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Obama tells the GOP to frick off in nominating Lew to Treasury


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To call Lew's relationship with Capitol Hill Republicans strained would be an understatement. According to some on the Hill, there just is no relationship anymore.


"We do not even bother talking to him," a staffer for a Republican senator said.


Refreshing that he's nominating someone with ZERO financial background.







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Refreshing that he's nominating someone with ZERO financial background.


He couldn't find anyone qualified...






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HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Obama tells the GOP to frick off in nominating Lew to Treasury


Excuse my ignorance, but why is Lew disliked by so many?





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Consider he (Obama) had no experience when taking office it is pretty common. Liberals do not think positions are earned anyway. In unicorn land everyone just gets paid a bunch and promoted for no reason.





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udtiger
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re: Obama tells the GOP to frick off in nominating Lew to Treasury


Read the article.

He makes Rahm Emmanuel seem cogent and reasonable.






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Refreshing that he's nominating someone with ZERO financial background.







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Obama tells the GOP to frick off in nominating Lew to Treasury


Way to go, Mr. President.

Beat them at their own game.






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DvlsAdvocat
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"No matter what you're proposing or no matter what compromise you're trying to forge, he comes at it from a position of, 'Whatever you want, I have to be against,'" the GOP aide said. "It doesn't advantage him in the negotiation, he doesn't get a different policy outcome than he would otherwise. It just irritates people. … It's as much personality as anything else."


How ironic.







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nobodytooimportant
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Refreshing that he's nominating someone with ZERO financial background.


I continue to disagree that someone who spent 2.5 years as COO of a major group at citigroup has zero financial background. You guys can keep repeating that though.

Further I believe the most important skill set any cabinet secretary should have is management ability. No secretary is going to be an expert on all of the issues a department will cover, the employees of that department should be the experts. Jack Lew is very good at management.






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nobodytooimportant
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It's as much personality as anything else.


I have actually met him before, and of all the really high level people I have interacted with in my life he is the most pleasant. He actually stopped a conversation he was having with an Assistant Secretary to introduce himself to me and ask for my name, and apologize for keeping me waiting. As my username indicates, I am certainly not important enough that he had to do that.

I also listened to weekly phone calls he held for about 6 months and I found him very reasonable. He had great command on details so he was tough on people when they screwed up, but he wasn't a screamer or unpleasant.






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BigBoyTiger
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I continue to disagree that someone who spent 2.5 years as COO of a major group at citigroup has zero financial background. You guys can keep repeating that though.


I work at said institution. He is not well thought of here. When this came out people were laughing.






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nobodytooimportant
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I work at said institution. He is not well thought of here. When this came out people were laughing.


fair enough, but it is still financial experience






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BigBoyTiger
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but it is still financial experience


Not really. There are some people who are managers in this institution that don't know shite about financial markets. Furthermore, most of them don't know anything about how the economy works.

This position really is for someone who has headed a company and understands the ins and outs of the economy and what makes it tick.

Instead we hire a guy who doesn't know any of these things.






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Turbeauxdog
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fair enough, but it is still financial experience


I'm not sure what his responsibilities were or If he was solely overseeing operations.
But if its similar to the same position at the bulge bracket IB I'm with, I would say that is shoddy experience in terms of credentials necessary for secretary of treasury.






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BBONDS25
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I continue to disagree that someone who spent 2.5 years as COO of a major group at citigroup has zero financial background. You guys can keep repeating that though.


I bet you were singing the praises of Romney's financial background several months ago. amirite?






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BBONDS25
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and of all the really high level people I have interacted with in my life he is the most pleasant







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nobodytooimportant
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I would say that is shoddy experience in terms of credentials necessary for secretary of treasury.



Part of it is likely I have a different opinion then most as to what any Secretary's skill set should be.

While they should have knowledge of the field their department focuses on, I don't think expertise is required. No person can have the breadth of expertise required to know everything relevant. Rather they should hire lots of people who cumulatively have that expertise.

One thing that I believe has consistently been overlooked when nominating people for cabinet positions is the fact that they are in charge of a huge organization. There are skills needed to manage and make sure the department is well run and efficient, that the employees are motivated, etc, etc.

Based on my personal observations, I think Lew has these skills.






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ironsides
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I continue to be a partisan hack that someone who spent 2.5 years as COO of a major group at citigroup has zero financial background


FIFY.

Come on man. He has total 2.5 years of banking experience PERIOD. He started in 2006 in a hedge fund at Citigroup that invested in the housing market. This caused Citigroup to be in shitty shape financially and they would not be a company anymore if it weren't for democratic handouts.

You can either argue that 2.5 years of finance experience is not enough, or 2.5 years of failure in his finance experience disqualifies him. Either way, he's not qualified.

Now go back to the garage and feed your unicorn.






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nobodytooimportant
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You can either argue that 2.5 years of finance experience is not enough, or 2.5 years of failure in his finance experience disqualifies him. Either way, he's not qualified.


thank you. My point was simply, contrary to people on this boards assertions, that he did have finance experience, thank you for agreeing with me.






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ironsides
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thank you. My point was simply, contrary to people on this boards assertions, that he did have finance experience, thank you for agreeing with me.


And thank you for agreeing that 2.5 years of experience helping to run one of the largest banks into the ground is the wrong type of experience






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