A Signature Moment in the Department of the Treasury?


It looks like a kind of corkscrew.
Or the bubbles last summer you blew.
Or a vestige of war shock,
Or something by Rorschach.
But it's just the signed name of Jack Lew.

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  • I'm sure that all the right wingers will refuse to use $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 Federal Reserve Notes that will contain those squiggles, saying that the money is not properly cosigned.

    At least the J looks realistic.

    And you are leaving free verse for limerick?

  • The Right-wingers will take anything that legal tender, no matter who squiggled on it.

    Jack, all my verse is free.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    ABC Radio news just reported that Lew got a big bonus at Citibank while it still owed bailout money.

    So, I guess he is a Republican.

  • A lot fun literature about Democrat Jack Lew out there, but you would never hear any of the more sordid goodies here...hmmm.

    Sounds like Jack was one of housing monsters that I wrote of before, who even benefited from shorting the housing market. I'm sure this lawyer read Crib's economics before making his well studied moves and should be another perfect oil man for the machine.

    Thanks...Let the blowing resume.

  • While sitting in my flu induced isolation I decided to dig a little further. It appears Lew made 45 billion in bad bets in 08' and had to be bailed out by the U.S. taxpayer and was paid 2 million dollars in salary and bonus for his boo boo. He admits to little knowledge of finance instruments, but that didn't stop his gambling with other people's money and, on a long enough time-line, lives. Ironically, it was his work on deregulation that helped allow him to make those bets.
    What is it about Lawyers that make them think they are experts in all fields of studies? Maybe I should have him look at my flu bug.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    If nothing else, they'll tell you that you doctor committed some malpractice. However, the ones advertising on daytime TV seem more interested in vaginal mesh implants and babies with cerebral palsy.

    Someone once told me to buy a book on lawyers with alternative careers, such as Bill Kurtis and Joel Daly, saying that their analytic skills enable them to do anything. I won't go further on that topic.

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