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"Fresh Faces"

"Fresh Faces". So says Obama about his newly recruited Economic Recovery Advisory Board, which he has just "picked" to help him guide the economy through the rocks and shoals of these troubled economic seas.

Here's his current list of "Fresh Faces":

  • Paul Volker: Head of the panel, 81 years old, ex-Federal Reserve Chairman and one of Obama's current economic advisors.
  • Tim Geithner: Obama's new Treasury Secretary and tax-cheat.
  • Laurence Summers: Current Obama economic advisor.
  • Cristine Romer: Already heads Obama's "Council of Economic Advisors".
  • Robert Wolf: Chairman of UBS Group Americas, raised over $250,000 for the Obama campaign.
  • Jim Owens: CEO of Caterpillar, Inc. The same Caterpillar that just announced a lay-off of 20,000 people.
  • Anna Burger: Labor leader of the Service Employees International Union, whose Committee on Political Action gave $13.53 million to the Obama campaign.
  • Penny Priztker: Finance chair of Obama's presidential campaign. Once head of Superior Bank which failed due to pushing too many sub-prime mortgages.
  • Richard Trunken: Secretary Treasurer of the AFL-CIO, which gave $50 million to help Obama and other Democratic national candidates.
  • Jeffery Immelt: CEO of General Electric. GE stock was at $38.52 a year ago. It is now down to $11.10 as of today. GE also owns NBC, which was essentially Obama's un-official P.R. station.
  • Charles Phillips, Jr.: President of Oracle Corp. Donated $50,000 to Obama's inauguration.
  • William Donaldson: SEC Chairman under the Bush Administration.
  • Martin Feldstein: Harvard economist.

Those are some aggressive, fresh faced, non-partisian individuals he's picked. A third of which already work for him. Sounds like a solid, winning team to me!

Does he believe that he can be so transparent with his political pay-backs that people would not question who he picks? Can he be that sure his "cult of personality" will be enough to blind people into unwitting acceptance of everything he does? Or is he just, well, an idiot.

I'd hate to see who of experience he would use.


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Comments (5)

I don't have children or gr... (Below threshold)
syn:

I don't have children or grandchildren, however if I did I would be horrified with myself if I voted for this monstrosity which will enslave unto serfdom America's children and grandchildren for the rest of their lives.


Only an enslaved serf believes government can save them.

This is just what we need m... (Below threshold)
DSL:

This is just what we need more cooks in the kitchen, I mean another committee to spend our tax dollars.

I find it hard to believe t... (Below threshold)

I find it hard to believe they're actually listening to Volcker. Hard to believe the guy that got us out of the Carter mess would be in favor of this.

Maybe if you call 'em advis... (Below threshold)
glenn:

Maybe if you call 'em advisors you don't have to ask 'em any questions like "Have you paid all your taxes?"

"Does he believe that he ca... (Below threshold)
retired military:

"Does he believe that he can be so transparent with his political pay-backs that people would not question who he picks? Can he be that sure his "cult of personality" will be enough to blind people into unwitting acceptance of everything he does? Or is he just, well, an idiot.

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In chaos the leader can do any thing he wants. Especially if he has a willing press back him up.




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