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    Jack Lew To Be Nominated For Treasury Secretary, Sent To Penmanship School

    As you have likely heard, President Obama plans to put Tim Geithner out of his misery tomorrow by nominating Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary. Lew is known for being Obama’s White House Chief of Staff and also for having an absurd signature. And not like chicken scratch illegible-absurd, like not resembling anything in the alphabet, might as well have drawn an illustration of two alpacas fornicating/signed his name Mariah Carey absurd. And, should he be confirmed and subsequently have his name printed on a bunch of dollar bills, Lew will likely be forced to come up with something that actually looks like it spells “Jacob Lew” as opposed to what is he is currently signing receipts and important documents with, i.e. this:

    / Jan 9, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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    Paul Krugman Forces Obama Back To The Drawing Board

    Sayeth Kruggles: “Yes, I’ve heard about the notion that I should be nominated as Treasury Secretary. I’m flattered, but it really is a bad idea. Part of the reason is that I am indeed the World’s Worst Administrator — and that does matter. Someone else can do the paperwork — but an administrative job requires making hiring and firing decisions, it means keeping track of many things, and that, to say the least, is not my forte…officials inside the administration can of course have even more influence — but only if they’re good at a very different kind of game, that of persuading the president and his inner circle in behind-closed-doors discussion. And everything I know about myself says that I’m not very good at that game. By my reckoning, then, an administration job, no matter how senior, would actually reduce my influence, leaving me unable to say publicly what I really think and all too probably finding myself unable to make headway in internal debates.” [NYT]

    / Jan 7, 2013 at 5:59 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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    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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    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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    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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    Tim Geithner: Tax-Cut Deal Isn’t “Rocket Science”

    Especially if no one pays any taxes, period. See? Simple.

    / Nov 16, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    Tim Geithner Talks Shop With Economic Guru

    “In the midst of debates on financial regulation and China’s currency in April,” Bloomberg reports today, “Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner sat down to discuss the U.S. economy– with comedian Jon Stewart.”

    / Nov 4, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    Tim Geithner Interrupts Tense Moments With (Involuntary?) Cursing, Giggles

    “Tim was organized and low-key, although given to occasional bursts of profanity and odd fits of giggling,” claims Steve Rattner in his new autobiography, which he also writes that JPMorgan vice-Chairman Jimmy Lee is something of a “crybaby” and describes Sheila Bair as a “small, trim woman about my age with brown hair, brown eyes, […]

    / Sep 3, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    Treasury Secretary Bloomberg?

    Remember last year, when not a day went by without people claiming Tim Geithner was getting fired and the White House had supposedly all but forced him to move into an office in the basement where the pipes leaked so that they could prepare the place for Jamie Dimon, who we were to believe was […]

    / Sep 1, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    Here Are Some Thoughts On Hank Paulson’s Handling Of The Financial Crisis

    The reason a run-of-the-mill financial bust became a catastrophe, Mr Kaletsky claims in his book, was due largely to the stunning failures of one man: Henry Paulson, George Bush’s treasury secretary. In a passionate ad hominem attack, called “The Economic Consequences of Mr Paulson” (after Keynes’s 1925 pamphlet “The Economic Consequences of Mr Churchill”, a […]

    / Jul 12, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    Tim Geithner Buries a Three in This Chinese Dude’s Face

    Treasury Secretary TIm Geithner plays hoops in China with some students, buries a three.

    / May 24, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    The Banality Of Tim Geithner

    The following post is by InfiniteGuest, a regular reader and frequent commenter. Ask a friend, “What do you think of Ben Bernanke,” and you get a substantive response, making comparisons to Greenspan, speaking more generally about Central Banks, the Great Depression, society at large, widening and continuing the discussion. “What do you think of Barack […]

    / Feb 4, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    When And How Will Tim Geithner Leave Office?

    The Post reported today that Jamie Dimon’s name has continued to come up in Washington as a possible replacement for Tim Geithner. This isn’t very shocking, as Jamie Dimon was considered a candidate for the job before TG was nominated, and consistently over the course of the year. Plus, he’s Obama’s favorite banker and so […]

    / Nov 23, 2009 at 1:29 PM

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