January 26th, 2009
07:55 PM ET
8 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. Linda K.

    This was not a great choice for Obama, but for the sake of all of us I hope it works. It did bother me when I heard that he had trouble understanding how to do his taxes. Hmm.

    January 26, 2009 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  2. daniel cabrera

    I am not surprised. A TAX CHEATER MANAGING THE TAXPAYERS MONEY !,....does this makes sense to anybody?,......ONLY IN AMERICA ! (well,... CORRUPTED AMERICA ! )

    Another crook in the phony MORE OF THE SAME-ALMOST-CLINTON -CLONE-CABINET.

    After all, it is known by everyone that Obama is product from the CHICAGO-CORRUPTED POLITICAL ATMOSPHERE,...so it is logical to expect that – SINCE CORRUPTION IS ALL OVER THE PLACE – the integrant of his group will be likewise in that vector.

    And so it goes.

    Sleep well,
    Daniel Cabrera
    Merrillville, Indiana

    January 26, 2009 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  3. DAVE IN CA

    this govt. has gone too far on both sides but if americans do not start holding these bafoons accountable our rights will be pulled right out from under us..... the time is nearing for the true patriots to emerge and take this country back and make being a representative what it used to be where these men and women will serve there communities and not themselves.....

    January 26, 2009 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  4. Hammer

    One more example of the type of advice that Obama wants to surround himself with in the White House. Part of the honesty and truth.

    January 26, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  5. Alan

    Why is this a GOP or a DEM issue. The guy screwed up and forgot to pay over $30k in taxes. He doesn't need to be running anything in the govt. If this was a Bush appointee would you be applying the same measure. I don't think so.

    I forgot, 70% of those who voted for Obama don't pay taxes anyway so you can't relate.

    January 26, 2009 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  6. DAVE IN CA

    here is a real diddy for all: CITIGROUP just bought a nice 50 million dollar private corporate jet.... and the kicker it is not american made.... i will be heading right down to my bank at citigroup and will withdraw all of my accounts with these idiots.... i thought that the car companies had a huge sack these guys take the cake.... hopefully a lot of americans will look at it like myself and slap these winners like we were just slapped... time to take a stand with these idiots and the rest who make decisions like this.... RUN... RUN.... RUN... see what the rest of banks will do

    January 26, 2009 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  7. Rob

    Call your Senator's express your displeasure !

    January 26, 2009 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  8. TxPammy

    When I die, i either want to come back as an illegal alien or a crooked politican...either way I will have it made!!!
    God Bless The USA

    January 26, 2009 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  9. Reality

    If this guy didn't have friends in high places, he would be in prison.

    But what do you expect from a President that pulled strings to keep his illegal aunt, who has drawn welfare for years and was ordered to leave the country 4 years ago, in the country.

    Obama's economic advisers think spending money on new roads is going to rebound the economy in a few weeks...

    Obama has managed to reinstate a few executive orders from the Clinton era, and has otherwise bumbled his first 10 days. I can't wait to see what (if anything!) happens in the next 90.

    January 26, 2009 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  10. Lyle

    The appointment and confirmation of this crook speaks volumes about Mr. Obama and the sorry state of this country.

    January 26, 2009 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  11. Pinckney

    The liberals wanted all the crooks out and now they are being put back in. But thats OK, they are Democrats.

    January 26, 2009 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  12. Larry Houston TX

    I Totally agree with Linda K.

    January 26, 2009 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  13. Tracey

    This Guy is a reflextion of Obama, a corrupt, lying, arrogant, used car salesman!

    "Uh"ama is showing his true colors!

    I hopw He fails...!!!

    January 26, 2009 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  14. Willy Brown

    Law breaking is only ok if your a democrat.

    January 26, 2009 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  15. Pete

    i have to ask. how bad will it get, when will the little people realise whats going on..................................and when will the media really report on whats going on
    Wheres the change a guy, in office forgets he's tax return lets make him in charge..................oh yes and Clinton change we can believe in
    ahhhhh the gravy train

    January 26, 2009 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  16. Sean

    He will be cooking the books and covering Obama's tracks for the next four years.

    America....the world's largest Ponzi scheme ran by Obama and Geithner the math wiz....

    We told you so...well at least 46% of us were right in America.

    January 26, 2009 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  17. Pete

    just be careful what you write on here the political police are watching

    January 26, 2009 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  18. Pete

    i,m going to Lou Dobbs

    January 26, 2009 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  19. Not my taxpayer

    Crook LIER theft running america politicians liberal NO moral and No HONORS ..spending earmark and lobbies.. old bush crook gone and we got new crook coming

    January 26, 2009 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  20. Larry

    Thank you,I didn't want to pay my taxes either,now I have the perfect roll model,we do not have to pay at the time it do,only when we get caught.

    January 26, 2009 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  21. kate

    So does this mean we don't have to pay our taxes either?

    That's change I can believe in!

    January 26, 2009 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  22. The Truth

    Welcome aboard Mr. Fox, the henhouse is right over there.

    January 27, 2009 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  23. Jeff

    He's no more scared of you then the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man. I think all those drugs have gone to your braing Limbaugh!

    January 27, 2009 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  24. Crush Rush

    Meet the new boss,same as the old boss.It isnt a matter of party anymore.Where is Paulson and our money?

    January 27, 2009 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  25. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    YEAH, THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT!

    YES WE CAN!

    WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!

    GOP/KKK SUCKS!

    January 27, 2009 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
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