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Top GOP senator losing confidence in Geithner (Sen. Richard Shelby)
http://www.breitbart.com ^ | Mar 22 09:41

Posted on 03/22/2009 5:11:01 PM PDT by Maelstorm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Shaky ground. That's what Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (GYT'-nur) is on these days with Congress and many in the country, according to the Senate Banking Committee's top Republican.

Sen. Richard Shelby doesn't think Geithner will last long unless he starts doing a better job.

Shelby says he has less confidence in Geithner each day—over the AIG bonus mess, solving the nation's financial troubles and helping turn around the economy.

Shelby said Sunday on "Fox News Sunday" that Geithner will have to do a "180-degree turnaround" to be a successful treasury secretary.

But President Barack Obama has faith in Geithner. The president tells CBS' "60 Minutes" that if Geithner offered to resign, the answer would be, "Sorry buddy, you've still got the job."

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: 111th; alabama; bho44; geithner; shelby
I really love Sen. Shelby. He is doing exactly what needs to be done as a Republican in the minority. He never gave into the Bush bailout nor the Obama spending plan. Why is it some of the best Republicans used to be Democrats?
1 posted on 03/22/2009 5:11:01 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Dear SRS, it’s also Congress that must cause reformation.


2 posted on 03/22/2009 5:12:55 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Maelstorm

Because we know why we’re Republicans.


3 posted on 03/22/2009 5:14:22 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach (Joe The Plumber & Rep. Thaddeus McCotter are my heroes.)
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To: Maelstorm

“Top GOP senator losing confidence in Geithner”

I never had any...............


4 posted on 03/22/2009 5:15:27 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (Has "Movement Conservatism" been reborn...or stillborn? It's up to us.)
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To: Harry Wurzbach

I think you are right.


5 posted on 03/22/2009 5:15:27 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: Maelstorm

Why anyone had any faith in Geithner is beyond me. No, not because he couldn’t manage to file his taxes correctly (give a complicated tax situation to 150 ‘tax experts’ and you’ll get 150 different returns), but because when he was at the IMF he managed to make a bad Indonesian economy even worse.


6 posted on 03/22/2009 5:15:28 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Maelstorm

This is why Republicans are such losers. The ball is a floater a 10 year old could knock out of the park. They whiff every time.


7 posted on 03/22/2009 5:23:34 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: Maelstorm

Did Shelby vote to confirm him?

His tax errors were enough to disqualify him.

Losing confidence now is fine. How to get rid of him? Impeachment? Dem controlled Congress would never do that.


8 posted on 03/22/2009 5:46:24 PM PDT by tips up
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To: Maelstorm
Shaky ground. That's what Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (GYT'-nur) (TAX-cheet)

Fixed factual error in lead paragraph. :)

9 posted on 03/22/2009 5:49:27 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way.)
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To: TheRobb7

Yeah... who can have any confidence in any of these idiots at this point.


10 posted on 03/22/2009 6:03:42 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Northern Yankee

Why shouldnt he lose confidence in Geithner; the rest of us already have.


11 posted on 03/22/2009 6:06:59 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

Make Geithner answer Helen Thomas’ questions. That’ll be a good lesson for him. ;’)


12 posted on 03/22/2009 6:09:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Maelstorm

Shelby knows Obama is not a natural born citizen and possibly not even a citizen. Shelby has connections to the NSA. Do you duty Shelby.

Shelby and Gregg are heartening in they are waking up and speaking up. Meanwhile a lot of Repubs in teh House voyted for Obama’s Brown Shirt Hitler Jungend Korps. Are they insane? Here is a tip GOP - vote against anything he is willing to sign or is proposing.


13 posted on 03/22/2009 7:05:55 PM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: The_Reader_David

It is not just Geithener it is Obama. No one with an IQ about 60 has any confidence in the marxist.


14 posted on 03/22/2009 7:07:55 PM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: Ev Reeman
Hell... I didn't have any confidence to begin with.

A tax cheat? No thank you.

15 posted on 03/22/2009 7:10:16 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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16 posted on 03/22/2009 8:10:34 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (To view the FR@Alabama ping list, click on my profile!)
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To: Maelstorm
The president tells CBS' "60 Minutes" that if Geithner offered to resign, the answer would be, "Sorry buddy, you've still got the job."

Yeah, we'd be even MORE sorry than you, dumba$$...

...we saw this coming when he couldn't even figure out how to pay his own taxes...

...add a bunch of zeroes (um, to the numbers, not the staff...just to clarify) is how DC plays the game...

meaning if you're as incompetent as Obama/Geithner have been thus far...

it's exponentially worse for all of us....

17 posted on 03/22/2009 8:12:35 PM PDT by NorCoGOP (Recession: friend loses his job. Depression: You lose your job. Recovery: Obama loses his job.)
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To: Maelstorm

geithner’s main issue is his tax crap (why was he approved in the first place?) and his ‘I’m lying to you and not trying to hide it’ personality. The fact his boss does not do things intended to ‘fix’ the economy, and in fact actively discourages discretionary consumer spending by warning of horrid things to come if his bills aren’t passed doesn’t help.

That said -

NO ONE ‘fixes’ an economy the size of the US in 2 months. You cannot even begin to impact a number of factors at all in 2 months. The eventual impact of anything they have done won’t be evident for months to come, and only in considerable retrospect.

Heck, how much of the loot-the-treasury stimulus bill has been spent so far?


18 posted on 03/22/2009 8:27:10 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: Maelstorm

The republican party is the becoming the democrats and the democrats are becoming socialists.


19 posted on 03/23/2009 1:39:02 AM PDT by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "President Government" is here)
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To: Harry Wurzbach

Re: Your tagline.

Thaddeus McCotter is the whiningest beggar crybaby I have ever witnessed on the House floor. His speech during the Auto Bailouts was pathetic.

He truly represents what America has become: The Land of the Freeloader.


20 posted on 03/23/2009 1:43:44 AM PDT by Boiling Pots (The Politicians think we're all stupid, and they're largely correct.)
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To: Maelstorm; tips up
M: I really love Sen. Shelby. He is doing exactly what needs to be done as a Republican in the minority.

TU: Did Shelby vote to confirm him?

Yes, Shelby did vote to CONFIRM this tax cheat. How do you "love" him now???

Shelby is nothing but a wishy-washy dumbass.

21 posted on 03/23/2009 4:34:33 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Gravity Of The Situation...)
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To: sirchtruth

I don’t know if I have confidence in anyone in Congress.


22 posted on 03/23/2009 4:41:43 AM PDT by tips up
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To: tips up
I don’t know if I have confidence in anyone in Congress.

At this point the lights ought to be going out in those halls! The American people better wake up fast, I mean yesterday!

23 posted on 03/23/2009 10:42:28 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Gravity Of The Situation...)
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To: sirchtruth

If they were a private business, they would be out of business and most of them in prison.


24 posted on 03/23/2009 2:24:33 PM PDT by tips up
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