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(Mocked tax-cheat) Geithner's Trip To Europe: Spend-aholics Shouldn't Give Advice To Spend-aholics
Forbes ^ | 9/18/11 | Daniel J. Mitchell

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 he’s 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 he’s getting mocked by the Europeans.

After Friday’s 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 Geithner’s high-profile trip to Europe left some European officials more dumbstruck than starstruck. …”We can always discuss with our American colleagues. I’d 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 don’t 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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cheat; europe; geithner; spending
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1 posted on 09/19/2011 7:03:02 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Geithner is a laughing stock


2 posted on 09/19/2011 7:23:15 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

So is his boss.


3 posted on 09/19/2011 2:27:05 PM PDT by jospehm20
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