• 07 Nov 2012 at 2:37 PM

Tim Geithner May Not Want To Pack His Bags Just Yet

President Barack Obama, newly re- elected, now confronts two questions that he has been avoiding for more than a year: Who will replace Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and when…The timing of Geithner’s replacement depends on whether the White House can reach an agreement with the lame duck Congress on a deficit reduction plan to avoid triggering spending cuts and tax increases known as the fiscal cliff. If a deal can be reached before the Jan. 1 deadline, Geithner might leave as soon as it is completed. If the solution is left for the next Congress, Obama may ask Geithner to stay, either to work on a deal or to reassure financial markets about the U.S. government’s ability to trim the deficit. [Bloomberg, earlier re: Tim Geithner's many unapproved requests to go home]

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  1. Posted by guest | November 7, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Great.

  2. Posted by Bejujular | November 7, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    [youtube UPw-3e_pzqU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPw-3e_pzqU youtube]

  3. Posted by Guest | November 7, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    I think he has a hairball stuck in his throat.

  4. Posted by Quant me maybe | November 7, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Sooo…. A bunch of highly intelligent, highly educated guys and gals are going to buy the Treasury Secretaries explanation for the fiscal cliff when they can easily see for themselves that Congress keeps demonstrating loudly and repeatedly that they are collectively dumber than a pile of bricks.

    Doubting things already.

  5. Posted by guest | November 7, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    …collectively dense enough to bend light.

    fixed it.

  6. Posted by Quant me maybe | November 7, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    …….collectively dense enough to absorb light.

    Greek treasury are the guys dense enough to bend light.

    fixed your fix.

  7. Posted by Alt_EST | November 7, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Wait, there's more than one Treasury Secretary? Where has that lazy piece shit been this whole time?

    -T. Geithner

  8. Posted by guest | November 7, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    somebody should call amnesty international on behalf of lil Tim.

  9. Posted by ILoveLamp | November 7, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    waaaahh! I'm tired of Bronco Bama!

    -T. Geithner

  10. Posted by VonSloneker | November 7, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Or have Ben Affleck go under cover and film a movie at Treasury

    - N. Mandela

  11. Posted by Gary the Clam | November 7, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    They don't call him Bareback Bama for nuttin.

  12. Posted by Sandy-blaster | November 7, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    if timmy babe stays i wonder if he'll still get locked out of meetings and have to wait w the secretaries like he did in that Brian Williams special

  13. Posted by Guesticle | November 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Worst comment since 9:02AM.

  14. Posted by Webster | November 7, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Congratulations on your proper capitalization of "Brian Williams."

  15. Posted by guest | November 7, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Coming to a theater near you Brokeback Fed………..

  16. Posted by guest | November 7, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Obummers GAY! Moochelle is just his beard WTF do you think the bitch is so pissed all the time.

  17. Posted by guest | November 7, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Um, what? You've come to the conclusion that anyone is laboring under the impression that Congress isn't comprised of some of the dumbest people in the country how, exactly? Pretty sure everyone here is aware of that.

  18. Posted by Secret Service Quant | November 7, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Looking for the clients' yachts.

  19. Posted by Quant me maybe | November 7, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    I think that was the point.

  20. Posted by hola hola | November 7, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Why can't he just simply quit? Is there any punishment for quittinG?

  21. Posted by Vik Pandit | November 7, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    I'm available!

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