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Because President Barack Obama plans to name Jack Lew as his pick to replace Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, your money might soon start looking a little goofy.

Call it doodle-nomics: If confirmed to head the Treasury, Lew, currently the White House chief of staff, would lend his squiggly signature to the bottom right quadrant of all newly printed greenbacks. His peculiar penmanship came to light in a September 2011 memo when he was the director of the Office of Management and Budget. New York magazine's Kevin Roose compares it to "a Slinky that has lost its spring."

Around that time, forensic handwriting analyst Sheila Lowe told The Daily Mail that a signature is the "cover on the book" that demonstrates how a person presents himself publicly. The parabolic peaks and valleys of Lew's letters may reveal a type of disguise.

"The soft roundedness of the letters show he can adapt quickly and make rapid changes," Lowe said of Lew. "But he's also self-protective. He doesn't want people to see his private side."

On the economic front, at least, Lew appears at first blush to have little to hide. When he headed the budget office for President Bill Clinton, he and his boss left the nation with a $237 billion budget surplus.

But it's a different ballgame now. The loop-de-loops appear to be a surrealistic representation of the U.S. economy circa 2008. He will be charged with spurring Congress to raise the government's $16.4 trillion debt ceiling, so perhaps the jumbled John Hancock is only fitting.

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coppr22

NOT TO WORRY,,THE GOP WILL TAKE '*******' OUT OF THE CIRCLE...LOL!

January 11 2013 at 4:34 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
alantatanka

I heard he got this job after he lost his job signing cup cakes for hostess.

January 11 2013 at 2:08 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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dembaitnswitch

Nice one ................:))

January 11 2013 at 4:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Welcome Shane

Haha. "Your money might start looking a little goofy". First of all, our money here in the U.S has always looked goofy when they started making it look like Monopoly money. Our government is run by a bunch of clowns anymore.

January 11 2013 at 1:55 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
satanousobama

The surplus mentioned was on PAPER ONLY!!

January 10 2013 at 3:20 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
netsuke

jOKE OF THE DAY....How do you find Obama and most of his liberal cabinet in a drug store ? They would be on the same shelf with all the douche bags in the aisle with armed secret service men

January 10 2013 at 3:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Walt

WOW THAT IS FUNNY, WITH THAT NAZI FLAG YOU ARE A REAL COMMEDIAN.

January 10 2013 at 4:46 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
seekermatt

prima facie case the guy is a complete loon.
he'll fit right in.
hope we survive.

January 10 2013 at 2:48 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
tma2c

looks to me like he takes no pride in what he does therefore the silly signature

January 10 2013 at 2:05 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Jerry

Good bye tax cheat - hello ignorant moron with no eye hand coordination.

By the way, there was NO BUDGET SURPLUS under Clinton. This is a myth promoted by the liberal media. Verifying this is as simple as accessing the U.S. Treasury website. While Clinton was in office, in no year did the national debt go down, nor did Clinton leave President Bush with a budget surplus. Keep in mind that President Bush took office in January 2001 and his first budget took effect October 1, 2001 for the year ending September 30, 2002 (FY2002). So the $133.29 billion deficit in the year ending September 2001 was Clinton's.

January 10 2013 at 2:05 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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Walt

IT WAS THE FACT HE TOOK THE NATIONAL DEBT FROM REAGAN AND BUSH 1 900 BILLION OUT OF DEBT, WHEN REAGAN LEFT A 2.28 TRILLION AND BUSH 1 LEFT A 2 TRILLION FOR A TOTAL OF 5.2283 TRILLION, THEN CLINTON LOWERED THE DETB. THEN THE IDIOT BUSH 11 CAME ALONG AND ADDES 5.13 TRILLION AND WHEN OBAMA TOOK OVER THE NATION WAS ABOUT TO FOLD, IF HE HAD NOT TAKEN THE STEPS IN HIS FIRST 4 MONTHS TO LEND THE BANKS, NEARLY A TRILLION, AND DID WHAT HAD TO BE DONE TO SAVE A MILLION JOBS FROM THE END OF GM. NOW THE INERTIA OF THE BUSH ERA, CARRIED INTO THE PREDENCY OF OBAMA..SO AGAIN KEEP WATCHING FOX AND GET THE FANTISY OF THE DAY.

January 10 2013 at 4:52 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
panhermes

Jack Lew, he's a New Yawka, or for those not so privileged, a New Yorker. 'Nuff said! We're in good hands. AS for the paid far right propaganda spreaders on this page, hey how much per hour to hire you?

January 10 2013 at 1:58 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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satanousobama

You couldnt afford them, a'hole!

January 10 2013 at 3:21 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
netsuke

Don't mix us real new yorkers with city slugs, but why worry, if we stopped sending them food, they would starve in a week

January 10 2013 at 5:03 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
jdykbpl45

Is he a tax cheat too?

January 10 2013 at 1:57 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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dembaitnswitch

More than likely

January 11 2013 at 4:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply