The IRS targeting of tea party groups applying for tax-exempt status is a “phony scandal,” according to President Obama and his spokesperson, Jay Carney. The Secretary of the Treasury, fifth in the line of presidential succession and arguably the third most powerful public person on the planet behind the U.S. President and the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, is Jacob “Jack” Lew. The U.S. Treasury Department includes the IRS, the SEC, the FDIC and scores of other agencies that control our money.
Who is Jack Lew? Please do your own searches, but here are my concerns. His Washington career started in the mid-70s, and he rose quickly through key positions in Democrat administrations. He was Obama’s chief of staff before being confirmed as Treasury Secretary last February. He was COO of Citigroup from 2006-2008, intimately involved in that megabank’s “proprietary trading group” that bet on the U.S. housing market to collapse. Also as Citigroup COO, he managed subsidiaries in Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Hong Kong, where, I presume, rich insiders he worked with in Washington and on Wall Street stashed their cash.
He insists there’s no “there” there in the IRS scandal.
As an orthodox jew, Lew would appear to be of the highest moral character. Same bible, right? Money and perks of power are meaningless for devout followers of the religion of government, right?
What about these two other sleazeballs , Bob Filner and Anthony Wiener, who sat in Congress for many terms and then see themselves as mayors of major U.S. cities? What’s their “religion,” besides big government? Some among us may scream “hate speech;” I’d say it’s a fair question.