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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:58 PM

3. Memo to the President: Actions Speak Louder Than Lofty Speeches

http://wallstreetonparade.com/2013/02/memo-to-the-president-actions-speak-louder-than-lofty-speeches/

President Obama delivered an uplifting State of the Union address to the Nation last evening, promising “to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth – a rising, thriving middle class.” He said it was the country’s “unfinished task to restore the basic bargain that built this country – the idea that if you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead.” He said it was his job “to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many, and not just the few.”

Unfortunately, the President’s speechwriter is not in charge of nominating candidates who could turn those lofty goals into realities. One must wonder exactly who is in charge of nominating candidates. When it comes to the most important posts that oversee Wall Street, the one industry in America that does more than any other to prevent hardworking Americans from getting ahead, it feels like Wall Street is in charge and not the man elected by the people to run the country.

Later this morning, Jack Lew’s confirmation hearing to serve as U.S. Treasury Secretary, one of the highest offices in the land, will take place in the Senate Finance Committee.

There are 99 percent of Americans who never received millions of dollars in compensation and bonuses from a company bailed out by the taxpayer, despite its years of corrupt dealings. There are 99 percent of Americans who never invested in an offshore account in the Cayman Islands. There are 99 percent of Americans who did not hold an executive post in a division that hid $39 billion of subprime debt off its books. The President could have picked from any one of those 99 percent of Americans to serve as his Treasury Secretary but instead he picked Jack Lew, a former executive of Citigroup who worked in the very division that collapsed the company at the very time it collapsed and received close to $1 million in bonuses when he departed in the midst of its collapse....

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