Sylvia Matthews Burwell
Not too long ago we had this flap:
State workers made repeated shopping trips to Albany-area Walmarts to purchase supplies for the Executive Mansion, spending about $300 in recent months, according to billing records reviewed by the Daily News Wednesday.
“A conscious effort is being made to spend as little money as possible,” said Franklin Hecht, chief financial officer for the state’s Office of General Services, which runs the mansion.
The Walmart excursions annoyed union leaders, who have slammed the retail giant for its refusal to accept organized labor.
“We think it would be a better use of taxpayers’ money to shop at stores that are not causing so much harm to working people,” said Stuart Appelbaum, president of the 100,000-member Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.
So, I found it curious that we now wake up to this story:
President Barack Obama will nominate a veteran of the Clinton administration and Walmart’s current philanthropic director to lead his Office of Management and Budget on Monday
Sure,, they’re trying to paint it that she’s qualified because she’s a former Clinton aide and only runs the philanthropic arm of Walmart. But still, the bottom line, is Walmart is in the White House. And we all know how much liberals and especially the unions love Walmart.
I personally would be more concerned but since Obama places so little concern on actually submitting budgets, this position will be largely symbolic.
- December 13, 2007 -- Credit Card Panties (5)
This is dumb. Walmart was selling these clever little panties:
On the back it says "When you have Santa".
Someone objected so Walmart is yanking them off the shelves.
- August 25, 2009 -- Reflexively anti-Obama (0)
A fellow had this to say, among other things:
....we had already seen two tax cuts sold on massively, easily documented false pretenses; a war launched with constant innuendo about a Saddam-Osama ...
- August 6, 2006 -- Lieberman and Lamont diss Walmart ( But LOVE their money ) (1)
The headline says it all:
On Wal-Mart, Lieberman and Challenger Can Agree
by Dan Balz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, August 3, 2006; Page A02
The two rivals came to bash Wal-Mart...
- February 4, 2013 -- That strange nagging credibility problem (1)
Nothing Obama does seems to go without some element of confusion, crossed signals, or flat out apparent "misinformation". This week is no different. On August 4, 2012, Reuters ran a LONG descrip...
- May 8, 2009 -- Anyone seen my $13 BILLION helicopter? (4)
Ever wonder how we have trillion dollar deficits? Here's a good example. This was the original request:
The Presidential Helicopter is responsible for the safe, reliable transport of the Preside...