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Another Sunday Show Prep Lie?

Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner appears to be alleging that the White House asked him to lie during an appearance on the Sunday talk shows, telling him to say that Social Security doesn’t contribute to the deficit, when it does. From Geithner’s new book out today, “Stress Test Reflections in Financial Crises:” I remember during one Roosevelt Room prep session before I appeared on the Sunday

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Geithner: I Won’t be Invited Back to the Party

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said that if President Obama wins a second term, he won’t ask Geithner to serve again as Treasury Secretary, according to Bloomberg. One wonders if this has anything to do with 8.5 PERCENT UNEMPLOYMENT. But I doubt it. From Bloomberg: “He’s not going to ask me to stay on, I’m pretty confident,” Geithner said in an interview with Bloomberg Television today.

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A Wonderful White House Story

Last Monday was a beautiful day in the Rose Garden. President Obama and his Teleprompter began to speak about the American Jobs Act, which they said would create . . . jobs.   The three men ruining running the economy, National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling, OMB Director Jack Lew, and Treasury Secretary Tim Geihtner, listened obediently.   These are their shoes.   Suddenly, Right

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Advice? From This Guy?

I like to give my readers a laugh in the morning. Please, swallow your coffee before continuing. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner apparently is in Europe lecturing them on how to fix their economies! And they politely responded, “Just who the $%#&@! do you think you are?” We have 9.2 percent unemployment, annual deficits of more than $1 trillion, and economy slipping back into recession, and

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Wait a Second, What’s Geithner Still Doing Here?

President Obama once famously suggested that he would be trying to figure out “whose ass to kick.” Well, there will be a perfect ass – pun intended – in the Oval Office THIS VERY AFTERNOON. The White House schedule says that Obama plans to meet at 4:00 pm with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. And – this is weird – it doesn’t saying anything about the

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Obama Gives Economic Team the Finger

Faced with sluggish job growth, the resumption home price declines, and the possibility of a double dip recession, President Barack Obama gave his economic team the finger at a White House meeting last Thursday, just before departing for a vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. “You guys suck,” Obama declared as his economic team gave him the latest dose of bad economic news. “Malia and Sasha could

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