Republicans grilling Treasury Secretary nominee
February 13th, 2013
01:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Republicans grilling Treasury Secretary nominee

Washington (CNNMoney) – Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew faced some tough questions during his first confirmation hearing on Wednesday, as Republicans targeted his experience at Citigroup during the financial crisis.

In particular, lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee asked Lew, now the White House Chief of Staff, about a fund organized in the Cayman Islands that he and other Citigroup employees invested in while he was employed there.

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  1. Gurgyl

    .......as always. Nonsense. This nation needs to see some progress.

    February 13, 2013 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  2. Sniffit

    "Check when the current recession started against the time frame of when Pelosi and the bandits raised the minimum wage the last time despite warnings that it would trigger a recession. "

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!! Nobody....NOBODY...believes that and you won't find a single economist who values their credibility and has any career ambitions within the economics community who is willing to link the increase in minimum wage to the recession. You might find a few with political or television/radio ambitions who would be wiling to say it though...for a hefty price (more than minimum wage to be sure).

    February 13, 2013 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  3. GOP = Greed Over People

    By all means, do request Lew to produce his 2009 tax returns to verify the offshore accounts.

    However, you MUST still vote for him when he refuses to produce them and states "you people" have all the info you need!

    February 13, 2013 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    All this GOPer obstruction is really too absurd. Oh, how I long for the days of my fathers Grand Old Party, when the sun shined on America and doom and gloom was never to be heard in the light of day.

    Knock yourselves out, GOPers. You're only hurting the entire United States of America, you know. Including yourselves. I just wish you wouldn't take me into the pit of destruction with you.

    February 13, 2013 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  5. critical thinking

    Are all the appointed Sec of Treasury under this adminstration tax cheats?

    February 13, 2013 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    No worry. Republicans are simply grandstanding for the cameras. With one outstanding exception, no criminal charges have ever been filed in association with the 2008 collapse, and I doubt if any ever will be. The exception was Bernie Madoff. I think the only reason Madoff was charged, tried and convicted is because he stole from the wealthy. All of those who stole from the 98% have gotten away scott free.

    February 13, 2013 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    Has he bothered to pay his own taxes????

    The last one didn't.

    February 13, 2013 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  8. Wake up People!

    The POTUS was right when he said we can't move forward and lead the nation with one manufactured crisis after the next. The GOP needs to stop acting like little girls and grow up. We have a name for men that act like this where I come from. It rhymes with witches.....

    February 13, 2013 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |