Folks: meet Tim Geithner, our Treasury Secretary!
This is his response to the straightforward question of whether he was aware that the IMF had a reputation of having a ‘predatory atmosphere’ when it came to sexual harassment! Short answer (paraphrase): “No, because I am a man and we do not have the intellectual capacity to recognize sexual harassment.*”
Geithner: Everything’s peachy. Really.
Big Government: Apparently, “any measurement” doesn’t include the unemployment rate, job growth, number of jobs, wage growth, hours worked, home foreclosures, rate of mortgage delinquencies, etc. Which leads to the next question: what does ‘any measurement’ include? Surely there’s something that qualifies: for example, I imagine that segment of the sex worker industry that handles corporate lobbyists and union leadership cadres have been enjoying the | Read More »
I am going to break a rule and say something about 2012.
A recession is when you can’t lose your house. A depression is when Tim Geithner can’t lose his house, either (via @jeffemanuel). And a recovery is when President Obama loses his. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
‘Wear a wire.’
That’s Glenn Reynolds’ advice to anybody who feels obligated to attend a joint Treasury/HUD meeting called for July 28th to address the mortgage crisis. Given that the letter that was sent out is only ‘requesting’ attendance by the most charitable of interpretations (when two Cabinet Secretaries send you a letter about your presence at a meeting, you’re expected to show up), that should be pretty | Read More »
I don’t know why Jonah Goldberg bothered…
…to write about the fairly predictable way that his comments about liberalism and the paranoid style were brushed off. Actually, I do know why. He wanted to write this last paragraph: The point is that when liberals and leftists spout conspiracy theories and paranoid delusions — as they have for generations now — it’s written off by the liberal establishment as either an isolated incident, | Read More »
Just a reminder: Geithner’s tax problem wasn’t less* than Daschle’s
He was merely first in the queue: Despite the fact that Geithner sailed through the confirmation process—while Daschle went up in flames—Geithner’s tax troubles were actually far more egregious. People tend to give Geithner a pass, because the overall amount he owed was smaller and it just involved Social Security and Medicare, rather than income tax. But Geithner actually acknowledged years ago that he owed | Read More »
Support the Rangel Rule Bill!
It’s not up yet at THOMAS, but really: it’s the thought that counts. From Representative JOHN CARTER OF MARS!… err, actually, Texas’ 31st district (and a Republican, of course), we have this fun little bill: All U.S. taxpayers would enjoy the same immunity from IRS penalties and interest as House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Obama Administration Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, if | Read More »
Susan Collins (R-ME) “simply can’t in good conscience vote for Mr. Geithner.”
[UPDATE]: HA! In your FACE, Allahpundit. 60/34. Which still means that we’re putting in charge of our taxes somebody who can’t do his. But Senator Collins (R-ME) wasn’t having any of it. Oh, did I say “Obama’s advocate?” I meant to say “Andrea Mitchell, objective journalist for NBC News.” Be sure to go all to the end; the point where Ms. Mitchell plaintively asks why | Read More »