It can get better for you, too. Walmart Foundation head Sylvia Mathews Burwell will be announced as President Obama's new White House Office of Management and Budget nominee on Monday, according to a new Reuters report. The President's schedule for tomorrow hasn't been released at the time of this writing, so it's unclear when the announcement will take place. The choice isn't much of a surprise, either. Burwell's name has been floating around for at least a month now.
It's hard to argue that Burwell isn't qualified, though. She's been the head of Walmart's charitable arm for a little over a year now. Long before that, though, Burwell was chief of staff under Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin back during the Clinton administration. She also served as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget near the end of her time with the administration after Jack Lew took her (soon-to-be) new position at the time. Hilariously, Lew will be her figurative partner in crime as Treasury Secretary. Even in Washington, there are barely six degrees separating everyone.
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