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Rumors Grow That Michael Bloomberg Is Going To Be The Next Treasury Secretary
Business Insider ^ | 10/01/2010 | Gus Lubin

Posted on 10/01/2010 9:57:36 AM PDT by WebFocus

Larry Kudlow just insisted on a rumor we've heard several times: Michael Bloomberg is going to be treasury secretary.

Kudlow says he heard from "deep insiders" that the pick has been made and it's Bloomberg.

Of course this also confirms rumors that Tim Geithner, currently the Treasury Secretary, is gone after November.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: michaelbloomberg; rumor; treasurysecretary

1 posted on 10/01/2010 9:57:37 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus

Now we know the pay-off for supportng the Mosque.


2 posted on 10/01/2010 9:58:47 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: WebFocus

PERSONAL COMMENT :

Not sure if Bloomberg would want this job... the task would be like trying to raise the Titanic after it has sunk.


3 posted on 10/01/2010 9:59:26 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: marstegreg

That sucks out loud.


4 posted on 10/01/2010 9:59:26 AM PDT by major-pelham
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To: wideawake

Any thoughts, you appear to have a clue when it comes to him.


5 posted on 10/01/2010 10:00:18 AM PDT by Jolla
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To: marstegreg

And a Republican to heap blame on when the economy still doesn’t improve.


6 posted on 10/01/2010 10:00:18 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: WebFocus

Stock up on salt, cigarettes and ammo.


7 posted on 10/01/2010 10:01:03 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: WebFocus

I guess Obama liked patting that little schmuck on the head at that female island!


8 posted on 10/01/2010 10:01:26 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Thank You Rush

If he’s a Republican, I’m an albino midget unicorn.


9 posted on 10/01/2010 10:02:28 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: WebFocus

NYC can’t wait to get rid of this moron.


10 posted on 10/01/2010 10:02:41 AM PDT by boomop1 (S)
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To: Thank You Rush

And a Republican to heap blame on when the economy still doesn’t improve.

Brilliant! I didn’t even think of that.


11 posted on 10/01/2010 10:02:44 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: WebFocus

I guess Treasury agents will be going after the second amendment soon.


12 posted on 10/01/2010 10:02:49 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: WebFocus

The lib media will mark this as Obama reaching across the aisle. Even though Bloomberg is about as liberal as you can get — even fiscally.


13 posted on 10/01/2010 10:03:14 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Thank You Rush

He’s not really a Republican that was just the affiliation he used because the other party primary was so crowded.


14 posted on 10/01/2010 10:04:20 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: boomop1

Then why did they just re-elect him to a third term?


15 posted on 10/01/2010 10:04:47 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Palin Haley O'Donnell - mmm mmmm mmmmmmmmm)
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To: WebFocus

Will Treasury now be going after Big Salt and Big Trans-Fat?


16 posted on 10/01/2010 10:05:58 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Palin Haley O'Donnell - mmm mmmm mmmmmmmmm)
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To: WebFocus

Confirmation’d be a hoot....


17 posted on 10/01/2010 10:07:03 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: WebFocus

Bloomberg and Obama

Nanny and the Professor


18 posted on 10/01/2010 10:08:00 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: WebFocus

yah...Job #1 will be implementation of an emergency National Value Added Tax.


19 posted on 10/01/2010 10:10:40 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: Thank You Rush

RE: And a Republican to heap blame on when the economy still doesn’t improve.


Bloomberg officially and publicly announced that he has LEFT the GOP over a year ago. He is not an independent.

He has no party loyalties really... he used to be a Democrat.


20 posted on 10/01/2010 10:13:41 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: Jolla
My thought is that he would love to do it, for two reasons. The first is that he has been itching to make the transition from NYC to the national scene and the second is that he barely squeaked by this past mayoral election and that he sees the writing on the wall.

My view is that he has no natural talent for the job because he is a salesman, not a financier. While sales skills are good for any public official to have, his sales acumen relates to selling complex software to savvy executives and not selling policy to regular people.

To an executive he comes across as smart, aggressive and focused. To a regular person he comes across as a condescending, combative know-it-all.

21 posted on 10/01/2010 10:13:58 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: WebFocus
He is not NOW an independent.
22 posted on 10/01/2010 10:14:16 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus

New York’s gain is America’s nightmare.


23 posted on 10/01/2010 10:14:20 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Thank You Rush
He is not NOW an independent.
24 posted on 10/01/2010 10:15:09 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus

He just gave an interview that stated that President Obama does NOT care about business.

That he told us what he was about when he ran and we were wrong to think that he would be more to the center when he won.

I don’t see how that interview endears him to Obamao.


25 posted on 10/01/2010 10:15:16 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: WebFocus

Another national disgrace.


26 posted on 10/01/2010 10:17:54 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010. Let's Roll!!!)
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To: WebFocus

Having just spent a bazillion dollars on his latest mayoral run, I don’t see Bloomberg giving up running New York in exchange for shilling for Obama. This is probably a trial balloon from the administration.


27 posted on 10/01/2010 10:18:31 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Hey mo-joe! Here's another one for your collection.)
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To: wideawake

My son-in-law deals with him on a pretty regular basis and thinks the sun rises and sets on the guy.


28 posted on 10/01/2010 10:19:23 AM PDT by surrey
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To: Drill Thrawl

RE: Then why did they just re-elect him to a third term?


Bloomberg might be many things people of NYC do not want, but let’s fact it — on the MOST IMPORTANT job a Mayor must do -— PEACE AND ORDER - HE IS VERY SUCCESSFUL.

New York City is one of the safest big cities in the WORLD. He continued Rudy Giuliani’s tough on crime policies and made it even better. Crime has continued to drop in the Big Apple and we just recently had the lowest crime rate since the 1960’s.

I don’t care for the rest of his policies but PEACE AND ORDER are high on my list.

I believe that is foremost in the minds of most NYC voters too.


29 posted on 10/01/2010 10:20:01 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus

Somali pirates in the Whitehouse!

A thorough house cleaning is needed!


30 posted on 10/01/2010 10:20:06 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: surrey
My son-in-law deals with him on a pretty regular basis and thinks the sun rises and sets on the guy.

He's an excellent administrator in terms of demanding accountability and measurable results from his employees, but if you look at his initiatives as mayor he's not much of an idea man.

31 posted on 10/01/2010 10:22:32 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: marstegreg
"Now we know the pay-off for supportng the Mosque."

That was my thought too.

32 posted on 10/01/2010 10:24:36 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Drill Thrawl
Then why did they just re-elect him to a third term?

He won in 2005 by a 19 point margin.

He won in 2009 by a 4 point margin.

His base of support has dramatically eroded.

33 posted on 10/01/2010 10:26:50 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: WebFocus

I have to hand it to Obama. He’s done the one thing I never thought he could. He picked a guy who would actually cause me to miss Turbo Tim.


34 posted on 10/01/2010 10:30:37 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Thank You Rush
"And a Republican to heap blame on when the economy still doesn’t improve."

I believe he's been an Independent since 2007.

35 posted on 10/01/2010 10:35:21 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: WebFocus

NOT UNTIL Tim the TAX CHEAT signs some currency!!!!

I’ve got a big RED “TAX CHEAT” stamp that I’ve been dying to use!!!!


36 posted on 10/01/2010 10:36:34 AM PDT by G Larry (Patty-cake diplomacy must give way to strong, decisive action!)
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To: WebFocus

He’ll be working at his remote office, down at the mosque.


37 posted on 10/01/2010 10:36:38 AM PDT by FrankR (obama can only be what WE allow him to be.)
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To: WebFocus

Good news!!! Get the bum outta here. As Treas. Sec. one @$$h0l# will replace another. With a jerk like Bloomberg controlling the nation’s pocketbook, Bam’s administration will sink further into the sewer he’s created.


38 posted on 10/01/2010 10:37:34 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: Drill Thrawl

I am speaking of the smart NYC residents.


39 posted on 10/01/2010 10:39:34 AM PDT by boomop1 (S)
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To: Carley

So what’s the problem? The man told the truth. Doesn’t Obama claim to always be for the truth?


40 posted on 10/01/2010 10:40:05 AM PDT by Pecos (Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: himno hero

Kenyan Pirates in the White House.

Bloomberg violated the term limits by running a 3rd time.

Must think he is FDR.


41 posted on 10/01/2010 10:42:15 AM PDT by Surrounded_too (Robot machine guns and the Dirty Dozen)
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To: boomop1

I doubt it. He was just reelected for a third term and bet he will be reelected if he can get a fourth term. I don’t know where you get your info.


42 posted on 10/01/2010 11:34:16 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator
I see a maniac who is not in touch with the average person he appeals to the welfare crowed and tax is his middle name. NYC is for nitwits who pay over half their income in taxes.
43 posted on 10/01/2010 11:51:06 AM PDT by boomop1 (S)
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To: WebFocus

New York’s city hall is considered a political graveyard. No one goes onto any other elected office once serving as mayor. He’s got no where else to go.


44 posted on 10/01/2010 12:01:04 PM PDT by Oratam
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Kudlow says he heard from "deep insiders" that the pick has been made and it's Bloomberg.

Kudlow likes Bloomberg because they are both four-square in favor of amnesty for illegals.

45 posted on 10/01/2010 12:34:14 PM PDT by BusterBear
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