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Yglesias: GOP skeptical of Lew because ‘he knows too much’ about budget

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Republicans and conservatives are finding a lot to be concerned about when it comes to Treasury Secretary nominee Jack “Loopty” Lew. But according to Slate economics hack Matt Yglesias, their biggest beef is over Lew’s extensive knowledge of our budget. No, really:

Republicans don’t like Jack Lew because he knows too much about the budget: slate.com/blogs/moneybox…

— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) January 10, 2013

Um, pardon? Has Yglesias been living under a rock all this time?

@mattyglesias Yes, and if there’s one thing Democrats have been all over in the last few years, it’s budgets. They’ve been almost frenzied.

— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) January 10, 2013

@mattyglesias Does that mean the Democrats will actually pass a budget then?

— Kent Vig (1 of 5) (@badfr0g) January 10, 2013

@mattyglesias he sure knows how to create a budget nobody will vote for.

— bradcundiff (@bradcundiff) January 10, 2013

Reid must hate him. MT @mattyglesias: Republicans don’t like Jack Lew because he knows too much about the budget

— DiploMatt (@mdrache) January 10, 2013

@mdrache Wait a minute. WHAT budget, @mattyglesias?@exjon

— Carlton Hinds (@MethuselasChild) January 10, 2013

Yes, according to @mattyglesias Republicans don’t like Lew because a budget might happen. How many votes did Obamas last budget get?

— Kent Vig (1 of 5) (@badfr0g) January 10, 2013

You mean this one?

@secjacklew @mattyglesias knows 2 much about budgets, really? shouldn’t dumicrats pass one before lecturing us on what they know or don’t

— Finbar Offended (@FinbarOffended) January 10, 2013

You’d think. After nearly four years of sitting on their hands, it’s more than past time for Senate Democrats to put their money where their big mouths are. Yglesias might want to think about doing the same.

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