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dkf

(37,305 posts)
Sun Mar 3, 2013, 05:12 PM Mar 2013

Obama plans to nominate Walmart Foundation head Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the White House OMB

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/03/sylvia-matthews-burwell-budget-chief_n_2802794.html

WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to nominate Walmart Foundation head Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the White House Office of Management and Budget on Monday, sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

Burwell, 47, is a veteran of Bill Clinton's White House and has helped steer philanthropic efforts while at Wal-Mart's headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Burwell would replace Jeffrey Zients, who has been serving as acting director at the White House budget office, known by the acronym OMB.

The move will reunite her with another Clinton White House veteran, Jack Lew, who was Clinton's OMB director for a time and was recently confirmed as Obama's treasury secretary.

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Obama plans to nominate Walmart Foundation head Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the White House OMB (Original Post) dkf Mar 2013 OP
i for one welcome our benevolent corporacratic overlords. datasuspect Mar 2013 #1
Is this a spoof? MannyGoldstein Mar 2013 #2
You'd think right? dkf Mar 2013 #3
What's the catch? ProSense Mar 2013 #11
Walmart, Gates Found. and Bob Rubin...you might as well be waving a red cape in front of a bull. dkf Mar 2013 #12
Really odd, ProSense Mar 2013 #13
Outsourcing, teachers and banks. dkf Mar 2013 #14
Apparently Not...."some are more equal than others." KoKo Mar 2013 #18
Goodness she was also part of the Gates Foundation and Chief of Staff to Bob Rubin. dkf Mar 2013 #5
Goodness, did you spew this BS when Hillary, a former Walmart board member, was nominated DevonRex Mar 2013 #32
Do you hate Hillary as well, since she was actually on the board and was Obama's SoS? DevonRex Mar 2013 #31
I don't Hillary. MannyGoldstein Mar 2013 #33
If she runs she will be the nominee in 2016. I don't believe Warren would run against her. DevonRex Mar 2013 #35
let me take my blinders off hfojvt Mar 2013 #4
The more things change..... Cal Carpenter Mar 2013 #6
Well, some of us aren't the least bit surprised. n/t amandabeech Mar 2013 #7
Well, isn't that special? jsr Mar 2013 #8
K&R for wider visibility. Stinky The Clown Mar 2013 #9
And yet we get angry when someone says, "both parties are the same." davidn3600 Mar 2013 #10
You will know them by the company they keep. bvar22 Mar 2013 #15
Old Parables, Fables and Proverbs...just never grow old... KoKo Mar 2013 #17
Another day, another crony. nt woo me with science Mar 2013 #27
Politicians = Walton Family Greeters n/t leftstreet Mar 2013 #16
Unemployed America..."Lucky if you can get Walmart Greeter Job..." KoKo Mar 2013 #19
Hillary Clinton sat on Walmart's board. Ikonoklast Mar 2013 #20
That money is raised from employees and customers. Heywood J Mar 2013 #21
so giving it back is...bad? demwing Mar 2013 #28
And evidently, Burwell ProSense Mar 2013 #22
Yeah, and she got bashed for it endlessly by the same hypocrites Beacool Mar 2013 #30
Maybe it's ProSense Mar 2013 #34
No, he just gives them jobs. Beacool Mar 2013 #36
I just rec'ed my first ever dfk tread. 99Forever Mar 2013 #23
Well, it appears that persons Raison d'Ítre is to attack Democrats and drive a wedge between them stevenleser Mar 2013 #25
As if... 99Forever Mar 2013 #26
K&R woo me with science Mar 2013 #24
Oh no, more disappointment for some. Beacool Mar 2013 #29
kick woo me with science Mar 2013 #37

ProSense

(116,464 posts)
11. What's the catch?
Sun Mar 3, 2013, 06:53 PM
Mar 2013

"I don't get it. Does Obama not know how the base feels about Walmart? "

Why exactly are you opposed to this nomination?

 

dkf

(37,305 posts)
12. Walmart, Gates Found. and Bob Rubin...you might as well be waving a red cape in front of a bull.
Sun Mar 3, 2013, 07:21 PM
Mar 2013

Excessive provocation for what?

ProSense

(116,464 posts)
13. Really odd,
Sun Mar 3, 2013, 07:24 PM
Mar 2013

"Walmart, Gates Found. and Bob Rubin...you might as well be waving a red cape in front of a bull. Excessive provocation for what?"

...since you're always arguing in favor of banks: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022434722#post4

KoKo

(84,711 posts)
18. Apparently Not...."some are more equal than others."
Sun Mar 3, 2013, 09:43 PM
Mar 2013

They get seen and the rest of us are invisible.

DevonRex

(22,541 posts)
32. Goodness, did you spew this BS when Hillary, a former Walmart board member, was nominated
Tue Mar 5, 2013, 12:32 PM
Mar 2013

for SoS? Why not? Funny, that.

Personally, I believe Hillary did a great job and will make a fine president, despite those dastardly Walmart ties. Yes, I was poking fun with that dastardly remark. This thread is really stupid and deserves to be made fun of. Heaven forbid the head of a charitable fund work at the WH. And OMG, all these people have ties to the Clintons, too!!!
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DevonRex

(22,541 posts)
31. Do you hate Hillary as well, since she was actually on the board and was Obama's SoS?
Tue Mar 5, 2013, 11:57 AM
Mar 2013

I didn't see this Walmart bullshit when She was nominated for that position. Where were you then?

 

MannyGoldstein

(34,589 posts)
33. I don't Hillary.
Tue Mar 5, 2013, 12:47 PM
Mar 2013

But as a politician, she's only palatable when compared to a Republican or similar.

No, I did not back her for President or SoS.

DevonRex

(22,541 posts)
35. If she runs she will be the nominee in 2016. I don't believe Warren would run against her.
Tue Mar 5, 2013, 02:08 PM
Mar 2013

At least that's the talk around DC. Hillary was not my first choice in 08 - she was my second. (Thank goodness I trusted my instincts on Edwards.) But I believe she has proven herself to be very good when in a position of power. Much, much better than I had dreamed she could be. Of course SoS is different from Pres. And the Republicans still hate her. She will face as much opposition as Obama except from the racists. Yeah, yeah, they're misogynists as well. But they have daughters, wives so they have to hide it better. I know, believe me. I'm a southern woman by birth, Fundy raised. I know exactly how they sugarcoat it. So does Hillary. She had to deal with them in Arkansas.

But the fact remains that Warren indeed may stay out if Hillary throws her hat in. She knows she's just one of the pack on a level playing field, but she could easily come out ahead with her ideas. It's not level with Hillary in the running. Mrs. Clinton is experienced, extremely popular, and can very quickly get up to speed on Ms. Warren's issues. She most likely agrees with her in large part anyway, after all we've seen over the last 2 decades on Wall Street.

Now, back to these Walmart people. You know as well as I do what's going on. Bill Clinton worked his ass off for Obama's reelection. There are a number of Clinton people showing up in key positions now. Think there might be any connection? It doesn't bother me much. It's politics. You know it, I know it. Everybody should know it. Everybody should have been thinking along these lines every single time they saw Bill on their televisions during the campaign. He's good at what he does. But he's not free. Nor should he be. And it looks as if he didn't want any sort of personal compensation.

Another thing about Walmart, I hardly think there's some plan afoot for it to take over the world. I hear it's not doing very well these days. Selling cheap imported stuff that breaks or gets ruined the first time it's washed seems to have caught up with them. At last.

Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)
20. Hillary Clinton sat on Walmart's board.
Sun Mar 3, 2013, 09:48 PM
Mar 2013

She must be evil, too.


Burwell's job was to GIVE AWAY Walmart money.

EEEEEEVVVVVIIIILLLLLL!!!!!!!

ProSense

(116,464 posts)
22. And evidently, Burwell
Mon Mar 4, 2013, 08:19 AM
Mar 2013

"Burwell's job was to GIVE AWAY Walmart money. "

...started there in 2011. Still, the irony is noted: Hillary for President, but an Obama nomination...OMG.

Hey, didn't Hillary work for Obama too?

Beacool

(30,240 posts)
30. Yeah, and she got bashed for it endlessly by the same hypocrites
Tue Mar 5, 2013, 11:51 AM
Mar 2013

who now probably see nothing wrong with it. When Hillary was on the board Sam Walton was still in charge. It's not the same Wal-Mart anymore where most items are manufactured in China. Wal-Mart's headquarters were in AR and they were a huge job provider for the state (just like Tyson).

Ahhh, politics.......Don't you just love it? It's like being a hooker, you never know in whose bed you'll end up.

ProSense

(116,464 posts)
34. Maybe it's
Tue Mar 5, 2013, 12:53 PM
Mar 2013

"Yeah, and she got bashed for it endlessly by the same hypocrites who now probably see nothing wrong with it"

...not hypocritical. You do know that Hillary was also appointed to the President's cabinet. As far as I see, Hillary as SOS enjoyed the support of a lot of people.

"When Hillary was on the board Sam Walton was still in charge. "

See, President Obama, who was never on the board of Walmart, is being consistent in his appointments.





99Forever

(14,524 posts)
23. I just rec'ed my first ever dfk tread.
Mon Mar 4, 2013, 08:49 AM
Mar 2013

Thanks President Obama, your support for the "little people" is once again, over-whelming.

 

stevenleser

(32,886 posts)
25. Well, it appears that persons Raison d'Ítre is to attack Democrats and drive a wedge between them
Tue Mar 5, 2013, 11:08 AM
Mar 2013

and their supporters. Eventually they are going to find something disagreeable a Democrat has done that you are going to agree with.

Beacool

(30,240 posts)
29. Oh no, more disappointment for some.
Tue Mar 5, 2013, 11:42 AM
Mar 2013

An evil Wal-Mart denizen will enter the Obama WH.

The irony of it all.........





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