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

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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


I'll quote in full my previous post as you clearly didn't read. Summary for you, I don't think extensive experience in finance (or whatever the field is depending on the cabinet position) is necessary.

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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.


BigBoyTiger
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re: Obama tells the GOP to frick off in nominating Lew to Treasury
This has nothing to do with the experience in the financial sector and moreso to do with the fact that the man has no idea how the economy functions because he hasn't been in a position to see how it works. That is vital experience necessary for the position.


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Bestbank Tiger
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re: Obama tells the GOP to frick off in nominating Lew to Treasury
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Refreshing that he's nominating someone with ZERO financial background.


Not really true. He was an executive at Citi and gave himself a fat bonus shortly after the bailouts instead of giving the taxpayers their money back.


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Turbeauxdog
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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.


My point is, if he was in charge of operations, no he doesn't


jso0003
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re: Obama tells the GOP to frick off in nominating Lew to Treasury
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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.


His track record at C is questionable at best

Lew is a partisan yes man. Exactly what Obama wants.


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jcole4lsu
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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.

Otto, he was freaking lawyer. If I was a lawyer at Ford, would that make me qualified to run an auto body shop?

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Jack Lew is very good at management.

is a partisan hack whom is not well liked or respected by his colleagues at Citi.


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redandright
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re: Obama tells the GOP to frick off in nominating Lew to Treasury
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My point was simply, contrary to people on this boards assertions, that he did have finance experience



So does the guy working at PayDay Loan. What was the jingle? CheckIntoCash!CheckIntoCash!


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Willie Stroker
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re: Obama tells the GOP to frick off in nominating Lew to Treasury
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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.


Stunning that you believe that's what agreeing with you looks like. To your credit, that's probably as close as you can reasonably expect anyone to "agree" with you.


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Roaad
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re: Obama tells the GOP to frick off in nominating Lew to Treasury
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Refreshing that he's nominating someone with ZERO financial background.
From the president who says that we do not have a spending problem. . .


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Willie Stroker
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re: Obama tells the GOP to frick off in nominating Lew to Treasury
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Refreshing that he's nominating someone with ZERO financial background.


Who also happens to be the guy who sold the idea of sequestration, which was so abhorrent to Obama that he actually lied to the American people by insisting it originated in Congress. It was bad when he was running for re-election, but it was awesome now that he won.


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