By tapping Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary, President Obama selected
a tax-hiking, big-spending Washington insider with ties to corporate welfare. The Senate should vote against Jack Lew’s confirmation. He
is wrong for the Treasury Department and wrong for America.
Lew’s record paints a dismal picture. He played a significant
role in the failed 2011 debt ceiling negotiations – which resulted in a credit
downgrade, a $2 trillion debt hike, and spending cuts that were promised but never
As head of the Office of Management and Budget, Lew was
the primary architect of the 2011 and
2012 Obama budgets that infamously received zero votes in the Senate.
Lew has deflected
blame for the Senate’s dereliction of duty – the simple act of passing a budget
– by falsely claiming the Senate requires 60 votes to pass a budget.
And Lew has shady ties to crony capitalism – President
Obama’s favorite pastime. Just four days after joining the Obama administration
in 2009, he received a $945,000 bonus from Citigroup – the same Citigroup
that received a $45 billion dollar taxpayer bailout from the Treasury Department
Get on the phone with your senators and tell
them to vote NO during Jack Lew’s confirmation hearing.