Jewish Senator Sanders Opposes Lew for Treasury Secretary

Saturday January 12, 2013 6:54 PM - 5 Comments

senator-bernie-sandersMontpelier, Vermont - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s nomination of Jacob Lew to be treasury secretary:

“Jack Lew is clearly an extremely intelligent person and I applaud his many years of public service to our country. I believe that he will be confirmed by the Senate. Unfortunately, he will be confirmed without my vote. At a time when the middle class is collapsing and millions of workers are unemployed, I do not believe he is the right person at the right time to serve in this important position.

“As a supporter of the president, I remain extremely concerned that virtually all of his key economic advisers have come from Wall Street. In my view, we need a treasury secretary who is prepared to stand up to corporate America and their powerful lobbyists and fight for policies that protect the working families in our country. I do not believe Mr. Lew is that person.

“We don’t need a treasury secretary who thinks that Wall Street deregulation was not responsible for the financial crisis.  We need a treasury secretary who will work hard to break up too-big-to-fail financial institutions so that Wall Street cannot cause another massive financial crisis.

“We don’t need another treasury secretary who believes in ‘deficit neutral’ corporate tax reform. We need a treasury secretary willing to fight to make sure that large, profitable corporations pay their fair share in taxes to reduce the deficit and create jobs.

“We don’t need a treasury secretary who will advise the president that he should negotiate with the Republicans to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits. We need someone who is going to strengthen these programs.

We don’t need another treasury secretary who believes that NAFTA and Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China have been good for the American economy. We need someone in the White House who works to fundamentally re-write our trade policy to make sure that we are exporting American goods, not American jobs.”

{Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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5 Responses to “Jewish Senator Sanders Opposes Lew for Treasury Secretary”

1. Comment from Anonymous
Time January 12, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Sanders is only a Jew when you need a good headline from him. Otherwise he is a toevah supporting apikoros. You are shameless and without bottom in your morals.

2. Comment from Brian
Time January 12, 2013 at 11:48 PM

How do you know for sure that Bernie is really Jewish?

3. Comment from Clear Thinker
Time January 13, 2013 at 12:24 AM

To comment 1:
Why do you expect a secular Jew to hold Torah positions. In fact, from a purely secular perspective there is nothing wrong with toeivah. It is a private choice that doesn’t hurt anyone.
Don’t forget we live in Galus and just because America is tolerant we can’t expect to impose or enforce our values.

4. Comment from Anonymous
Time January 13, 2013 at 9:28 AM

to #3: You misunderstand. What I said (to clarify) is that the velt thinks nothing of Sanders. They spit on him because he is an apikoros and supports toevah marriage. He is worth nothing in their eyes - - - - except and until he says or does something that they can use for political gain. THEN he is the most chashuva landsman around. Classic hypocritical politics. Shameful, and so toevah itself it has not “bottom” to the depths of its depravity.

5. Comment from The Truth
Time January 13, 2013 at 5:34 PM

He is a communist like every Jewish Democrat

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