Skip to comments.Is The Obama Cabinet Working Against America's Interest?
Posted on 05/07/2012 10:31:41 AM PDT by Ooh-Ah
We've had some unusual Cabinet secretaries in past administrations ...but never anything quite like the present bunch.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has overseen some $5 trillion in new debt. To help pay for it, he wants the rich the top 1% already contributes more in income taxes than does the bottom 90% to pay more for what he calls "the privilege of being an American."
Geithner, whose department oversees the IRS, should have taken his own advice: As a rich American one-percenter, he once failed to pay his own self-employment taxes, and improperly claimed his children's camp costs as a dependent-care deduction.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has pulled off the near impossible: At a time when the known gas and oil reserves of the U.S. on public lands have soared, he has cut back on federal leasing of them to just about 2% of available offshore lands and 6% of onshore.
Meanwhile, huge new amounts of oil are now found on private lands despite, not because of, the Interior Department.
When he was a U.S. senator, Salazar claimed that even $10-a-gallon gas would not change his mind about voting to increase offshore drilling. And although he controls the leases of the richest oil and gas reserves in the Western world, he just recently shrugged that no one knew whether gas would hit $9 a gallon.
Then there is the even stranger case of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, whose department helped oversee millions in bad loans to green companies like Solyndra, First Solar and Solar Trust of America the Teapot Dome scandals of our times. Chu once infamously quipped before assuming office that he wanted U.S. gas prices to reach European levels. ...
(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...
What was your first clue?
Comment: Some say maliciously
We have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe. - Steven Chu, Energy Secretary
Does a bear...............
You beat me to it. . . . .
That “first clue” business is now years old, and all this, under the guy who is running near 50% job approval.
I smell toast for the USA, I’m afraid.
Was Hillary mentioned, btw?
She has permission to keep her nose clean with the help of the media, since her Marxist works are achieved abroad, in between shots.
Depends on how you define America’s interests.
It is in America’s interests to guarantee that Barack Obama leaves office in Jan 2013 ... and Obama’s cabinet has made significant strides toward that end.
In the next sentence:
... he later confessed that he does not drive a car.Talk about lack of experience!!!
Duuuugh... SLAPP SLAPP wake up Vic.. anybody “in there”?..
More and more...un-elected bureaucrats making decisions for We the People. Apartment dwellers in DC making decisions for property owners in Missouri.... 28yr old unmarried ...Gay residents of DC..making health care decisions “on your behalf” ...for you and your family members...32 yr olds making decision about your water availability on your farm in Idaho...
“...”it is necessary that the exercise of every kind of authority under the said crown should be totally suppressed”.”
Freewheelin' Franklin, circa 1969.
Today is May 07, 2012 and it is only now that this question is raised?
Based on its keen insight on domestic politics, it will be a miracle if America survives.
Vic already knows. It was editorial license, a rhetorical question.
Obama is anti-American and won’t hire anyone who is not.
Does a bear defecate in the forest?
Driving the government and people of America into an absolute un-repayable fiscal debt is one of the key elements of fundamental transformation, a basis for, among other lethalities, rendering the Dept.of Defense incapable of projecting power or influence beyond our continental limits.
Obama has a Cabinet ?
Well, DUH Victor.