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#330531 - 11/30/20 08:17 PM Re: Progressives Can’t Find Anyone in Biden's Cabinet to Be Mad About—Yet [Re: pdx rick]
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Biden announces economic team, confirms Janet Yellen as Treasury nominee (CNBC) “I think the first thing to say is they’re all experienced and qualified,” Michael Feroli, chief U.S. economist at JPMorgan, said of Biden’s picks in an email. “In most cases they will need little learning curve and can do their jobs from day one.”
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Macroeconomic and national security advisor Wally Adeyemo was nominated to serve as deputy secretary of the Treasury. He previously served as the chief of staff at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the deputy director of the National Economic Council and deputy national security advisor.
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The Biden team nominated Cecilia Rouse, one of the nation’s top labor economists, to serve as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. If confirmed, the Princeton dean will become the first African American and the fourth woman to lead the CEA in its 74 years of its existence.
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The transition also tapped Jared Bernstein, who served as Biden’s chief economist during the Obama administration, to serve on the CEA.

As a longtime Biden advisor and labor economist, Bernstein was widely expected to serve on either the CEA or the NEC.
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Heather Boushey, an inequality economist and co-founder of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, was also tapped to serve on the CEA.

“My life’s work has been centered on ensuring our families and work are properly valued within our economy,” Boushey wrote on Twitter after the announcement. “I’m excited to bring that perspective as a CEA member. We have an opportunity to rethink how we invest in people, and we need to seize it as we rebuild our economy.”


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#330532 - 11/30/20 08:26 PM Re: Progressives Can’t Find Anyone in Biden's Cabinet to Be Mad About—Yet [Re: pdx rick]
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Place your bets accordingly...

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#330533 - 11/30/20 09:01 PM Re: Progressives Can’t Find Anyone in Biden's Cabinet to Be Mad About—Yet [Re: pdx rick]
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There actually all sorts of websites with information about Biden's proposals as well as both House and Senate bills to benefit Social Security and Medicare. Everything from temporary increases to taxing the rich and increasing the minimum for the poor.

The key would be getting those two Senate seats. Without those, don't expect any changes.

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#330535 - 11/30/20 11:27 PM Re: Progressives Can’t Find Anyone in Biden's Cabinet to Be Mad About—Yet [Re: pdx rick]
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Biden's Economic Team Suggests Focus on Workers and Income Equality

Well...how do you like them apples? Sounds pretty progressive to me. smile
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#330536 - 12/01/20 02:40 AM Re: Progressives Can’t Find Anyone in Biden's Cabinet to Be Mad About—Yet [Re: chunkstyle]
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I don’t see anything but war and austerity with an observable right wing bent.


LOL Then I imagine you will be pleasantly surprised when anything less than that comes about!

I don't think war and austerity are going to be high on the list of an administration faced with actually fighting a pandemic.

We don't really need a big ideological leap to the left to start working the ship of state back into the shipping lanes. Government can only do what the voters tell them to do. The voters did not tell them that a left hand lurch was appropriate ate this time.

I wish it had been otherwise but this is the hand we are dealt and the hand that we must play. Gameplay begins January 20!
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#330745 - 12/14/20 06:36 PM Re: Progressives Can’t Find Anyone in Biden's Cabinet to Be Mad About—Yet [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: pdx rick

Biden's Economic Team Suggests Focus on Workers and Income Equality

Well...how do you like them apples? Sounds pretty progressive to me. smile


Reads like cotton candy. Lets see him pass card check. Talks cheap and lib dems do nothing but talk, virtue signal and tell citizens why nice things can't get done. They're overpriced flop artists in the political economy, IMO.

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#330746 - 12/14/20 06:43 PM Re: Progressives Can’t Find Anyone in Biden's Cabinet to Be Mad About—Yet [Re: Greger]
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Warp speed, initiated under the Trump admin, will have more impact than anything Biden will do. He's as committed to no healthcare as a human right as any right winger during a Pandemic so you figure out where that places him in the political spectrum.

No, he's got a record of mass incarceration, prison building, war promotion and austerity theft. I'm expecting the status quo from this decomposing old dixiecrat.

On the other hand, he may turn out to be as moronic and funnier than Trump is. All the leaked audio of him since the election promises a lot of dark comedy to look forward to. A Trump 2.0 perhaps, just a different wrapper.

The white collar fleecing of the economy will go on uninterrupted. Boomers go hard for supply side economics and he is their man.


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#330747 - 12/14/20 07:32 PM Re: Progressives Can’t Find Anyone in Biden's Cabinet to Be Mad About—Yet [Re: chunkstyle]
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Biden hasn't got a progressive bone in his body. During the campaign he paid lip service to the left but hasn't actually appointed any progressives, nor is he liable to.

As long as you expect nothing you will not be disappointed with this administration. He will be better than Trump, but that's a mighty low bar that even an out of touch 80 year old can get over.
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#330752 - 12/15/20 01:22 AM Re: Progressives Can’t Find Anyone in Biden's Cabinet to Be Mad About—Yet [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
He will be better than Trump, but that's a mighty low bar that even an out of touch 80 year old can get over.



You will have to qualify what 'better' means.

Meanwhile, as the more left observers out there are sayin...



As far as imprisonment and body count, it's not even close. Biden's a lesser grifter than Trump but has that odd taste for war, imprisonment and economic destruction of communities clearly shown with his bill's he's championed and votes he's taken.

He may do some kind of colledge loan mod or forgiveness means testing as that's the Dem stronghold now. Technocrats with degrees. Might be a bright spot.





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#330761 - 12/16/20 12:38 AM Re: Progressives Can’t Find Anyone in Biden's Cabinet to Be Mad About—Yet [Re: pdx rick]
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Biden to tap former Michigan Gov. Granholm to lead Energy Department

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President-elect Joe Biden will pick former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to run the Energy Department, the agency that would play a key role in helping develop the technologies needed fulfill his pledge to move the country off fossil fuels.

Granholm, who served two terms as Michigan's governor, is experienced in dealing with the auto industry — a potentially big advantage as the new president seeks to speed the rollout of electric vehicles and the network of charging stations needed to power them.

Well...how do you like them apples? Sounds pretty progressive to me. smile
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