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Ruh-Roh: Massive International Bank Scandal May Involve Tim Geithner?

Just now watched James Rosen on Fox News explaining this to Jenna Lee and — despite the eye-glazing intricacies of the financial details involved — recognized it as a potentially major scandal: Years before the Libor scandal ripped through the financial industry, Timothy Geithner sent a memo to the Bank of England calling for a […]

Turbo-Tax Tim Does 3 Sunday Shows UPDATE: Geithner Praises Obama’s ‘Incredibly Effective’ Economic Policies

The Treasury Secretary is ubiquitous on Tax Day: ABC This Week: Timothy Geithner. NBC Meet the Press: Timothy Geithner; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. CBS Face the Nation: Timothy Geithner; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. CNN State of the Union: Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee; Reps. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and Cathy […]

VIDEO: Bachmann Demands Resignation of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

DES MOINES, Iowa — As reported last night at The American Spectator and at Libertarian Republican, here is video of Bachmann’s statement: The text of Bachmann’s statement: “Tonight’s decision by S&P to downgrade our credit rating to AA+ is a historically significant and serious event for the United States. The United States has had a […]

Renee Ellmers vs. Tim Geithner

Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina was one of the Tea Party’s favorite candidates from last year’s mid-term campaign: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who has his own issues with paying taxes, explained to Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) why taxes must be raised on small businesses to keep the federal government from shrinking. So what if spending […]

Einstein Was A Physicist. Repeating Others’ Economic Failures, Hoping For Success, Is Sane.

by Smitty The Federal Reserve holds interest rates where they are for an ‘Extended Period‘, and the Dow holds itself above 11k. One person in three thinks the country is one the right track, which may or may not be related to Fed policy. Across the pond, Spain joined Portugal and Greece in the downgrade […]

SIGTARP Report Confirms: Homeowner Bailout Program Won’t Fix Housing Crisis

Connie Hair at Human Events reports: A new report released yesterday (.pdf) by Neil Barofsky, special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) warns that Obama administration efforts to bailout homeowners through the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) are ineffective and will not stem the sweeping tide of foreclosures. The $75 billion HAMP […]

VIDEO: Judge Napolitano on ‘TurboTax’ Geithner and the AIG Scandal

Watch the latest news video at Wow. I knew the Judge leaned libertarian — NTTAWWT — but I didn’t realize how hard-core he was until I saw that video. Lew Rockwell? Dude. A very interesting way to debunk that “neoconservative” smear against Fox News, eh? Giethner and TARP inspector general Neil Barofsky will testify […]

AIG Trouble for ‘TurboTax’ Geithner

There’s blood in the water, and Congress wants answers: Shares of American International Group Inc. slid Tuesday, a day ahead of a Congressional hearing on bailout money that was given to the troubled insurer. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is scheduled to testify Wednesday before a House committee about funds intended for AIG that were then […]