Timothy Geithner Articles

Barack Obama, Corporate Shill

6:01 AM, Mar 19, 2015

In an interview with Vice, Barack Obama struck his favorite pose -- that of disinterested, objective observer on the passing political scene. Asked about congressional resistance to cap and trade, our social-critic-in-chief responded:

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Special Report Panel on Geithner Book

8:19 AM, May 13, 2014

Steve Hayes, with Mara Liasson and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:

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Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

6:35 AM, May 12, 2014

Timothy Geithner, the former secretary of the Treasury Department, says the White House wanted him to lie in scheduled appearances on the Sunday TV talk shows. As Geithner writes in his new memoir:

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After Gun Control Speech, Obama Goes to Geithner's Good-Bye Party

4:30 PM, Jan 16, 2013

President Barack Obama, who earlier today offered several gun control measures, is currently attending what appears to be the good-bye party for departing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Via the pool report:

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Sessions, Sanders to Oppose Lew Nomination

2:26 PM, Jan 10, 2013

Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, says he will oppose Barack Obama's nomination of Jacob Lew for Treasury secretary. " Sessions released a statement Thursday afternoon criticizing Lew's nomination. Here's an excerpt:

Jack Lew must never be Secretary of the Treasury. His testimony before the Senate Budget Committee less than two years ago was so outrageous and false that it alone disqualifies.

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Sessions: Obama's 'Secret' Plan 'Increases Spending by More than $1 Trillion'

5:28 PM, Dec 03, 2012

Senator Jeff Sessions, the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, is releasing a statement this evening that claims President Barack Obama's "secret" plan "increases spending by more than $1 trillion above the current baseline."

"In other words," Sessions adds, "spending will increase $1 trillion above the already projected growth after enactment of the Budget Control Act as part of the last debt deal. It achieves not one dollar in net spending reduction or debt reduction, and it continues the country on a dangerously unsustainable debt path."

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Stephanopoulos to Geithner: Did McConnell Really Laugh at Your Proposal?

1:05 PM, Dec 02, 2012

On ABC's This Week Sunday, host George Stephanopoulos asked Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner about a report that Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell "burst out laughing" when Geithner told McConnell the Obama adminstration's proposal to avert the fiscal cliff. Geithner avoided the question.

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McConnell, on Geithner's Presentation of Obama's Plan: 'A Serious Blow to His Credibility'

"He ought to be embarrassed."
9:39 AM, Nov 30, 2012

The top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, revealed to THE WEEKLY STANDARD that he “burst into laughter” when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner outlined President Barack Obama's fiscal cliff plan yesterday. McConnell believes the plan is "completely unserious."

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Geithner Admits Obama Was Part of Congress that Caused Economic Woes

10:58 AM, Mar 28, 2012

At a hearing today on Capitol Hill, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner blamed members of Congress (before 2008) for the economic troubles:

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Treasury Secretary Geithner: $200,000 per Job Is (Your) Money Well Spent

10:26 AM, Sep 27, 2011

ABC News reports that during an interview with David Muir yesterday concerning President Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill, “Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner didn’t dispute a Harvard economist’s estimate that each job in the White House’s jobs plan would cost $200,000, but said” — mysteriously —“the pricetag is the wrong way to measure the bill’s worth.”

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Report: Concerns About Solyndra Loan Program Were Raised Directly to Obama

7:38 AM, Sep 27, 2011

Despite the repeated attempts to wish away the Solyndra scandal, it appears to be getting bigger. Today, the Los Angeles Times informs us key White House personnel raised concerns the Department of Energy loan program that gave Solyndra $535 million was poorly conceived and managed long before the solar panel manufacturer's bankruptcy:

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The Battle of the Deficit Bulge

3:50 PM, Jul 29, 2011

As of this writing, the president has pulled off a great political trick, with the help of some kamikaze Republicans.

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Geithner Admits to Playing Politics with Debt Ceiling

Geithner: "[F]irst and most important, we have to lift this threat of default from the economy for, you know, for the next 18 months."
3:44 PM, Jul 25, 2011

Why, exactly, do we need to extend the debt limit to the point where the federal government can borrow another $2.4 trillion (hardly a nice round number) — about the same amount of money, even in inflation-adjusted dollars, that we borrowed to fight all of World War II? Because, as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner made abundantly clear during his Fox News Sunday interview with Chris Wallace, $2.4 trillion is the amount of money that the Obama administration thinks it needs to borrow (on behalf of taxpayers, who will have to pay it back) to get Obama through the next election.

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Carney on Budget: 'Extraordinary Document'; Geithner: 'Unsustainable'

3:53 PM, Feb 17, 2011

Mixed messaging from the Obama administration today on the budget: Spokesman Jay Carney called the president's budget "extraordinary," while Treasury secretary Tim Geithner said "it's unsustainable."

Here's Geithner:

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