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Geithner to stay on as Treasury chief
Reuters ^ | 8/7/11

Posted on 08/07/2011 12:08:36 PM PDT by truthandlife

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has told President Barack Obama that he intends to stay on the job, Treasury said in a statement on Sunday afternoon.

"Secretary Geithner has let the president know that he plans to stay on in his position at Treasury," Assistant Treasury Secretary Jenni LeCompte said. "He looks forward to the important work ahead on the challenges facing our great country."

Geithner had indicated he might leave after a debt-limit increase was approved, but administration officials indicated that both Obama and the White House chief of staff had urged Geithner not to leave now.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: geithner; incompetent; obama; obamadowngrade; treasury
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1 posted on 08/07/2011 12:08:37 PM PDT by truthandlife
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To: truthandlife

I give up. Does Timmy have the goods on Obama or does Obama have the goods on Timmy?


2 posted on 08/07/2011 12:09:55 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: truthandlife

More bad news for the economy. First the downgrade and now this.


3 posted on 08/07/2011 12:10:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: truthandlife

Typical liberal...no shame or embarrassment over being a complete failure.


4 posted on 08/07/2011 12:11:29 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West (this tagline under review))
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To: truthandlife

I think this is Timmy’s way of saying that the job market really sucks and if you are currently employed, you better hold on to the job.


5 posted on 08/07/2011 12:12:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: truthandlife

Why leave now, America is not completely ruined yet? Still work to do.


6 posted on 08/07/2011 12:13:14 PM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: truthandlife
"Of course he is, S&P are just racist!"

-Congressional Black Caucus-

7 posted on 08/07/2011 12:13:23 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: truthandlife

He needs to stay on. We need the full WTF team in place to keep digging us out of the depression!

(For the poor humor-impaired FReeper who is about to flame me about holes and digging, here’s the </SARC> tag!!)


8 posted on 08/07/2011 12:13:25 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: truthandlife

Obama has no use for independent thinkers working for him. He wants yes men and lackeys. So Timmy stays.


9 posted on 08/07/2011 12:15:22 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: truthandlife

10 posted on 08/07/2011 12:15:56 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: truthandlife

The Asian Markets open in just FOUR HOURS from now.

I’m sure this news will inspire good feelings and confidence among investors overseas.

ELECT! EJECT! EJECT!! Watch out below!!!!!


11 posted on 08/07/2011 12:18:03 PM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: truthandlife
Can't find anyone who wants to come in...Timmy will be Obama’s pinata
12 posted on 08/07/2011 12:19:12 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: truthandlife
That will help America build confidence /sarc

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

13 posted on 08/07/2011 12:21:06 PM PDT by expatguy (The Expat Needs Beer Money - Cough Up!)
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To: sinanju

Hey...it’s all in the family [CIA Family that is]...zero’s mom [along with his grandparents...grandfather was BHO SR.’S handler] and timmy’s dad worked together at the Ford Foundation...a front for the grey and black ops of the CIA...


14 posted on 08/07/2011 12:21:06 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: truthandlife

Of course Timmy is staying..the job isn’t completed yet..there is still work to be done..they won’t be satisfied til our Credit Rating is at A- if that is even possible


15 posted on 08/07/2011 12:25:22 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: truthandlife

Federal gigs are plum. That being said, I had no idea that the employee tells the employer the terms of their employment?


16 posted on 08/07/2011 12:27:02 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: shield
I believe that you are correct. They are TRYING to ruin the United States. That was the plan all along. They believe that was their destiny. They are fulfilling the hopes and dreams of their parents and grandparents. Of course, Timmy is going to stay...they are doing EXACTLY what they intended to do....and it is going smashingly well.
17 posted on 08/07/2011 12:27:04 PM PDT by madinmadtown (Marx, the patron saint of blame, envy and destruction.)
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To: truthandlife

Why should Geithner quit or be fired now? He hasn’t finished the job Obama wants him to do yet. Make no mistake about it. It’s been the plan all along to bankrupt America. That’s Obama’s goal and it is Geithner’s too. This is the “change” and “rearrangement” Obama ran on. The dolts who voted for him had no clue how bad it’s going to get for them or us.


18 posted on 08/07/2011 12:29:10 PM PDT by abcc2011 (Christian and conservative.)
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To: tcrlaf

Obama should fire his entire cabinet, and bring in accomplished craftsmen with proven track records that go further than community organizing and academia.


19 posted on 08/07/2011 12:31:11 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: shield
Hey...it’s all in the family [CIA Family that is]...zero’s mom [along with his grandparents...grandfather was BHO SR.’S handler] and timmy’s dad worked together at the Ford Foundation...a front for the grey and black ops of the CIA...

It may have been the KGB wing of the company.

20 posted on 08/07/2011 12:40:53 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: truthandlife


21 posted on 08/07/2011 12:40:59 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: truthandlife

well we have to hang it round obama’s neck like an albatross.


22 posted on 08/07/2011 12:48:01 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: truthandlife

Why not? He’s done such a bang up job so far.

Plus, Obama needs a fall guy.


23 posted on 08/07/2011 12:48:11 PM PDT by hattend (As always...FUJM)
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24 posted on 08/07/2011 12:48:40 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . Fat & Furious - Burger & Fries Queen*s 1700+ calorie lunches . . . . .)
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To: truthandlife

Yeah, but is he going to pay his taxes?


25 posted on 08/07/2011 12:54:20 PM PDT by Zarro (Jail Congress)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012
He's connected all the dots...a must read.
26 posted on 08/07/2011 12:56:58 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: truthandlife

‘cause he’s the Illuminati Liaison.


27 posted on 08/07/2011 1:01:33 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: truthandlife

This could be a trick. Timmy says he wants to stay. That gives obama a chance to fire him.


28 posted on 08/07/2011 1:13:12 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: truthandlife

I’m not saying Geithner B the devil,
That B obammy’s jOb


29 posted on 08/07/2011 1:15:21 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Don't trust the F.B.I. the C.I.A. and specially the B.A.T.F.)
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To: Zarro
Yeah, but is he going to pay his taxes? Good point! LOL. Like your tagline, if only!
30 posted on 08/07/2011 1:15:31 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: truthandlife

This smooth talk like I was going to maybe leave but now i am staying will make our ratings worsen. What part do they not get that their plan of destroying our country looks better if they try to at least pretend like they will stop the reckless course they have us on?

They just don’t care they will raise taxes and add to the 22 trillion until there is a communist NWO.


31 posted on 08/07/2011 1:20:13 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (It is possible to both promote Palin and support Bachmann at the same time, ya know.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

This guarantees additional downgrades. There’s no way this problem gets fixed while the people who were responsible for causing the problem remain in decision-making positions.


32 posted on 08/07/2011 1:20:25 PM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: Gadsden1st

Exactly, see my last post. I am glad I am not the only one who sees this.Obama can’t be touched because he is black and any impeachment is racist.


33 posted on 08/07/2011 1:22:35 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (It is possible to both promote Palin and support Bachmann at the same time, ya know.)
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To: icanhasbailout

I agree. Those that brought us to this place are going to continue moving us in the same direction. If this was a professional baseball, basketball or football team, these fools would be long gone already.


34 posted on 08/07/2011 1:27:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: truthandlife

America’s credit rating downgraded and no one is getting held accountable?

another WTF moment in the Obama administration of just say it wasn’t you....


35 posted on 08/07/2011 1:31:20 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Ask a liberal to explain how tax increases create jobs in America)
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To: truthandlife

Thats ok, when the pubs get to the bottom of the conspiracy of this manufactured crisis, they’ll be able to take him out in cuffs.


36 posted on 08/07/2011 1:37:20 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: abcc2011

Look at it logically. Can anyone name any Treasury Secretary since 1980 who’s worth less than $100M? Retirement will not be a problem for Timmy Tax Cheat.


37 posted on 08/07/2011 1:39:42 PM PDT by pabianice (")
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To: abcc2011
Why should Geithner quit or be fired now?

Geithner is the best fox to be put in charge of the hen house.

38 posted on 08/07/2011 1:40:26 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: shield
Thank you. Excellent article.

Over fifty years ago, my dad who was connected to MI
and operations told me that the Communists would take
over America using "Blacks" as their Trojan Horse.

Prescient.


39 posted on 08/07/2011 1:40:32 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: truthandlife

Little Timmy Geithner is gonna stay on?

Hallelujah!

We need more, many more Geithners to help nobama achieve his dream.

This is wonderful, wonderful news.

And this AIN’T sarcasm.


40 posted on 08/07/2011 1:46:03 PM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: truthandlife
GOOD! Another nail in the coffin of an already dead admininstation. May they NOT rest in peace.
41 posted on 08/07/2011 1:52:50 PM PDT by liberalcide1
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To: sinanju

He can’t leave or else all of his lawbreaking might be exposed.


42 posted on 08/07/2011 2:02:13 PM PDT by Revel
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To: truthandlife

Isn’t it illegal to threaten the president? Geitner should be arrested immediately.


43 posted on 08/07/2011 2:04:55 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: truthandlife
Geithner to stay on as Treasury chief

whew. thank God! cool heads, steady hands! That's what we need!

***

This is BS. He'll be out by Wednesday.

44 posted on 08/07/2011 2:38:45 PM PDT by _a_0_0_
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To: sinanju

Don’t forget that Tiny Timmy’s Daddy and Obama’s Mommy worked together.

Obama’s mother, Stanley A. Dunham, worked for Tim Giethner
www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2446765/posts - CachedSimilar
8 Feb 2010 – Obama’s mother, Stanley A. Dunham, worked for Tim Giethner ... Peter Geithner ( Tim’s Father) was director of the Asia program at the Ford ...


45 posted on 08/07/2011 2:40:34 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: Typical_Whitey; All
America’s credit rating downgraded and no one is getting held accountable?

Not so! Remember Friday they blamed "faulty analysis" by S&P.

Obviously that didn't poll as well as "TeaParty downgrade" so that's who they're holding accountable. MoveOn, David Axelrod, John Kerry said so.

I'm not really a quotes person but Reagan said it best when he compared government to a big baby: huge appetite at one end, no sense of responsibility at the other.

I've never seen a Democratic party this unwilling to accept responsibility for anything. All they do is hold back, attack Republican plans, show no cards and deflect blame.

46 posted on 08/07/2011 2:41:30 PM PDT by newzjunkey (the circular firing squad has got to end now)
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To: WellyP

I read that article too, and I can’t help but wonder if all those connections and assertions about CIA front organizations are for real.

Is it written anywhere else that the Students for a Democratic Society was created out of whole cloth by the CIA?


47 posted on 08/07/2011 2:45:39 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Bingo.

Yes, Timmy boy thought the street thought he had talent and going to pay him the big bucks. Now that it’s obvious even to him that his only talent is screwing up, he is not going to give up a job.

He is and always will be a politically appointed hack with no track record of expereince, achievement or abilities. Just like his boss.


48 posted on 08/07/2011 2:47:08 PM PDT by EERinOK
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To: truthandlife

———Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has told President Barack Obama that he intends to stay on the job, -——

Translation...... No one else will accept the job and his resignation was refused with threats of death


49 posted on 08/07/2011 2:52:07 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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To: All
Blasts from the past…

Aug 4 2006, WA Post editorial criticizes Pelosi for refusing to work on entitlement reform

Oct 6, 2006, AP reports on Pelosi's plans if she becomes speaker among them … "Pay as you go," meaning no increasing the deficit, whether the issue is middle class tax relief, health care or some other priority..."

How's that compare to her record as Speaker even with a Democrat president?

50 posted on 08/07/2011 2:54:15 PM PDT by newzjunkey (the circular firing squad has got to end now)
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