Geithner: Republicans have 'no plan' to create jobs
November 10th, 2011
12:44 PM ET
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Geithner: Republicans have 'no plan' to create jobs

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says Republicans in Congress don't have a plan to create jobs - a statement Republicans in Congress dispute.
"Unless the Republicans are willing to do more things to help the economy right now, then unemployment will stay too high," Geither said in an interview that aired Wednesday with CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin.

The remarks came on the same day House Speaker John Boehner released a list of 132 American economists who he says support his "Plan for America's Job Creators," a collection of 22 bills passed by the Republican-led House but stuck in the Democrat-led Senate.

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  1. Sandy

    "Republicans have no plan to create jobs"

    TRUE STATEMENT!

    November 10, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  2. Bill

    Nice to see him out here telling the people where the hold up is.

    November 10, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  3. Democrat Party - leftist "progressive" socialist communist losers hellbent on destroying the USA

    Lying on his tax returns now lying about this. At least he is consistent! Not agreeing with other plans doesn't mean they don't exist. This clown needs to go.

    And why is this incompetent buffoon still in the government? He never should have been appointed to begin with. Seems like Obama dredged the sewers for people to man this administration.

    November 10, 2011 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  4. Roger

    Manufacturing is the only thing that can sustain jobs. Putting bandaids on a rupturing middle class are only short fixes.

    November 10, 2011 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  5. Hammerer

    Obama has a plan to create more government handouts.

    November 10, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    Where's that list? And where's CNN's investigation and scrutiny of that list? I'm sure I could go down to Wall Street and scrounge up 132 people I could loosely classify as an "economist" and who occupies the 1% and get them to support more plutocratic BS from the GOP too. Might as well go looking for claimate change scientists in a crowd of Pat Robertson fans.

    November 10, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Republicans do not have a plan to create jobs.

    Case in point. During last night's debate, it was a showcase for the mindset and political goals of the Republican Party. The middle calss doesn't fit into their vision at all. The phrase "middle class" was mentioned only once, by Romney. Romney also used the phrase "middle income" on two other occasions.

    All of the various economic proposals put forth by the conservative candidates all have one common theme. All of the proposals are "trickle down" proposals. Every candidate stressed how his/her policy would put revenue into the hands of the corporations and investors (translation: the wealthy).

    November 10, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  8. westward

    Absolutely. They have no plans for jobs or rebuilding the middle class because they just don't care. A vote for the GOP is a wasted vote for the richest 1%.

    November 10, 2011 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  9. stevie

    Timmy G should be in jail for tax evasion, not sticking his crook nose where it doesn`t belong.

    November 10, 2011 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  10. MTATL67

    "Republicans have 'no plan' to create jobs" That is for darn sure. That is why the GOP is now know as the party of NO, NO ideas, NO plans, NO diversity. We gave the Republicans control of the House to keep things balanced and to move the recovery along. The GOP has squandered the opportunity we gave them and boy did they fail. President Obama can actually give examples of his accomplishment. Congressional Republicans can not present a single accomplishment that they have helped to contribute to the recovery. The Republican in Congress have chose to pursue an obstructionist agenda if they had not chosen to follow that agenda we would be well on our way to improving jobs front an possibly many other issues facing the country.

    November 10, 2011 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  11. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAliban/TEAhadists

    Thank you reitterating that Timmy. They have absolutely no plan to create jobs.

    November 10, 2011 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  12. Tony

    Republicans' plan to create jobs is to offer no jobs plan, so that people will vote against them in 2012, and elect people who actually care about creating jobs instead of giving the rich more tax cuts. Unlike most Republican plans, this one will actually work.

    November 10, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Almost all of the bills are aimed at pushing an ideological agenda. Overturn Dodd-Frank and the Affordable Care Act. Deregulate this. Deregulate that. Cut taxes for this special interest and that special interest. The only jobs the Republican proposals would create are those of investors hiring accountants to count/invest their money.

    November 10, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  14. informed voter

    Republicans do have a plan: lower taxes for the wealthy and raise taxes on everyone else, get rid of the Department of Education, the EPA, the DOE, the IRS, and any other agency that actually serves the people (which means job losses, BTW). They want to destroy the government, not make it better. I am hopeful that the American voters have opened their eyes and will vote out every Republican seeking office or reelection. The only way to move our country forward is to hand President Obama the super duper majority he needs to finally get his agenda passed. Obama 2012!

    November 10, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    Roger observed:
    Manufacturing is the only thing that can sustain jobs.
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    I would mostly agree with that, that manufacturing is a good source for long term jobs. But, the problem is that no one in DC is even talking about the tax incentives that sent so many manufacturing jobs overseas. They won't talk about them because if they did, the American people would find the deductions so appalling that even grandma would join OWS.

    November 10, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  16. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    As much as I can't stand Geithner, he's 100% correct on this one.

    November 10, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  17. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    "Not agreeing with other plans doesn't mean they don't exist."

    Then tell us about all these GOBP job proposals you claim exist. Hint: tax cuts for the filthy rich, deregulation and tort reform all do nothing to create jobs.

    November 10, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  18. The Greedy Old Pigs have lost their minds!

    That was a pretty pitiful debate seeing as how none of those cultist clowns offered one single valid idea for creating jobs or jump=starting the economy.

    November 10, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  19. TEAPARTYMIKE

    Actually Republicans do have a jobs plan. But Geithner, Obama and Senate Democrats are too partisain to admit it and too stupid to realize it would work. There are 15 bills from the House sitting in the Senate waiting on Senate Democrats to pass them and Obama to sign them into law.

    November 10, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  20. Rudy NYC

    somebody wrote:
    Obama and the Democrats are going to have a real hard time running on their record of complete failure over the last 4 years of Obama and more of Democrat control of Congress.
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    The above remark was accompanied by a "fact sheet" showing which party controleld the House, the Senate, and the White House since 2007. What the above author fails to admit is that the financial crisis *began in 2007* because it was due to the previous 6 years of Republicans controlling the White House, and a decade of them controlling the Congress. Typical conservative spin. Crash the car, drive it home, park it in the garage, turn out the lights, return the keys, play dumb when key bearer discovers that the car has been wrecked, and point fingers at the key bearer as he tries to drive the vehicle to the repair shop.

    November 10, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  21. Rudy NYC

    TEAPARTYMIKE claimed:
    Actually Republicans do have a jobs plan. But Geithner, Obama and Senate Democrats are too partisain to admit it and too stupid to realize it would work. There are 15 bills from the House sitting in the Senate waiting on Senate Democrats to pass them and Obama to sign them into law.
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    All of those bills are a doubling down on the same Bush administration policies that led to the current mess.

    November 10, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |