Tim Geithner

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    Tim Geithner Appeared To Consider ‘Beating The Living Shit Out Of’ TARP Inspector General Neil Barofsky, Choose To Slay Him With Dramatic Hand Gestures Instead

    Barofsky met with Geithner in the fall of 2009 to express his concern that the Treasury Department had made TARP unpopular by not being fully forthcoming about how TARP was being used, including not forcing banks disclose how they were spending TARP funds. Geithner got dramatic, [Barofksy writes in his new book, Bailout: An Inside […]

    / Jul 20, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    Post LiborGate, Area Investment Advisor Doesn’t Think He’s Being Extreme In Suggesting We Relaunch The Revolutionary War

    As long ago as June 2008, New York Federal Reserve President Timothy F. Geithner was warning the Bank of England that letting bankers set the benchmark interest rate for global finance was open to abuse. Governor Mervyn King’s failure then to take greater responsibility for Libor now poses a new threat to London’s drive to […]

    / Jul 16, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    Experience The Collapse Of Lehman Brothers Again, For The First Time

    How will you be spending your weekend? I know what I’ll be doing, which is reading all the Lehman bankruptcy documents. They’ve been online for a week or two and we’ve had some teasers today, covering how much all the big fish got paid and how much all the medium-sized fish in IBD got paid. […]

    / Apr 27, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    Tim Geithner’s Father-In-Law Sounds Like A Delightful Drunk*

    Make what you will of this somewhat bizarre story but our takeaway is that the Treasury Secretary’s FIL would make a great party guest and/or Benihana tablemate.

    Food critic Albert Sonnenfeld, whose daughter, Carole, is wed to the country’s top money man, stunned strangers at Bar Boulud Thursday night when he claimed President Obama’s nomination of Dartmouth College president Dr. Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank was part of a plan to allow Geithner to take over the Ivy League school’s top post…“That’s why Obama nominated [Kim] for the World Bank — so that there’d be an opening,” Sonnenfeld claimed to a dinner companion at the eatery’s communal table. Seated with five other couples he didn’t know, Sonnenfeld indiscreetly claimed Geithner has since changed his mind. “They offered him the presidency of Dartmouth. But now he doesn’t want it,” said the gabby granddad. “He wants something else…Sonnenfeld also let slip that Carole Geithner “can’t wait to get out” of DC because “she has to hold her nose and entertain all these Republicans.” Sonnenfeld added, according to the witness, “Some of them she actually liked, like Jim Bunning from Kentucky. But now he’s gone. Can you imagine having to entertain John Boehner and his wife, with his fake tan?” Geithner spokesman Anthony Coley told us, “Interesting theory about Dartmouth, but to paraphrase Kissinger: ‘It has the disadvantage of being made up.'”


    *It’s not actually clear if he was drinking. If this is how he is sans sauce, all the better.

    / Apr 24, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    Congressman Was This Close To Telling Tim Geithner He Was Cruisin’ For A Brusin’

    “You can smile and laugh about it all you want,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) bristled at Mr. Geithner during a House Budget Committee hearing. Mr. Chaffetz then intoned he was getting sick of the Treasury secretary’s “silly little smirk.” To be sure, Mr. Geithner did have a smile on his face during parts of the hearing, particularly when he was interrupted by Republicans on the panel when they didn’t like his answers on deficit reduction. He even spent part of the hearing answering questions with his arms crossed. At one point, he suggested that Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R., Kan.) had an “adolescent perspective” on how the economy worked.

    / Feb 17, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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    Tim Geithner Still Under The Impression He Can Leave Washington Whenever He Pleases

    Remember, back in June, when Tim Geithner said he was considering retiring from his post at the Treasury after the debt deal passed, telling friends that he was tired, needed a break and wanted to put family first (his wife and son live in Westchester, where the latter is finishing high school)? And the White […]

    / Jan 25, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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    Eliot Spitzer Is Having ‘Loads’ Of Fun Telling Other People How To Do Their Jobs

    “You know what I would like to see?” Spitzer asked the crowd. “I’d like to see a petition with a hundred million signatures, submitted to the White House tomorrow morning, saying, ‘Give us a treasury secretary who understands reform.’ Bring Paul Volcker in. Bring in Joe Stiglitz. Bring in Paul Krugman. Bring in Robert Reich…Spitzer, […]

    / Oct 12, 2011 at 2:16 PM
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    Tim Geithner Has A 3-Part Plan For Getting The World Economy Back On Track

    TG is calling for a little teamwork.

    / Sep 8, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    Confidential To The Treasury: You Can Still Turn This Day Around

    As we mentioned two seconds ago, today is Tim Geithner’s birthday, and a big one at that. The Treasury Secretary turns 50, and on a day when he’s away from his family, being held against his will, watching the market drive off a cliff, a drop for which he’ll probably be blamed, this is what […]

    / Aug 18, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    Happy Birthday, Tim Geithner!

    That’s right, ladies, today we celebrate the moment Timothy Franz Geithner entered this world. And it’s not just any old birthday but the big 5-0, meaning we need to do something to make it special.

    / Aug 18, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    Bill Gross Thrilled To See Standard And Poor’s Grow A Pair

    As you may have heard, Standard and Poor’s knocked the US’s debt down to double-A plus from triple-A Friday evening. Several hours before it was made official, the ratings agency was notified their team had made some calculation errors but chose to say “fuck it, on with the downgrade.” This made a whole bunch of […]

    / Aug 8, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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    Rebuttal #1: Don’t be a prick. Rebuttal #2: Bros before Larchmont hoes.

    President Barack Obama’s senior advisers are confident Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner will remain in his job even though he hasn’t made his intentions public, an administration official said. Geithner met recently with Vice President Joe Biden and laid out his reasons for wanting to leave the post. Biden outlined why it was vital that […]

    / Aug 5, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    The White House Doesn’t Care That Tim Geithner Has A Family And A Mortgage In Larchmont, New York

    At the end of June, Tim Geithner said that he was considering leaving his post at the Treasury after the debt deal past, telling friends that he’s tired, needs a break, and wants to put family first (his wife and son are living in Westchester again so that young Geithner can finish high school there). […]

    / Aug 4, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    Sheryl Sandberg for Treasury Secretary?

    In New York this week, John Heileman repeats reports that Tim Geithner wants to resign as Treasury Secretary this year after the debt ceiling talks are resolved, and kind of surprisingly gives the nod to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg as the most likely successor, adding to talk of her shortlisting from earlier this month. His […]

    / Jul 13, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    Answer: The Deficit Talks, The Dollar, Tim Geithner

    Question: What are things Jim Rogers thinks sucks?

    / Jul 11, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    Treasury Secretary Corzine?

    Corzine…has attended secret meetings with the president and has been working on Obama’s 2012 campaign for months, The Post has learned. And, like any good executive, Corzine is looking out for his own bottom line. Success could resuscitate his political career with a top post — such as treasury secretary or a key ambassadorship — […]

    / Jul 5, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    Geithner: Softness Only Temporary

    “Around two-thirds of recent softness in the U.S. economy can be attributed to temporary factors such as higher energy costs and Japan’s earthquake,” Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told CNBC on Friday. “Most people say you can attribute about two thirds of the slow down relative to expectations to those factors. Not all of it,” he […]

    / Jun 24, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    Tim Geithner Not Stressed About Potential Default

    Everybody be cool.

    / Jun 21, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    Tim Geithner Gets A Shout-Out In Conan O’Brien’s Dartmouth Commencement Speech

    Alongside other “fictitious graduates” like Meredith Grey of Grey’s Anatomy, Mad Men‘s Pete Campbell, Michael Corleone and Count Chocula.

    / Jun 14, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    Geithner: Another Crisis Is Coming But It’s Not Anything You Need Worry About Now

    According to the Treasury Secretary, “There will be another storm…but it’s not going to come for a while.” In fact, in order to calm any fears you might have, TG has come up with a whole bunch of stuff that will happen before the next then including but not limited to: 1) the Geithners will […]

    / May 19, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    Tim Geithner Will Let Us Borrow For A Little While Longer

    Thanks to “extraordinary measures” and “tax receipts.”

    / May 2, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    Tim Geithner Is Good Tipper, Good Surfer, Says Instructor Dave

    Over the weekend, “a man named Tim” made a reservation for a surf lesson at Open Ocean Surf Lessons in Half Moon Bay, for himself and his daughter. When six people showed up, instructor David Alexander thought nothing of it, figuring the other guys were “just business associates.” When he suggested the suits, who were […]

    / Apr 25, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    Jamie Dimon: 1, Tim Geithner: 0

    When one is the chief executive of a bank or otherwise important person whose skills are in high demand, he or she needs to be available to pick up and move out of state at a moment’s notice, whether or not the the house is sold or the water is still running. This hasn’t posed […]

    / Apr 8, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    Confidential To Any Kids Who’ve Left Tim Geithner Alone With A Piggy Bank

    Now would be a good time to start counting those coins.

    / Mar 28, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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    Bloomberg Declares Tim Geithner No Longer Fit For Ridicule

    Ever since he was named Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner has suffered from a lack of respect, both from the outside world and internally. His boss makes “jokes” in public about dogs pissing on him, chief executives openly speak of his uselessness and hardly a day goes by without a story claiming he’s getting fired and […]

    / Feb 24, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    Geithner: The US Financial System Is Lookin’ Good. REALLY GOOD.

    “The core of the American financial system is in a much stronger position than it was before the crisis,” Geithner said today during a Bloomberg Breakfast with reporters in Washington. “We can say with much more confidence now that the U.S. banking system and the U.S. capital market are much more likely to be in […]

    / Feb 23, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    BusinessWeek Subtly Suggests Tim Geithner Might Want To Have Some Work Done

    Since becoming Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner has taken a whole lot of shit, from both the outside world and internally at work. His boss makes “jokes” in public about dogs pissing on him, chief executives openly speak of his uselessness and hardly a day goes by without a story claiming he’s getting fired and replaced […]

    / Dec 17, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    Tim Geithner’s Got Great News

    We are getting a bargain on this TARP business.

    / Dec 16, 2010 at 10:45 AM

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