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  •  Comment from Firedoglake where I posted this also (2+ / 4-)

    I know you center right "Democraps" at Daily Kos would react this way... You clowns are so predictable. Where real actual thing progressives blog at Firedoglake where I posted here:

    This very interesting comment was made.

    It turns out that the Hamilton Project was essentially a government-in-waiting. It mostly shut down normal operation and moved to the White House as soon as Obama was inaugurated. Per WaPo:

        Ironically, once an administration more open to the group’s views arrived in January 2009, the Hamilton Project went dormant, as key staff members went to work in government.


        Peter Orszag, the first director of the program, is now Obama’s budget director, Orszag’s successor at Hamilton, Jason Furman, is now a key White House aide, and Furman’s successor at Hamilton, Doug Elmendorf, is director of the Congressional Budget Office.

    Also, Tim Geithner, another protege of Richard Rubin (the Project’s co-founder) became Treasury Secretary. And Michael Greenstone, who later became the Project’s new director, became chief economist for Obama’s White House Council of Economic Advisers and said:

        It’s clear that we’re going to have to focus on providing proposals to help the recovery take hold [...] That said, one thing Hamilton has always been focused on is a sustainable deficit position. And if anything, the circumstances that have been thrust upon the world [large deficits from the recession] make that ever more timely.

    Per Simon Johnson to Bill Moyers in April 2010:

        But Bill, it goes even further and deeper than that. Robert Rubin was Secretary of the Treasury in the 1990s. He oversaw the deregulation. He fought hard against Brooksley Born, the only regulator in living memory who tried to prevent derivatives from getting out of control. He then went to Citigroup. He presided over this nonsense and this mess. He’s now and he was he’s clearly éminence grise of this administration. Mr. Geithner and Mr. Summers are his protégés.

    In December 2009, fflambeau posted a two-part article here: “Obama’s “Smoking Gun”: His Hamilton Project Speech shows his links to Goldman, Entitlement Cuts,” Part 1 and Part 2.

    It’s time that we acknowledge that Obama truly is the one-percent’s Manchurian candidate.

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