White House Chooses New Economic Adviser

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Jason Reed / Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the budget alongside acting Director of Office Management and Budget Jeff Zients, in the Rose Garden of the White Hose in Washington, April 10, 2013.

President Barack Obama selected Jeffrey Zients, a former private equity chief and White House aid, to replace Gene Sperling as head of the White House National Economic Council, the New York Times reports.

Zients joined the White House in 2009 as the President’s newly-created role of “chief performance officer” in the Office of Management and Budget, charged with finding ways to cut costs.

His selection is likely to leave Obama’s economic policy unchanged, says the Times, even as Sperling, known for his progressive domestic policy ideas, departs. Sperling, who held the post for three years, is expected to join Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president in 2016 if she runs.

The White House will officially announce the shift Friday.

[New York Times]

4 comments
Libtards-UNITE
Libtards-UNITE

I sure hope Obama is better at choosing an economic adviser than he is at economics.

PaliMadár
PaliMadár

Anti-Semites all over R complaining Jews R actually running the U.S. economy among other key industries. But those Anti-Semites LOVE to forget its their leaders in the past 200 years, who recognized the strength of the Jewish mind & capabilities to create excellence in every sphere, be it private or public. Instead of complaining, let's witness those Anti-Semites take over & show SIMILAR results...then & ONLY then, can they open their BIG MOUTHS.

DanBruce
DanBruce

@PaliMadár Yom Kippur begins this evening, so it's not too late for you to ask for forgiveness for your rant, and you will do so if creating excellence in every sphere (including your heart) is one of your priorities. May God bless you tonight and throughout the New Year.