Skip to comments.U.S. picks public health expert for World Bank job
Posted on 03/23/2012 7:09:09 AM PDT by sunmars
The United States has picked a public health expert of South Korean origin as its candidate for the World Bank presidency, a job emerging market economies are contesting for the first time.
President Barack Obama will nominate Jim Yong Kim, president of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and former director of the Department of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organization, a senior administration official said on Friday. The White House would make an announcement at 10:00 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT).
Angola, Nigeria and South Africa have endorsed the nomination of Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a respected economist and diplomat, as a candidate to take over the bank when Robert Zoellick steps down in June.
"The endorsement is in line with the belief that the appointment of the leadership of the World Bank and its sister institution, the International Monetary Fund, should be merit-based, open and transparent," the three said in a statement.
It was a rare example of unity among countries often at loggerheads as they strive for dominance on the continent.
The United States has held the presidency since the bank's inception after World War Two, and a European has always headed the IMF.
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gambit to get support for hillary as IMF head?
IMF, no way, Legarde and europe always gets that, this is a seriously bad pick, i suspect a payback of some sort as usual.
No doubt a fellow traveler with Zero, and you can bet the World Bank will be used to funnel even more of our tax money to jihadi governments worldwide.
You've seen other Obozo appointments, why would this unqualitifed one be any different?
This is a slap to Hillary Clinton. I read where she was heavily lobbying for this job.
You've been warned.
No way. LaGarde is the perfect WEF protege. I'm sure she frightens Obama. In fact, she's going to really go places in this crazy world. Unless, of course, she gets religion.
Indra Nooyi of Pepsico was also mentioned as a possible candidate. I guess she will just stick around and drive Pepsi down some more by wasting money on environmental projects and healthy food products.
Of course. New guy has never worked outside “education,” “community organizing,” and hugely profitable “international agencies” that steal American taxpayer money. Marx is smiling.
Well.....as long as he’s an “expert.”
The World Bank is a messed up concept and participation by the United States government is unconstitutional.
It is also a huge drag on the American taxpayer as we fund it almost entirely.
The globalists are the masters at thieving from the US taxpayer.
From 2004 to 2006, Kim served as Director of the World Health Organizations HIV/AIDS department
director of the François Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health
Whew! At least it’s not the insufferable Jeffery Sachs!
The cancer of Obama”care” now extends to choosing a “Public health expert for the World Bank.”
The major problem with THE NINE SUPREMES is that they are chosen for political reasons by the POTUS, and then they vote as an un-accountable democracy, for a Nation that is NOT a Democracy, but a REPUBLIC.
As a result, THE NINE SUPREMES commonly vote 5 to 4 on most issues. Constitutionality is seldom a consideration, and their up-coming ruling on Obamacare will prove my point.
Now is the time to stand and deliver to address our grievances to the dictates of the Left.
Oppose the dictates of Dictator Baby-Doc Barack!
Our ONLY chance to ABOLISH Obamacare rests with THE NINE SUPREMES, because Romney will be defeated by Obama.
IMHO, if Romney is anointed as the RNC Nominee, THE main issue in the National Election, Obamacare, will be taken off the campaign table. Hence, Romney will not only lose, but suffer another crushing, and sadly typical, RINO defeat.
To those who want poster ideas, here are a few ideas for demonstration posters:
Obamacare was robo-signed by Congress, and is therefore illegal.
Obamacare was 2700 pages long, but is still being written, but not by Congress: witness the forced contraception coverage recently.
Obamacare has caused The Catholic Spring.
Obamacare reduces competition, and therefore is illegal by the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law.
Obamacare is designed to be a US Federal Government monopoly, with no competition.
Obamacare also is illegal according to the US Constitution, because it violates our freedom of choice.
Will THE NINE SUPREMES notice any of these three violations? I seriously doubt it.
Impeached Bill Clinton proved that the US President is above US Federal Law, so anything that the President wants he gets, regardless of the Federal Laws that he has violated.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, who officials said was the first to recommend Kim for the job
Yong Kim ... of partner organizations, including the Clinton Foundation
Yes, Marx is smiling
A video that will make you think seriously!
This is bone chilling and 52% of the voters did this to us by
add to my previous post, Around the 5 minute mark you will hear about the health care and where the brown shirts are going to come from in the administration.
“how messed up is this, a “public health expert” for the world bank......”
Not messed up at all in their minds. World health care = big bucks and control of masses.
That’s the next step in their playbook. Get corporations and financial institutions making their decisions based on new criteria that are strictly non-financial.
“Hillary Rodham Clinton, who officials said was the first to recommend Kim for the job”
Interesting as IIRC there was an article sometime in February, or thereabouts indicating as rawhide posted that Hillary was actively lobbying for that position.
Here’s the link to that Feb. 15, article:
I no longer drink Pepsi because of that insidious logo.
I think that's the guy who keeps sending me emails about $20,000,000 his wife's cousin happened to come into when the vault of the national bank was damaged by that last earthquake, and if I supply all my bank data I get to keep 20%...
That’s like having a ‘community organizer’ for POTUS.
Yet another nobama minion who hates you, your succcess and your freedom. He KNOWS he is smarter than you.
I am reminded of all the complaints during WWII—Cooks who were made jeep mechanics & mechanics who were made cooks.
Harriet Mires wasn’t available?
“Public health expert” for head of Sperm Bank? No, Mr. President, that’s WORLD Bank.. Ooops, too late.
“Seriously WTF......born in South Korea, university guy....how messed up is this, a “public health expert” for the world bank...... “
I guess they are only concerned with how money is spent not whether or not it is produced or retained. In the case of the so called world bank that money is mostly our money.
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