January 26th, 2009
07:55 PM ET
3 months ago

Geithner sworn in as Treasury Secretary

The Senate voted Monday to confirm Timothy Geithner.
The Senate voted Monday to confirm Timothy Geithner.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden swore in Timothy Geithner as the nation's next Treasury Secretary as President Obama looked on Monday evening.

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Updated 7:55 p.m.


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soundoff (155 Responses)
  1. GuyInVA

    Thank goodness. I really never liked paying taxes. Not only shouldn't I have to pay taxes, I'll claim a reimbursement for the Federal taxes I didn't even pay. Is this a great country or what?

    January 26, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  2. Dawn

    hey maybe a finacial wizard,I absolutely hope he does not pull us down anymore, he was in charge if this mess, I guess he is the only one of Obama's Cabinet I don't agree with

    January 26, 2009 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  3. Matt

    Let the vitriol over this confirmation spew forth from the GOPers!

    January 26, 2009 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  4. Proud American

    OK let's get to work Mr. Geithner...

    January 26, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  5. Outspoken

    Wonderful. The guy who ran from the IRS will now be running the IRS. The Obama administration is not even a week old and its ethics are already a joke. The Bushies are looking better every day.

    January 26, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  6. Concerned Democrat.

    Great.....NOW WE CAN ALL STOP PAYING OUR TAXES JUST LIKE GEITHER!

    I'm sure he will understand, considering he STOLE the money that was given to him to use and pay his taxes.

    January 26, 2009 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  7. JJ

    Rush Limbaugh as usual displaying the ignorance of americans. Why would would Obama be scared of him? He's in the number 1 position in the world. Sounds more like Rush is scared of what he see's in the mirror. If he's not, he should be.

    January 26, 2009 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  8. M. S Redmond WA

    GREAT NEW!

    GOOD JOB!
    GO OBAMA! YOU ARE THE GREATEST, THE BEST!

    January 26, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  9. Karen

    Geithner doesn't know any more about fixing our economy that anyone else in Washington. Plus his tax avoidance issue says everything I need to know about his character. Is anyone awake in Washington? Or are they all so clueless they will confirm anyone that seems to know more than they do?

    January 26, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  10. Joyce Becker

    The country is on the brink of a great depression and we need someone like Tim Geithner to help us get out of it. Just can't think what was on the minds of the Senators who voted against him, so he wasn't a perfect person, who is. Glad he was confirmed by a very good margin.

    January 26, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  11. John Brain

    Tim Geithner is another instance of Obama's rapidly failing judgment and failed policies in waiting. Obama is the end of our problems. The front end!

    January 26, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  12. hillaryclinton4barackobama

    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettt ...

    Now I get to skip paying my taxes this year ...

    President Obama 2013 ...

    BTW, the above is not sarcasm ... I love Geithner ...

    January 26, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  13. Konopek

    good choice
    now get to work,and don't missuse a penny!!!

    January 26, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  14. alvino

    So a couple of republicans voted for him. And I thought they were all stupid.

    January 26, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  15. Robin

    An illegal aunt and a Treasury Secretary who can't pay taxes.

    I have agreed on some of Obama's choices, but this is not "Change I Can Believe In".

    January 26, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  16. Al

    You do not have to be honest or ethical just be in the right "CLICK"

    January 26, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  17. David

    Another historic first!!! The first Treasury Secretary to break the law by failing to pay taxes and hiring an illegal! Now he's in charge of ensuring you pay your taxes and uphold the rule of law.

    What hypocrisy......Is this the change we can believe in??

    January 26, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  18. BB

    Good – remember people, vote the republican rascals out in 2010 – they are conspiring to cause failure so they get their POWER back.

    Google PNAC and you'll find out why the repukes are so desparate.

    January 26, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  19. Xavier

    All that huffing and puffing by the GOP, and all for what? What a bunch of losers. You had your eight years, and its time to move on. Dont let the door hit your over stuffed rears on the way out.

    January 26, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  20. Scott Morris

    How is Rush Limbaugh even news worthy? I thought he retired on Vicadin?

    January 26, 2009 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  21. Barack wins and we collectively lose.

    Sad day in American history.

    Our standards of right and wrong have just gone down significantly. I guess I don't have to pay taxes anymore either. I will just say it is an careless Turbotax mistake, and that illegal is just an oversight.

    Sad day for those of us that care about right and wrong. Hello Chicago politics.

    January 26, 2009 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  22. Jonesy

    I want to thank those members of the Senate who voted against this tax cheat. Unfortunately there are those who think this tax cheat is the answer to all of our economic problems. How can a man who cheats on his taxes be allowed to have any say in the way our country will spend the money that the IRS is collecting from all his fellow tax cheaters? This is a sad day for our country.

    January 26, 2009 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  23. Barack wins and we collectively lose.

    Sad day in American history.

    Our standards of right and wrong have just gone down significantly. I guess I don't have to pay taxes anymore either. I will just say it is an careless Turbotax mistake, and that illegal is just an oversight.

    Sad day for those of us that care about right and wrong. Hello Chicago politics.

    January 26, 2009 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  24. Hammer

    This is not politics as usual, this is the new wave.

    January 26, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  25. Bill

    Now if I do not pay my taxes can I get off the hook by the goverment?

    January 26, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
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