Obama's New Budget Guy: Former Banker : Planet Money If he's confirmed, Jacob Lew will be Obama's point man for dealing with the deficit.
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Obama's New Budget Guy: Former Banker

President Obama said today that he'll nominate Jacob Lew to replace Peter Orszag to run the Office of Management and Budget.

A few quick bullets on Lew:

  • He was White House budget director at the end of Bill Clinton's second term, an era when the federal government ran a surplus.
  • More recently, he worked for Citi Alternative Investments — a wing of Citigroup that invests in private equity, hedge funds and real estate.

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