Geithner: GOP debt plan 'irresponsible, risky, radical, unwise'

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 29, 2011 12:38 PM
Geithner: GOP debt plan 'irresponsible, risky, radical, unwise'
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has made yet another attempt to convince conservative lawmakers they have no choice but to raise the debt limit.

In a lengthy letter sent to 17 Republican senators Wednesday, Geithner offered a broad takedown of the argument that the debt limit need not be raised to avoid a default. He called such an idea "radical and deeply irresponsible," "unwise," "untested and unacceptably risky" and "futile."