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Obama has been 'relentlessly focused' on jobs, Geithner says
Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/26/11 | Jim Puzzanghera

Posted on 10/26/2011 9:06:11 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner strongly defended President Obama from criticism that he was distracted from dealing with the economy in 2009 as he tried to pass healthcare reform.

“Absolutely not," Geithner told CBS News' Norah O'Donnell when asked if Obama had taken "his eye off the ball on jobs.''

"He was relentlessly focused on it," Geithner said in the interview that aired Tuesday night. "And in fact he was doing things that were deeply difficult politically for him.”

Geithner cited the $825-billion stimulus package passed in early 2009, along with the government rescue of General Motors and Chrysler, as well as enactment of financial reform as proof Obama was focused on reducing unemployment.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: focused; geithner; jobs; obama; relentlessly; taxcheattimmy
Join us for another stroll down Delusional Lane.. where reality is what talking heads say it is.. where tax cheats hold the reins.

Yes, It's time for another episode of..

The Buck Stops in China.

1 posted on 10/26/2011 9:06:14 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

since when does the Chairman of the Fed go around the country campaigning for the president?.....


2 posted on 10/26/2011 9:09:49 AM PDT by cherry
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To: NormsRevenge

He’s focused on destroying them. That is unsaid, but very true.


3 posted on 10/26/2011 9:10:27 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, I just wish he was as “relentlessly” focussed on winning re-election.

Then even a Ron Paul would be elected!!!


4 posted on 10/26/2011 9:11:48 AM PDT by ZULU (ANYBODY BUT ROMNEY)
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To: NormsRevenge

His own.


5 posted on 10/26/2011 9:12:05 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: NormsRevenge

Yep, yep, he has to STOP focusing on jobs for overseas countries and focus on jobs HERE! But his POLOCIES are DRIVING our jobs overseas!!! Especially with the help of his union thug fans.


6 posted on 10/26/2011 9:12:47 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (As the End Times draws near, remember the Bible WARNED of these times. Be ready!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Focus = 1,000 speeches


7 posted on 10/26/2011 9:13:22 AM PDT by relictele
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To: NormsRevenge

The only job he is relentlessly focused on is his own. He is in constant re-elect mode.


8 posted on 10/26/2011 9:13:30 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: NormsRevenge

I can focus on a pot of water.....doesn’t mean it will boil.


9 posted on 10/26/2011 9:15:13 AM PDT by edpc (My silence IS an answer)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Cretin-in-Chief has never been competent in ANY job, let alone this one.

He is an idiot, packaged in a coat of stupidity.

Wrapped up in cretinism.

And covered in bull-Obama.

This “thing” couldn’t focus on anything.


10 posted on 10/26/2011 9:15:21 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: NormsRevenge

‘relentlessly focused’ on jobs..

Is that like being hypnotized?


11 posted on 10/26/2011 9:16:23 AM PDT by Leep
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To: NormsRevenge

Relentlessly focused on DESTROYING jobs.


12 posted on 10/26/2011 9:17:48 AM PDT by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama has been 'relentlessly focused' on jobs

If true, he's a failure. If false, he's derelict of duty.

13 posted on 10/26/2011 9:20:15 AM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Relentlessly focused? On jobs or the golf ball?


15 posted on 10/26/2011 9:23:04 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: NormsRevenge

He’s incompetent or malevolent, or both.


16 posted on 10/26/2011 9:32:37 AM PDT by tumblindice (Don't tread on me)
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To: NormsRevenge
The bunch in Washington are a laugh a minute..The only person Obama is trying to get a job is himself and his stooges that has helped him destroy America..He is working very hard to continue the destruction...Using my money and yours to campaign for a next term in Washington..I hope someone hands him a bill when his ugly butt is kicked out that says how much he owes us..
17 posted on 10/26/2011 9:32:40 AM PDT by PLD
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To: NormsRevenge
The bunch in Washington are a laugh a minute..The only person Obama is trying to get a job is himself and his stooges that has helped him destroy America..He is working very hard to continue the destruction...Using my money and yours to campaign for a next term in Washington..I hope someone hands him a bill when his ugly butt is kicked out that says how much he owes us..
18 posted on 10/26/2011 9:33:08 AM PDT by PLD
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To: NormsRevenge

Sure. Obama has been focused on watching them fly out the door at an unprecedent rate. He is King of the job destroyers.


19 posted on 10/26/2011 9:40:17 AM PDT by rod1
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To: NormsRevenge

So “relentlessy” in fact, this is the result

IOW, he has been a failure. He has no “solutions” He has no “improvement” He has nothing . .epic fail.


20 posted on 10/26/2011 9:47:49 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: cherry

Geithner is the Secretary of the Treasury, not the chairman of the Fed.

I do think that Obama has been relentlessly focused on jobs - the jobs of groundskeepers, golf equipment manufacturers, and purveyors of fine junk food everywhere.


21 posted on 10/26/2011 9:51:08 AM PDT by bagman
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s just another example: Everything Zero touches turns into crap.


22 posted on 10/26/2011 10:02:09 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Cain = National Sales Tax; Perry = Amnesty for Illegals; Romney = Obamacare forever. Who's left?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Join us for another stroll down Delusional Lane..

You got that right. Obama has attended only one Presidential Daily Briefing over the last 19 days. (Key Word: DAILY)

If he can't find the time to attend a daily briefing set up exclusively to keep him abreast of current matters, then how can we believe that he is concerned about anything having to do with his duties as President?

23 posted on 10/26/2011 10:05:11 AM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: NormsRevenge
Timmy is slipping off script -
The tagline is supposed to be "...focused like a laser beam..."
(as in Pink Panther Strikes Again, with the laser destroying every job in sight)
24 posted on 10/26/2011 10:05:11 AM PDT by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama has been 'relentlessly focused' on jobs,

Like a kid with a magnifying glass.


25 posted on 10/26/2011 10:09:32 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: Disambiguator

....now we are into a real two-for, a double header.

Lets watch him destroy the private sector and its jobs and then jack the debt astronomically......watch the per capita debt load trickle down.

.... and then project the impact and what is left of America.


26 posted on 10/26/2011 10:09:51 AM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah, when he’s not on the stump spewing his passive-aggressive snark or holed up in the WH watching endless hours of reality game shows or ESPN on TV. btw, expect him to intervene soon in the NBA labor dispute; there’s no way he can survive missing an NBA season.


27 posted on 10/26/2011 10:22:27 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Where's he getting these ideas? He's not smart enough to be that stupid all by himself.)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

“Obama has been ‘relentlessly focused’ on jobs”

Just like OJ is relentlessly focused on searching for Nichole’s killer.


28 posted on 10/26/2011 10:25:29 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: NormsRevenge

And by ‘relentlessly focused on jobs’ he means; giving government jobs to union thugs, tax cheats and Communists.


29 posted on 10/26/2011 10:28:32 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Disambiguator

Oh, the Oval Office is focused on jobs, all right, but only if the job holder also has a union card.

Non-union need not apply.

Of course, not widely noted, but card-carrying union members make up a relatively small part of the non-government work force. Card-carrying public employees, on the other hand, have grown in numbers, of almost explosive expansion within the past decade.


30 posted on 10/26/2011 11:08:03 AM PDT by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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