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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:38 PM

Paul Krugman on Jack Lew

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-moyers/watch-paul-krugman-on-jac_b_2450500.html

The Secretary of the Treasury is not now going to be somebody who does deep thinking about the economy. There are people the president can call on for that, including outside economists, including Joe Stiglitz... including myself," Krugman tells Bill.

"What the president needs right now is a hard-nosed negotiator. And rumor has it that's what he's got."

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Reply Paul Krugman on Jack Lew (Original post)
Mass Jan 2013 OP
pnwmom Jan 2013 #1
calimary Jan 2013 #2
Politicub Jan 2013 #20
Cha Jan 2013 #3
freshwest Jan 2013 #4
bluestateguy Jan 2013 #5
1StrongBlackMan Jan 2013 #11
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #6
RC Jan 2013 #9
octoberlib Jan 2013 #7
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #17
closeupready Jan 2013 #8
Jennicut Jan 2013 #24
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #10
Hekate Jan 2013 #12
ReRe Jan 2013 #13
Mass Jan 2013 #14
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2013 #15
Mass Jan 2013 #18
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #16
mountain grammy Jan 2013 #19
pam4water Jan 2013 #21
Curmudgeoness Jan 2013 #22
mucifer Jan 2013 #23

Response to Mass (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:43 PM

1. Sounds hopeful. nt

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:46 PM

2. Well, if Paul Krugman looks on it as such, then it works for me.

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Response to calimary (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:20 PM

20. x2

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:49 PM

3. Thanks Mass

That's what I've hearing, too.. about the.. "hard-nosed negotiator".

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:52 PM

4. More good things from Mass.

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:11 PM

5. Tough negotiator is definently what is needed in the Obama Administration

Every president has weaknesses, and negotiating skills are certainly this president's soft spot.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:36 PM

11. Who do you think was negotiating ...

for the Obama Administration in 2010 and 2011, when we were running around talking about "President Obama is a weak negotiator" and "Is the worst negotiator ever"?

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:12 PM

6. Hey what's up? Jack Lew is a Democrat. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:37 PM

9. Is that a first?

 

If not, it's a short list.

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:26 PM

7. Lew has an impressive progressive background.

I'm pleased with this pick.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:49 PM

17. He has been on the staffs of some Progressive legends. nt

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:28 PM

8. yeah, but ... his PENMANSHIP!!!11!! No, no, no -

he won't work - he doodles his signature. I mean, we'd have to look at that on our dollar bills!!11!!

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Response to closeupready (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:41 PM

24. As someone who had to get "help" for my handwriting in elementary school,

I love the fact that his signature is essentially scribbles. I am not alone in my horrible handwriting skills. I prefer typing to writing.

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:51 PM

10. More good news!

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:39 PM

12. Thanks for the input, Dr. Krugman

That's a man whose opinion I respect very much.

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:41 PM

13. Well, if he's good enough form Krugman...

... he's good enough for me! I did get to see the full presser introduction of Lew today. It was really allot of fun. Many laughs, especially about his signature. He got a good round of applause, seemed like a full minute to me. Thanks Mass for Krugman's words...

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:42 PM

14. Seems the opinion from the left and Wall Street is the same

Lew only spent three years on Wall Street. He does not know the beast.

Not surprising from Wall Street who would prefer a guy that is part of the pack. More surprising from the left, but it seems to be that he is not interested in Wall Street, so he wont try to change it.

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:43 PM

15. what a weird syntax...."is not now going to be" ?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:52 PM

18. It's a transcript from a TV interview (video at the link). That is probably why.

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:45 PM

16. Lew is a certified Progressive who will protect Social Security and other important

social programs. Republicans hate Lew so much because he has been a proven fighter for social justice.

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:12 PM

19. Thanks, I feel a little better. Sen Sanders doesn't want Lew, but gotta trust Krugman too.

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:26 PM

21. Scratches head.

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:43 PM

22. I am glad to hear Krugman say this.

I was concerned with this pick, but Krugman knows much more than I do. I bow to his knowledge and experience.

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:39 PM

23. The fact that Lew has WPA art in his office is pretty cool!

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