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Tim Geithner, January 2013: "Extremely Unlikely Will Take A Job In The World Of Finance"

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Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

So over the weekend, the world learned that Tiny Turbo Tax Timmy Geithner had accepted a job with private equity giant firm Warburg Pincus. The news was about as much of a surprise as a lie popping out of Barack Obama’s mouth every time he opens it. Nevertheless, the move is particularly hilarious in light of a profile article of Geithner in New York magazine from January of this year, in which the king of cronyism tried to distance himself from Wall Street. Here’s the money-shot paragraph from the piece:

Another fiction that has plagued Geithner is the idea that he is a creature of Wall Street, specifically that he worked for Goldman Sachs. He isn’t sure where it came from—probably just confusion with his predecessor, Hank Paulson, who was the former CEO—but “once it hardened, it was very hard to overcome.” Indeed, he has not really overcome it at all. I can write, right here, in all caps, TIM GEITHNER HAS NEVER WORKED ON WALL STREET, and still someone will comment on our website that he is a bankster who should just go back to Goldman Sachs.


Geithner says it’s “extremely unlikely” he will take a job in the world of finance, but the idea that he is somehow, secretly, working hand in hand with that community persists, and every once in a while someone pulls out records of his phone calls and meetings with CEOs as evidence. Geithner is not really sure what to say about that. “I’m the secretary of the Treasury.” He laughs. “How am I supposed to run a financial rescue if I don’t take phone calls from people?”

At least he is making up for lost time. Those conspiracy theorists making stuff up again…

Full article here.


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Tue, 11/19/2013 - 14:34 | Link to Comment HedgeAccordingly
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Tim goes where the $$$ is.. and he likely knows this chart all too well - 

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 14:37 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Can Timmy still make appearances for Intuit as the TurboTax poster child?

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 14:42 | Link to Comment Dear Infinity
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The legend of Timothy Geithner

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 14:47 | Link to Comment john39
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a fine example of the filth posing as humans who believe themselves superior and destined to rule over the rest of us.  epic fail.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:09 | Link to Comment FL_Conservative
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What other business entity would take him?

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:04 | Link to Comment Rick Blaine
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You guys leave poor Timmeh alone.

He's a great man.

It takes more effort and skill than you can imagine to make LITERALLY everything you say a lie.

Even Barry can only do it like 99.8% of the time.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 14:48 | Link to Comment WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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If you like your Fuedilism you can keep it.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 14:38 | Link to Comment nope-1004
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He's a little pussy, unable to contribute to society in any meaningful way, just suck off the taxpayer base.  Some call that "smart".  I call it infantile.  Keep sucking Tim, you useless pric.


Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:49 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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You mean Keebler boy cunt mouth lied? That's a real shocker. Fuck you in the ass with a rusty chainsaw Timmah

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:01 | Link to Comment LongBalls
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The revolving door!! Geithner takes a job with the private equity firm Warburg Pincus. Paul Warburg, who married into the Rothschild banking family, wrote the legislation for the Federal Reserve, served as the first Fed. Res. Chairman, and co-founded the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) along with the Rockefellers. What a farce this government has become. The 1% is not the millionaires of this country. It is the BILLIONAIRES of the revolving door known as the Wall Street Banking/Government Cartel. These are the same owners of the Wall Street Banks that own the majority shares in every major corporation.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 14:36 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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Timmy's payday: simple as that.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 14:37 | Link to Comment Burr's 2nd Shot
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no chance of that

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 14:38 | Link to Comment ZH Snob
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Timmy has a previous engagement escaping to his mountain hideaway in Argentina.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 14:39 | Link to Comment El Hosel
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Finance? He is taking a job as an under cover heavyweight Lobbyist for the Banksters.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 14:41 | Link to Comment vegas
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A job implies he actually does something. He won't do shit except spread cronyism.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 14:44 | Link to Comment pods
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Moonlighting from making those delicious Fudge Stripes?


Tue, 11/19/2013 - 14:45 | Link to Comment superflex
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Is he worth $75k in BTC to off like Ben Shalom?

Personally, I wouldn't waste one green tip on his puny head.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:21 | Link to Comment Dagny Taggart
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LOL Geithner. He never did quite master lying talking without the smarmy grin. He just can't do it.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 14:53 | Link to Comment Hedgetard55
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Timmay is my Jack of Spades.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 14:55 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:09 | Link to Comment Kilgore Trout
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"Aint never gonna do it without the fez on"

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 14:57 | Link to Comment Goldbugger
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On June 1, 2009, during a question-and-answer session following a speech at Peking University, Geithner was asked by a student whether Chinese investments in U.S. Treasury debt were safe. His reply that they were "very safe" drew laughter from the audience

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 14:59 | Link to Comment lunaticfringe
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Another banker government piece of shit.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:06 | Link to Comment jrpuffnstuff
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I haven't used this word in here for a while... Timmy is a "COCKSUCKER!"

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 18:43 | Link to Comment mvsjcl
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Ahh, H.R. Pufnstuf. Brings back memories of innocence. Boy, are they long gone!

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:12 | Link to Comment 666
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Is anybody surprised by this? Sure it stinks, but if you were offered a lucrative job, would you decline? That's assuming you did no questionable *favors* to get the offer...

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:14 | Link to Comment e_goldstein
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If he starts mining bitcoins I'm going to have a stroke.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:33 | Link to Comment RealityCheque
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Will he become a pole dancer for the Illuminati?

Nope, wait, he already did that job.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:37 | Link to Comment ChaosEquilibrium
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Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:48 | Link to Comment Elliptico
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If Timmay graduated today, he'd be unemployed with crushing student debt.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:51 | Link to Comment kchrisc
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Just updated the guillotine list with his new lies and location.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:59 | Link to Comment robertocarlos
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Does he know he is a tool and he was used.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:30 | Link to Comment Canoe in the Desert
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Another incestuous banking relationship.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:33 | Link to Comment pndr4495
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Why is there no grass roots movement in this country to repeal The Federal Reserve Act as well as the 16th amendment creating the IRS ?  These laws were enacted DECEPTIVELY , on Christmas Eve no less ( irony ).  Anyone who has suffered a monetary loss because of a deception can understand in their bones how it feels.  

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 19:24 | Link to Comment ToNYC
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Fat-Tail Timmy, never says never.

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 04:24 | Link to Comment Colonel Klink
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Timmah belongs in a bang him in the ass prison.  Simple as that.

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