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Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:10 PM

Janet Yellen is Biden's pick for Treasury


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Brilliant, experienced, kind, concerned with questions of inequality and fairness, both respected and well-liked by her peers, and a good manager and consensus builder.



Trump fired her from the Fed because she was too short. Seriously.

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Reply Janet Yellen is Biden's pick for Treasury (Original post)
octoberlib Nov 23 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 23 #1
Brother Buzz Nov 23 #10
NurseJackie Nov 23 #36
paleotn Nov 23 #38
roamer65 Nov 23 #2
Blue_true Nov 23 #40
Chainfire Nov 23 #3
Harker Nov 23 #21
KS Toronado Nov 23 #25
Chainfire Nov 23 #32
panader0 Nov 23 #34
KS Toronado Nov 23 #39
Chainfire Nov 24 #44
Mike 03 Nov 23 #4
COLGATE4 Nov 23 #5
orwell Nov 23 #6
Laelth Nov 23 #7
hlthe2b Nov 23 #8
Hortensis Nov 23 #18
Biophilic Nov 23 #9
Sneederbunk Nov 23 #11
CatMor Nov 23 #12
WhiskeyGrinder Nov 23 #13
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 23 #14
Budi Nov 23 #15
DrToast Nov 23 #16
Bleacher Creature Nov 23 #17
Stinky The Clown Nov 23 #19
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 23 #20
Lonestarblue Nov 23 #24
Blue_playwright Nov 23 #31
Cicada Nov 23 #22
LittleGirl Nov 23 #33
LuckyLib Nov 23 #23
JohnnyRingo Nov 23 #26
Paladin Nov 23 #27
Chichiri Nov 23 #28
LudwigPastorius Nov 23 #37
crickets Nov 23 #29
bringthePaine Nov 23 #30
Wounded Bear Nov 23 #35
MustLoveBeagles Nov 23 #41
Seasider Nov 23 #42
Cha Nov 23 #43

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:11 PM

1. He's bringing back the old pros. Good.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:15 PM

10. It's Time to Put the Adults Back in Charge of America

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 05:22 PM

36. I know! I'm starting to relax and calm down again...

... but with each new "leak," I keep waiting for the usual crowd to start with their bleating and bloviating about how awful Biden's choices are. Sigh. What can you do (except to ignore them.)

What I'm trying to say is that the DEMOCRATS made the RIGHT CHOICE by nominating Biden. I'm so proud of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 05:32 PM

38. Yep, we're going to need them..

No learning on the job this time around. This team has to hit the ground running, starting on Jan 20, 2021.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 07:26 PM

40. I guess the chestnut about a blind squirrel.......




Excellent call by you. Yellen is a brilliant choice by President-Elect Biden.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:12 PM

3. I like it!

I am lobbying for the Secretary of Grumpy Old Men for myself. I am well qualified, the next time one of you has coffee with Joe, be sure to talk me up!

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:41 PM

21. I think there's a deep field.

In fact, I know there is.

Good luck, though!

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:52 PM

25. Can you prove you're a Grumpy Old Man? Do you have their T-shirt?

Asking for a Grumpy Old Man friend.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #25)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 04:26 PM

32. I will tell you this, my wife hasn't spoken to me in 49 year and three months.....

My dog growls at me, my son sent me one sock for my birthday, and I am not sure it was new. I used to have a friend but I can't remember his name, the preacher asked me not to come back...

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #32)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 05:17 PM

34. That's the lyrics of a country song.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #32)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 07:17 PM

39. OK, you win! I'll vote for you!

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #39)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 02:17 PM

44. GET BENT! ;)

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:12 PM

4. This works for me!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:13 PM

5. EXCELLENT. The adults are back in charge.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:14 PM

6. Great choice...

...a close friend of mine worked for Janet at the Fed and said she loves her. She's the best boss she ever had at the Fed, very knowledgeable, fair and highly competent.

She was who I was hoping for at Treasury.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:14 PM

7. No shock there. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:14 PM

8. First woman to chair the FED, preside as Treasury Secretary and former chair, WH Council Economic

Advisors...

She's beyond incomparable in her experience. Kudos

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:28 PM

18. +1.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:14 PM

9. It just keeps getting better and better. Be still my heart.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:16 PM

11. So long Mnuchin. We knew ye too well.

Might be a good idea to lawyer up.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:16 PM

12. Another great choice ...

Biden actually choosing people qualified for the job, something trump was not capable of doing.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:16 PM

13. Not terrible.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:20 PM

14. She may not be tall (who cares?) but she has STATURE. Great choice! n/t

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:22 PM

15. Good! If anyone knows the Treasury, it is Yellen.

Biden is surrounding himself with his most trusted people because the critical tasks lain before him, at this time in history calls for it.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:24 PM

16. Excellent choice

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:26 PM

17. Damn, this is a phenomenal pick! NT

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:30 PM

19. Serious person / Supremely qualified / Unimpeachable / Diamtetrically opposite an "extremist"

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:33 PM

20. I'm looking forward to being bored from so much normalcy.

So invigorating to see Joe put in highly experienced and qualified people.

It's extremely important considering both the urgency of a rapid pandemic response and because massive repairs of tRump's damage to government agencies will be needed, and FAST.


KY......... ..........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:45 PM

24. I'm looking forward to being bored when the press isn't reporting a crazy tweet every minute.

I doubt that Biden will govern by tweet! And it will be great to have competent, knowledgeable individuals leading government for us rather than for their own enrichment and ego satisfaction.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #24)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 04:18 PM

31. I want to wake up...

...and not cringe when I turn on the morning shows.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:41 PM

22. Yellen was the most accurate on Fed reserve board in predicting the economy

The minutes of the federal reserve board are published after a delay. The board members made predictions about future economic results. Janet Yellen was the most accurate. Maybe she was just lucky but I think we should take that into account. She met her husband, George Akerloff, who later won the Nobel prize in economics, after both had been denied tenure. They took temporary jobs at the federal reserve until they could get new academic jobs, and met in the cafeteria there. They rose from that setback to become economics rock stars. I have for a long long time been a big fan of Janet Yellen. She will tell Biden the way it is, no matter what pressures are put on her.

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Response to Cicada (Reply #22)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 04:48 PM

33. That's reassuring to read

Thanks. My hubby was relieved with that choice.
Good!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:41 PM

23. Biden's first cabinet meeting will NOT be individuals singing his praises

around the table. He doesn't need that BS. He will be getting down to business immediately.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:52 PM

26. Kudos

Great choice. She's sharp and will temper Wall Street with appropriate percentage rates.
Should be sunny days ahead for the economy. Like it always is when dems are in the WH.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 04:00 PM

27. Love it. (nt)

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 04:05 PM

28. If Lin-Manuel Miranda is reading...

...PLEASE incorporate "Janet Yellen" into a rap song.

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Response to Chichiri (Reply #28)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 05:22 PM

37. Word

“Biden and Harris, both highly competent
Adults in charge, makin’ me feel confident

Cabinet picks...yeah, killin’ it like a felon
Damn! They even bringin’ BACK Janet Yellen”

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 04:06 PM

29. Wonderful! K&R

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 04:15 PM

30. so not fired because she's short but, rather, because D'ump's an idiot, see?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 05:18 PM

35. I can live with it...

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 07:28 PM

41. K&R

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 07:32 PM

42. I like the picks so far but kinda surprised we haven't heard Susan Rices name yet.

I would’ve thought she would’ve been one of Biden’s first phone calls. I guess we’ll wait and see as more cabinet positions picks come in.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:05 PM

43. I thought I remembered

trump firing JY but not the reason he gave.

And Now after 4 horrible Years.. She's Back!

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