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  • Pensions may be cut to 'virtually nothing' for 407,000 people

    05/20/2016 5:05:57 PM PDT · by bkopto · 65 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 5/20/2016 | Katie Lobosco
    The Central States Pension Fund has no new plan to avoid insolvency, fund director Thomas Nyhan said this week. Without government funding, the fund will run out of money in 10 years, he said. At that time, pension benefits for about 407,000 people could be reduced to "virtually nothing," he told workers and retirees in a letter sent Friday. In a last-ditch effort, the Central States Pension Plan sought government approval to partially reduce the pensions of 115,000 retirees and the future benefits for 155,000 current workers. The proposed cuts were steep, as much as 60% for some, but it...
  • Treasury rejects plan to slash Teamsters pension benefits

    05/06/2016 7:34:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2016 6:01 PM EDT | Martin Crutsinger
    The Treasury Department on Friday rejected an effort by the Teamsters Central States Pension Plan to cut benefits for 270,000 retired workers starting in July. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said in a letter to members of Congress that while the decision blocks the pending pension cuts, it does not resolve the issue because the pension plan remains severely underfunded and is projected to become insolvent within the next 10 years. …
  • Obama administration proposes rules aimed at tax evasion

    05/06/2016 5:15:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2016 3:29 AM EDT
    The Obama administration has announced a set of financial regulations that would force companies to disclose more information about their owners, part of an effort billed as a crackdown on tax evaders and money launderers. Administration officials announced the new rules Thursday as Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress to pass legislation that would further enhance transparency in the U.S. banking system and help law enforcement track down secret owners. […] A second proposed rule would close a loophole that allows a narrow class of foreign-owned companies to avoid reporting to the IRS. […] Treasury also sent new legislation to...
  • Van Susteren: Obama “needlessly dividing the country” by putting Tubman on the $20 bill

    04/21/2016 1:05:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    It’s not often that one can take issue with the argument that Barack Obama is needlessly dividing the country, but this might be the exception. The US Treasury has decided to honor Harriet Tubman, the woman who helped innumerable slaves escape to freedom, by putting her face on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. Right now, more people are concerned about finding their next $20 bill than are emotionally invested on whose face will be peering back at them when they get it. Greta van Susteren, however, argues that Obama and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew are dividing the country...
  • Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill

    04/20/2016 9:22:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 211 replies
    Harriet Tubman is going to replace former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, according to a report. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to make the announcement on Wednesday, according to Politico. Sources told the site that he has also decided to keep Alexander Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill.
  • The New $20 Bill

    04/17/2016 6:40:03 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 45 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | April 17, 2016 | Artful Dilettante
    As it is now widely known, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is set to retire Andrew Jackson as the face of the $20 bill, to be replaced by a woman. Lew, a charter member of America's morally challenged Ruling Class, added that the choice would likely be a woman prominent in the nation's struggle for racial equality. Treasury spokepersons, reflecting the glacial-like pace at which the wheels of bureaucracy turn, added that the change would likely not be implemented until circa 2030, and that changes would be coming to other denominations of America's near-worthless fiat currency that would capture a "set...
  • Jack Lew nears decision to keep Hamilton on front of $10 bill, put a woman on the $20

    04/16/2016 9:02:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 106 replies
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2016 | Kevin Liptak and Antoine Sanfuentes
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to announce this week that Alexander Hamilton's face will remain on the front of the $10 bill and a woman will replace Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20 bill, a senior government source told CNN on Saturday. Lew announced last summer that he was considering redesigning the $10 bill to include the portrait of a woman. The decision to make the historic change at the expense of Hamilton drew angry rebukes from fans of the former Treasury Secretary. The pro-Hamilton movement gained steam after the smash success of the hip-hop Broadway musical...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Secret Fed Docs Show Obama Misled Congress, Public During Debt Limit Crises

    01/31/2016 6:45:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/31/16 | Richard Pollock
    Federal Reserve Bank of New York officials secretly conducted real-time exercises during the 2011 and 2013 debt-limit crisis that demonstrated the federal government could function during a temporary shutdown by prioritizing spending, even as Treasury Secretary Jack Lew publicly claimed many times that such efforts were "unworkable," according to a new report by the House Financial Services Committee obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The staff report, to be released Tuesday, charges that Lew and other Obama administration officials deliberately misled Congress and the public during the federal budget and debt limit showdowns in both years. The committee will...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Secret Fed Docs Show Obama Misled Congress, Public During Debt Limit Crises

    01/31/2016 10:11:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/31/16 | Richard Pollack
    Federal Reserve Bank of New York officials secretly conducted real-time exercises during the 2011 and 2013 debt-limit crisis that demonstrated the federal government could function during a temporary shutdown by prioritizing spending, even as Treasury Secretary Jack Lew publicly claimed many times that such efforts were “unworkable,” according to a new report by the House Financial Services Committee obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The staff report, to be released Tuesday, charges that Lew and other Obama administration officials deliberately misled Congress and the public during the federal budget and debt limit showdowns in both years. The committee will...
  • Democratic lawmaker announces opposition to Iran deal

    07/29/2015 4:28:04 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    Times of israel ^ | 7/29/15 | REBECCA SHIMONI STOIL
    NY’s Meng is among first members of her party to buck administration pressure, declare plans to vote against agreement. WASHINGTON — Hours after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said that he believes he has enough Democratic votes to support a presidential veto should the Iran deal be voted down, a Democratic lawmaker announced Wednesday afternoon that she was opposed to the agreement signed earlier this month. Rep. Grace Meng, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and its subcommittee on the Middle East, wrote in a statement, “I strongly believe the world could and should have a better deal than...
  • [SecTreas] Lew informs Congress he extending debt-limit measures

    07/29/2015 2:40:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2015 5:29 PM EDT | Martin Crutsinger
    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told Congress on Wednesday that he will extend for another three months the authority he is using to take emergency measures to keep from breaching the nation’s borrowing limit. In a letter to congressional leaders, Lew said he will extend the current debt-suspension period, which was set to expire Friday, through Oct. 30. He said he believes the emergency measures he is using may be sufficient to keep the government operating for a brief period after Oct. 30. Since March 16, Lew has been employing a variety of bookkeeping maneuvers such as removing investments from government...
  • Ten Fold: Loopy Lew dumps founder for feminism

    06/29/2015 7:03:12 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 5 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | June 29, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Ten Fold: Loopy Lew dumps founder for feminism by Daniel Clark So this is what we get from a Treasury secretary who has to learn how to write his own name as part of his on-the-job training. When Jack Lew was appointed, his signature consisted of a lazily scribbled series of eight loops, which more closely resembled a tragic Slinky accident than any person’s name. The only way it came anywhere near spelling a word was if he happened to be quoting Arnold Horshack. (“Oooo! Oooo!”) President Obama joked that when he saw it, “I considered rescinding my offer to...
  • Alexander-the-Not-So-Great: Hamilton Out on $10 Bill

    06/22/2015 11:20:10 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 18, 2015 | Jarrett Stepman
    The Treasury Department announced on June 17, that Hamilton would be replaced and diminished on the $10 bill in order to feature a woman to be announced at a later date. The goal is to have new bills out by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that guaranteed women the right to vote. “Our democracy is a work in progress. We’ve always been committed to a more perfect union,” Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said according to CBS News. ”This decision to put a woman on the $10 reflects our aspirations for the future, as much as it is...
  • The ‘Court Jew’ Controversy Re-Erupts New reality for an old phenomenon: How Obama and Israel

    06/21/2015 10:08:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Tablet Mag ^ | 6/16/15 | Lee Smith
    Last week an issue that has simmered for some time in private conversations burst out into the open—in a very unpleasant way. At the Jerusalem Post conference in New York on June 7, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew offered a stirring defense of the White House’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran—and was nearly booed off the stage mid-speech. It wasn’t civil or nice of the audience to do this, as many pundits have already noted. Then again, many would say it’s not very nice of the Obama Administration to keep trying to sell the currently configured Iran deal to the pro-Israel...
  • Self-Made Verses Entitlement

    12/11/2011 12:06:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2011 | Salena Zito
    NEW YORK CITY – “The Grange” in Upper Manhattan is the only home that Alexander Hamilton ever owned. Standing in front of it, an impeccably dressed elderly man says it’s hard to pin down exactly who Hamilton was. “The one thing he wasn’t, was a politician,” said Steve Laise, an historian and park ranger who serves all of New York City’s national park sites. “But, oh, was he brilliant.” Hamilton’s home, newly relocated after being squished between an apartment building and a church a block away, once was a 90-minute carriage ride from lower Manhattan. Over at Federal Hall, where...
  • Kathleen Parker Falsely Claims Alexander Hamilton was an Illegal Immigrant

    11/19/2010 1:12:45 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 173 replies · 3+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 11/19/2010 | Matthew Balan
    On Thursday's Parker-Spitzer, CNN's Kathleen Parker bizarrely and inaccurately claimed that Alexander Hamilton came to the United States illegally and drafted the Constitution: "Let's remember...a lot of Americans did come through the back door such as Alexander Hamilton. He got off the boat from the West Indies, and all he did was write the Constitution and become the first Secretary of the Treasury." Parker raised this false history during a discussion of Pedro Ramirez, Fresno State University's student body president, who was outed as an illegal immigrant by a student newspaper. After playing clips from Ramirez and his opponent during...
  • America was founded as a protectionist nation

    09/13/2010 10:42:54 AM PDT · by rmlew · 72 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/13/2010 | Ian Fletcher
    Contemporary American politics is conducted in the shadow of historical myths that inform our present-day choices. Unfortunately, these myths sometimes lead us terribly astray. Case in point is the popular idea that America’s economic tradition has been economic liberty, laissez faire, and wide-open cowboy capitalism. This notion sounds obvious, and it fits the image of this country held by both the Right, which celebrates this tradition, and the Left, which bemoans it. And it seems to imply, among other things, that free trade is the American Way. Don’t Tread On Me or my right to import. It is, in fact,...
  • Theory of a founding father's (Alexander Hamilton)African ancestry

    07/23/2004 1:57:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 97 replies · 10,413+ views
    The Record ^ | July 23, 2004 | LAWRENCE AARON
    Theory of a founding father's African ancestry Friday, July 23, 2004                                              By LAWRENCE AARONAS MUCH as I thought I knew about Alexander Hamilton, the first treasury secretary, nobody ever told me he was black. Yes. You heard it here first, folks.And you'll think about it from now on every time you take out a $10 bill.Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow is the latest one to explore the theory.I was totally blown away by that information when a friend casually mentioned Hamilton's link to two significant anniversaries - the 250th anniversary of Columbia University, originally Kings College where he was schooled, and...
  • It’s time for Democrats to ditch Andrew Jackson

    05/03/2013 10:38:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | May 3, 2013 | STEVE YODER
    As Biden speaks at event named for Old Hickory tonight, more appalling stories show party should dump him as icon Spring means that appeals for money are bursting forth from both major political parties. It also means Democratic officials in states and counties around the country are busy getting people out to their major fundraiser, the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. And theyÂ’re bringing in the big guns: Vice President Joe Biden will keynote the South Carolina DemocratsÂ’ dinner tonight.But after an election in which Democrats rode a wave of minority support to keep the White House and Senate, party activists should...
  • Hamilton's home moved to new spot in Harlem

    06/08/2008 11:45:24 AM PDT · by decimon · 12 replies · 77+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 8, 2008 | Verena Dobnik
    NEW YORK — Two hundred and eighty tons of American history were on the move Saturday in Harlem. The home of Alexander Hamilton, who conceived the country's banking system and was killed in a duel with a political rival, rolled inch by inch down a Harlem hillside to its new location overlooking a park. "This was the only home Hamilton ever owned," said Steve Laise, a National Park Service official dressed in a vest, tie and pants typical of the 1800's. "It represented the consummation of Hamilton's lifelong dream — a successful social position for a man who came to...
  • Alexander Hamilton home moved to spot in Harlem

    06/09/2008 9:10:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 130+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/9/08 | Verena Dobnik - ap
    NEW YORK - Two hundred and eighty tons of American history were on the move Saturday in Harlem. The home of Alexander Hamilton, who conceived the country's banking system and was killed in a duel with a political rival, rolled inch by inch down a Harlem hillside to its new location overlooking a park. "This was the only home Hamilton ever owned," said Steve Laise, a National Park Service official dressed in a vest, tie and pants typical of the 1800's. "It represented the consummation of Hamilton's lifelong dream — a successful social position for a man who came to...
  • The Lesson of Alexander Hamilton

    05/28/2012 3:36:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 179 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 5-28-12 | Jeremy Meister
    How many things are in a person's pocket that they don't even know about? We take money for granted -- most people can't tell us which way George Washington is facing on the quarter. They can tell us that Ben Franklin is on the front of the hundred, but they can't tell us that Independence Hall (where he helped draft the Constitution) is on the back. One might think that as denominations get smaller and more common, the pictures on them would become more famous and well-known. The ten-dollar bill features Alexander Hamilton on the front. Since he was never...
  • Alexander Hamilton, Modern America’s Founding Father

    03/01/2009 6:35:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies · 1,102+ views
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2009 | Myron Magnet
    How New York’s opportunity society became America’sWe New Yorkers imagine our city’s history begins in earnest with the Gilded Age and the Great Migration that brought many of our forebears sailing under the Statue of Liberty’s torch to supercharge a nascent metropolis with a jolt of new energy. But this summer, when a handful of square-bearded, antique-garbed Pennsylvania German Baptists jacked a yellow clapboard house up over a Harlem church and wheeled it around the corner to a new site in St. Nicholas Park, we recalled that more than a century earlier Gotham took center stage as the nation’s first...
  • Alexander Hamilton To Be Celebrated on His 250th Birthday

    01/10/2007 10:45:15 AM PST · by presidio9 · 277 replies · 2,181+ views
    New York Sun ^ | January 10, 2007 | JAY AKASIE
    Before the Long-Term Capital Management collapse nearly paralyzed the world's capital markets, and before the stock market crashes of 1987 and 1929, there was America's first widespread financial crisis: the Panic of 1792. Today it's a little-known footnote to American financial history. But if it weren't for the quick thinking of a New Yorker named Alexander Hamilton, and his actions as America's first central banker, the events surrounding Wall Street's first bona fide crash could have meant doom for the struggling, cash-strapped republic. Descendants of Hamilton, as well as an ambassador, historians, and grateful Wall Street executives, will gather around...
  • Hamilton: The Original Self-Made American Who Also Made a Nation

    04/08/2011 4:50:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2011 | Mona Charen
    His face adorns the $10 bill, but as Richard Brookhiser, host of "Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton" (airing on PBS April 11), finds when conducting a quick street canvas -- many Americans cannot identify him. "Washington has a monument," Brookhiser intones. "Jefferson has a memorial. It's often said that New York City is Hamilton's monument." That would be more than enough for any man, yet, as this engrossing film from producer Michael Pack makes clear, it doesn't quite do justice to the genius of Hamilton. First secretary of the Treasury, a drafter of the Constitution, author of two-thirds of the Federalist Papers,...
  • Alexander Hamilton's Capital Compromise

    07/05/2008 5:52:28 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 19 replies · 1,162+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 5, 2008 | FERGUS M. BORDEWICH
    Last month, workmen jacked up a 206-year-old yellow clapboard house, levered it onto a set of remote-controlled dollies, and trundled it two blocks to a new site in St. Nicholas Park, overlooking East Harlem in New York City. The Grange, as it is called, was the home of Alexander Hamilton, best known as co-author of the Federalist papers and America's first secretary of the Treasury. But this founding father also had an extraordinary role in the infant nation's attempt to come to grips with the curse of slavery. Born in the West Indies, Hamilton was one of the most ardent...
  • Happy Birthday, Whenever, Alexander Hamilton

    01/11/2007 6:38:15 AM PST · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 926+ views
    American Heritage ^ | 01/11/07 | John Steele Gordon
    Today is Alexander Hamilton’s 250th birthday. Unless, of course, it’s his 252nd. He claimed to have been born in 1757, but there is considerable nearly contemporary evidence that he was actually born in 1755. But there is no argument that he was not yet 50 when he died at the hands of Aaron Burr in 1804. And there is no argument that despite his brief life he had more influence on the future of the United States than all but a very, very few of the Founding Fathers. Hamilton was not like the other Founding Fathers. He was the only...
  • Handle History With Care: Hamilton’s Home Is Moving

    07/12/2006 7:32:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 510+ views
    NY Times Terrorist Tip Sheet ^ | July 12, 2006 | DAVID W. DUNLAP
    Peering into spaces that have not seen the light of day for two centuries, architectural archaeologists are dissecting Alexander Hamilton’s country home, the Grange, to figure out how to take it apart and put it back together again. The National Park Service plans to move the Hamilton Grange National Memorial from Convent Avenue and 141st Street, where it is so boxed in by neighboring buildings that two of its porches had to be cut off, to St. Nicholas Park, about 300 feet to the southeast. There, it can be reassembled in a form that Hamilton would have recognized, with porches...
  • Alexander the Great(Hamilton)

    07/04/2005 7:29:25 AM PDT · by kellynla · 23 replies · 1,301+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 4, 2005 | RICHARD BROOKHISER
    When I was a boy my family had a Time-Life book on the mind which featured a chart of the presumed IQs of famous dead men. Goethe, as I recall, led the pack, at 210. But the Founding Fathers did very well: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington all scored over 150. As the Fourth of July approaches, we'd do well to remember that the Founders were a smart lot, with few gentleman's C's among them. Yet they didn't know everything. They were strongest in law, political philosophy and history--all essential subjects for revolutionaries and statesmen. But another subject,...
  • Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton

    01/11/2005 6:57:16 AM PST · by Valin · 115 replies · 1,745+ views
    Alexander Hamilton was one of the most influential of the United States' founding fathers. As the first secretary of the treasury he placed the new nation on a firm financial footing, and although his advocacy of strong national government brought him into bitter conflict with Thomas Jefferson and others, his political philosophy was ultimately to prevail in governmental development. Hamilton's own career was terminated prematurely when he was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr in 1804. ~ Early Life ~ Hamilton was born on the West Indian island of Nevis, probably in 1755. Since he was the illegitimate son...
  • Surprise: Woman to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, not Andrew Jackson on the $20

    06/18/2015 8:37:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/18/2015 | AllahPundit
    Ben Domenech wonders how early America’s most famous self-made man, who fought by Washington’s side in the revolution, who co-wrote the Federalist Papers, who constructed the country’s financial system, and who was decades ahead of his time in opposing the slave trade ended up on the currency chopping block.Our terrible ruling class can’t even resist farking up our money. Back in 2009, during the height of the Tea Party, there were crotchety old Americans who warned in dark tones about the dangers of this president. He was a socialist, they said, and feckless to boot. He hated the American...
  • The Moronization of the Republic ... Mark Steyn

    06/19/2015 12:36:09 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 33 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 18 June 2015 | Mark Steyn
    Martha Washington on the 1891 one-dollar bill. I shared my thoughts on the church murders in Charleston and the Pope's encyclical on climate change on this afternoon's Hugh Hewitt show. We'll print the transcript here tomorrow morning. ~The decision to boot Alexander Hamilton off the ten-dollar bill - or at any rate reduce him to one-half of a double-act (like the short-lived Dan Rather and Connie Chung) - is one of those small acts of historical vandalism I absolutely loathe. The powers that be have decided it's time (once more - see right) for "a woman" on a US banknote....
  • Huffington Post: Obama Should be on the One Dollar Bill

    09/18/2010 11:56:06 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/19/10 | Aurelius
    Liberal faux-news site the Huffington Post has declared that our national currency "is in bad need of a makeover." And what better way to celebrate new styles than a one dollar bill with President Obama on it? You may think it's too soon to do such a thing for a President that hasn't even been in office for two years, but HuffPo disagrees. Yahoo!, reporting through the Huffington Post, has praised the designs underneath as "the leading vote-getter" and that is was "an amazing design:"
  • We Need a Woman on the $20 Bill

    03/10/2015 9:02:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 102 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 10, 2015 | Lucy Vernasco
    Rosa Parks should be on the $20 bill, not Andrew Jackson—one group is taking that argument all the way to the White House. Women make up 50 percent of the U.S. population and 85 percent of all consumer purchases, so isn’t it about time we got a face on some legal tender? Women on 20s is a nonprofit on a mission to make a woman on the $20 bill a reality. “This is designed to be a grassroots campaign. We want this to come from the people,” says Susan Ades Stone, executive director and strategist of Women on 20s. “This...
  • Petition To Put Ray Charles On The $10 Bill

    03/07/2005 2:58:19 AM PST · by MaxMax · 85 replies · 1,827+ views
    Web Page ^ | Derek Trucks?
    We are signing this petition as an appeal to place the image of Ray Charles on the U.S. Treasury's ten dollar bill. Upon Mr. Charles' recent passing, we are reminded of the impact this great American had on the development of American culture and music. Known as "The Genius" since the early 1950s, Ray Charles is a founding father of modern rhythm and blues, jazz, rock and gopsel music. In the course of his remarkable life and career, Mr. Charles overcame personal adversity in the forms of blindness, extreme poverty, racial oppression and drug-addiction to become one of the most...
  • Memorializing Ronald Reagan ("Dutch" is going to be on the Ten Dollar bill.)

    06/08/2004 7:45:58 AM PDT · by jerod · 60 replies · 1,053+ views
    The Hill ^ | By Alexander Bolton
    Admirers push to put GOP founding father’s face on $10 bill, replacing Alexander Hamilton Ardent admirers of Ronald Reagan intend to seize on the former president’s death as their chance to memorialize him on the $10 bill. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the assistant majority leader, has said he wants to take the lead on the necessary legislation to displace the image of Alexander Hamilton, first secretary of the Treasury. In the House, a Republican member of the California delegation likely would be the lead sponsor of companion legislation. Rep. Chris Cox (R-Calif), chairman of the Republican Policy Committee and a...
  • Michelle Obama attends sold-out hip-hop historical show ‘Hamilton’

    04/19/2015 8:56:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | April 19, 2015 | Joe Dziemianowicz
    It helps to be the First Lady of the United States to score a ticket to the hottest musical in town. Michelle Obama spent Saturday afternoon at the matinee of "Hamilton," the soldout hip-hop history lesson about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton by “In the Heights" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
  • Remaking of Alexander Hamilton

    05/11/2015 10:53:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 41 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 8, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    With their gift for ruining everything they touch, American progressives have done incalculable damage to the reputation of Alexander Hamilton. Yet and still, the first Secretary of the Treasury remains perhaps the most problematic of the Founding Fathers. Teddy Roosevelt and New Republic founder Herbert Croly wholeheartedly embraced what they saw as Hamilton’s vision for a strong national government. Nevertheless, Hamilton vigorously defended the U. S. Constitution in The Federalist Papers, Heritage Foundation scholar Carson Holloway pointed out in a talk that he gave Tuesday at the Foundation’s headquarters here. “He was not arguing for a national government any stronger...
  • A woman will appear on redesigned $10 bill in 2020

    06/17/2015 9:17:41 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 200 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2015 | By Ylan Q. Mui and Abby Ohlheiser
    Will it be Susan B. Anthony or Harriet Tubman? Eleanor Roosevelt or Rosa Parks? Or another important woman from American history? These will be among the names the nation ponders after the Obama administration’s announcement late Wednesday that a woman will be featured on the $10 bill, the first time in well over a century that a female portrait will grace the United States’ paper money. The redesigned bill will be unveiled in 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the right of women to vote. The Treasury Department is launching a massive public campaign to solicit suggestions through social...
  • The US is reportedly changing the face of the $10 bill

    06/17/2015 5:55:51 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 122 replies
    Business Insider ^ | JUN. 17, 2015 | HARRISON JACOBS
    Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew is set to announce on Thursday that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will remove Alexander Hamilton from the ten dollar bill, in favor of a woman. The change could happen as soon as 2020. The announcement came via Nancy Lindborg, president of the US Institute of Peace, who tweeted out the news.... ...The choice to replace Hamilton on the $10 bill as opposed to President Jackson on the $20 bill is a curious one. There were clear reasons to replace Jackson on the bill. Jackson has long been reputed as a deeply flawed...
  • Obama Administration to Take Alexander Hamilton – First Treasury Secretary – Off the $10 Bill

    06/17/2015 7:51:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 95 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/17/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama administration is taking Alexander Hamilton, the first Treasury Secretary, off of the ten dollar bill.They will replace him with a woman. Scoop: Goodbye Alexander Hamilton. Hello 1st woman on the $10 bill. http://t.co/S1Or49drYo pic.twitter.com/088rppV4dP— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 17, 2015 Dana Loesch added: There is nothing wrong now with Hamilton, a Founder, Constitution signer, and founder of the Federalist Party, on the $10 bill. The choice to remove him for a yet-to-be-named woman while a genocidal, Democrat bigot who defied a Supreme Court ruling to tickle his “relocation” fetish remains on the $20 is insulting.
  • The US Government is Replacing Alexander Hamilton With a Woman on the $10 Bill

    06/17/2015 7:27:56 PM PDT · by rightistight · 53 replies
    IJReview ^ | 6/17/15 | BENNY JOHNSON AND JUSTIN GREEN
    The Treasury Department is preparing to announce that they are putting a woman on the $10 bill, as a source has confirmed what appears to be a premature tweet. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce Thursday that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will put a woman on the bill as soon as 2020.
  • Dubai-based Gulftainer and Its Terrorist Ties

    06/13/2015 7:58:34 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 15 replies
    noisyroom.net ^ | June 12, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Dubai-based Gulftainer and Its Terrorist Ties Posted on June 12, 2015 by TMH 0 By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton Gulftainer, a Middle East-based company, is opening its first American cargo terminal today at Port Canaveral. The new terminal is expected to have a $630 million impact on the local economy. (VIDEO STILL/Gulftainer) Gulftainer Co. Ltd., an Emirati container terminal operator, opened its first US terminal today in Port Canaveral, Florida. A number of staunch conservatives showed up to protest the opening and with good cause.The terminal, which has leased land at Port Canaveral for 35 years, marks the first significant containerized cargo...
  • Obama's Treasury secretary booed at Jerusalem Post event

    06/08/2015 12:31:16 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 8, 2015 | T. Becket Adams
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew did not find a warm welcome this weekend at the Jerusalem Post's annual conference in New York. As the Treasury official spoke Sunday on the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran over a possible nuclear deal, he drew loud boos from the event's many attendees. Lew stated that the Obama administration has always been dedicated to the goal of making sure Iran doesn't obtain a nuclear weapon, adding also that the White House has taken steps to ensure this. "Because of the aggressive sanctions that have been put in place for over a decade, Iran has been...
  • Extreme secrecy eroding support for Obama's trade pact (Classified briefings in basement)

    05/04/2015 5:02:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/4/15 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    If you want to hear the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal the Obama administration is hoping to pass, you’ve got to be a member of Congress, and you’ve got to go to classified briefings and leave your staff and cellphone at the door. If you’re a member who wants to read the text, you’ve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving. And no matter what, you...
  • Treasury Secretary Lew: Raise the Debt Limit Now (by Mitch, Boehner and the Surrender Monkeys)

    03/08/2015 11:55:27 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 6, 2015 | Newsmax Wires
    The U.S. will hit its debt limit on March 16 but with some "extraordinary measures" it will be able to fund the government on a temporary basis, according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, who urged Congress in a letter to raise the debt limit immediately. In the letter to House Speaker John Boehner and other House and Senate leaders, Lew said on March 13 his office would have to suspend the issuance of some local and and state securities, reports CNBC. "Accordingly, I respectfully ask Congress to raise the debt limit as soon as possible," Lew wrote in his...
  • Lew to Congress: US hits debt limit on March 16, must be raised ASAP

    03/06/2015 10:13:30 AM PST · by Theoria · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06 Mar 2015 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Unless Congress takes action, the U.S. will hit its debt limit on Mar. 16, but would begin taking "extraordinary measures" to finance the government on a temporary basis, according to the U.S. Treasury. In a Friday morning letter to House Speaker John Boehner and other House and Senate leaders, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said that his office will be forced to suspend the issuance of State and Local Government Series securities on Mar. 13 unless the debt limit is decreased. "Accordingly, I respectfully ask Congress to raise the debt limit as soon as possible," Lew wrote in his letter. The...
  • Feds won’t release IRS targeting documents

    02/10/2015 5:38:26 AM PST · by maggief · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2015 | Bob Cusack
    The Obama administration is refusing to publicly release more than 500 documents on the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party groups. Twenty months after the IRS scandal broke, there are still many unanswered questions about who was spearheading the agency’s scrutiny of conservative-leaning organizations. The Hill sought access to government documents that might provide a glimpse of the decision-making through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The Hill asked for 2013 emails and other correspondence between the IRS and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). The request specifically sought emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner and Treasury...
  • Econ book acclaimed by left based on faulty premise, factual errors, study finds

    01/06/2015 4:27:38 PM PST · by Bob · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 06, 2015 | Maxim Lott
    A book by a French economist who became a darling of 99 percenters and his lefty peers is riddled with errors, cherry-picked data and flawed premises, according to two new studies. Thomas Piketty's “Capital in the 21st Century,” which New York Times columnist and Nobel-prize winner Paul Krugman called “the most important economics book of the year — and maybe of the decade,” calls for an 80 percent income tax to stop wealth inequality from increasing. The book earned its author an invitation to the White House to meet with Obama administration Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. ... ... The recent...
  • New Inversion Rules Seek to Punish Businesses, Not Raise Revenue

    09/23/2014 8:46:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/14 | Alan Joel
    U.S. companies face a kind of double taxation--taxing both domestic and foreign earned corporate income--and we are the only major industrial nation to do this to our businesses New Inversion Rules Seek to Punish Businesses, Not Raise Revenue The Department of the Treasury announced last night that it has implemented new rules aimed at making it more difficult for U.S. companies to move their headquarters abroad, which is known as an “inversion”. The rules take immediate effect. Interestingly enough, when Obama began his crusade against inversions earlier this summer, Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew was adamant enough that rules...