Why is he even around?
Do we really need a liar, a thief, a snake, and a smarmy, self-absorbed, condescending elitist enraptured with his own self entitlement for Treasury Secretary, who is only interested in himself and his banker buddies, and not Main Street?
And do we really need a Treasury Secretary that wants to undermine his boss?
Even Krugman sees through Geithner's transparent ideology, as he continually attempts to defuse Obama, and assuage the street. Look at his blog today:
What did Geithner say?
Various news reports that Tim Geithner is privately opposed to the new Obama bank plan — which isn’t that much of a surprise, but he should not be talking about it (if he is). What we do have is this PBS interview, in which he certainly isn’t doing much to back the concept. The correct answer to “In essence are you saying that big banks need to be broken up” is “Yes”; add some qualifiers if necessary — “we’re not talking about a sudden disruption, but about new rules of the game, but the eventual goal is smaller banks that aren’t engaged in inappropriate activities” or something like that.
As it was, Geithner might as well have had a chyron underneath as he spoke, with the words DON’T WORRY, WE’RE NOT GOING TO TAKE ANY REAL ACTION.
I don’t know what’s really going on here, but Obama needs to find some officials who can talk about taking on Wall Street as if they mean it.
Why keep him on?
Remember those good ole days? When he was the "only man" that could do the job?
Remember Obama's transition team? Do you think he was buying Volcker here? Back then, he was still "dating" Tim.
No-one understood why Obama stood behind Geithner, so they had to come up with their own humorous slant. And thow in a few puff pieces in the NY Times, about the new "yuppie" Treasury Secretary, that could overwhelm people with his brilliance.
The public always knew his brilliance was just a con. Now even Washington does.
Yesterday, President Obama stood side to side with Volcker. Where was Timmy? In the "Volcker Plan?"
But Geithner isn't going to be this Administration's whipping boy. He's still trying to undermine the President.
So fire him. NOW!
If you need a reason to fire Geithner, and the traffic light on him is still yellow, and not yet red, then look at what you got right now.
You have orange.
So let's look at Geithner's fingers.
We know that Geithner's fingers are all over the AIG bailout, and they're all over every bank subsidy given to Wall Street. But the Treasury Secretary always seems to deny it. He now says they didn't want to disclose the AIG payments, because it was actually 99.7 instead of 100 cents on the dollar.
Really? You buy that? That "brilliance" dressed up in a lie?
When Geithner last spoke before Congress, he had this strange orange glow on his face. Geithner, didn't want to say it was his orange self tanner, so they said his face just reflected from the orange whiteboard.
Really? You buy that?
Well his fingertips were all over that also!
This time, Timmy didn't was his hands fast enough!
He doesn't matter if it's self tanner or a Wall Street bailout. If Geithner's fingers are in it, he'll lie about it!
If Obama really wants to save Bernanke's job, all he has to do is to get rid of Geithner.
Come on President Obama, fire Turbo Timmy now!!
It's the easiest way for your Administration to wash your hands from this mess, since Timmy won't clean his!