Obama will nominate Jacob Lew as the next director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, replacing Peter Orszag, the current head of the OMB, who is leaving for the Council on Foreign Relations.
"If there was a Hall of Fame for budget directors, then Jack Lew would surely own a place," Obama said in introducing Lew at the White House. "He has proven himself already."
Just that statement alone means that we are in for continued trouble.
Once again, Obama doesn't stray too far from the standard procedure of appointments. Rahm and the boys make sure of that.
Lew is a Jewish lawyer, Harvard grad, CFR member, former managing director of Citi Alternative Investments - an internal private equity, hedge-fund and real-estate investing arm of the banking giant where he made $1.1 million in 2008, has been associated with disaster capitalist bankster Robert Rubin, a former member of the the Brookings Institution Hamilton Project and the budget director from 1998 to 2001 of the Clinton administration who magically transformed, on paper and through media spin, decades of deficits into surpluses.
Part of the bogus 'surplus' came from looting the Social Security fund. Everywhere you turn these days Social Security is portrayed as the demon eating up the country and must be 'fixed.' I would have to guess that Jack Lew is part of the plan to steal SS funds for the oligarch bankers, raise the retirement age and turn what's left of the middle class to beggars.
Tax hikes, as well as cuts to popular entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, would likely have to be enacted says the Washington Post.Lew has his al qaeda and Afghan war talking points down pat. Don't look for the OMB to even suggest cutbacks in the military empire.
He even played along and was one of the spokespersons for the H1N1 scam.
Lew is currently one of Hillary Clinton's lieutenants and has been used recently to travel to Israel, Egypt and Jordon to drum up support against Iran. He gives lip service to a two state solution for the Israeli Palestinian issue. Rumors are that Lew holds or once held $50,000 to $100,000 in Israel State Bonds. He a longtime member of the Orthodox Union community – having been an active member of Ben Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah.
Can we say Israel firster? Yes we can!Any hope here with Lew? Nope. The revolving door of anti-American traitors moving between banks, corporations, NGO's and the government continues to spin round and round.