Appointment

I wonder if the president will actually listen to him. Well, here’s hoping!

President Barack Obama on Monday plans to nominate Princeton University’s Alan Krueger to be chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, a White House official said.

If confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Krueger, a labor economist, is likely to provide a voice inside the administration for more-aggressive government action to bring down unemployment and, particularly, to address long-term joblessness.

Mr. Krueger, 50 years old, returned to Princeton a year ago after serving as assistant Treasury secretary for economic policy during the first two years of the Obama administration—which means he has recently cleared the sometimes treacherous Senate confirmation process.

He would succeed Austan Goolsbee, who left earlier this month to reclaim his teaching post at the University of Chicago.

2 thoughts on “Appointment

  1. If he actually supports people over Corporations, our Republican President wouldn’t have hired him.

  2. This guy worked for Geithner a few years back, left for Princeton and is now back so that Geithner can retire in six months. He is nothing more than a tool and mouthpiece for the Capitalist Oligarchy who lies through his smile.

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