Analysis: Geithner's planned departure puts Obama in tough spot

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bobber1956 wrote:

obama could self destruct and nominate Romney or Ryan. That is just too good to be true.

Jan 03, 2013 9:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
wirenuts wrote:

Is Geithner retiring like the rest of the politicians who avoid prosecution or anything else that would take away their long term retirement and benefits?

Jan 03, 2013 10:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
wirenuts wrote:

I’m so disappointed in Reuters. They were an open minded and free thinker when it came to the news. Now they seem to filter out the comments like the other news media. Where do we go from here?

Jan 03, 2013 10:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlaskanDude wrote:

“Timothy Geithner’s plans to leave near the end of January put the White House in a tricky spot, depriving the Obama administration of its…”

most famous TAX CHEAT?

Jan 03, 2013 10:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jvmusicandart wrote:

How about putting Robert Reich in there?

Jan 04, 2013 2:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
Adam_Smith wrote:

Ho hum. Another routine “analysis” that totally ignores whether a departing official’s actions and recommendations have had or have lacked merit. Only personal confidence and familiartity are qualities worth mentioning. So it goes.

Jan 04, 2013 5:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
abb68 wrote:

While at the NY Fed, Geithner was one of the few people who was in a position to look at and do something about the insane leverage on bank balance sheets prior to the crisis. I guess he was too busy working on his own taxes. He is a hopeless idealogue. Who Obama chooses to replace him will tell us if he is serious about working out a compromise on spending.
As someone noted above, it is a shame that one of the few truly independent wire services has lost its independence.

Jan 04, 2013 8:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
possibilianP wrote:

Just replace him with someone who will get banks to lend the money the government gave them to lend to businesses and individuals. I could do it. Or anybody else for that matter. This is an opportunity to get the job done, not a liability.

Jan 04, 2013 9:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

Lot of people jumping ship!

Jan 04, 2013 10:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
SeaWa wrote:

Somehow, Geithner gave us traction in one of the worst economic times. His contributions are of historic proportions. I wish him the best and that history reflects well upon him. He deserves gratitude.

Jan 04, 2013 11:10am EST  --  Report as abuse
Woltmann wrote:

Good riddance, he has been a main participant in all the back-room Sunday-night financial shennanigans going on over the past 7 years. He is a constitutional criminal and he is as guilty of the financial meltdown as any of the main crooks. I would like to see his head on a stake outside the NY Fed ..

Jan 04, 2013 6:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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