January 26th, 2009
07:55 PM ET
9 years ago

Geithner sworn in as Treasury Secretary

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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. Matt

    OK a tax cheat in charge of the IRS. I don't think I will pay my taxes anymore and if they complain I'll just say I'm sorry.

    What can we not hold anyone accountable for their actions anymore? Obama makes all these rules and then breaks them himself 2 days later. Illegal aliens who are related to the president get tickets to the swearing in and inaugural balls. A Secretary of State with a ATM deposit slot. A person in charge of intellegence with absolutely no intellegence background. He wasn't even a boy scout never the less a spy.

    Obama's change sucks.

    January 26, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  2. Steve

    If he had any sense of decency, he would have withdrawn like every other politician with illegal immigrant nanny issues, or with tax evasion issues has in the past.

    January 26, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  3. Dan

    Reservations are fine, but we need to get the entire team in place and working.

    January 26, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  4. EBC

    Thank GOD, now lets move on shall we?

    January 26, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  5. alex

    Wow, lets see the liberals defend him now....

    January 26, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  6. Ula Nejad Sacramento, Ca

    Ah huh ! Let the game begin with mickey mouse, king kong,donald duck and other anonymous characters.

    January 26, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  7. Robert E Mc Cartney Sr.

    To the Republicans:

    I am a Republicans BUt if you do not support the President I hope all of you are ready toget voted out of office when your turn come up.
    I made a mistake as did alotof our family as we all feel President Obama is doing the right moves this country needs to recover.

    We as Republicans did a horrible job in the past 8 years and Change is needed for all, Including Republicans. WE need to get on board to the changes needed and forget politics as if the recent elections did nottell us something we also need to go back to school.

    I am in favor of every thing The President has submitted lets geton board and if we do not like it the door opens both ways.

    Thank You

    Bob Mc Cartney Sr.
    Iron River Wisc.

    January 26, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  8. alex

    Where are all the libs defending this guy? Come on.
    Let's hear from you.
    Your thoughts.
    -–something you could sleep at peace with at night
    What do you think?

    January 26, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  9. Ernie in LA

    That man needs to smile sometimes.

    January 26, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  10. The Truth

    Add one more corrupt democrat to the Obumbler administration.

    January 26, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  11. j

    I'd like to know if not paying taxes is arrogance or stupidity. Either one is a concern because we've just confirmed a tax evader to look after our money for us. Are we nuts or what?

    January 26, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  12. good

    now get to work

    January 26, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  13. DIZIZI31

    What a lovely mess and to think they would hold up the Treasury Position while the economy fails. Finally our law makers earned their money today. No more accolades. Get to work Timmy

    January 26, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  14. lucy

    i am seriously alarmed that we have appointed a tax cheat to be our secretary of treasury. the IRS hasn't enforced tax rules for years, and we could pay off some of the deficit with the money individuals owe and aren't paying.

    January 26, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  15. Corey W

    Thank you Jesus, now we can have compentent and educated people in leadership roles were there is accountability and responsibility.

    January 26, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  16. FreeNLovIt

    Is he really the only man that can do math in America?

    January 26, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  17. lila, Ga

    Frightened of what? A pill popping addict! Obama has a country to run. He has no time for your childish behavior, he is too busy trying to clean up the mess that your party and its' former leader made. Get over yourself Limbaugh, you are really not that important. What a waste of time it would be for the President to respond to such a fool.

    January 26, 2009 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  18. Ray Ray

    Great Job! A tax-cheat becoming Secretary of Treasury.

    Perhaps when the suspension of William Jefferson Clinton's law degree is over, he could be nominated for the Supreme Court!

    And Mayor Marion Barry, convicted drug felon, should be considered for Drug Czar.

    Boy – who'da thunk THIS is the "change" Obama was talking about??

    January 26, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  19. Anxious to File taxes

    We are so happy that this man was confirmed. Praise the Lord! We're going to deduct our children's soccer camps as Mr Geithner has done in the past on his tax returns.......and if we owe the IRS a balance we don't intend to pay it until we're being vetted for the Treasury secretary position. America it is a great day.

    January 26, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  20. Geithner is a tax cheat

    A tax cheat as Treasury Secretary. Have we lost our minds????????

    January 26, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  21. JD

    It proves how morally bankrupt our pittiful congress truely is. Please don't try to tell me there isn't another qualified person. Im not that stupid. It just verifies how disgusting and pittiful members of both parties in congress really are. I don't have any respect left for any of them. NONE. I hope congerss gets emptied out next election. I don't care which party is in the majority. Both are rotten to the core and need to be thrown out.

    January 26, 2009 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  22. mstercor

    you go boys!!

    January 26, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  23. EVOLVE


    January 26, 2009 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  24. Texas Teacher

    Good luck, Mr. President... we, your base, are with you!:)

    January 26, 2009 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  25. danny gore

    I agree with the press secretary Limbaugh is a joke. Its amazed me
    the times I've heard him on the radio that anyone would pay him a salary for what he does. He should say a prayer every morning that the
    president does successed for all our sakes.

    January 26, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
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