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Incoming Chief of Staff Jack Lew's Past Statements Coming Under Fire
Big Government ^ | 1/9/12 | Wynton Hall

Posted on 01/09/2012 7:37:16 PM PST by Nachum

President Obama’s decision today to replace White House chief of staff William Daley with the director of the Office of Management and Budget Jack Lew is raising eyebrows on Capitol Hill as Washington watchers recall Mr. Lew’s past statements.

On Feb. 13, 2011, Mr. Lew appeared on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley and said of Mr. Obama’s proposed budget:

Our budget will get us, over the next several years, to the point where we can look the American people in the eye and say we’re not adding to the debt anymore; we’re spending money that we have each year, and then we can work on bringing down our national debt.

Mr. Lew’s statement was deemed “false” by the nonpartisan, Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact.com.

“The contention that ‘we will not be adding more to the national debt’ after the middle of the decade seems incorrect on its face,” reported PolitiFact. “So what is the administration thinking?”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chief; lews; staff; statements

1 posted on 01/09/2012 7:37:25 PM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 01/09/2012 7:39:15 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
“So what is the administration thinking?”

Thinking about getting reelected. Period. Since the first day this Obamanation took office.

3 posted on 01/09/2012 7:43:38 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Was Millard Fillmore's nickname Witt?)
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To: Nachum
I think Lew's background of being the former Citi CEO of "alternative" mortgages and his $1M salary with taxpayer bailout money deserves a lot more attention.

And wasn't Citi the target of an ACORN lawsuit for unfair mortgage lending and prosecuted by a young, shiny attorney named B. Obama?

The irony abounds.
4 posted on 01/09/2012 8:09:01 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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