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Ballmer for Treasury Secretary

When it comes to business judgment and economic acumen, I'll trust Steve Ballmer any time. And so, perhaps, should the Obama administration.

You see, Mr. Ballmer is a realist. His advice and analyses are simple and apolitical. Ballmer gave his view at the recent Democratic Party retreat, where he explained that borrowing our way to prosperity is no longer viable, and the only way forward is innovation.

Days after giving this sage advice, the Senate passed a nearly trillion-dollar debt -- I mean, stimulus deal -- and just yesterday the administration proposed $1 trillion in new lending to banks. Ballmer must have wondered why he bothered.

Posted by Doug Barney on February 11, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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