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Republican senator: 'Jack Lew must never be secretary of Treasury' (Wall ST. Gambler?)
Fox News ^ | Jamuary 9, 2013 | Kara Rowland

Posted on 01/11/2013 11:00:29 AM PST by yoe

A key Republican has vowed to block the expected promotion of White House Chief of Staff Jacob "Jack" Lew, saying he "must never be secretary of Treasury."

[snip] A strongly worded statement by Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. -- prepared in anticipation of that nomination and obtained by Fox News -- signals the bumpy ride Lew could face during the Senate confirmation process. Sessions, the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, says Lew misled Congress about the White House's budget proposals and argues that should disqualify him from being put in charge of the government's finances.

"Lew, as the president's budget director, appeared before Congress and continued to insist that President Obama's budget-which Lew had crafted-would not add to the debt of the United States," Sessions said in the statement, calling Lew's comments "the most direct and important false assertion during my entire time in Washington."

[snip] "... a secretary of Treasury that the American people, the Congress and the world will know is up to the task of getting America on the path to prosperity; not the path to decline," he said in the statement. "Jack Lew is not that man."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; bho44; jacklew; treasury
He also ran a hedge fund that bet on the housing market to collapse. Guess they must have made a bundle...
1 posted on 01/11/2013 11:00:34 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

If: Republican
Then: Will bend over to get Obama’d

Ergo: Lew will make it...guaranteed.

2 posted on 01/11/2013 11:09:55 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: yoe

I believe in calling Jack Lew to task but as a practical matter any one put forward by Obama will be a putz

3 posted on 01/11/2013 11:10:12 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: yoe

Just another example of proof that people who vote for liberals are retarded. There’s something wrong with them. They’ll listen to fat ass Michael Moore talk about gun control and the wealthy while he has an armed body guard and spends millions on a Park Avenue appartment. They’ll bitch about the wealthy while obama appoints millionaires to cabinet positions in between his muliti-million dollar vacations.

Their votes aren’t because of “low information”. I’m convinced they’re mentally challenged.

4 posted on 01/11/2013 11:10:41 AM PST by Terry Mross (People who hate me read my posts and get angry. Yet they can't look away. Brilliant, huh.)
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To: AtlasStalled

It’s called Double-Reverse Ju-Jitsu.

Obama nominates an abominable nominee.

Pubbie Sens like Sessions declare him unacceptable and the nomination DOA.

Harry Reid has the excuse and the cover he needs to pull the trigger on the nuclear option on filibusters.

5 posted on 01/11/2013 11:12:43 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: yoe

So what are the eunuchs going to do about it? Flap their loincloths?

6 posted on 01/11/2013 11:15:10 AM PST by Hardraade ( (Vendetta))
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To: yoe; All
He also ran a hedge fund that bet on the housing market to collapse.
Guess they must have made a bundle.

Yeah..He'll be 0'ButtCrack's (New / Re Packaged Ponzi :) Treasury Sec'y.
he's (Republican senator) just posturing...again...again....again...again...he can't stop it.

7 posted on 01/11/2013 11:23:04 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I hear that. They should Bork the candidates during the hearings. Stay quiet until then and them lay on them, and by extension the administration. That would yield a higher bang for the buck, in terms of the news-cycle.

It would also be fun to see what idiots like McCain would do if that were to happen.

8 posted on 01/11/2013 12:03:53 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (Only fake Christians vote or are Democrats.)
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To: yoe
I've heard very little mentioned in regards to the fact he is a revolving door lobbyist, a fat cat banker from Citi who received a 950K bonus months after the bailout of Citi. Why in the name of God do the Republicans not scream this every time they have the chance to?

Instead we get niceties and obscure reasoning as to why he is not qualified. Demogogue his ass, just like the RAT's would.


9 posted on 01/11/2013 12:11:28 PM PST by capydick (''Life's's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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