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Tim Geithner: Next Steps

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Tim Geithner's public "servant" tenure has not been without its blemishes: from his deplorable run as the (figure)head of the New York Fed (from 2003 until 2009), when the entire financial system literally imploded under his watch, to his epic failing up as Hank Paulson's replacement as treasury Secretary of the United States, despite his legendary inability to navigate the Minotaurian labyrinth that is the TurboTax income tax flowchart, the Dartmouth alum has had his share of run ins with adversity (and adversity won). Of course, Geithner's tenure in charge of the Treasury in the past 4 years has been somewhat mollified by the fact that here too here was merely a figurehead, and the true entity that runs the US printing presses is none other than the JPM and Goldman Sachs co-chaired Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee (for more on the TBAC read here and especially here as pertains to the former LTCM trader and current head of JPM's CIO group), meaning that the US Treasury, just like the Fed, are merely branches of the one true power in US governance: Wall Street. Geithnerian figureheadedness aside, the one undeniable fact is that Tim Geithner's days as head of the Treasury are now numbered: he has made it quite clear that he will not accompany Obama (should the incumbent be reelected) into his second term. So what is a career "public servant" to do once the public no longer has any interest in retaining his services? Bloomberg's Deborah Solomon has some suggestions...

First, it may come as a surprise to some, that just like virtually every other central planner currently in charge of deciding the fate of billions of people in US and around the world, Geithner has never really had much interaction with real life:

Despite the fact that much of the public -- not to mention some lawmakers on Capitol Hill -- assume Geithner worked on Wall Street, he never has. Instead, he has spent most of his career in public service. Before taking the Treasury post in 2009, Geithner headed the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for six years and worked at the International Monetary Fund. His main private-sector job was at Kissinger Associates Inc.


The years in public service -- particularly engaging in diplomacy with domestic and foreign partners -- left a deep impression on Geithner, infusing him with a sense of purpose that he might find lacking on Wall Street (see: "Why I Left Goldman Sachs" by Greg Smith).

The logical implication is that while Geithner's actions were enriching a broad universe of people (read those working on Wall Street, metaphorically of course, as the bulk of financial activity has long taken place in midtown Manhattan), Tim was stuck with a salary which would make a 1st year associate blush (see TurboTax incident above). To wit:

[T]he years in civil servitude have also left Geithner in need of a better salary. Geithner is one of the least wealthy men to head the Treasury Department in recent years. He took more than a 50 percent pay cut to assume the job. His $199,700 salary is higher than the $174,000 earned by most members of Congress. His pay has been increased by $8,400 in three years, yet his net worth pales next to such predecessors as Hank Paulson and Bob Rubin.


With two mortgages and two college-age children, the lure of private-sector money could be hard to resist. BlackRock's Fink, for instance, received $23.8 million in salary and stock in 2011, making him No. 1 in the Finance 50, Bloomberg Markets' annual ranking of the best-paid CEOs at the largest U.S. financial companies.

So what is a (quite literally poor) Tim Geithner to do? Will he go back to Wall Street...

The big money is on Geithner heading to the private sector, with private-equity shop BlackRock Inc. (BLK) often mentioned as a potential landing post. The chatter has been fueled by Geithner's frequent conversations with BlackRock Chairman Laurence Fink: The two spoke 49 times over the past 18 months, according to Geithner's calendar. (Fink, it's worth noting, is also mentioned as a potential successor to Geithner if Obama wins a second term.)


Less likely, say those who know Geithner, is that he'll end up at a big bank like JPMorgan Chase & Co. or Goldman Sachs Group Inc. This is in part because it would make for "bad optics" (the Obama administration spent the better part of four years chastising Wall Street for its practices while Geithner has been criticized for being too soft on bailed-out banks) and in part because it's not Geithner's style.

Or perhaps go back to academia, where he will spin stories about Magic Money Trees (MMT), and who $22 trillion in US public debt by 2016 is a mere trifle:

Another option for Geithner -- one his own father-in-law recently blabbed about in a New York restaurant -- is to head back to his alma mater, Dartmouth College, to run the university. The departure of Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank leaves an opening for Geithner (class of 1983), whose father, grandfather and wife are all Dartmouth grads. Kim’s compensation at Dartmouth was $612,768, including a base salary of $419,754, as of year-end 2010, according to Bloomberg News. That's not a BlackRock-sized paycheck, but it's a raise. Still, it's unlikely he'd move to New Hampshire before his son leaves for college.

For now nothing has been decided:

Those who know Geithner say he's unlikely to rush into anything and will probably take some time -- maybe six months -- before taking a new job. Meantime, he could earn money by giving speeches and writing a book (he has publicly ruled out the book, but he could reconsider).

There is, also, a scenario that Geithner will continue "serving the public" for an indefinite period of time even after the election:

Still, in news he no doubt already knows, Geithner may not be going anywhere for a little while. Assuming Obama wins a second term, the administration is expected to nominate someone quickly to head Treasury, but confirmation depends on the Senate. With the debt ceiling and fiscal cliff fast approaching, Geithner may have to stick around and aid that process until the Treasury nominee gets the Senate's (sometimes slow) blessing.

Of course, as everyone knows but is terrified to admit, at this point the US, and global, financial system, are both beyond salvaging, with can kicking the only (non) option left. Therefore, the only hope is to let the status quo do what it does at an ever faster pace (transfer an ever greater amount of wealth from the middle classes to the kleptofascist oligarchy until, quite soon, there is nothing left), in the process finally destroying everything, and most importantly, itself, once the second coming of the Bastille day is official. That this is the only real chance for a fresh start left should be clear to everyone. Which logically means, that the best option for all may well be to just leave Tim Geithner "in charge."

After all what better way to hit peak systemic self-cannibalization and reach complete, wholesale destruction of everything and anything?

If anyone has a more responsible idea, we are all ears...


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Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:47 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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Doesn't this guy have to figure out some of his back taxes first before getting his cubicle at BlackRock?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:49 | Link to Comment fightthepower
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Fuck You Timmy, Fuck you Bernanke, Fuck you Rothschilds!

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:51 | Link to Comment Kitler
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There is, also, a scenario that Geithner will continue "serving the public" for an indefinite period of time even after the election:

Professional organ donor would seem appropriate.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:57 | Link to Comment nope-1004
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Geithner is a loser, sucking off the taxpayer tit his whole life.  How much did he, do you think, contributed to national GDP over the years?  Anything?  I submit, ZERO.  He's a first class suck.

Would love to kick him in the nuts.


Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:57 | Link to Comment SilverTree
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"No risk of that"


Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:59 | Link to Comment icanhasbailout
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I say we hand him over to China.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:02 | Link to Comment knukles
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Timmah's next steps?
When'd he learn to walk?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:28 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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"His main private-sector job was at Kissinger Associates Inc."

LOL, that's about as far away from private-sector as you can get.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:40 | Link to Comment Richard Chesler
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Must've been before he took the position of "Jamie's lackey".


Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:55 | Link to Comment Ying-Yang
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I'd bet he opens up a GMC dealership.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:00 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Jews don't drive Chevy's... They dismantle manufacturing & distribution operations & keep the money for themselves...

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 23:30 | Link to Comment wee-weed up
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Little Timmy is just thanking his lucky stars the shit-hiting-the-fan did not happen on his watch.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:10 | Link to Comment redpill
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Well somewhere there is a village missing its idiot that is anticipating his grand return.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:59 | Link to Comment ChanceIs
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Good Sir,

I think you have that all wrong.  Don't you mean that something, somewhere is missing its USEFUL idiot?  No wait.  That's what Timmah has been doing these last four years (oooooops that would be about 12 if you count NY Fed as time served).  Hmmmm.  Where else can Timmah go and be a useful idiot?  Dartmouth is still a good school.  They expect some production.  Timmah might get a sinecure with a 20th floor window office at GS.  Couldn't get into too much trouble.  What did Hillary say.... "It takes a village to raise an idiot?" Ah well.  So much for not mixing my metaphors.  

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 19:09 | Link to Comment Offthebeach
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A job for Timmmah?

Can you imagine how much a representative for a Chinese Sovereign Wealth Fund would love being fluffed by a former United States Secretary of The Treasury, on his knees under a Goldman Sacs mahogany table?
What other firm could offer a client ...such a welcome?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 19:53 | Link to Comment SafelyGraze
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There's a place for you in the visa rewards program. 

They sent me a letter today. No shit. 

Reward yourself, it says.
Your access to rewards in right in your wallet, it says.

Every time you make a purchase with your credit card you earn QuickPoints(tm) -- one point for every dollar, it says.

You can redeem them for gift cards from over 50 participating estabishments, it says. 

Points! Like fema dollars. or bitcoins. or ebt dollars. or federal reserve dollars. redeemable at participating establishments.

You can run this program, Tim. You can give it wings. Digital points that are classified as earned income, earned by spending with credit.

Taxable earned income, denominated in "points".

You can create a market, Tim. A market where computers bet on the conversion rate between "points" and tactical socks from Dillards, Norstroms, or Nieman Marcus.  

If you have more questions, Tim, you can call them at their 888 number. 

Think about it, Tim. Reward yourself. 

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:35 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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Hand him over to China? He's been in their hip pocket ever since he took the job.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:38 | Link to Comment 55 men
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My wife told me she bought me something cool about 3 weeks ago...It came today. ZeroHedge zip up hoody, totally bad ass, I had no idea. Now all I need is my guy fawkes mask.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:57 | Link to Comment Ying-Yang
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Talk about a bullseye on your back... chuckle maybe wife will like the hoodie late nites?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:28 | Link to Comment 55 men
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In my opinion, if your gonna be a sheep be the black one. 

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:02 | Link to Comment ChanceIs
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I couldn't get my wife to go for the ZH thong.  You know...the one that has the warning..."Contains Zero Hedge."  I thought it was funny.  The wife didn't see it that way.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:26 | Link to Comment chunga
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I'll be wearing my ZH cap tomorrow when I go to cast my vote against the weasel pigs.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:57 | Link to Comment malikai
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When people receive organs, particularly the heart, it is common for the recipient to experience behavior changes mimicking the donor.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:03 | Link to Comment waterhorse
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Who would want to become a pathological liar and a bank CEO fellator/cornholee?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:00 | Link to Comment hedgehog9999
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I am with you 100%. This cocksucker is a disgrace to the human race.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:01 | Link to Comment Ying-Yang
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So true... I believe Timmy will hookup with Hank Paulson and start calling him Daddy!

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:53 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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@ fightthepower,

It just goes to show you that in America an organized crime cabal is put in charge. They are a self serving total economic waste. Somebody has overthrown certain aspects of your government and they are flaunting their power over people of the world. America has grown very soft against the criminal elite, helping them to traffic weapons to known terrorists. It looks like the White House has lost all moral discretion and merely goes along with the criminal terrorizing of other soverign nations.

It is like they are being black-mailed by the banker cabal. They will take your freedoms and impose a communist Chinese like model to allow control freaks to lord-it-over you. But with these corrupt evil globalist power structures what can you do. Big government wants to go around the world murdering people — that is how the sickos get off. They think they are god with their power to murder people. A world of freedom and harmony scares the war-demons and psychopaths.

They are supporting causes they are supposed to defend against. The Empire becomes a Zombie Monster, following a negative agenda against man on Earth. The government is out of control, if it even exists. America is being divided and conquered from within, by the global demons.

They merely represent a power structure of a Step Pyamid Model of Aurthority / Monarch Reign Pyamid Model of Authority which ultimately benefits the NWO Globalite who own the Economic, Educational, Religious and Political Systems which Enslave man.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:05 | Link to Comment no taste
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The next step is war, of course.  Maybe Timmy could be on the front lines serving his masters some more.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:01 | Link to Comment FL_Conservative
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Tim Geithner: voted most likely to "Corzine" his next business endeavor, by those of us with critical thinking skills.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:21 | Link to Comment oldfruit1
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He has been ineffectual yes, like most civil servants, however perhaps ZH paradigm that everyone chooses to do things based on money is wrong .. I used to work on wall st with a large paycheck but left to go back into teaching which is relatively poorly paid :( some people do care about things apart from money you know!


Mon, 11/05/2012 - 22:43 | Link to Comment no taste
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By leaving you demonstrated an exceptional trait.  My guess is you were not running the Vampire Squid.  Blankfein isn't leaving  to teach poor kids how to play three card monty (well, not by choice).

Did it occur to you that Timmy might have the job that he has because he is incompetent?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 22:58 | Link to Comment Grill Boss
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Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:48 | Link to Comment jeff314
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Fuck you Timmy and fuck you Bernanke

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:49 | Link to Comment CrimsonAvenger
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What about starring in Eraserhead 2?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:49 | Link to Comment UGrev
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Next steps? how about you take them by walking in front of a bus.. 

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:50 | Link to Comment monopoly
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Giving speeches. You mean there are people that will PAY to listen to his bullshit. The guy cannot even do his own taxes correctly. You want me to listen to him speak. Oh my. Now I have heard it all.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:14 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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Oh, he did them correctly, alright.
Did he pay his penalty?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:50 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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The last paragraph is pure gold. galt + gandhi is the way to go. Let it all fail.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:52 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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This guy's still alive?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:55 | Link to Comment orangedrinkandchips
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worthless cocksucker.


(disclaimer: nothing wrong with's not going to suck itseslf!)

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 22:41 | Link to Comment AgShaman
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On the cusp....of doing "God's Work"

The world can always use another 'cocksucker'

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:57 | Link to Comment Unprepared
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Corzine for Treasury Sec,

Krugman for Fed Chairman


America, making sure it all ends in flames, tears, lots of broken windows and vaporized dreams,

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:07 | Link to Comment knukles
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Stop it
Stop it
Just fucking stop with it already.
Gonna have enough of this shit after the election.
For real

Jesus man...
Have some compassion.



Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:15 | Link to Comment Unprepared
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Oh, does it really hurt when I turn that knife in your wound?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:31 | Link to Comment Bay of Pigs
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I want the William Dudley and Jamie "Legs" Dimon at the helm of the FED and UST...

That would be GOWLED!

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:34 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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needs more salt...

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:22 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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Let it burn.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:58 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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By the way, it doesn't matter what Corporate Controlled Government News Agency you watch tomorrow to get the election results.  They all get the results from NEP.   They'll all be feeding the sheeple the identical PsyOp of "we just got in these results."  Remember it's paid actors providing a script "Program" for viewer consumption.  Stealing elections since 2000.  Now it's a perfected art.   

The National Election Pool (NEP) is a consortium of American news organizations formed in 2003 to provide "information on Election Night about the vote count, election analysis and election projections." See NEP's FAQ. Member companies consist of ABC News, the Associated Press, CBS News, CNN, Fox News and NBC News. The organization relies on the Associated Press to perform vote tabulations and contracted with Edison Media Research and Mitofsky International to "make projections and provide exit poll analysis."

The precursor was Voter News Service, which was disbanded in 2003, after controversies over the 2000 and 2002 election results. The NEP plan is largely the suggestion of CNN, which used Edison/Mitofsky as consultants in the past. Mitofsky headed the original pool that preceded VNS.

The organizers of the pool insist that the purpose of their quick collection of exit poll data is not to determine if an election is flawed, but rather to project winners of races. Despite past problems, they note that none of their members has incorrectly called a winner since the current system was put in place. [1] However, to avoid the premature leaking of data, collection is now done in a "Quarantine Room" at an undisclosed location in New York. All participants are stripped of outside communications devices until it's time for information to be released officially.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:22 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Funny thing about VNS was that it ACCURATELY exposed all of the scams, so they blamed it for the on again, off again "Winner!" announcements, then threw it under the bus and came up with a more controllable scam.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:59 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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I hear Barney Frank has an open position for a page.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:37 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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Barney has great credentials. He's 'overseen' the greatest fraud (derivatves) escalation in human history, now 10x the size of global GDP, plus mass mortgage fraud, ratings fraud and indeed pure theft (see MFG blow-up etc), 'overseen' the sub-prime collapse of US property, trillion ton tankers Fannae and Freddie swept under the rug like nothing happened and 'overseen' not a single bwanker arrested or even interviewed let alone put in jail

if you want someone to 'oversee' a national/global criminal racket as Chairman, create havoc and carnage in a market without batting an eyelid, and ensure nobody goes to jail, Blind-as-a-Bat Barney's your man

what would America have done without Barney Frank preventing nothing, missing everything, doing nothing and implacable ability to sit on a mountain of steaming shit eating cup cakes

Mr Clean-Up himself, sharp as a tack, never short of a word to journalists how he'd put the world to rights

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:37 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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Plus I heard that if you put saran wrap over his face, he will let you take a dump on it.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:47 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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no idea on his personal life

but in his professional life you could shit all over America and Barney wouldn't lift a finger


Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:25 | Link to Comment markar
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He took a dump on America without the benefit of saran wrap

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:00 | Link to Comment THE DORK OF CORK
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Well he has done a good job for the US - he has destroyed Europe to save the city on the hill or the other city underwater I guess.


Everybody now knows the EEC was a Anglo invention - the evidence is now it and its conclusive.


Its a absurd little zoo.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:05 | Link to Comment waterhorse
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Now don't forget how well he foamed the runways for the banks...

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:10 | Link to Comment knukles
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None-o-them banks ever declared an emergency....

Wait a second....
They was forced....


Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:03 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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Thanks to ZH for the 1st paragraph giving Timma's incredible credentials/CV

I was in tears by the end  ;,,)))

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:04 | Link to Comment dbTX
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Perhaps Timmy could assist Corzine navigate the troubled waters ahead of him.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:06 | Link to Comment waterhorse
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Hopefully, right into the Bermuda Triangle.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:04 | Link to Comment rqb1
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who cares what is next for this guy, i just skipped the article for the comments.  did he sell his house yet?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:05 | Link to Comment Poetic injustice
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Honest person. Sold out, and is keeping his end of bargain.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:05 | Link to Comment ljag
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I heard Krogers is looking for someone to pick the flea shit out of the ground black pepper.

Must bring own boxing gloves

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:06 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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Timmays next step should be off the roof of the NY FED building after the street has drained, or off a stool with a hemp rope necktie.

BTW, i know some people that didnt pay their taxes, true, not using the upgraded (TTT)TurboTaxTim version, and they didnt get a promotion!

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:10 | Link to Comment larz
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who cares what timmy does? sorry for the redundency rqb1 it was too late

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:09 | Link to Comment AgShaman
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Hahahaha......Kissinger Associates Inc.

Gonna trade places with my buddy Fink

Or....the opening act for the 'Paulsonians'....on the Ivy League brainwashing the young "Oligarchical Collective Tour"

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:10 | Link to Comment waterhorse
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"Meantime, he could earn money by giving speeches..."

On what its like to be a kleptocratic Keebler elf?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:27 | Link to Comment larz
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..and how not to pay taxes while counting everyone elses

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:11 | Link to Comment Joebloinvestor
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"serving the public"

How about serving a jail sentence?

This fucktard should be body slammed and several times to boot.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:16 | Link to Comment toms
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Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:19 | Link to Comment earnyermoney
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How bout off the ledge? JYF

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 19:03 | Link to Comment JuliaS
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"His main private-sector job was at [Kissing]er [Ass]ociates Inc."

No shit!

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:20 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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I have some ideas...

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:27 | Link to Comment sangell
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Hey Banzai, maybe you could run with my idea for a reality TV show with Tim Geithner as a Chumleyesque character working at Wall St. Pawn.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:05 | Link to Comment Mary Wilbur
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Thank you for making me laugh. True humor is very rare these days.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 21:39 | Link to Comment THE DORK OF CORK
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William has  a very rare gift but he does have some of the best material available................

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:23 | Link to Comment sangell
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I was kind of hoping Tim and Larry Summers would open a pawn shop in NYC and turn it into a TV reality show. You know have Jon Corzine come in with a valuable collection of gold coins and pawn them for $500 million dollars with Tim playing the 'Chumley' role.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:50 | Link to Comment vix is for kids
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More of us might be inclined to watch your youtube videos if, instead of political propaganda, they featured some really big tits.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:33 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Fahkin' cockaroach.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:35 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 A reliable source has confided, on the condition of "anonymity", that Timmy has a deep rooted love with "underwater basket weaving"...   You can skip to the end , if time is tight.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:35 | Link to Comment BlackVoid
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He is probably scared that the SHTF moment happens under his watch.


Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:10 | Link to Comment seek
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If fear of SHTF was actually a deterrent neither BO or the Mittsters would be running.

Don't forget that the people "in charge" when it goes boom will likely be the first ones proposing the next system.

The shit, it never ends.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:44 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Fishing trip...someone will take him on a fishing trip.

Hot cider, sun coming up, "Hey Tim, look at that Bald Eagle over there on the top of that Spruce!"

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:50 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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I think that he'll leave the least for a while...then maybe do the Dartmouth gig. No way he'll hang out for the cliff diving extravaganza.

"His family moved from the United States to Zimbabwe, India and Thailand during his early adolescence. Fascinated by international relationships even as a youth, Geithner used his interests as an amateur photographer during high school at the International School of Bangkok to travel to Cambodia and take black-and-white photographs of refugees."

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:03 | Link to Comment AldoHux_IV
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Claim odious debt, strip wall street of it's wealth and power, term limits, strip corps of being "human", stop PACs (super or otherwise), remove the electroral colleges, have a better way of counting votes locally, end the fed, and hear the lamenation of the mainstream media.

Or fuck it and wait for the violent revolution.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:16 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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Four more years! And a hollow point for every able-bodied forehead.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:12 | Link to Comment slackrabbit
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Him and Ben and the others are running away.

They know its over, just not on their watch...

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:08 | Link to Comment alfred b.
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     Once done, perhaps Timmah ought to start serving his prison term...the one that should have been awarded to him after the bailouts he engineered.


Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:11 | Link to Comment emsolý
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It is unfortunate that Bloomberg's Deborah Solomon can't distinguish between Blackstone, a private equity shop, and BlackRock, a global asset manager.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:12 | Link to Comment ChanceIs
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I think that Timmy should follow Vikram Pandit's example.  Start a hedge fund.  Get a couple of billion under management.  Give it a cute name like Old Hamlet (Old Lane having been taken and blown up already).  Then sell it to a TBTF for about $200 million under the condition that you get to be CEO.  Watch the hedge fund you sold to your new employer implode.  Collect your $10 million per annum.  When the bank stock trades down to $2, act contrite and accept only $1 dollar for a year or two.  Then get your $10 million for another year or so.  Quietly leave before the bottom totally falls out.  All of this would of course be contingent upon getting the next useful idiot into the Office of Treasury Secretary.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:54 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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If the fucker and his wife can become homeless and live under Las Vegas in the flood sewers, I will believe in karma.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 19:40 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Send him to the Afgahny front lines. He is a terrorist. Send him to negotiate with Israel before the war breaks out. Get rid of that sicko.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 19:44 | Link to Comment Miles Kendig
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In order to maintain confidence in the independence of financial policy Ben Bernanke will remain in charge at the Treaserve Department while Timmay will continue handling whatever it is he handles

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 21:15 | Link to Comment Shizzmoney
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I would literally pay money to help move his shit out of his office.

Geithner, and the United States Chamber of Commerce.  I'd gladly help moving their shit out.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 22:11 | Link to Comment venturen
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Can't we kick the Giethner down the road?

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 00:37 | Link to Comment JuicedGamma
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Since that would imply his coming back, like herpes, I don't believe it's a good idea.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 22:28 | Link to Comment toomanyfakecons...
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This treasonous prick can have the front seat on a prison bus when the MASS ARRESTS occur...

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 22:40 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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What gang sign he uses on the pic?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 22:49 | Link to Comment fukidontknow
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Rumour has it that the hair dressing fraternity is pretty keen to sign little Timmy up as a practice model for trainees. 

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 23:19 | Link to Comment Cosimo de Medici
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If Obama wins, Geithner will get a job at Goldman or JPM, maybe Blackrock, since Wall Street will be forced to show contrition for having backed Romney, and the GS/JPMs of the world will assume Geithner has someone's ear.  If Romney wins, Geithner passes into the "anals" of history, not before time.

What concerns me is that, according to the article, he has passed on his gene pool.  Did we really need that?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 23:26 | Link to Comment robertocarlos
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I totally forgot about Timmy. Hadn't seen his name in the news in months.

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 01:39 | Link to Comment lostintheflood
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i just wanna say that timmy geithner sucks.

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