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  •  My concern about Summers getting appointed is (1+ / 0-)
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    that, as he runs with the same crisis-creating crowd and subscribes to their same policies and goals, we run a horrific risk of bringing on another financial crisis with Summers at the helm.

    It just seems so monumentally blind and willfully negligent to put Summers in charge of the economy, when he is nearly 100% likely to not just tolerate, but encourage the same kind of financial malfeasance that brought us to our knees in 2009.

    That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

    by concernedamerican on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 05:16:06 AM PDT

    •  my concerns include what you said but also (1+ / 0-)
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      the fact that Larry Summers is an arrogant jerk who only listens to the person he considers the smartest in the room -- which is always Larry Summers.
      People like that are dangerous to have in crucial policy positions.
      Given Summers' lack of qualifications for a Federal Reserve position, his sexist statements about women and science, his record of disastrous financial sector policy recommendations and given the fact that Yellen is clearly qualified, is in line for the position, and has a record of good policy recommendations, appointing Summers would be nothing less than a sexist and discriminatory decision by Obama.
      I worked hard for Obama in both elections. He's needs to listen to his supporters.

      While Democrats work to get more people to vote, Republicans work to ensure those votes won't count.

      by Tamar on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 10:59:36 AM PDT

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