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Senior GOP Senator: Lew Must 'Never' be Treasury Secretary
The Hill ^ | Erik Wasson

Posted on 01/09/2013 5:08:02 PM PST by JohnPDuncan

The top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee will oppose Jack Lew's nomination to be Treasury secretary.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has prepared a statement saying "Jack Lew must never be Secretary of Treasury."

He is not saying yet whether he will filibuster the nomination, however, which sources say President Obama will announce Thursday.

Sessions expects that the Lew nomination will fail in the Senate, an aide said.

The senator says Lew misrepresented Obama's 2012 budget by claiming that it did not add to the debt.

"His testimony before the Senate Budget Committee less than two years ago was so outrageous and false that it alone disqualifies," according to the Sessions' statement, which was obtained by The Hill in advance.

Sessions says in his statement that Lew, as the president’s budget director told Congress the budget "would not add to the debt of the United States."

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: alabama; gop; jacklew; jeffsessions

1 posted on 01/09/2013 5:08:11 PM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan
Sweet Home Alabama.

He's ours. Continuing to make us proud!!!

2 posted on 01/09/2013 5:17:00 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

He’ll be confirmed via some backroom deal, then we will be royally screwed for the next 4 years -and the LSM will be silent as usual.


3 posted on 01/09/2013 5:26:34 PM PST by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Translation: I am going to be real loud now, but he’s be confirmed with at least 75 votes.


4 posted on 01/09/2013 5:47:22 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Until the Senate passes a budget as they are legally required to do, they are illegitimate. Shut it down...


5 posted on 01/09/2013 6:19:47 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks JohnPDuncan.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 7:04:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Fake answers for people who don't ask enough questions.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Amen and Roll Tide!


7 posted on 01/09/2013 7:10:36 PM PST by Himyar
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To: Angel Martin
Those were the days when Pubbies knew how to fight.
9 posted on 01/10/2013 4:10:53 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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