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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
Geithner: Never Thought Debt Talks Would Come 'This Close to The Edge'

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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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