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  •  Erskine Bowles ... (0+ / 0-)

    How that name comes up, mixing memory and desire.  I also remember how Obama appointed him and Alan Simpson to chair a committee on reducing the deficit.  It also included the noted economist Paul Ryan.  The commission was unable to agree on conclusions, so the chairmen issued their own report -- predictable deficit hawkery -- and President Obama treated it as if it were a formal report of the commission, and accepted its recommendations.  So why suppose that Obama is considering Summers only as a false flag, or to appease his corporate base?  He probably does think that Summers is qualified and competent to do the job.

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