Skip to comments.White House wanted Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to LIE to the public
Posted on 05/12/2014 9:36:51 AM PDT by Kaslin
The White House wanted Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to lie on Sunday talk shows to downplay the part Social Security played in driving the deficit, it was revealed today.
Geithner writes in his memoir Stress Test, out today, that the White House communications director asked him to downplay the long term cost of Social Security spending to mollify the Democratic Party's base.
'I remember during one Roosevelt Room prep session before I appeared on the Sunday shows, I objected when Dan Pfeiffer wanted me to say Social Security didn't contribute to the deficit. It wasn't a main driver of our future deficits, but it did contribute,' he says.
'Pfeiffer said the line was a 'dog whistle' to the left, a phrase I had never heard before. He had to explain that the phrase was code to the Democratic base, signaling that we intended to protect Social Security.'
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
The White House wanted Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to lie on Sunday talk shows to downplay the part Social Security played in driving the deficit, it was revealed today. (VIDEO)
What? Tax-Cheat Timmy telling a LIE?
Last line from NYT article:
He told me he was enjoying his new job and that he was preparing to take a flight to Asia later that day for work.
I asked if the job meant that he had finally given up socialism, which his more severe detractors had accused him of, and embraced capitalism.
No, he said, with a laugh. I wouldnt claim that yet.
He’s the right man for the job
Jim Rogers pointed out on Fox Business this morning that Geithner’s only qualification for his job was his perceived willingness to do whatever he was told.
Guess even Timmy has his limits.
If ANYONE believes ANYTHING 0bama and his administration says, is a farking idiot.
I did view the Daily Mail video.
I just added the FOX News video of Brit Hume in order to support your post about Tim Geitner’s memoir where he claimed Pfeiffer wanted him to downplay the part Social Security played in driving the deficit.
Lying is the number one requirement for a job in 0bama’s WH.
Lying to the American People was one of the counts in the Impeachment Resolution filed against Richard Nixon.
Lies? From this administration? They would never lie... /s
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