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April 04, 2009

‘Change’ you wanted?

Vice President Cheney consults with oil executives while making America’s energy policy. President Obama consults with bank CEOs while reforming the financial markets.

Is this the “change” you voted for?

Mark Forster
Lee’s Summit

Comments

abc123

yes, the change I voted for. Go Obama!

Engineer

Jim
Just what is "the direction of his policy"?

Jim

Mark, the fact that you know who Biden met with and what was discussed shows the difference. Cheney went to great lengths to keep from telling us who was even in the room in his meeting.

Obama said repeatedly during the campaign that he wouldn't shut out people like banking CEOs while working out what to do in areas that affected them. He also said they wouldn't have undue influence or control the direction of his policy. He's upheld that promise, as well as the promise to be more open about those meetings, something Cheney fought hard against.

So yes, that is the change I voted for.

Kee

OMG, Darth Vader consulted with the leading producers of energy to arrive at an energy policy....WTF, just imagine the EVEEL...

The kookdom has their minions out today folks....Quick someone get the tin hat polish out!

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

They are all crooks.
On the other hand, if you do not like the price of energy or petroleum based products, don't consume.
Hardly is a 14% net profit "wind fall".
What is truly wind fall is some chump lawyer or government entity scalping money from taxpayers at 100% profit for providing nothing.

whispering_to_kc

"Is this the "change" YOU voted for?"

Hmmm. Something tells me Mark was a McCainiac and that he probably had no problem with Cheney's secret energy task force.

Smarter Than You

Or you could look at his advisers:

Lawrence Summers, a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, pulled in more than $2.7 million in speaking fees paid by firms at the heart of the financial crisis, including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America Corp. and the now-defunct Lehman Brothers.

He pulled in another $5.2 million from D.E. Shaw, a hedge fund for which he served as managing director from October 2006 until joining the administration.

 
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