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  •  He has not worked for banks. (4+ / 0-)

    He's a career civil servant for the most part. After the false claims about Geithner's supposed Wall Street employment, one would think that some learned a lesson.

    "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

    by sebastianguy99 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 10:10:29 PM PST

    •  He worked for Citigroup (3+ / 0-)
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      by eXtina on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 10:14:37 PM PST

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      •  Fuck yea (4+ / 0-)
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        We get the government that we deserve. Lew is just part of the package of corruption.

        The only trouble with retirement is...I never get a day off!

        by Mr Robert on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 10:19:34 PM PST

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      •  So? (6+ / 0-)

        He worked for Citigroup, but can you associate him with wrongdoing with any tangible evidence?

        Hillary was on the board of Walmart -- so you won't vote for her either?

        Democrats losing me with Lew for Treasury
        Good. And stay lost. Lew has a long history of being on the good side ... if you have credible evidence bring it out.
        •  Yeah, that's one of the reaons for sure! (1+ / 0-)
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          Hillary was on the board of Walmart -- so you won't vote for her either?
          Just curious, what she's up for now? i.e., why is whether I'd vote for her even an issue at this time?
        •  good side? (1+ / 0-)
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          million dollar bonus ONLY if he got a "high paying government job"?!? which he happily took.

          you are but another hypocrite follower of the democratic establishment and a disgrace to overlook such corruption.

          yea i'll stay lost until I see change in the democratic party but i'll be here up in your face about it the whole time.

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          by gnostradamus on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 06:52:50 AM PST

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        •  commenter claims he hasn't worked for banks (0+ / 0-)

          Citibank is a bank. He worked for citibank.  He worked for a bank. commenter is wrong.

          "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

          by eXtina on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 08:59:17 AM PST

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          •  There's Citibank and Citigroup (0+ / 0-)

            Citibank is the actual branch of banks of Citigroup.

            Citigroup is the actual financial services corporation that opens branches of Citibank and oversees them.

            I really don't know the history of Jack Lew but I can tell you it's important to know the distinction between Citibank and Citigroup.  If Lew had worked for Citibank, he'd have worked in the banking division but not at the high corporate level as in Citigroup.

            •  neither is 'civil service' (0+ / 0-)

              I worked for Citibank before Sandy Weill made possible the creation of Citigroup but Citibank is still a part of Citigroup, either way, that's where he worked and it wasn't in government

              "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

              by eXtina on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 02:36:08 PM PST

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              •  Yes, Citibank is apart of Citigroup (0+ / 0-)

                But yes, when you're apart of the Citi community, you're pretty much working for the corporation regardless.  I mean, you have lots of admin assistants, secretaries, IT staff and others who aren't necessarily in agreement with every policies so there's another group of people who work their butts off every day to make a living.

                It's Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup that may be large banks but their base is really not growing as much as they should.  BBVA Compass is right now on fire and expanding like crazy in Bay Area and throughout California.  It's one of those stable banks that did not take bailout money.

                •  yeah, not Lew: (0+ / 0-)
                  I mean, you have lots of admin assistants, secretaries, IT staff and others who aren't necessarily in agreement with every policies so there's another group of people who work their butts off every day to make a living.

                  "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

                  by eXtina on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 03:37:00 PM PST

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          •  That being said... (0+ / 0-)

            I really don't have a lot of respect for Citigroup.  They announced layoffs over 11,000 workers in December 2012 and some of those workers included people from the tech division.  Seriously, why lay off people in the tech division?  That's just insane.

            Now if Jack Lew had worked for Bank of the West, BBVA Compass or Union Bank, then this whole diary wouldn't exist.  All three banks have very good reputation.  I know Bank of the West has high ratings and is well respected in the business sector.

      •  Ok, he worked for a bank for almost 3 years (0+ / 0-)

        The point still holds. If we equate anyone who has ever been employed by a bank at a high level with evil, then we lose credibility.

        I think some here dream for the day that some anticapitalist will be nominated and confirmed for Treasury and that is never, ever, going to happen.

        "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

        by sebastianguy99 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 01:35:03 PM PST

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    •  career civil servant (2+ / 0-)
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      who got a million dollar bonus during his stint in private sector ONLY if he got a "high level government job."

      corruption plain and simple.

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      by gnostradamus on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 06:50:15 AM PST

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