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Erskine Bowles next dream Jihad it is not Treasury Secretary bizarre of the fiscal clips fox after black -- got a -- fantastic.
The White House where they're Charlie Gasparino has all the exclusive -- and I think you have these aren't as and I know that I don't think you -- -- these are many things.
Now the killed a lot of people who sort of -- that he did not -- be at fault yeah yeah.
If this is what -- is telling friends so we and it's pretty close a matter what he's telling friends is that he will reject.
Any offer to be Treasury Secretary he has no now I will point out Hank Paulson said that -- before being called by president.
Bush back in 2006 and taking the job so but he's telling friends he absolutely does not want this job but the job that he actually wants.
Is -- chief negotiator it's been described he's described as bizarre.
Of these fiscal cliff talks and here's the rub.
The White House apparently still does not want -- they still have not he's offered an orphan and offered and then there rebuffing him.
What's interesting about this I think is it sounds like to me you know just.
That Erskine Bowles is doing a little facing here he knows that -- Obama has all but singled.
It's it's going to be Jack -- as -- he signaled all but still all the made the official announcement and Jack -- who pushed Tim Geithner at the end of the year.
It's it's it it looks like that bowls for all types of -- isn't out of the running.
A little too conservative I think for this president considering what's armed with a -- presence put on the table.
Not exactly the Simpson Bowles deficit reduction plan.
And you know to rein in entitlements to -- with our -- -- a budget issues it is like massive tax increase and I think if that's the antithesis I think sensible Sumitomo bringing down rates and things and closing loopholes that's not what this president wants to do so he's telling people he's out he want to be.
On this fiscal cliff negotiator chief negotiator -- of it.
And it looks like he's not gonna get at least so far we're -- about Jack Lew.
Jack -- is a very partisan Democrat.
You know he was he worked in the Clinton administration I think he was the budget director on the on the Bill Clinton.
He spent a little time on Wall Street which is kind of adjusting.
Permanent partner are I'd -- I thought maybe users Campbell's office because I am I would outstanding quality to them.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You know he's he worked at Citigroup for awhile he's considered I mean this is what I mean about -- -- if you wondering if you want indications of of how.
The president is there's gonna push his agenda and not compromise you look at who surrounds himself with.
And obviously what he's saying.
And it looks like Jack Lew has deposition Tim Geithner is as you know I was gonna stay I think until January right and it looks like it's -- -- -- if this if the president was willing to deal.
UN -- least -- you know you know take Erskine Bowles up on his on his offer to be disarm these talks.
What makes you Victor is going to be is are.
-- I don't I don't know I don't I don't think they are I mean this -- anything's possible.
When when when people start thinking about all those cuts are coming in you'll may -- comes in at the last -- swoops in.
I can tell you as of now -- the White House still remains very leery of of this guy.
I -- -- in their position they don't want to start a committed to -- -- my equipment and fight that would -- -- -- wind power and right exactly a bit but it's not just that having been whatsoever and we don't get anything they want while they think anything.
Let's just be clear here.
Whichever prisoners tumbles -- he's a much more bipartisan later than anybody out there I mean he is a Democrat.
Worked in the Clinton administration put -- -- you can look at this plan.
He's very by parts Republicans like him so.
It's unlikely given that much you just put someone in the middle that the talk of its it's kind of like an arbitrator right and I I just think that if it -- it.
But even invited back and economy it you know -- But sense of bulls got together and they made the whole plan and the White House didn't even ever happened back -- talked about a mile per unit everybody knows they'll get and let other fast though no offense.
If you want the White House to bring UN you have to.
You know you have you have to.
The Simpson Bowles was the justices of -- bomb economics OK -- it was rig count and if anything this guy ever said which was -- top rates and that's about bringing down rates but he -- lieutenant like you thought it was a good idea how he can just threw it out there I I I -- -- -- -- I I never gave some some -- -- -- it was an interest in intellectual exercise in it in real -- terms even if it really had very.
And substance he would be if if the president was really worried about the fiscal cliff which I think we're gonna hit that's -- You know -- my prediction in these these ties are soft so far apart and guess what you decide to negotiate that much just been beans they lose a lot -- they do.
We're gonna hit that thing and and effective shall bring in polls now seems to me that.
You know there's no compromise we'll -- maybe maybe cooler heads will prevail.
Tried desperate I don't know I could be great story ebitda for the country but -- I it's trying asked for should be bizarre.
-- -- when he started his arm -- of every -- but he could -- like that fiscal clips are that would be fantastic.
I would buy popcorn and -- at their watch that apparently in talks -- -- -- we'd have to -- every went all out I think would be to probably would not nobody could look if every so much profanity -- kids could not watch now now not differently now now -- they'd have to like put on HBO or something -- it it would it would -- our -- for the three -- -- We it's -- this is a great -- are an amnesty deal became a huge meat that Obama.
John Boehner yes -- Just just don't go and I asked you about it.
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