Skip to comments.Geithnerís Waterloo?
Posted on 07/27/2012 5:25:44 PM PDT by Starman417
When Tim Geithner became Treasury Secretary he was appointed even though he had skipped on taxes and paid $42,702 to make up his omission. He pretended at the time that this failure to pay taxes owed for a number of years had simply been an oversight. Anyone really paying attention at the time, and applying reasonable judgment, was astonished. The Former head of the New York Fed was being placed into the control seat of the Nations Treasury.
Not a single taxpayer in the Nation who trudges through the annual process of filing income taxes believed Geithners excuses on this egregious wrong doing. The MSM however slobbered all over itself protecting Obamas nominee, pretending that when someone so busy and so smart is working so selflessly for his country, he can forget to pay his taxes. That was a lie. Average wage earners, millionaires and billionaires do not forget to pay their taxes - minimize them as mush as they can, but they dont forget
From your very first job you knew, we all knew, to pay our income taxes. We are all intimately familiar with that annual date with destiny - tax time. Still, Geithner was given a pass. We dont need to get into the details here of the additional distaste his judgment left us with when we discovered he had hired of an undocumented housekeeper.
Was this a telltale? Yes it was - look to what someone did yesterday, and youll know what he or she will do tomorrow. Its called listening. Its called paying attention. Its called basic human common sense. We find ourselves with an MSM void such competence, and too broad a sector of the electorate willing to forego such proficiency.
We skip forward to this weeks Congressional hearings, and witness our same Tax avoiding Treasury Secretary, the very same person who pushed for the bailout of AIG, slipping on a pair of Gretzky skates, racing circles around the rink, and slapping pucks at the foreheads of the questioning House Financial Services Committee. Gretzky would have been envious. How dare a bunch of Representatives ask impudent questions of Geithner about something so complex as Libor?
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...the Peter Principle was proved once again.
The man is an idiot.
No, it was out & out payback for his father, a "trustee" of the Ford Foundation, iirc, hiring BHO's mother.
That, and since Geithner was a corrupt idiot, he fit right into a "useful idiot" position in the BHO administration.
We have dropped our standards of character for leaders. That has to change.
But to change it we have to bring it up to the public and then remind them later when a heel is chosen for an important leadership position.
For now, crooks know they will only do well in the Dem party because those “judgemental” conservatives make their slimehood too risky in the other party.
There are so many slimes in the ranks of the elite now, the GOP is trying to drop the ideal of a leader demonstrating high character.