Posted by Larry Doyle on September 16th, 2013 10:51 AM |
I have no doubt that Larry Summers’ choice to withdraw from his well known desire to be the chairman of the Federal Reserve only came at the behest of the White House.
I firmly believe that President Obama and the most senior execs on Wall Street wanted their pal Larry to be the next Fed chair.
As it became increasingly obvious that a Summers nomination would have required an expenditure of significant political capital, the administration likely told Larry to do the honorable thing and step aside gracefully.
Most observers know that Summers is not typically defined as graceful, but rather more akin to a lighting rod. As seen in this brief Bloomberg clip: (more…)
Posted by Larry Doyle on August 27th, 2013 11:53 AM |
Has there ever really been a doubt that Larry Summers would be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve?
Not in these parts.
Remember, President Obama — just like his predecessors — will announce who the chairman of the Federal Reserve will be, but that does not mean that he actually makes the selection.
Who do I believe really makes the selection or has veto power over the president’s choice?
Posted by Larry Doyle on July 29th, 2013 8:36 AM |
The race to occupy the most influential position in the nation — that is, the chairman of the Federal Reserve — is now widely acknowledged to be a two horse sprint between Janet Yellen and Larry Summers.
Those supporting the appointment of Ms. Yellen, including Nancy Pelosi, Christina Romer and others, are actively and publicly voicing their endorsement of the current Vice-Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Meanwhile we hear little from those most closely aligned with the oft-described arrogant — and sleep-deprived? — Mr. Summers. I gather that Robert Rubin and others supporting Summers are more comfortable operating under the blanket that has come to define Washington as being in bed with Wall Street.
So who will President Obama appoint?
Posted by Larry Doyle on December 31st, 2009 11:34 AM |
Blank checks are the antithesis of good public policy.
America can not allow the passage of time to lessen the outrage over the Obama administration’s Christmas Eve bonus to the financial sinkholes known as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Platitudes and posturing aside, the American taxpayer is being set up as never before.
A blank check may serve to cover a host of past financial and legislative failures promoted by the likes of Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, John Kerry et al, but who is monitoring and verifying the legitimate and proper use of these funds? Are we to blindly trust Treasury Secretary Geithner, White House economic adviser Larry Summers, and their respective staffs in this process? Are you kidding me? America needs to voice its outrage long and hard. In that spirit, I called yesterday to Audit Freddie and Fannie.
In the same vein, I am heartened by initiatives launched yesterday by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), and Reps. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) and Spencer Bachus (R-AL) to pursue an investigation of this blank check.
The Wall Street Journal reports, Lawmakers Want Probe Into Treasury Aid for Fannie, Freddie: >>> (more…)