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Neel Kashkari: I Want To Rebuild The Middle Class In California

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As of late Tuesday night, the race for Governor of California is set. Incumbent Jerry Brown against the man who joined us this morning, Neel Kashkari.

When people say he has no shot against Jerry Brown, Kashkari says "Unfortunately for the state, we're ranked 47th in American for jobs. We're 46th in education and #1 in poverty. I'm running for Governor because I want to rebuild the middle class of California. Governor Brown calls it the 'California Comeback' but most families that I meet with have no idea what he's talking about. So, I'm going to focus like a laser on the struggles of working families, those are the most important issues facing the state and those are the issues he has no answers for. That's how we're going to beat him."

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Previous FOX 11 stories about Neel Kashkari

If he was to become governor the things he'd do right away:
  • Cancel the high speed train, the "crazy train" as he calls it.
  • Invest in water storage to feed our state and farms during the drought years.
  • Reign in the regulations so that small businesses can grow and compete around the world.
  • Bring manufacturing back to California through incentives and no state taxes for a decade.
Fun facts about Neel Kashkari: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an American banker and politician. As interim Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability from October 2008 to May 2009, he was responsible for overseeing the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) that was a major component of the U.S. government's response to the financial crisis of 2007–08. A Republican, he is running for Governor of California in the 2014 election. Born and raised in Ohio and educated at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Kashkari worked initially as an aerospace engineer. After attending business school at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he became an investment banker, covering the information technology security sector for Goldman Sachs.

2) When Henry Paulson, the former head of Goldman, was appointed Secretary of the Treasury in 2006, he brought Kashkari on as an aide. Kashkari was eventually named Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Economics and Development. At Treasury he played a number of roles in the response to the financial crisis and the subprime mortgage crisis that preceded it, most notably administering TARP.

3) Kashkari left government in May 2009 and began working for Pimco later that year, leading that company's push into the equities market. In January 2013 he resigned from Pimco to explore a run for public office. On January 21, 2014, he announced his candidacy for Governor of California.

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