Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:18 AM
DonViejo (20,064 posts)
Obama To Officially Nominate Lew For Treasury Today
President Barack Obama will formally nominate chief of staff Jacob Lew to serve as the next secretary of treasury at a 1:30 p.m. ET event today, the White House announced. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will be in attendance at the event, which will take place at the East Room of the White House.
In the announcement, the White House stressed Lew's track record in "tackling some of the toughest domestic and international economic challenges facing our nation in decades."
Jack Lew will bring an impressive record of service in both the public and private sectors for over three decades and economic expertise to this important role, and his deep knowledge of domestic and international economic issues will enable him to take on the challenges facing our economy at home and abroad on day one. Throughout his career, Jack Lew has proven a successful and effective advocate for middle class families who can build bipartisan consensus to implement proven economic policies.
As White House Chief of Staff, Jack Lew led the Presidentís team in tackling some of the toughest domestic and international economic challenges facing our nation in decades. That included strengthening our nationís recovery from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression to dealing with serious fiscal matters and challenges in the global economy. He also led the Office of Management and Budget under President Clinton and President Obama, negotiating a historic agreement with Congress during the Clinton administration to balance the federal budget and leading the negotiations of the bipartisan Budget Control Act in 2011, which brought discretionary spending to historically low levels.
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)
Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:56 AM
dotymed (5,610 posts)
1. "The announcement" left something out.
"In June 2006, Lew was named chief operating officer of Citigroup's Alternative Investments unit, a proprietary trading group. The unit he oversaw invested in a hedge fund "that bet on the housing market to collapse."
Response to dotymed (Reply #1)
Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:30 AM
plethoro (594 posts)
2. You got it. I'm starting to wonder does anyone research people
anymore? Appointing Lew to Treasury is in equivalence of wrong as appointing Michelle Rhee to be principal of a high school. Lew will make Geithner look like the world's most honest man.