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Report: Orszag, Obama’s Ex-Budget Wonk, Chatting with Citi
wsj ^ | 12/1/10 | Matt Phillips

Posted on 12/01/2010 2:19:45 PM PST by Nachum

The Washington to Wall Street revolving door spins on, Bloomie reports:

Citigroup Inc., recovering from its $45 billion bailout in 2008, is in advanced talks to hire former White House Budget Director Peter Orszag, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Orszag, 41, may take a job in the New York-based firm’s investment-banking division, the people said, declining to be identified because the discussions are private. An announcement may come as early as today, one of the people said.

Of course, there is a well-trampled trail between the White House and Citigroup, most prominently traveled by Clinton administration Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, who became a director and senior counselor for Citigroup. He left the bank in January 2009 after being blamed by some for pushing Citigroup to rev up risk-taking as the housing and derivatives bubbles expanded.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: citigroup; discuss; hiring; orszag
Crime pays
1 posted on 12/01/2010 2:19:49 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 12/01/2010 2:20:30 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

only in the short term.... not in the long term.. which is where we all end up....


3 posted on 12/01/2010 2:20:49 PM PST by bareford101 (For me, there is no difference in a tolerant, open mind and a cess pool. Both are open to filth.)
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To: Nachum

“In fairness, Orszag isn’t Rubin and his possible future at Citigroup is his own to make. He’s got a pretty impressive CV”.

Oh very impressive:

“Budget Director Peter Orszag’s former girlfriend, shipping heiress Claire Milonas, gave birth to his daughter six weeks before Orszag announced his engagement to ABC News reporter Bianna Golodryga on Dec. 29.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/obama-budget-boss-embroiled-unlikely-sex-scandal#ixzz16u1zxDnA”;

What a cad. With a resume like that, he couldn’t help Obama fornicate America any further?

“Wouldn’t want to penalize us with a baby!”.

This guy makes Rubin (who shilled for Exxon) look like a saint. Maybe Citibank can make him get a vasectomy as part of his contract (or at least pay him in condoms).


4 posted on 12/01/2010 3:04:58 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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