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Top Negotiator for Obama's Fiscal Cliff Talks? Tim Geithner

Chries Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 3:48 PM
Maybe Geithner can bring in TurboTax programmers and work the numbers so the fiscal cliff will only be a figment of our collective imagination.

The White House has tapped quite a winner to lead debt/fiscal cliff negotiations on behalf of President Obama. Drum roll please.....Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. More from the Wall Street Journal:

The White House has tapped the Treasury secretary as its lead negotiator in deficit-reduction talks with Congress, giving Mr. Geithner about a month to help cut a deal before $500 billion in tax increases and spending cuts begin in January—and before his long-planned departure from the administration.

It is a sharp change in role for the 51-year-old, who has been preoccupied largely with the...