Washington (CNNMoney) - Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said Tuesday that he wants a deal to raise the debt ceiling and cut the budget by the end of this week - or next week at the latest - to give Congress enough time to turn the deal into law.
"We know we don't have a lot of time, and we want to wrap up the broad outlines of the agreement by the end of this week, certainly by the end of next week," Geithner said at the Women in Finance Symposium at the Treasury Department.
Geither is worried about Wall Street, along with Larry Summers, Paul Rubin and Alan Greenspan. Bush should have Taxed us to pay for the wars. Taxes are at the lowest level since the 1950's, yet no jobs. The government is losing jobs and the private sector/job creators are adding none. We need to Spend on Job Programs to put America back to work. The working and middle class with decent jobs will spend more and pay more in taxes and create revenue. We need a Marshall plan for the US.
"Republicans seem to be in love with deficit spending."
Of course they are. For 30+ years they have been doing everything they possibly could to manufacture this very argument: "We have a spending problem and must destroy Medicare, Medicaid, SS, welfare, food stamps, etc., in order to save the universe."
Four and the door. Life is so simple in your world. Put blinders onto everything that has transpired to this point in history, mix in some republican talking points add a little short sightedness and "Shazam" the economy is cured. One question, please answer honestly. Did George Bush say that the tax cuts were temporary or not? You respond on this blog all the time, therefore leading me to believe you have some empirical evidence to back up what I would consider rhetoric to this point. P.S. Thank you Rudy for researching your answers and presenting a more complete picture of the situation in front of all the citizens of the United States . Peaceout
Let's just put all the rocks on the table and both sides come clean
we can't afford to be at war, can't afford our senior citizens, can't afford the unemployd, can't afford medi-scare, can't afford over priced poliliticians, can't afford, can't afford to be a 3rd world country. Love everyone's finger pointing and blame game. Wait until people are rioting in the streets like Greece, and then tell us what the solutions are. Idiots on both sides.
I see Four received his weekly talking points from the t-baggers.