You know, you would be forgiven for thinking that in the midst of a global economic meltdown – and with over 2-1/2 months as “Office of the President-Elect” – and now as President for the better part of 2-months beyond that – in order to line-up “The Best and Brightest” the President would have made quite a bit of progress in staffing the, ahem, Treasure Department. After all, he continually blames his gaffe-a-day performance so far on his “focus” on “fixing” the economy.
Here’s a partial list of positions where there are currently not even nominations in place for the Senate Finance Committee to consider…
- Deputy Secretary
- Under Secretary — Domestic Finance
- Under Secretary — International Affairs
- Under Secretary — Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
- Assistant Secretary — Economic Policy
- Assistant Secretary — Financial Markets
- Assistant Secretary (Deputy Under Secretary) — International Affairs
- Assistant Secretary (Deputy Under Secretary) — Legislative Affairs
- Assistant Secretary — Management and Chief Financial Officer
- Assistant Secretary — Public Affairs/Director — Policy Planning
- Assistant Secretary — Tax Policy
- Chief Counsel — Internal Revenue Service/Assistant General Counsel for Tax
- Commissioner — Internal Revenue (five-year terms of office)
- General Counsel
- Inspector General
- Inspector General — Tax Administration
- Treasurer — United States
Think any of these might be, erm, important at this time?
This Administration is scary-competent, ain’t they?