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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:23 PM

Senate approves Lew as new Treasury chief

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON | Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:13pm EST

(Reuters) - The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Jack Lew as President Barack Obama's new treasury secretary, putting the former White House chief of staff in the middle of a bitter political fight over the government's budget.

Senators backed Lew in a 71-26 vote, with the nominee capturing all of the chamber's 53 Democrats. Some Republicans had expressed misgivings about Lew's perks from previous employers Citigroup and New York University.

Lew's most pressing task will be to find a compromise to lessen the economic blow from $85 billion in government spending cuts that are set to kick in on Friday.

(Reporting by Anna Yukhananov and Rachelle Younglai; editing by Christopher Wilson)

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/27/us-usa-congress-lew-idUSBRE91P0KV20130227

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Reply Senate approves Lew as new Treasury chief (Original post)
Eugene Feb 2013 OP
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #1
HERVEPA Feb 2013 #2
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #6
OKNancy Feb 2013 #7
jaysunb Feb 2013 #8
freshwest Feb 2013 #11
JeffHead Feb 2013 #3
alp227 Feb 2013 #9
Scuba Feb 2013 #4
Jumpin Jack Fletch Feb 2013 #13
OKNancy Feb 2013 #5
freshwest Feb 2013 #12
Leslie Valley Feb 2013 #10

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:26 PM

1. Congratulations, Secretary Lew.

He of the Loopy Signature--don't change it!

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:28 PM

2. yup. Congrats to another bankster.

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Response to HERVEPA (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:31 PM

6. Oh fer gawdsakes. Let's give him a chance.

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Response to HERVEPA (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:31 PM

7. 18 months out of a whole career makes one a bankster?

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Response to HERVEPA (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:46 PM

8. Should we have hired a farmer or mechanic for this job?

I sometimes don't understand how people think.....

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Response to jaysunb (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:19 PM

11. Teahadist dolts say getting rid of the Federal Reserve and IRS is the only answer to the bankers.

They would like to see one of the Pauls in place, YIKES.

But I propose that we hold back the Idiocracy as long as we can...



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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:28 PM

3. Why wouldn't they.

He's a wall street rat just like Timmy boy and now he's in charge of the cheese. Status quo maintained. Nothing will change

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Response to JeffHead (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:01 PM

9. +1, a union buster also, as Mike Malloy discussed last month!



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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:29 PM

4. What? No Bengazi questions for the Citigroup revolving door guy?

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Response to Scuba (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:23 PM

13. BAM!

 

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:30 PM

5. All Democrats voted for him, including Elizabeth Warren

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:22 PM

12. Well, now she'll be off the Christmas Card list for some, I guess.

Until she knows something we don't, and I'll bet that she does...

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:07 PM

10. Not everyone is thrilled

 

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