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Geithner: Never Thought Debt Talks Would Come 'This Close to The Edge'
FOXNEWS ^ | July 24, 2011 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 07/24/2011 7:33:52 PM PDT by Son House

Edited on 07/24/2011 7:39:36 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said Sunday that he did not initially think lawmakers would bring the debt-ceiling negotiations "this close to the edge," appearing taken aback by the lingering distance between the two sides with an Aug. 2 deadline looming.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: debt; donothingsenate; edge; emptysuit; geithner; littletimmmy; partyofnoplan; talks; taxcheat; timmygeitner; timmyturbotax; unexpected
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Well Geithner, you can thank Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who Friday mornning said "And we as a Senate refuse to waste even one more day on this piece of legislation."

As it was the only peice of legislation there was that would lift the $14.3 trillion debt cap and avoid a national default.
1 posted on 07/24/2011 7:34:01 PM PDT by Son House
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To: Son House

Geithner would be the perfect cellmate for.....

Fill in the blank, plenty of spaces _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


2 posted on 07/24/2011 7:39:59 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Son House

If the republicans weren’t a factor, what plan would the dems use to remedy this problem?


3 posted on 07/24/2011 7:41:01 PM PDT by umgud
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To: quantim

I nominate
“Bubba”

Or Genghis Khan.


4 posted on 07/24/2011 7:42:00 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Son House

...hey little Timmy, who paid your taxes?


5 posted on 07/24/2011 7:42:18 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Son House

Tim Geithner hasn’t paid his income taxes and doesn’t have a clue what to do with the bull he is riding


6 posted on 07/24/2011 7:43:11 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: umgud
If the republicans weren’t a factor, what plan would the dems use to remedy this problem?

That's easy - they would have already passed a "clean" raise of the debt ceiling, which was Obama's first demand. There would have been no discussion of spending cuts.
7 posted on 07/24/2011 7:46:32 PM PDT by andyk (Interstate != Intrastate)
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To: Son House

I can’t believe this guy is running the treasury dept. Tim Geithner couldn’t run his finger up his butt.


8 posted on 07/24/2011 7:46:35 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin ("Credit is the ruination of a nation")
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To: Son House

He will just move the deadline back and back until they get what they want.


9 posted on 07/24/2011 7:49:50 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (In loving memory of Abraham Lincoln, 1809 - 1865)
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To: quantim
Geithner would be the perfect cellmate for.....

I watched Cool Hand Luke last night...put Geithner in The Box.

10 posted on 07/24/2011 7:52:04 PM PDT by GBA
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To: quantim
Fill in the blank, plenty of spaces _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

I'm going with "Phocking Idiot" (since 'retard' isn't allowed anymore.....)

11 posted on 07/24/2011 7:53:09 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: yldstrk
"Tim Geithner hasn’t paid his income taxes and doesn’t have a clue what to do with the bull he is riding"

It had been quite a while since I saw Timmy speak. I usually change the channel when he is on. So I decided to see if any residue of intelligent thought had evolved in his mind over the past few weeks. Watching the video of him "discuss" any fallback contingency "plan" with Chris was like chinese water torture. The guy cannot answer a simple question. "Where is your plan in case of default??". Nauseating having to see Chris throw the softball question again and again only to have Timmy bleat half-baked evasive answers ("the repubs want a default, yada yada, we believe the repubs will do the right thing and give us our silver platter, yada").

Totally clueless mouthpiece for Obammy.

12 posted on 07/24/2011 7:56:31 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Son House
As a second option, Geithner pointed to a fallback plan in the Senate that would enact smaller cuts now and entrust a special committee to craft broader deficit reduction in the future.

Elected officials are great at kicking the can down the road and abdicating responsibility. Are there any other jobs where these are 2 valued skills?

13 posted on 07/24/2011 7:58:49 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: Son House

I think these commies are in a state of shock that we the people have the audacity to draw the line in the sand. They have no clue how to handle that. So they get belligerant and try to demonize us...which nixxes us off more! They have no clue how close to the edge they are right now of some really serious plucked up times for themselves.


14 posted on 07/24/2011 8:00:17 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Soothesayer9
It had been quite a while since I saw Timmy speak.

My condolences to you for your recent self inflicted pain.

15 posted on 07/24/2011 8:01:15 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: Son House
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16 posted on 07/24/2011 8:02:11 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Son House

This is a bunch of baloney. Only the interest on the debt is due. It is a tiny fraction of what has been thrown around over the last two years. It’s only a microscopic amount compared to what has been and is being wasted every day. It needs to STOP NOW! I pray that Boehner will have the courage to say NO.
These idiotic grants need to be the first thing to go. Then, I could cut enough in 1 hour to get us through the next 10 years of interest payments. STOP THE BORROWING AND LENDING!

Please God, help us save the United States of America again!
Thank you!


17 posted on 07/24/2011 8:03:02 PM PDT by Jude in WV
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To: Son House

What did he expect when they reject the Republican plans, and then don’t come up with a plan of their own. Oh, I am sorry they did have a plan. It was to raise the debt ceiling until after the 2012 election, and then deal with the problem.


18 posted on 07/24/2011 8:05:47 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: Son House

Maybe he shouldn’t consult TurboTax on everything.


19 posted on 07/24/2011 8:07:05 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Son House

The one thing I want to know is why they were in a rush to make a deal today before the markets opened. even if I believed Armageddon was around the corner if they didn’t deal the deadline is NEXT week. I don’t want a deal written over night unseen anyway but this group has been trying to panic the markets a week early. why the Republicans have let them I don’t know. They’ve been acting like the deadline was this week as well


20 posted on 07/24/2011 8:17:45 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim DeMint)
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To: umgud

T-A-X-E-S


21 posted on 07/24/2011 8:18:51 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: ErnBatavia

ROTFLMAO!


22 posted on 07/24/2011 8:20:30 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Son House

You got to be kidding. Here’s a guy that can’t even operate Turbo Tax and he’s giving warnings about the debt limit. I think that he may have a credibility issue. Maybe he should get together with Slow Joe Biden and do a little image and credibility building.


23 posted on 07/24/2011 8:21:55 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: umgud
If the republicans weren’t a factor, what plan would the dems use to remedy this problem?

They would just raise the debt ceiling. None of this stuff about actually cutting any spending. Just refill the checkbook with new checks.

24 posted on 07/24/2011 8:22:37 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Son House

Unprecedented and unexpected.


25 posted on 07/24/2011 8:27:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Did you ever see the movie “Dumb and Dumber”. Reminds one of Biden and Geitner.


26 posted on 07/24/2011 8:27:35 PM PDT by baiamonte
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To: GBA
"I watched Cool Hand Luke last night...put Geithner in The Box.

For faaailure...to commmmunicate.

27 posted on 07/24/2011 8:30:57 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: mlocher

Marketing software in telecom sector


28 posted on 07/24/2011 8:32:02 PM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: Son House

Any sentence that starts out “I didn’t think” is already complete.


29 posted on 07/24/2011 8:34:07 PM PDT by nina0113 (That was a college friend's dad's favorite line.)
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To: famousdayandyear; BRL
Marketing software in telecom sector

LOL -- That almost describes my position at one time. I was a Sr. Product Mgr at a telecom manufacturer 10 years ago!I guess I asked for it!

30 posted on 07/24/2011 8:34:43 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: baiamonte
Did you ever see the movie “Dumb and Dumber”. Reminds one of Biden and Geitner.

I'd take Harry and Lloyd over these two any day....

31 posted on 07/24/2011 8:35:31 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: Son House

prolly never thought a guy who’d dork up TurboTax would be Secretary of the Treasury either...

And once more, thanks Nevada for giving us Harryass Reid again...


32 posted on 07/24/2011 8:36:45 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Son House

Everything is a surprise to this guy.


33 posted on 07/24/2011 8:37:29 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Soothesayer9
For faaailure...to commmmunicate.

Where is Strother Martin...now that we need him...???

34 posted on 07/24/2011 8:37:58 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Son House

Why is it that everyone - top to bottom - in this administration is so surprised about everything. Not a one of them has a lick of sense.


35 posted on 07/24/2011 8:38:07 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Son House

Share the video with all your friends. Click. It is so ridiculous. In Geithner's opinion the House should just play ball so that Democrats stand a chance in the 2012 election, and because the Obama administration has absolutely no concept of what to do in the event of a default. These people are INCOMPETENT. They have guzzled their own kool-aid.


36 posted on 07/24/2011 8:39:15 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

He was chosen to take the fall


37 posted on 07/24/2011 8:41:04 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Soul Seeker

The deadline is Aug 2, but it takes days to fulfill all the steps to enact the law(s).


38 posted on 07/24/2011 8:50:38 PM PDT by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: mlocher

Me too! 10 years ago at rtp. not senior, but still.


39 posted on 07/24/2011 8:52:17 PM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: quantim

Geithner would be the perfect cellmate for.....


.....Bill Clinton, Bawney Fwank, Chris Dodd, ..........


40 posted on 07/24/2011 9:04:32 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Son House; All

Boehner should sit Obama and Geintner down, and tell them:

“ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES, we won...
You are welcome to come along for the ride, but you’ll have to sit in the back of bus!”

USE OBAMA’S OWN WORDS AGAINST HIM, then go public using those EXACT WORDS, like Obama did with the Failed disaster of “Stimulus”


41 posted on 07/24/2011 9:18:26 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: Son House

I heard Geithner on Fox this morning. What a moron! This is the smartest guy in the world who we had to accept as Treas. Secy despite his tax fraud? This whole administration is a ship of fools and cheats.


42 posted on 07/24/2011 9:20:40 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Son House

Here’s an even better revelation: I never thought I would live to see a tax cheat head the IRS either....... =.=


43 posted on 07/24/2011 9:30:31 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Soothesayer9
I could hardly bear to watch it! He is so clueless that he must have said about 20 times that the administration wants the debt ceiling raised so that it won't come up again until after the election. Obama has tried so hard to sound above politics, but Geithner revealed the true reason Obama refuses to sign a shorter term increase. Of course, those of us who are not “blinded by the light” that is Obama know that already, but I was still surprised at how often Geithner repeated the word election in his comments.
44 posted on 07/24/2011 9:35:40 PM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing;therefore choose life..")
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To: so_real

We want to avoid default so we won’t accept a deal that avoids default.

the mind boggles


45 posted on 07/24/2011 9:49:23 PM PDT by Principled
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To: Son House

Every time I hear something Geithner has said, I think “this from a guy that thinks paying taxes is optional.”


46 posted on 07/24/2011 10:03:00 PM PDT by Spok (A free man wants to be neither slave nor master.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Ever notice how he looks like a large rat? Shifty eyes and squint.


47 posted on 07/24/2011 10:29:18 PM PDT by pankot
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To: Son House

You said the same thing about your taxes Tim and that turned out just fine.


48 posted on 07/24/2011 11:08:38 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: quantim

Gordon Liddy, as a plant—with a lighter.


49 posted on 07/24/2011 11:37:45 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: Spok

Geithner - “a guy that thinks paying taxes is optional.”

Just maybe he’s on to something! What would happen if we all followed his lead.


50 posted on 07/25/2011 2:06:45 AM PDT by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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