Outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is fairly upbeat about the economy in a leaving...


Outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is fairly upbeat about the economy in a leaving interview with the WSJ, saying it's in the "fourth quarter" of its recovery from the financial crisis, although "unemployment is still very high." Geithner also defends rescuing the financial system despite it appearing as if "you're giving aid to the arsonist."

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  • Tony Petroski
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    No Professor Geithner (I assume his next job is an Ivy League sinecure), the phrase is "giving gasoline to an arsonist."

     

    His dream job would probably be with Turbotax as a "consultant." Imagine the commercials they could make?

     

    "Hi. I'm Timothy Geithner and I used to be in charge of collecting all the taxes for the country. I've been a Turbotax customer all my life. We've now corrected all the mistakes in prior products that produced so much heat for some of us..."
    18 Jan 2013, 07:25 AM Reply Like
  • 6fujitsu0
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    perhaps he should mention just how he managed to overlook paying his own taxes, and all the penalties he would have had to deal with, except for the detail he probably got a pass as he was tres. sec.
    18 Jan 2013, 08:53 AM Reply Like
  • WMARKW
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    Geithner is a bought-and-paid for political flunky. He'll say anything, so long as it's the party line.
    18 Jan 2013, 06:33 PM Reply Like
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