Obama nominates Krueger for top WH post
August 29th, 2011
08:56 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama nominates Krueger for top WH post

(CNN) - President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Alan Krueger to be the new chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

Krueger is a Harvard-educated economist at Princeton University who served as assistant secretary for economic policy and chief economist of the U.S. Department of the Treasury earlier in Obama's term.

If confirmed, he would succeed Austan Goolsbee as one of the president's chief economic advisers.


Filed under: Alan Krueger • Economy • President Obama
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. gt

    they need somebody in there that can get the economy going

    August 29, 2011 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  2. Sniffit

    Go go gadget GOP stalling, obstruction and demagoguery to prevent the appointment or at least prevent a vote on it...

    August 29, 2011 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  3. maikl

    Another professor. This Obama hired professor -economy. Stupid decisions. He need person who now bossiness not by book, but in reality. What a change?... Democrat you got change?. Yeee. Looks like you not ask for more.

    August 29, 2011 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  4. Fair is Fair

    "Krueger is a Harvard-educated economist at Princeton University"
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    Another one. Like the rest of them have done such a bang-up job. Great.

    August 29, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  5. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    It certainly looks like Obama will never doing anything different, even though he's failing miserably. He keeps appointing the same inbred advisors with the same failed approaches and ideas. Any wonder why 79% of the country thinks we're heading in the wrong direction?

    August 29, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  6. The Elephant in The Room

    Mr. President your path to re-election runs through the economy.

    You need a DRAMATIC shock to overcome the 3 years of GOP obstruction. You`ve been successful in foriegn affairs because you could act essentially unilaterally [OBL, Libya, etc.]. The answer to your quandry is – – how can you act unilaterally and jumpstart the economy?

    Cut some kind of deal with Saudi Arabia. Trade them weapons for an IMMEDIATE increase in oil output [up 30% for 24 months]. If Reagan could trade Arms for Hostages why can`t you do something far less egrigious?

    This is the kind of Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami/Nuclear Meltdown level shock the conomy needs but in a positive direction. If that oil started to flow in October`11, with a year to work, it would boost GDP and employment before the election.

    Now I`m sure some low-IQ blogger will chime in with a variation of Drill, baby, drill but that`s not a real solution. It take 7+ YEARS to bring new wells to market so

    August 29, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  7. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    How many are waiting for the Republicans in the Senate to slow the nomination process down like they have with many other nominations? I know that I am waiting for a stall in a hearing and vote on this one.

    August 29, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |