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Eric Schmidt declines
Obama cabinet post

Telegraph [UK], by Jennifer O´Mahoney

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/11/2012 7:54:26 AM

Google chairman Eric Schmidt has publicly declined to join the Obama administration in the new year after a rumoured offer for the post of Treasury Secretary. [Snip] Mr Schmidt´s rebuttal was swift, however, as he told the Wall Street Journal in an interview yesterday: "I said last time and I´ve said again that Google is my home. I have no interest in working for the federal government". Mr Schmidt played in a key role in the re-election of President Barack Obama last month, helping to oversee Google´s $700,000 donation to his campaign. Since Mr Obama took up the US presidency

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: shamus, 12/11/2012 8:25:49 AM     (No. 9059083)

He doesn´t like the idea of having a moron as his boss.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Judith, 12/11/2012 8:26:40 AM     (No. 9059086)

So, ALL the wealthy people (l%´s)have hidden their money off-shore or in legal ways (is anyone surprised?)or taken early bonuses so they avoid the monstrous tax coming down the road.
That leaves the middle-class (as usual)being the target group for higher taxes. And the subsequent increase in the cost of food and necessities will fall on that group and the poor. And obama´s friends will just keep getting richer and richer while our country declines.
And the obama voters will STILL not understand how things work. It is not just low-information, these voters lack common sense.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: trappedinmn, 12/11/2012 9:33:01 AM     (No. 9059217)

Any chance that recent news about google tax sheltering a large part of their business in Bermuda was part of the decision? Also, if he took the post, would that focus the scrutiny of various google activities that might put the company in a less than desireable light? Just say no to google.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/11/2012 10:12:30 AM     (No. 9059329)

For a Lib he´s pretty smart. Why work for a shlub when you can buy one.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/11/2012 11:31:37 AM     (No. 9059568)

I don´t suppose it matters that the Treasury job requires a different skill set than electrical engineering. Obama wouldn´t know.

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