Jacob Lew

(Jacob J. Lew)

Jacob Lew
Jacob Lew
  • Born: August 29, 1955
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Public Servant









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Clear rules for global relations create opportunities and incentives to innovate, invest and work--the critical drivers of economicv progress, History shows that the absense of a durable framework not only squanders untapped potential during good times, but also creates grave risks during turbulant times. History ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Economic cooperation makes the American people and others around the world more prosperous and secure. Foreign Trade
International economic cooperation has delivered benefits to the United States and other countries that would have been impossible to attain otherwise. Foreign Trade ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Making the case for sustained U. S. [world] leadership is not always easy. Unilateralism or isolationism often make for better sound bites. Leaders & Leadership ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
The historical ambivalence of the United States toward global engagement is a thread that runs through American history. History ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
U. S. [world] leadership has endured, in part because American principles are embedded in the international economic framework. Leaders & Leadership ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
You only decide once how to dedicate the surplus. Budgets & Budgeting
Businesses make decisions based on what they are seeing in their order books.
Congress should get the job done.
Europe is trying to get its fiscal house in order.
Every president since George Washington has taken executive privilege seriously. Every Republican president has.
Historically, the responsibility for voting on the debt limit has gone to the party in the majority.
I can't speak to the differences within the Catholic Church.
I think it's very important not to confuse the importance of dealing with Social Security in the long term with these short-term deficit reduction challenges. They're different issues.
I think that for the next short period of time, our No. 1 priority is Congress needs to do its work and extend the payroll tax cut. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I think the thing that the American people want is for the divisive debate on health care to stop. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I think there is a shared sense of urgency in Washington on fiscal issues.
If you don't define the problem you'll never reach a painful solution.
If you have a student who graduates from college and they don't have a job, they are now able to stay on their family health plan. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Families, Children & Parenting
If you look at the cost of providing health insurance, it actually doesn't cost more to provide a plan with contraceptive coverage than it does without. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
In the budget, the president will call for a five-year freeze on discretionary spending other than for national security. This will reduce the deficit by more than $400 billion over the next decade and bring this category of spending to the lowest share of our economy since Dwight Eisenhower was president.
It is time for the general fund to pay the Social Security fund back. Time
It's going to be true that anything that reduces the federal deficit will have somebody unhappy.
I've never seen a constructive Social Security debate that started with one side digging in, in one place and another side digging into another.
Most Americans want health insurance. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Raising the debt limit on some levels is a ministerial act. It doesn't involve any new spending.
Social Security is something that we need to deal with, because people who are working today, who will retire in the future, people who are retired today, they have a right - and it's part of the compact that they can depend on their benefits. We should fix the long-term funding problem of Social Security because that's the right thing to do. Future
Taxpayers can go online and find out more about the way their government works than ever before. Government
The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations.
The reason to deal with Social Security is that it is a system where we have a tradition and history of making sure it is solidly funded for 75 years. At the moment, we look out and we see it is solidly funded until 2037. History
The transition from tyranny to democracy is very hard. The Syrian people have to handle this in a way that works in Syria. And the brutality of the Assad regime is unacceptable.
There are lots of ways to work together. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
There is a very serious fiscal-policy question of, 'Are we running our overall fiscal policy such that we as a government can pay our bills?' Government
There's a lot of trust being built up. I think we have a lot of work ahead of us. Trust ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
We cannot win the future, expand the economy and spur job creation if we are saddled with increasingly growing deficits. That is why the president's budget is a comprehensive and responsible plan that will put us on a path toward fiscal sustainability in the next few years - a down payment toward tackling our challenges in the long term. Future
We have to reduce the burden placed on our economy by years of deficits and debt.
We obviously would like to get unemployment as low as we possibly can.