Jack Lew is a classic Washington big spender and tax hiker.
Jack Lew has been responsible for the drafting of multiple big government programs, including health care reform under the Clinton administration, the formation of AmeriCorp and the 2011 debt ceiling negotiations that resulted in a credit downgrade for the United States and stuck taxpayers with a $2 trillion debt hike.1
In the 2011 Debt Ceiling Deal, Lew negotiated hard to exempt huge swaths of government spending, including Medicare, Pell grants, and Food Stamps from the automatic spending cuts that were intended to force action on spending restraint.2
In so doing, he successfully weakened the incentive to reduce spending and helped Congress kick the can down the road yet again.
He has advocated for a return to the Clinton era tax rates and was a primary compiler of Obama’s Budget that called for a deficit of $1.645 trillion while proposing $1.5 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years.3
Call Your Senator and tell them say No to Jack Lew
1. “Lew, Jacob J. “Jack””. January 26, 2012. ourcampaigns.com.
2. LoGiurato, Brett: “10 Things You Need To Know About Jack Lew, Obama’s Next Treasury Secretary,” Business Insider, January 9, 2013.
3. “The 2012 Budget”. huffingtonpost.com. February 14, 2011. Retrieved January 7, 2013.