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Budget Director Orszag to Leave

Filed under: Obama — DRJ @ 11:32 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Bloomberg News reports White House Budget Director Peter Orszag plans to leave the Obama Administration in July, before the fall budget cycle.

I wouldn’t want to deal with that deficit either.


19 Responses to “Budget Director Orszag to Leave”

  1. Rats
    Sinking ship

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  2. Hope and Change!

    Eric Blair (02a138)

  3. Heh. I wonder if they realize the fun part of being in charge is over. The upcoming Obama years will likely be hard, thankless work that makes everyone unhappy.

    DRJ (d43dcd)

  4. They’ve decided not to even propose a budget for the year, so there isn’t really any work for him to do, is there?

    Steven Den Beste (99cfa1)

  5. Especially being beat up in Congressional hearings being chaired by Republicans.
    The Darrell Issa voodoo-doll will be very popular in the Oval Office.

    AD - RtR/OS! (a2aeeb)

  6. you don’t need a budget if all you’re doing it writing checks…. you just need checks.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  7. The Darrell Issa voodoo-doll


    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  8. It’s Orszag, not Orzag.

    dchamil (869d6e)

  9. Orszag feeling queasy
    spending the people’s money
    leave a nasty taste

    Icy Texan (b17d15)

  10. He needs to go carry on his very public sex-life. Made him a rock star among the liberal degenerati.

    Again, another Propeller Head with no real world experience beyond taking Government Money and going to elitist NE schools. Phillips Exeter and Princeton with ZERO private sector experience.

    HeavenSent (a9126d)

  11. Heh, I kinda imagine the key administration people are at the point of drawing straws to see who gets to leave first. Of course his upcoming nuptials to a business/financial reporter were bound to cause him some conflict of interest issues as well had he stayed in his political job. He’ll be happier in a think tank where the theoretical rubber does not have to meet the actual road, I’m sure.

    elissa (937954)

  12. He’s cooked enough books, time to leave with the hot new wife

    ian cormac (38cac7)

  13. Quite a hack in this administration, the hackiest of the hack, you could say. Wonder what the only honest man left (Elmendorf) thinks about this – “looks like I’m the next one under the bus.”

    Dmac (cfe27e)

  14. “…upcoming nuptials to a business/financial reporter…”

    Funny, that problem never bothered the Chairman of the Fed?

    AD - RtR/OS! (2480c8)

  15. “conflict of interest issues”
    — Like what?

    Have you seen her?

    Damn! I’m interested in resolving a conflict with that!

    Icy Texan (092752)

  16. I don’t know how to respond to the heavy breathing for Bianna or to the valid point about Andrea Mitchell (which in many cases indeed was a conflict). So, I just won’t say anything about this any more.

    signed, Emily Litella

    elissa (937954)

  17. “So long, suckers!”
    — Bender

    Frank Drebbin (8096f2)

  18. “Hi-Yah Suckers!”
    -Texas Guinan

    AD - RtR/OS! (2480c8)

  19. Seriously, elissa, what conflict of interest? and on whose part, his or hers? When did Andrea Mitchell EVER report on the Federal Reserve? and refer to “Chairman Greenspan” without acknowledging that he is her husband?

    Never, as far as I know; that’s when.

    Icy Texan (31a5d5)

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