Here’s the commie he put in charge of his National Economic Council, who calls the $3.8 TRILLION budget proposal the White House put together a “Democratic budget” and advocates a global minimum tax so that evil rich people aren’t able to hide their money.
Call that an economic Berlin Wall of sorts, if you want.
In case you’ve never heard of Gene Sperling, here’s his CV from Wikipedia…
Sperling was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he attended the alternative Community High School. He received a B.A. in political science from the University of Minnesota, a J.D.from Yale Law School, and attended The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In the 1990s Gene Sperling worked for New York Governor Mario Cuomo.
During Bill Clinton‘s first term as President, from 1993–1996, Sperling served as deputy director of the National Economic Council while the Council was directed by Robert Rubin, who was promoted to Treasury Secretary. Sperling became National Economic Adviser to Clinton and director of the National Economic Council from 1996 to 2000.
As director of the NEC. Sperling was a principal negotiator with then-Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers of the Financial Modernization Act of 1999, also known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Gramm-Leach-Bliley repealed large portions of the depression-era Glass-Stegall Act allowing banks, securities firms and insurance companies to merge. President Barack Obama believes that the repeal of Glass–Steagall helped cause the 2007 subprime mortgage financial crisis.
Also in 1999, together with United States Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky, Sperling successfully negotiated and concluded the China-World Trade Organization agreement in Beijing, paving the way for China to enter the WTO in 2001.
According to Bloomberg News, Sperling earned $887,727 from Goldman Sachs in 2008 and $158,000 for speeches mostly to financial companies.
Sperling is the author of The Pro-Growth Progressive, a book arguing that liberals should seek to harness market forces in pursuing progressive goals, and co-author of What Works In Girls’ Education?. He was also a consultant for the television series The West Wing.
Shocking that a book called The Pro-Growth Progressive wasn’t a particularly hot seller. Even the New York Times’ fawning review couldn’t save it.
Sperling used to be known as a Clintonite and a “centrist” where economics were concerned. Four years into Obama’s presidency he sounds like Trotsky.
These people have to be put out of power, and it can’t happen fast enough. It doesn’t even matter who the Republican that beats Obama is, so long as it happens.