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Tim Geithner and the Return of Moon-Yogurt Accounting

jimmylynn Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 1:07 PM
Guy, Isn't Tim Geithner just the most perfect baton carrier? He will be gone soon and doesn't have to work with any of these people he's expected to slap in the face. Obama will probably expect him to have the deal he wants all sewn up by the time he comes back from his 20 day, $4 million dollar Hawaian vacation.
clovett Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 1:41 PM
Exactly! Timmy isn't a law maker and cannot negotiate on an equal footing. It is like the high pressure car salesman who continually has to go "ask his manager" if he can make that deal. Its a two men and a stranger con and nothing more.

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has had a rough few days.  Late last week, Sen. Mitch McConnell laughed in his face when he presented President Obama's breathtaking fiscal cliff "deal" -- which raises taxes by $1.6 trillion, abolishes the debt limit (!), spends tens of billions on a new stimulus (!!), and offers no specific or guaranteed spending reductions to speak of.  Then Geithner appeared on Fox News Sunday to defend the proposal, and things went...not so well.  When host Chris Wallace pilloried his claim of illusory "savings" on war spending, Geithner was flummoxed (via