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  •  It will probably be Lew n/t (0+ / 0-)

    Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?

    by jsfox on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 05:17:23 PM PST

    •  No senior Wall St CEO will take the #2 job (1+ / 0-)
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      but it would be a plum for a very senior Wall St exec to be Deputy Treasury Secretary.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 05:35:00 PM PST

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    •  If it turns out to be Lew (0+ / 0-)

      will he have the contacts and clout on The Street, without a Street-wise deputy, to convince the self-proclaimed Masters of the Universe to support the president on much of anything besides raising the debt ceiling?  I'm assuming even Wall Street is smart enough to support raising the debt ceiling, since their livelihoods will depend on it.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 05:58:55 PM PST

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