And Just Because.... "Is There A Risk The US Could Lose Its AAA Rating?" Tim Geithner: "No Risk"

Tyler Durden's picture

All you need to know (from April 2011):

Peter Barnes “Is there a risk that the United States could lose its AAA credit rating? Yes or no?”


Geithner’s response: “No risk of that.”


“No risk?” Barnes asked.


“No risk,” Geithner said.


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Number 156's picture


km4's picture

Who is smiling?

"If debt is the problem, how is more debt the solution"
- Ron Paul

smlbizman's picture

don't worry the other guy is 100% sure.....

chopper read's picture

TIMMAY PRINCIPLE: " a hierarchy Timmay tends to rise to his level of incompetence."

CompassionateFascist's picture

Hard-punching ZH, et al., made this happen. Nice job TD and friends.

TorchFire's picture


Describes most here at ZH:


Yet we who can hear, see and think

watch and prepare for the day

when the tyrants collapse in a blink

and they're marched to the gallows to sway

Rusty Shorts's picture

Peter Geithner, Timmay Geithner's father, was an Asian Banker, CFR member AND a member of the FORD FOUNDATION who had dealings with China in the 50's until he croaked. He was OBAMA's mother's boss as a microfinancing Manager in Indonesia. He was OBAMA's Grandmother's boss as the VP of the BANK OF HAWAII. Why did Obama appoint Timmay the tax cheat to be our Treasury Secretary? This shit is a setup. Timmay speaks fluent Cantonese AND grew up in CHINA !!!

Whatta's picture
That public men publish falsehoods Is nothing new. That America must accept Like the historical republics corruption and empire Has been known for years. Be angry at the sun for setting If these things anger you. Watch the wheel slope and turn, They are all bound on the wheel, these people, those warriors. This republic, Europe, Asia. Observe them gesticulating, Observe them going down. The gang serves lies, the passionate Man plays his part; the cold passion for truth Hunts in no pack.
Let boys want pleasure, and men Struggle for power, and women perhaps for fame, And the servile to serve a Leader and the dupes to be duped. Yours is not theirs.

part of Robinson Jeffers' "Be Angry At The Sun"...published 1941...the more things change...
StychoKiller's picture

Goes well with Bernank's law:  "money supply expands to fill the ocean available!"

Parkinson's law

MarketTruth's picture

To solve the debt problem you take on more debt?!?!?!?!?  That is like telling a fat guy to lose weight he needs to eat more donuts.

Kayman's picture

telling a fat guy to lose weight he needs to eat more donuts.

Actually, eating more donuts will slim him down, once his heart explodes.

Eventually the insects and mould will reduce his size.

Same with the economy. 

Borrowing more (and printing is just more future debt)  to solve the debt problem, leads to economic collapse, which in turn solves the debt problem.

Ugly, but simple.

Manthong's picture




"We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we have not taxed enough, but we have a trillion dollar debt because we spend too much."

Ronald Reagan

erg's picture

Never trust a man with plucked eyebrows.

The Shootist's picture

I'd say, who does he think he is, the thin white duke?

carbonmutant's picture

From the guy who didn't see it coming...

Cursive's picture

@ Number 156

Mako is definitely laughing his ass off right now.  ZH has had it's share of flamers, but Mako circa spring to Fall 2010 was pretty special.

tunckar's picture

Peter Barnes “Is there a risk that the United States could lose SEC. OF TREASURY? Yes or no?”


Geithner’s response: “No risk of that.”


“No risk?” Barnes asked.


“No risk,” Geithner said.



Kayman's picture

So Timmy " is there any risk that you and Barry are 2 dumb shits, shilling for Goldman?"


Geithner’s response: “No risk of that.”


“No risk?” Barnes asked.


“No risk,” Geithner said.

hognutz's picture

That Geithner, always kiddin' around! 




(What a moron)

SteveNYC's picture

"Mr Geithner, will you retain your credibility through this?"

"No risk of that"

andrewunknown's picture

Downright prescient.  Timmy can also fold space to be at any two points in the universe at once.  Behold.

LeBalance's picture

Its the spice, Mua' Dib!

Its the white powder, Timmay!

Its the avoidance of Taxation, Mr Geithner!

/must turn off computer and avoid the laughter coming from ZH!/ - William Shatner voice-over.

Yen Cross's picture

  I own the " Ponderosa" and

                                                        [ Timmah>>> IS   (  HOP SING)...     Little Ben, and, Hause Wookie  Write...  ( Right if you have a conscience.)

caerus's picture

this is too much what a show...

monopoly's picture

Maybe now he will resign. What a failure he has been and Barry does not even see it. He is so clueless.

lolmao500's picture

The guy never had a real job before being president...

knukles's picture

The guy never had a real job before being SecTreas

Taku's picture

Chuck Norris fired him before offering a job.

HankPaulson's picture

When this rat tried to leave the ship, it was a bad sign. They forced him to stay. His job now is to take the hit for the team. Then, this head of the hydra will get the chop and the next one will appear. (Sorry about the mixed metaphors :|

teolawki's picture

And what's with the "light in the loafers" hand/body language? Couldn't they have used a few of those cheap, thin air fiats to get him a decent acting coach? The Secretary of the Treasury really should emanate a "take charge kind of guy" aura. Am I asking too much for the tax dollars being beaten out of me?

fajensen's picture

Timmay's job is to make Obummah look good and when that does not work anymore Obummah can act like he is "tough" and fire his ass in public.

Classic "good cop, bad cop" theater - except that Timmay is a bit bland for the "bad" job, nincompoop does not quite burn through as Dr Evil - IMO. But that is "Mr Compomise" for you: Can't do anything all the way so, logically, he can't do anything entirely right either.

flaunt's picture

This is not the downgrade you're looking for.

iDealMeat's picture

I +'sd you. Then logged in just to say I LOL'd..    thx.


fishface's picture

S&P downgrades USA to AA+


(Crocodile) Timmah Dundee ' That's not a (knife) Downgrade.'


Cpl Hicks's picture



Has Hitler weighed in on whether this is the downgrade we are looking for?

New Survivalist's picture


Jendrzejczyk's picture

Been too afraid to click any of your links since you branded this one into my brain.

buff90's picture

Bend over Timmy!!!

banksterhater's picture

biggest LIAR of all time, behead this Bankster #1

banksterhater's picture

biggest LIAR of all time, behead this Bankster #1

Van Halen's picture

Off with ALL their heads! This whole administration is a disgrace! And the RINOs who enabled them last week can line up at the guillotine right behind them.

phungus_mungus's picture

This whole admin has been and is still in complete denial of the facts.


j0nx's picture

Uh no, that would be your fellow Americans who are the ones still in denial because they are still mostly believing the shit that comes out of these lying pricks' mouths. The lying pricks know exactly what the score is and that they are lying pricks. They just don't care. But then again neither do Americans or so it seems. Gay marriage and DWTS and the football strike are more important than generational theft and high crimes.