Treasury nominee wins over critics, says tax reform top priority

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justinolcb wrote:

there hasn’t been a budget submitted by the Senate for 4 years, the White House “budget” is merely a suggestion, the White House has no voice in financial matters of the US government – however, this guy is by all means the 1% which I thought this administration didn’t like…??!!?? oh, that’s right Obama is part of that 1% as well!!!

Feb 13, 2013 7:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
GA_Chris wrote:

anyone who worked within an investment bank should NEVER hold a position of this power in gov.

Corruption at it’s best

Feb 13, 2013 9:41am EST  --  Report as abuse
webbie wrote:

Why can’t our President appoint someone who isn’t a tax cheat or someone who actually knows what the job is. It is really depressing the people that he is selecting to be in charge of our country. Since he doesn’t seem to have time to pay attention to details like deficit, our Ambassoadors getting murdered by Al Queda that he says doesn’t exist. No wonder the Republicans cannot believe this guy. Oh, I forgot, none of them seem to be able ot tell the truth either.

Feb 13, 2013 2:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
webbie wrote:

Why can’t our President appoint someone who isn’t a tax cheat or someone who actually knows what the job is. It is really depressing the people that he is selecting to be in charge of our country. Since he doesn’t seem to have time to pay attention to details like deficit, our Ambassoadors getting murdered by Al Queda that he says doesn’t exist. No wonder the Republicans cannot believe this guy. Oh, I forgot, none of them seem to be able ot tell the truth either.

Feb 13, 2013 2:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MikeyLikesIt wrote:

@justinolcb

Not only that, but Obama’s “budgets” have been so bad they have been voted down without a single democrat supporting them. In other words he throws out some farce to say he met his obligations. If only Harry Reid would actually bring one of the many House budgets to the floor for a vote the American public would see that the Republicans are actually trying to turn this economy around. Instead he just sits on the bills, refusing to do his damn job.

I’ll be interested to see if Lew can back up his words with actions. An overhall of the tax code has been long overdue. I think Dems and Repubs could both agree on that…

Feb 13, 2013 4:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Missourimule wrote:

It just occurred to me . . . this country has achieved greatness by the individual efforts of its citizens . . . its entrepreneurship . . . the individual bravery, courage and determination of its people. Now, it’s going to have to be that way, more than ever, because our own government is against us.

Feb 13, 2013 5:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
lateralgs wrote:

I think he’s a good choice, potentially very good. He understands budgets. He’s a skilled and hard-nosed but fair negotiator. Most of his career has been in public service, not investment banking. He truly wants meaningful tax code reform. Approve.

Feb 13, 2013 6:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Harry079 wrote:

“his investment in a fund linked to the Cayman Islands and his time at Citigroup, especially a $940,000 bonus he received just before the bank got a taxpayer-funded bailout.”

This make him a perfect candidate for Treasury Secretary. Mr Geitner spoke his own language that very few people understood outside of the Space Time Continuim.

Mr. Lew comes from a whole different Universe than Mr. Geitner. He will bring a box of Big Eight Crayola Crayons to a Billions and Billions of Colors Dream World.

Feb 13, 2013 7:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Larry2012 wrote:

This guy has admitted that he has little or no financial management experience so we can anticipate that he will do an incredible job. I mean what the heck does Obama know about running a country? The office of Treasury Secretary doesn’t require a whole lot of talent, just a willingness to print money as they do supermarket coupons…which by the way are more valuable than our currency.

Feb 13, 2013 8:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:

Lew is an Obama shill who wants “tax reform” as a means of increasing revenues….we’re not fooled.

Feb 14, 2013 10:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:

harry079 said:”“his investment in a fund linked to the Cayman Islands and his time at Citigroup, especially a $940,000 bonus he received just before the bank got a taxpayer-funded bailout.”

This make him a perfect candidate for Treasury Secretary. Mr Geitner spoke his own language that very few people understood outside of the Space Time Continuim.

Mr. Lew comes from a whole different Universe than Mr. Geitner. He will bring a box of Big Eight Crayola Crayons to a Billions and Billions of Colors Dream World.”

No condemnation for an outsized bonus or aiding tax avoidance….my, my what hypocrisy….

Feb 14, 2013 11:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
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