Christina Romer, one of President Obama’s top economic advisers, plans to step down effective Sept. 3.
Romer, head of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, has been one of the administration’s most prominent voices on the economy, making frequent appearances on TV and at White House events to promote Obama’s policies. She also was reported to have butted heads with other members of Obama’s economic team, in particular Larry Summers, director of the National Economic Council.
In December, the she sand Summers even seemed to contradict each other — in interviews conducted on the same day — on whether the recession had ended.
“Everybody agrees that the recession is over,” Summers said.
“Of course not,” Romer said in a separate interview.
The clash appeared at the time to speak not just to the differing views on the economy within Obama’s inner circle but also to the sharply conflicting signals out of the economy itself, which continues to struggle to rebound.
Her resignation comes as the White House labors to convince the public that the economy is on the right track amid near-double digit unemployment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Obama let’s another team member drop by the wayside. Remember, this is all about him and when you don’t serve his purpose any longer – you are either pushed to the side or allowed to be successful somewhere else. I guess Summers was deemed more valuable than Romer so he stays and she goes.
The Obama government is a national nightmare.
Posted by Rightthingtodo on August 8, 2010