Originally published on Sat January 12, 2013 5:37 pm
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UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: The Federal Reserve should knit a trillion dollar platinum coin.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: And the government could use that to pay the debt, avoid default and pre-empt the debt ceiling crisis.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #3: This is the kind of stuff that happens right before the downgrade. The last days of Rome, this is what happened.
Originally published on Fri January 11, 2013 6:35 am
Outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has had a bruising four years. He took office when the U.S. economy was plunging into the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Nominating Jack Lew as Geithner's successor Thursday, President Obama praised his departing Treasury secretary for helping to get the economy back on track.
Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 12:57 pm
Saying he "cannot think of a better person" to take the job, President Obama this afternoon formally announced he is nominating Jacob "Jack" Lew, his chief of staff, to be the next Treasury secretary.
Word of Obama's decision to tap Lew, who previously served as budget director in the Obama and Clinton administration, broke Wednesday.
"Jack has my complete trust," Obama said.
President Obama announces his nomination of Jack Lew to serve as Secretary of the Treasury Thursday.