Geithner Out Before End Of January

Tyler Durden's picture

We are sad to bring you the tragic news that Tim "TuboTax" Geithner, who has long made clear his plans to leave some time in early 2012, will be out before March, and in fact before the end of January as it turns out. From Bloomberg:


We are also confident readers will somehow be able to overcome the unprecedented sadness at this particular rat's departure from the Titanic, metaphorically speaking of course.

And while Timmy's replacement (assuming it is of the Homo Sapiens genus and species) is still unknown, we know what some of the prospects think about serving the public:

American Express Kenneth Chenault had been approached for job, has indicated he isn’t interested


Administration officials had approached American Express Co. Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Chenault about joining Obama’s second-term cabinet, possibly as Treasury secretary. Chenault isn’t interested in leaving his private sector job, according to a spokesman.

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lunaticfringe's picture

I want Krugman. Let's burn this mother down, I can't stand the waiting.

yogibear's picture

Krugman would help the whole thing to collapse faster.  Why linger?

Lore's picture

See if Bill Clinton will take up the mantle. Happy times can be here again.

Shell Game's picture

Please let the door flatten your ass on the way out..

mrktwtch2's picture

time to put another goldman in there..

AldoHux_IV's picture

Throw him, Bernanke, and Obama in jail for letting our country come to this sad reality.


DavidC's picture

Excellent William!


Sudden Debt's picture



Great work man!

S5936's picture

I'm not sure this fair to Butthead

Anglo Hondo's picture

Did POTUS donate his ears to the goldman charity, or what?


Cunnial's picture

Captain Edward Smith he ain't!

Dan The Man's picture

more like Capt Schettino !

BlueCollaredOne's picture

Lets not get too excited.  Geithner is a regular at the CFR so he will still be pulling strings, or getting his strings pulled.  

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

He needs time to learn the new Turbo Tax program.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture


Great minds think alike. Some (however) are faster than others. :>)

Arius's picture

thank you for pointing it out ... it put me in my place.

i did not think it, but when i read it, i thought i could have thought it as well :-)

now my question is at what scale shuld my mind be ... of course it is a guess, but under normal circumstances... all things considered...

CD - Happy new year 2013!

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I plan on staying drunk the entire time.

Wake me (or exhume me) in 2014. :>)

lizzy36's picture

As per his MOU with Blackrock, he must depart the Treasury b/f March 1, 2013.......duh.

Yen Cross's picture

The "RAT" isn't leaving the Titanic... He's just moving to the "wheelhouse" of the S.S. Titanic, with his bankster boat captain pals.


Mr. Hudson's picture

He will re-appear. They always do. Maybe he will come back as “The Anti-Christ”.

Jesus Christ's picture

He's not nearly smart enough.

phyuckyiu's picture

So sayeth the shephard, so sayeth the flock!

wisefool's picture

The tax code is the anti-christ. It has to be everything Christ was not. Timmay is not smart enough to run with the "elite" so they put him where he belongs. Haphazzard, in your face, incompetent adminitration of their rusty spoon. He also moon lights on southpark with his band "lords of the underworld"

azzhatter's picture

Only thing that would make me happy is his obituary. Hopefully a painful terrible death after being ass raped by 6'5" guy with a 12 inch schlong

JungleJim's picture

Sorry, Michelle is very busy at the moment ...

stinkhammer's picture

Bust a deal, face the wheel  GULAG!

Zer0head's picture

and now it is 8 against Boner 17 needed


GUY just voteD for David WALKER

tickhound's picture



Farewell Ode to Tiny Timmah (Tiny Dancer)


Blue skies, Bennay

Debt pimp, Timmay

Schem-sters for the man.


Prices high,

Debt to the sky,

To print is the ponzi plan.


Larry Summers,

massage the numbers,

marking market to a sham.


Now it hits me,

the fraud economy,

toilet paper in my hand...


Barry freaks, out in the streets,

Another ticket sent by God,

No turning back, we just laugh

The price for Ipad's not that bad.


Awoken man, he makes a stand

In an internet forum

Speaking on, right and wrong

The story's old news for some


But oh how I feel so blue

Lying here, in IOU's

Cursing you, but you can't hear me

When I say slowly, but LOUDLY


F' me harder, tiny Tim-mah

Countless hedge-funds hit the highway

Wash the world in worthless pap-ah

Another busy day, today...

Freddie's picture

LOL!  It is a shame Krugman is not in this tune.  He is another evil f***tard.

lakecity55's picture



monopoly's picture

Glad to be rid of this lying useless crook.


NotApplicable's picture

Too bad that's not what's happening.

kchrisc's picture

The ship's not sinking, I'm just going for a swim.

j-dub's picture

The first time this guys absentmindedly speaks a truth in a private setting is going to be an utter catharsis.

Can you imagine the emotional wreckage?

That, my dear ZHers, was a trick question.  Psychopaths have no emotions!!

Antifederalist's picture

Countdown to Geithner's consulting contract with Goldman Sachs,   4, 3, 2, 1...

NotApplicable's picture

Too obvious. Besides, he's one of the biggest financial WMDs in the world today. I'm thinking he's gonna get to blow up the whole world now.

It will be interesting to see where he lands.

Spastica Rex's picture

Kim Jong Il gone, and now soon to be Tim.

The great funny people of our time are vanishing.

Where have all the flowers gone?

buzzsaw99's picture

Need another tax cheat treasurer.

BullsNBeers's picture

I am sitting here in the dark with a bottle of vodka... sobbing softly.

Oh Timmy! You little tax cheating Fed enabling gnome! What shall we become without your infinite wisdom in our times of distress?

Why Timmy? Why?

SeanJKerrigan's picture

Time for more Quotes For Times of Financial Instability:


“Bankers: Pillars of society who are going to hell if there is a God and He has been accurately quoted.” - John Ralston Saul

“The tendency to occultism is a symptom of regression in consciousness. The veiled tendency of society towards disaster lulls its victims in a false revelation, with a hallucinated phenomenon. In vain they hope in its fragmented blatancy to look their total doom in the eye and withstand it. The offal of the phenomenal world becomes, to sick consciousness, the mundus intelligibilis.” - Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia: Reflections From Damaged Life

“Tribe follows tribe, and nation follows nation, like the waves of the sea. It is the order of nature, and regret is useless. Your time of decay may be distant, but it will surely come, for even the White Man whose God walked and talked with him as friend to friend, cannot be exempt from the common destiny. We may be brothers after all. We will see.” – Chief Seattle

"If you have to go to jail, go ahead and go, for you will not be alone." -Reverend Bernice King

“The wise are instructed by reason; ordinary minds by experience; the stupid, by necessity; and brutes by instinct.”— Cicero

"It's wise to be a nonperson, as far as the State is concerned, as far as possible" ~ Doug Casey

“People in a hurry cannot feel.” – Alan Watts

"Our era has become one of spectacular polarization, with folly multiplying on every hand. That is the way empires crumble: they are taken over by looter elites, who sooner or later cause collapse. But then new games become possible… There is beauty in weathered and unpainted wood, in orchards overgrown, even in abandoned cars being incorporated into the earth. Let us learn,  like the Forest Service sometimes does, to put unwise or unneeded roads 'to bed,' help a little in the healing of the natural contours, the re-vegetation by native plants. Let us embrace decay, for it is the source of all new life and growth." - Ernest Callenbach

“We talk of the Turks and abhor the cannibals; but may not some of them go to heaven before some of us? We may have civilized bodies and yet barbarous souls. We are blind to the real sights of this world; deaf to its voices; and dead to its death.” - Herman Melville

"Hell is truth seen too late." – Thomas Hobbes

“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed… If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government. - Alexander Hamilton

"The cost of maintaining the pretense is straightforward: continued deterioration in the moribund status quo; more and more people, young and old, left behind; entire communities in distress; places destroyed by natural disasters abandoned rather than rebuilt; more and more people going after fewer and fewer resources that are still being made available to those in need. It is a rolling collapse affecting one person, one family, one community at a time. It’s what we have been seeing since 2008, and there is no reason to think that this will not continue for a while yet." – Dimitry Orlov

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Lore's picture



"[Decline] is what we have been seeing since 2008...there is no reason to think that this will not continue for a while yet."

Nuts to Dmitri Orlov. Look at today's market.  Happy times are here again!  The economy is stronng!  Lotsa jobs!  Everybody go shopping!  Let's all stimulate our asses off!

Zer0head's picture

aprox 200 votes left to go 11against Boner just 6 needed for a second round