Skip to comments.Geithner: Never Thought Debt Talks Would Come 'This Close to The Edge'
Posted on 07/24/2011 7:33:52 PM PDT by Son HouseEdited 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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Geithner would be the perfect cellmate for.....
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If the republicans weren’t a factor, what plan would the dems use to remedy this problem?
Or Genghis Khan.
...hey little Timmy, who paid your taxes?
Tim Geithner hasn’t paid his income taxes and doesn’t have a clue what to do with the bull he is riding
I can’t believe this guy is running the treasury dept. Tim Geithner couldn’t run his finger up his butt.
He will just move the deadline back and back until they get what they want.
I watched Cool Hand Luke last night...put Geithner in The Box.
I'm going with "Phocking Idiot" (since 'retard' isn't allowed anymore.....)
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.
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?
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.
My condolences to you for your recent self inflicted pain.
Tim "Unexpectedly" Geithner. Life is continually blindsiding him. His wife contiunually stays out till 2:00 AM and when she files for divorce, he never saw it coming. The low oil idiot light on his dashboard is burning bright red for 15 miles and when he throws a rod, it was "unexpected". He invests a trillion dollars in some chain letter that he heard about in a Nigerian email forwarded by Joe Biden and when the scheme goes bust and no one ever knows were the money went, he's left scratching his head on the Sunday talk shows. "Who could ever have seen that coming?", he asks.
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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!
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.
Maybe he shouldn’t consult TurboTax on everything.
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
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.
They would just raise the debt ceiling. None of this stuff about actually cutting any spending. Just refill the checkbook with new checks.
Unprecedented and unexpected.
Did you ever see the movie “Dumb and Dumber”. Reminds one of Biden and Geitner.
For faaailure...to commmmunicate.
Marketing software in telecom sector
Any sentence that starts out “I didn’t think” is already complete.
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!
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...
Everything is a surprise to this guy.
Where is Strother Martin...now that we need him...???
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.
He was chosen to take the fall
The deadline is Aug 2, but it takes days to fulfill all the steps to enact the law(s).
Me too! 10 years ago at rtp. not senior, but still.
Geithner would be the perfect cellmate for.....
.....Bill Clinton, Bawney Fwank, Chris Dodd, ..........
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”
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.
Here’s an even better revelation: I never thought I would live to see a tax cheat head the IRS either....... =.=
We want to avoid default so we won’t accept a deal that avoids default.
the mind boggles
Every time I hear something Geithner has said, I think “this from a guy that thinks paying taxes is optional.”
Ever notice how he looks like a large rat? Shifty eyes and squint.
You said the same thing about your taxes Tim and that turned out just fine.
Gordon Liddy, as a plant—with a lighter.
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.