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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:37 AM

Matt Taibbi: Who I think should be treasury secretary



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Reply Matt Taibbi: Who I think should be treasury secretary (Original post)
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 OP
Joe the Progressive Dec 2012 #1
2naSalit Dec 2012 #2
starroute Dec 2012 #3
ancianita Dec 2012 #4
jjewell Dec 2012 #5
ReRe Dec 2012 #6
adieu Dec 2012 #7

Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:47 AM

1. I love Matt's work

His piece in Rolling Stone on Romney and Bain was spot on!

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:11 PM

2. Actually I'd like to see

Dr. Paul Krugman as Treasury Sec.. He's well informed and is on the side of the public and not the Wall St. grifter crowd.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:03 PM

3. I love Krugman, but I don't think he's got the temperament for it

Being Treasury Secretary isn't just about setting policy. It means running a huge bureaucracy -- and I don't think Krugman is suited for that.

That said, I'd like to see some role for him within the administration -- but only if they'd actually listen to him.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:29 PM

4. Ah, Matt. He might have mentioned a few others, though.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:29 PM

5. Paul Krugman would get my vote...

He's been correct on policy issues all along, and is no corporate Wall Street shill.

He could always hire or promote an able Undersecretary to deal with the bureaucratic issues
of the Treasury Department.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:21 PM

6. Ha! I nailed it...

... as to the question "who would Matt Taibbi think should be the next Treasury Secretary?" My immediate choice was Elizabeth Warren! But I couldn't pick a second choice.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:58 PM

7. They should hire a straight-out-of-college accounting/economics major

If the person can't make heads or tails of a plan, then (s)he gets to decide what to do using just basic accounting/economics principles. All too often, what makes things go bad is way too complicated plans with unintended consequences.

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