No BAINer: Obama’s New Budget Chief Worked for Bain Capital TOO.



From The Blaze:

By Jonathon M. Seidl

January 18, 2012

WASHINGTON (The Blaze/AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday named Jeffrey Zients as his acting budget chief but held off on nominating him for the permanent job, avoiding a tough election-year battle with Senate Republicans. It’s an appointment, however, that will likely be criticized given Zients’s past.

Zients becomes acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, the department in charge of developing Obama’s budget proposal, overseeing agency performance and ensuring that the executive branch is putting in place Obama’s policies. He takes over leadership of the prominent agency just weeks ahead of Obama’s new budget request to Congress.

Zients had been the office’s deputy director for management and has already served one stint as acting director, too.

He takes over for Jack Lew, named by Obama as White House chief of staff to replace the departing William Daley.

But what some might be interested to know is that Zients actually worked at the much-maligned company Bain Capital — the same company Mitt Romney once ran, and which has been the topic of several attacks by both Republicans and Democrats. The Washington Times has more:

Romney worked at Bain & Company, first from 1977-1984, and then again from 1991 and 1992, when he was the Bain & Company chief executive officer.


Bain & Company says that Zients worked there from August 1988 to June 1990. Romney apparently returned to Bain & Company from Bain Capital in January 1991, so they missed each other by six months.

President Obama’s top campaign strategist, David Axelrod, criticized Romney  for having a “Bain mentality,” just as some of Romney’s Republican presidential election rivals have blamed him for layoffs that took place at companies that Bain Capital financed.

No Senate confirmation is required for an acting director.


**Emphasis added***


Maybe someone should ask David Axelrod, Obama’s top campaign strategist WHY the “Bain mentality” is BAD for Romney, but OKAY for Obama’s Jeffrey Zients. who becomes acting director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Muckety Map of Connections to Jeffrey Zients:

Jeffrey D. Zients campaign contributions:

Listed below are federal donations of $3,000+ reported to the FEC.

Democratic National Committee $28,500 on 6/15/2007

Major contributions to state-level political organizations & campaigns:

2011 Rahm Emanuel mayoral campaign – $10,000 on 11/15/2010


From Center for American Progress:

Zients began his career in management consulting at Bain & Company and Mercer Management Consulting, where he focused on developing strategies and improving operations of Fortune 1000 companies.







A digression, but still important with Obama’s State of the Union Speech coming in the near future (Scheduled for January 24, 2012).

Educate yourselves and listen to Obama’s speech.

Rumors are that Obama will bring up Oswatomie again in his SOTU speech.

Will anyone dare ask Obama if the connection to his guy pal and the Weather Underground (Oswatomie was name of publication from Weather Underground) can be seen as a problem?

The Osawatomie Coincidence? Will The MSM’s Make a Connection? The Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn Connection: Oswatomie = Weather Underground Publication


Obama’s Clarion Call to the Far Left Oswatomie Style; Utilizing “Anchoring” and “Kinesthetic Swishing”


Will Obama speak and quote in his SOTU address from the article in the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America publication about the poor being “invisible” in America?  Seems Obama’s new mantra of his re-election campaign is “fairness” and the “poor”.

Making the Other America Visible








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