Lew. Liar on obamacare and blame Gop for everything. Lew is a big fat liar like obama. Perfect pick.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 9:27:12 AM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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Jack Lew. Liar on obamacare and blame Gop for everything. Lew is a big fat liar like obama. Perfect pick.


18 posted on 01/09/2013 9:27:23 AM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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Jack Lew. Liar on obamacare and blame Gop for everything. Lew is a big fat liar like obama. Perfect pick.


19 posted on 01/09/2013 9:27:23 AM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: b4its2late
The track record of the nominator speaks for itself.

That is certain, anyone nominated by this monster for any post is by definition treasonous trash.

20 posted on 01/09/2013 9:29:37 AM PST by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: OafOfOffice

Sorry...my tablet would not post. Then I guess it did many times


21 posted on 01/09/2013 9:47:39 AM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: Perdogg
Does he ever nominate someone who is not controversial and in-your-face?

22 posted on 01/09/2013 9:49:56 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Perdogg

I’d rather have Jack Link...love his jerky.(plus he probably understands economics better,too)


23 posted on 01/09/2013 11:00:53 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: BitWielder1
Does he ever nominate someone who is not controversial and in-your-face?

The clown is a lefty. All lefties are controverisal and in your face. Lefties nominate lefties. Count on four more years of this crap and hang onto your seat when one of the conservative SCOTUS gang depart - with a weak spineless GOP we are gonna lose that one big time and there will be no turning back since they are there for life.
24 posted on 01/09/2013 11:08:19 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: babble-on
Orthodox Jew, according to Wikipedia

So another Kapo joins the murderous crew!

25 posted on 01/09/2013 11:10:58 AM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Perdogg

And what are Mr. Off’s ( Lew) finance qualifications that would support his nomination, other than having his nose up Obama’s arse?


26 posted on 01/09/2013 12:02:06 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Perdogg

Did he cheat on his taxes too? That seems to be a requirement now.


27 posted on 01/09/2013 12:38:22 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: sickoflibs; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; Perdogg; b4its2late; Don Corleone; Texas resident; ...
LINK to comments about Lew's lies about Social Security, contradicting Lew's own stsatments he made in the Clinton WH:

The new line from the White House is: no need to fix it because there is no problem. As Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew wrote in USA Today just a few weeks ago, the trust fund is solvent until 2037. Therefore, Social Security is now off the table in debt-reduction talks.

This claim is a breathtaking fraud.

The pretense is that a flush trust fund will pay retirees for the next 26 years. Lovely, except for one thing: The Social Security trust fund is a fiction.

If you don't believe me, listen to the OMB's own explanation (in the Clinton administration budget for fiscal 2000 under then-Director Jack Lew, the very same). The OMB explained that these trust fund "balances" are nothing more than a "bookkeeping" device. "They do not consist of real economic assets that can be drawn down in the future to fund benefits."

In other words, the Social Security trust fund contains - nothing.

28 posted on 01/09/2013 2:01:52 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: Perdogg

He’s only eligible if he owes back taxes.


29 posted on 01/09/2013 2:08:52 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Perdogg

I must be tired and the dyslexia is kicking in. This is the 2nd time this afternoon I’ve read the article title as “Jew Lack”.


30 posted on 01/09/2013 3:01:54 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: babble-on

He admits that he’s a progressive.

That’s about all you need to know about him.

New boss same as the old boss.


31 posted on 01/09/2013 6:53:17 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Perdogg

Folks and FRiends,

The word is getting around the net that Obammie and his Commies may enact a little known part of the 1968 Gun Control act that gives the Secretary of the Treasury to ban the importation of firearms.

This would greatly reduce the number and types of firearms we have available to us and would greatly overload US manufacturers of firearms, which could result in year-long waiting periods due to back-ordering.

WE NEED TO GET PREPARED TO PUT UP THE MOST VALIANT NON-VIOLENT FIGHT OF OUR LIVES TO RESIST THE TYRANNICAL ACTIONS OF THE OUTRIGHT COMMUNISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


32 posted on 01/09/2013 6:56:08 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Perdogg

Larry Kudlow had a segment on his show about Clueless Lew. Steve Forbes called Lew, a taxer, a regulator, and a weak dollar supporter. Aka a Barry azz kisser. Kudlow also related a story that Lew was a major distraction at the Bonor / Soetoro cliff talks. Apparently Lew shouted NO to every Bonor proposal. Bonor couldn’t take it and walked out ending the talks. Lew spent 1 year in the private sector and the rest of his life bouncing from one job to another in gov’t. Lew don’t know Jack. Total Barry brown nosing clone.


33 posted on 01/09/2013 8:20:24 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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34 posted on 01/09/2013 8:25:21 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Perdogg

35 posted on 01/10/2013 11:28:11 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

man, i really do hate “progressives”

hopefully he’s like a rino of progressives, trying to claim his bona fides, but actually just faking it.


36 posted on 01/11/2013 4:47:39 AM PST by babble-on
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To: Perdogg

We have learned that Lew is pretty much the definition of a Wonk.

One wonders how many were asked and turned down the position. I think only a fool would accept that job under Obama


37 posted on 01/11/2013 4:51:11 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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