Talk:Jack Lew

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Five Things You Should Know About Jack Lew[edit]

The article cited what itself called a rumor: That Jack Lew initially refused Pres. Clinton's call to work on the Jewish Sabbath in an emergency. The claim is unsubstantiated by the NYTimes, Washington Post, or any other legitimate news source. The unverifiable claim makes religious Jews look bad. If you notice, Stephen Walt, known for his book against the Jewish state, is a major contributor to the website. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JohnDoeDefender (talkcontribs) 14:55, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

I have checked the source. I does not cover the statement, so I have removed it per wp:BLP. - DVdm (talk) 14:58, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
It seems strange to censor all information about the man's religious faith, something that has been widely noted and reported on. Candleabracadabra (talk) 15:53, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
"Censor"? Nothing has been censored here. Please review WP:BLP and use more appropriate language. Jayjg (talk) 17:12, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Please consult a dictionary and then explain the reasoning to suppress this content. It's unclear to me why it's objectionable that he's an Orthodox Jew. It's definitely notable and would ordinarily be included in an encyclopedia's biography. Candleabracadabra (talk) 17:33, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
The one point valid is if the religious orientation is impacting the work. People in that position can't really take time off for the Sabbath, muslim prayers or go to anther part of the building when pizza with ham arrives. One would assume that people in positions like that could put the religious parameters on ice for the few years they are in office. What astonishes me is that no marriage or children are mentioned. That would probably have the same strength of impact as religion. 144.136.192.38 (talk) 04:32, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Coverage of Lew's signature[edit]

FYI: <http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/09/a-new-scribble-on-your-dollar-bill/>. --MZMcBride (talk) 21:55, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

I can actually vaguely make the letters out. Probably because mine's almost as bad.
Uploaded by yours truly
— Francophonie&Androphilie(Je vous invite à me parler) 23:35, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Are we sure this isn't upside down and back to front or both? Are we sure it's in English?144.136.192.38 (talk) 04:35, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
You can see how the first letter could be called a "J". And there's clearly enough method to the madness to allow for the creation of this beautiful invention. — Francophonie&Androphilie(Je vous invite à me parler) 22:39, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Where did his father come from?[edit]

I have some doubts about changing "Poland" to "former Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (Russian Empire) territory". If Jack was born in 1955 then his father could have come to USA either before WWI (in which case it should be described like "Russian Empire (currently Poland)") during the war (in which case we could refer to current territory of Poland or the territory of Second Polish Republic), after the war (in which case it must have clearly been Poland) or even during WWII (in which case referring to Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth would be completely absurd). Especially that the referenced article refers clearly to "Poland". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.13.108.60 (talk) 14:23, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Confirmations of Barack Obama's Cabinet[edit]

Hi, I've been lightly editing and updating the Treasury section at Confirmations of Barack Obama's Cabinet (which makes me also update the section on Chiefs of Staff) and see that this article has already covered some of Lew's hearings in a little more detail. It seems a little silly for me either to commit second-rate plagiarism or to laboriously duplicate the research that others have already done here. Would any of this article's editors be interested in visiting and adding a few details to Confirmations of Barack Obama's Cabinet#Jack Lew (February 2013) and Confirmations of Barack Obama's Cabinet#Chief of Staff? I'm not seeking huge blocks of text (I just collapsed four paragraphs about Tim Geithner's taxes into a template because they took up undue space), but more than bare, simple dates and vote-counts seems appropriate. (Feel free to put any questions or comments on my personal talk page.) Thanks. —— Shakescene (talk) 06:50, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

needed update[edit]

in the article opening 2nd paragraph, it states: and as the COO at Citigroup from 2006 to 2008, which is in bad error as he was COO of a very tiny small part of citibank the alternative investments group , about 1/1000 of 1 % of the overall citibank... such endless mindless hyperbole is inappropriate and the key important huge big difference is, as COO of the whole of citibank, IF he had been, would be some qualifications to be sec of US treasury but as, COO ONLY OF the alt inv group (and dir of OMB), he is not ... at all ... wllie bob midas,9th !! 68.195.88.82 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 06:57, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

He was indeed a COO at Citigroup. If the sentence had read "he was the COO OF Citigroup" then your point would be valid. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.41.92.164 (talk) 04:05, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

New signature[edit]

File:Jacob Lew new money signature.png

I uploaded Lew's new signature on Commons. Use it if you want. --Excolis (talk) 19:05, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. I've put before and after signatures on the page. -- Dauster (talk) 00:50, 29 August 2013 (UTC)