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"Jack Lew, the President's nominee for Secretary of the Treasury, supported the creation of NAFTA and the deregulation of banks, and has supported similar strategies ever since, without apology or admission of error. Please sign the petition."

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Angelika R. (148)
Monday January 14, 2013, 7:16 pm
Already signed earlier, thx Brian

John C. (81)
Monday January 14, 2013, 7:26 pm
I don't think I can support this with out further evidence. Jack Lew is a tough negotiator. Republicans are not comfortable with him. (More so than with Geitner)) Lew has backed Obamacare, as well as defended the expansion of medicare to the states.
You are going to have to sell this on a practicle basis not related to whatever fear you have today.

Brian M. (209)
Monday January 14, 2013, 7:31 pm
Jack Lew, as an ardent advocate of NAFTA and of financial deregulation, is about as toxic as a toxic capitalist can get. He is the best example of a corporate drone being used to advance the agenda of the elites.

divergent revolution (327)
Monday January 14, 2013, 7:33 pm
noted. They will not ACCEPT MY ZIP.
know some people at in banking, I'll act my broker I really trust her,she's even my executor.
Thanks Brian

divergent revolution (327)
Monday January 14, 2013, 7:35 pm
O.k. I guess I am getting tired.
to correct. I will ask my broker,who used to work at citibank/smith barney
she was fired and there is no love lost
she will absolutely know all about it,loves to talk about all the corruption at citibank.

Kit B. (276)
Monday January 14, 2013, 7:49 pm

Both John and Brian make good arguments. Don't worry about it tasuka, it happens to all of us.

Brian M. (209)
Monday January 14, 2013, 7:51 pm
From the roots action petition site:
"Jack Lew, the President's nominee for Secretary of the Treasury, supported the creation of NAFTA and the deregulation of banks, and has supported similar strategies ever since, without apology or admission of error.

In October 2008, candidate Barack Obama said: "We know that it's because of deregulation that Wall Street was able to engage in the kind of irresponsible actions that have caused this financial crisis."

In September 2010, Lew said: "The problems in the financial industry preceded deregulation."

Who is right, the nominee or the nominator? They can't both be.

Tell your senators to reject Jack Lew now."

Dandelion G. (387)
Monday January 14, 2013, 8:48 pm

Giana Peranio-Paz (413)
Monday January 14, 2013, 11:29 pm
Noted and signed.

Jim Phillips (3198)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 1:28 am
Petition signed.

Not thrilled with him, Jack Lew, as his background is questionable.

Ty, Brian.

Ro H. (0)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 4:53 am

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 5:02 am

Definitely signed.

Thanks, Brian.


Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:53 am
Noted and definitely signed...thank you Brian!

Brian M. (209)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 11:05 am
Jack Lew is the dream candidate for Big Business. It is disingenuous for anyone to suggest that, just because a few Republicans have expressed opposition to him, Lew is an acceptable candidate, much less a voice of reform. We need to demand more, because Jack Lew just isn't good enough.

It's truly pathetic: when did not being a Republican become the sole criteria for acceptability? Of course, Republicans are right-wing extremists, but does that mean we must acquiese and comply with centrist Democrats who are also working to fulfill the corporate agenda of economic injustice, endless war, and environmental rape? Maybe Lew is everything that the centrist capitalists i.e. Democrats desire, but he certainly is no friend of the left.

Yvonne White (233)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 2:41 pm
I'm tired of seeing all the same people running things, just musical chairs amongst thieves & liars..I wish we could just pull people out of diners & factories & janitorial services & Force them to take these "jobs" in Government - I think we'd ALL be better off!;)

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:34 pm
Signed gladly. I agree with Brian M. Not all Republicans are evil nor are all Democrats "good".

Brian M. (209)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 11:00 am
Jack Lew worked hard to help deregulate the banks...and that is what got our economy into the crisis that it has been in since the crash in '07. We have to stop supporting people who only help the wealthy get wealthier. We need people from the progressive left who are willing to work for the betterment of all Americans, not just the elites.

firedup N. (0)
Friday January 18, 2013, 12:58 pm
I agree with you on this Jack Lew walked away from Citi Group with big bonuses over 900,000 dollars and more

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 9:30 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. Thanks Brian.
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