Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tim Geithner
Get On the Stick, Boy!

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner needs to quit organizing his office supplies and hire some senior staff and start behaving as if the economic crisis we are in is real.
This is no time to fake it until you make it, Geithner either has the skills to handle this Herculean task or he doesn't.
If he doesn't, President Obama needs to quickly clear him out and bring in someone who has the chops for the job.
America's economic crisis is THE biggest problem our nation is facing right now. Geithner's face and voice should be on every newscast, every day, until economic conditions become more stable.
Until the economy is stabilized, the President is having to put other issues into holding patterns, like what to do about detainees and prisoners from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Keith Olbermann and Arianna Huffington discuss those holding patterns in this video.

Geithner is slowing down Obama's administration, causing it to have to focus on issues he should be handling. Is anyone here impressed with what they've seen so far from the Treasury secretary? Count me out.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Geithner was one of the guys who got us into this mess. It's unrealistic to expect him to get us out of it.

bigsis said...

He doesn't look at anyone directly, he sneaks peaks. And he has the same shameful look our little dog when she accidentally piddles in the house. But O picked Geithner him so I've gone along with him. I thought maybe he'd come alive in his first public discussion about fixing the economy but it turns out this guy is also timid. I was waiting for his voice to trail off and the last thing we'd hear is "... whatev."

nonnie9999 said...

i worry that once geithner actually does something, he will just turn out to be henry paulson lite. he's too close to banking interests to my thinking. the big banks should go away, but little timmy will never allow that to happen. he's part of the "culture" that is always cited when anyone complains about the ridiculous bonuses. yeah, they have their own fucking culture, so it makes everything they do okay. the tarp money should go to small local banks and credit unions.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I think all of us are weary of weak politicians who either don't get things done or do the wrong things.
Either lead or get out of the way, Geithner.