Many industrialized nations would expect a presidential candidate to indicate his top choice for a position as significant as Secretary of the Treasury prior to the election. We demand the same of President Obama.
And we demand that the President's intended nominee not be another Timothy Geithner. Appointing someone who had helped create a catastrophe to lead the clean-up has predictably failed. Geithner has served banks rather than supervising them, while doing nothing to help families facing foreclosure. Geithner's severe mishandling of the housing crisis has left our economy staggering.
Tell President Obama to name a public servant rather than a Wall Street servant, and to do so now.
No more catering to the 1%, no more austerity politics; we need a Treasury Secretary who believes in people, believes in investment and will fight for the high-road, high-wage economy we need to dig us out of this hole.
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-- The RootsAction.org team and the Center for Media and Democracy