Friday, April 11, 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services Nominee is a Major League Establishment Lieutenant

Sylvia Mathews Burwell has been nominated by President Obama to replace programming whiz Kathleen Sebelius to head the Department of Health and Human Service.. The insurance industry will love her. She is a major league establishment tool.

Burwell is currently the Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. She has been in that position since April 2013. Prior to that, she was president of the Walmart Foundation, having assumed that post in January 2012, and was previously the president of the Global Development Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She came to the Foundation in 2001, after serving as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, D.C., since 1998.

She began her career as governor's aide to Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis and by working on the Dukakis/Bentsen and the Clinton/Gore campaigns.

Mathews served as Deputy Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 1998, and was Chief of Staff to Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin from 1995 to 1997. She also served as Staff Director for the National Economic Council from 1993 to 1995. Prior to that, she was an Associate at McKinsey & Company from 1990 through 1992. She is a Member the super- crony insider Pacific Council on International Policy, the Aspen Strategy Group and the Nike Foundation Advisory Group.

She also has Rockefeller support. The reported in  November 2005:
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-WV, is saying he would like to see Sylvia Mathews as Gov. Mathews or U.S. Sen. Mathews some day. Rockefeller is a big fan of Sylvia Mathews.
She clearly has no clue as to how central planning is going to destroy healthcare in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal reports:
"It is about improving access," she said at a recent event, hosted by The Atlantic magazine. "It is about improving the quality of health care.""


  1. Maybe she believes that you can't make a health care reform omelet without breaking a few health care eggs. Such an attitude has long been popular in the do-gooder community.

  2. -- "It is about improving access," she said at a recent event, hosted by The Atlantic magazine. "It is about improving the quality of health care." --

    Reminds me of the movie "Mars Attacks!" where the universal translator the humans were using to communicate with the invading Martians was blasting "We come in peace!" while all around the Martians were killing everybody. Ms. Mathews is like that.

  3. Ms. Mathews received a bachelor’s degree in government, cum laude, from Harvard University in 1987.
    God help us.

  4. Burwell knows PEU. The private equity boys have their sights on healthcare.