Oct
06
2013
9

Jack Lew gets called on @BarackObama’s #shutdown nonsense.

Well, this must have been somewhat uncomfortable.  Chris Wallace smacking around Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on his party’s shutdown of the government:

“Despite these stakes, the president is refusing to negotiate,” Wallace said. He noted that previous votes to raise the debt ceiling have included campaign finance reform, school prayer, and a nuclear freeze. “What’s unprecedented is not Congress tying strings; what’s unprecedented is a president refusing to negotiate.”

“Frankly, I think your history is wrong,” Lew said. “If you look at the cases where the debt limit was involved, there were many other things attached to the debt limit, but the question of threatening to cause a default of the United States, not until 2011 did it become a positive agenda—”

“With all due respect, your history is wrong,” Wallace responded.

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Feb
08
2013
1

Jack Lew benefited from newly doubleplusungood off-shore tax policies.

Now this is just getting embarrassing. Doesn’t anybody talk to anybody else in this administration?

As recently as 2010, Jack Lew, President Obama‘s nominee to be the next secretary of the Treasury, had $56,000 invested in a CitiGroup venture capital fund based in the Cayman Islands’ notorious Ugland House, a building whose mailboxes are home to nearly 19,000 corporate entities, many of them tax shelters.

The investment has been in public documents for years and drew no attention when Mr. Lew was confirmed to be deputy secretary of state in 2009 and director of the White House Office of Management and Budget in 2010.

But the fund is coming to light as Mr. Obama and Congressional Democrats are zeroing on taxes lost to off-shore entities, including hedge funds, as a way to stave off $1 trillion in across-the-board spending cuts set to begin March 1.

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Jan
10
2013
10

I do not say that Jack Lew’s signature disqualifies him for Treasury Secretary.

I am saying that it’s… well, look.

Jack-lew-signature-dear-god

(via AOL)

Seriously?  When New York Magazine says that something is a problem for a Democrat, then something is a problem for a Democrat.  That’s maybe going to go on our dollar bills if we’re not careful… or if Jack Lew doesn’t learn how to write his name out legibly.  I suggest some emergency Palmer penmanship therapy.

(H/T: Jim Geraghty)

Moe Lane (crosspost) (more…)

Jan
09
2013
1

Jack Lew, union-buster.

Honestly, I don’t really even care all that much about Jack Lew being tapped for Treasury: I had a pretty target-rich environment already.  But who the heck is doing the background checks, over at the White House?  – Because they aren’t doing their job properly.

With President Obama poised to tap current chief of staff Jack Lew as his next treasury secretary, Republicans are already attacking Lew for supposed slights during budget talks. Some progressives may bring renewed scrutiny to his time at CitiGroup. But if history is any guide, there will be little talk about another line on Lew’s résumé: The key role he played in New York University’s campaign to rid itself of a graduate student workers’ union.

Lew, the former director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Clinton, joined NYU as chief operating officer and executive vice president in 2004. At the time, NYU was the only private university in the United States whose graduate students had a union contract. By the time Lew left two years later, NYU graduate students had lost their collective bargaining rights. In between, picketers hoisted “Wanted” posters with his face on them.

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Jul
01
2012
7

#rsrh Jack Lew gets blindsided on Obama health tax.

Someone did tell current WH Chief of Staff Jack Lew that Solicitor General Donald Verilli argued that Obamacare was a tax hike?

It’d be a shame if nobody had told the man.  Kind of funny, but a shame.

Moe Lane

PS: I hear that CBS News has somehow managed to find two unnamed sources who will ‘verify’ a story – an unkind person would use the phrase ‘liberal masturbation exercise’ – alleging that US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts was pressured into changing his vote.  Like Jazz Shaw of Hot Air, I have been doing this gig for far too long to simply believe anonymous sources which are eager to tell me a story that just happens to be potentially damaging to conservative morale.  So either back that up with a name, or don’t waste my time.

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