Saturday, October 3, 2009

FCIC Committee Members

I thought it would be interesting to review who the FCIC was.  Take a look

Heather Murren -- Las Vegas Resident (no bubble there) and former Managing Director of Global Securities Research and Economics at Merrill Lynch. Now running the Nevada Cancer Institute, maybe paying her penance.

Byron Georgiou -- Also a Las Vegas Resident, running his own company involved in some non-bubbly things like carbon emission in China and residential and commercial real estate.

Phil Angelides, Former California State Treasurer -- Obviously someone who can spot a bubble a mile away.

Bill Thomas --Former Ways and Means Committee Chair. 'Nuff said.

Brooksley E. Born is a public official who, from August 26, 1996, to June 1, 1999 CFTC the federal agency that oversee the futures and commodity options markets. Good thing she didn't reign during a bubble period :), also she graduated in 1961 so will she have the energy to really pursue the Madoff's that are still out there?

Daniel Robert "Bob" Graham (born November 9, 1936)Senator from Florida, up until 2005. Again, no bubbles there.

Keith Hennessey -- served as the senior White House economic advisor to President George W. Bush. His job was to coordinate economic policy for the President, including macroeconomic issues, financial markets and institutions, tax policy, energy and climate change, health care, pensions, Social Security and Medicare reform, housing, transportation, technology and telecommunications, and agriculture. He also worked on budget and international trade and financial issues. Well that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Economic Advisor to John McCain. He must be talented since John McCain is as "old school" corruption as old school gets. McCain was performing classic economic hit man activities of lying to thrid world countries about how their GDP would improve if we did massive infrastructure projects that made them slaves of debt. Sound familiar. Now we aren't even just targeting third world countries, the rampant greed requires that "we" target ourselves (fellow Americans).

John W Thompson--A black leader of IBM and Symantec. He got paid $71M last year. I am sure he knows how to look out for the common man.
Comment from blogger who worked for (mostly) and with (several times) Mr. Thompson--
I know John Thompson from his years as CEO at Symantec. Just for the record, he actually does get it and he will look out for the common man. He has my endorsement.

steveo77 [Moderator] 27 minutes ago in reply to dandy1
Appreciate the comment

Do you know him from working with him, or closely studying corporate decisions? Seriously...if there are a handful of people on this committee who may rise to the occasion, lets identify them, and encourage them!!

dandy1 [Moderator] 6 minutes ago in reply to steveo77
Both. I was just a working stiff techy but John is extremely approachable and I worked with him directly on many occasions over several years. John will stop and listen to anyone and give their ideas serious attention. That is what makes him a good leader.

Peter J. Wallison -- hey this guy might "get it", like Obama. Check out the link, its worth it.

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