Message to Senate: Slow Pace of Treasury Appointments DisgracefulJan. 6, 2010 4:02 AM ETby: Brad DeLongBrad DeLong Follow Macro, tech, independent researchSend MessageA year into the Obama administration, and this is all that the disfunctional Senate has managed to confirm at the U.S. Treasury? This is disgraceful, and insane. Were I Obama, I would simply recess-appoint everybody. We need to have a government.