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Lew Booed at Jerusalem Post Conference

Oh, this is priceless.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was heckled, jeered, and booed as he spoke Sunday to a conference organized by the Jerusalem Post.

Clearly, those in attendance understand the enormous peril posed by the Obama administration’s appeasement of Iran. And so, naturally, they reacted with anger as Lew artlessly read the administration’s propaganda off his teleprompter, no doubt assuming that a rote recitation of the White House nonsense on Iran would suffice.

It didn’t. These people know better.

Have a look. In this video, the anger heats up and hits crescendo during the final 30 seconds.

This next video has some further outtakes, showing the point at which audience members are simply having none of Lew’s nonsense.

Lew, an orthodox Jew and a Very Powerful Person, assumed Jewish audience members would just take him at his word that Obama stands with Israel, even though everything Obama does – from striking a deal that will allow Iran to have a nuclear weapons to dissing Netanyahu – suggests that he stands elsewhere.

Lew has no business being Treasury Secretary in the first place. He has limited experience outside of the government in any field related to the work of the Treasury. He is instead someone whom Obama could count on to spout the Party Line. Nice to see him get a comeuppance for trying to sell his fellow Jews a bill of goods.

Haven’t seen a senior government official so ignominiously shouted down since this.

Lew Refuses to Say How Many Signed Up for Obamacare

Score another one for the openness administration.

This is from Fox News Sunday. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew clearly knows about how many people have been able to sign up for Obamacare, but he won’t tell.

This is a pretty disgraceful amount of obfuscation from a Treasury Secretary, who is not supposed to be a political hack. But Lew was put in his position not because he has any particularly knowledge about finance, but because Obama could rely on him to behave just like this.

At least Chris Wallace makes him pay the full price for hiding information from the public.

Treasury: IRS to Recognize Married Gay Couples

Gay couples legally married in the United States will be permitted to file jointly under normal rules for married taxpayers, even if they reside in states that don’t recognize same-sex marriage, the Treasury Department announced this afternoon.

From a statement by Treasury:

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling applies regardless of whether the couple lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or a jurisdiction that does not recognize same-sex marriage.

“Today’s ruling provides certainty and clear, coherent tax filing guidance for all legally married same-sex couples nationwide. It provides access to benefits, responsibilities and protections under federal tax law that all Americans deserve,” said Secretary Jacob J. Lew. “This ruling also assures legally married same-sex couples that they can move freely throughout the country knowing that their federal filing status will not change.”

The ruling comes in the wake of the Supreme Court decision striking down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which held marriage to be between a man and a woman.

Lew Confirmed as Treasury Secretary

Former White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew was confirmed in the Senate today by a 71-26 vote. President Obama released a statement saying he was “pleased,” and, At this critical time for our economy and our country, there is no one more qualified for this position than Jack. Actually, there a lots of people… Continue Reading

Lew to be Unveiled Today at 1:30 PM ET

President Obama will officially announce his appointment of White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to be Treasury Secretary at 1:30 pm ET. I will live stream the event for your personal enjoyment. BTW, the Wall Street Journal has a great piece today about why Lew is a political appointment who will be programmed to… Continue Reading

Obama to Name Lew to Treasury Thursday. But Why?

President Obama will announce Thursday that he is choosing White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to replace Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary, according to Reuters. Yes, the same Jack Lew who as Obama’s Office of Management and Budget director and White House chief of staff has overseen Obama’s annual trillion dollar-plus deficits, lousy economy,… Continue Reading

A Wonderful White House Story

Last Monday was a beautiful day in the Rose Garden. President Obama and his Teleprompter began to speak about the American Jobs Act, which they said would create . . . jobs.   The three men ruining running the economy, National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling, OMB Director Jack Lew, and Treasury Secretary Tim Geihtner,… Continue Reading

Obama Invites Dems to Hand Holding Session

President Obama met with House Democratic leaders late this afternoon for an hour and forty five minutes to discuss options on a deficit reduction deal. The meeting was hastily arranged after Democrats reacted in horror earlier today to what they viewed as signs Obama was headed toward a deal with House Speaker Boehner that would… Continue Reading

Obama and His Very own Fat Cat Bankers

President Obama is well known for disparaging big wheel bankers, labeling them “fat cats” and describing their pay as “obscene.” But what is less well known is the extent to which he has tolerated them as his most trusted advisers. The appointment last month of William Daley to be chief of staff is only the most… Continue Reading