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Posted on 09/19/2011 7:02:56 AM PDT by Libloather
Geithner's Trip To Europe: Spend-aholics Shouldn't Give Advice To Spend-aholics
Daniel J. Mitchell, Contributor
9/18/2011 @ 8:50PM
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has been savaged in the United States for cheating on his taxes (you can buy a T-shirt to commemorate his tax dodging), but hes becoming a punch line in the rest of the world for different reasons.
I wrote two years ago about Chinese students erupting in laughter after Geithner claimed the Administration believed in a strong dollar.
Now hes getting mocked by the Europeans.
After Fridays post about the absurdity of Obama sending his Treasury Secretary to lecture the Europeans, you can imagine my great amusement today as I read that the Europeans basically told Geithner to go jump in a lake.
Here are some passages from the Reuters report.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithners high-profile trip to Europe left some European officials more dumbstruck than starstruck.
We can always discuss with our American colleagues. Id like to hear how the United States will reduce its deficits
and its debts, Belgian Finance Minister Didier Reynders said somewhat tartly. Jean-Claude Juncker, the chairman of the Eurogroup, was even more to the point. I dont think it would be wise for me to report from an informal meeting that we have with the treasury secretary. We are not discussing the expansion or increase of the EFSF with a non-member of the euro area, he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
Geithner is a laughing stock
So is his boss.