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Hollywood actor and liberal activist Danny Glover is trying to send a message to President Barack Obama: “Nominate Paul Krugman for Treasury Secretary.”

Obama has yet to tap anyone to fill the slot, soon to be left vacant by outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. On Sunday the liberal advocacy group Moveon.org blasted out an email message from Glover encouraging members to sign a petition to Obama urging Krugman’s nomination.

“Press speculation has centered on candidates likely to support the Wall Street agenda of cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits and other domestic spending rather than government policies to create jobs,” the “Lethal Weapon” actor wrote.

“We want President Obama to nominate Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, who opposes austerity and wants the government to focus on creating jobs,” he added. …

“We urge you to nominate Paul Krugman for Treasury Secretary,” the petition reads. “Krugman will protect Social Security and Medicare from benefit cuts, promote policies to create jobs, and help defeat the austerity dogma in Washington and around the world.”
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Defeat math!
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As for Krugman himself, he seems a little more tied to reality than Glover or MoveOn — and that’s saying something for a man who proposed faking a space-alien invasion in order to overcome opposition to government work projects. In a blog post this morning, Krugman withdrew his name from consideration, mainly because it would “actually reduce my influence”:
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He withdrew his name, we are so screwed.
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I belive that an inanimate carbon rod should be our next Treasury Secretary. I cannot think of a safer choice in fact. Any animate entity put there may accidentally (or, worse, purposefully) enact 0bama's agenda. Ergo what we require in that post is something utterly incapable of doing any damn thing. Leaving it unfilled is too much to ask for, at the very least fill it with something that can't do any more harm!
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As for Krugman himself, he seems a little more tied to reality than Glover or MoveOn — and that’s saying something for a man who proposed faking a space-alien invasion in order to overcome opposition to government work projects. In a blog post this morning, Krugman withdrew his name from consideration, mainly because it would “actually reduce my influence”:
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He withdrew his name, we are so screwed.
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I think given thr rhetoric and promises of this President and the Dems in general there is actually a fairly good candidate, who does understand the approach, and has the special qualities for a financial position in the Obama White House. He is even experience in running programs like Social Security successful for decades(though on a smaller scal of course), futher given his history he will probably work faily cheaply given his close relationship with government.

Bernie Maddoff is clearly the better choice, and unlikely to say no
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