[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/26/t1home.geithner.swearin.cnn.jpg caption="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.
I like to use my amazing talents to mess up accounting books. Any takers? I am horrible at math.
No hard working tax paying American wants this guy. However, we have to be objective, pragmatic, and quite frankly, able to apply common sense.
Right now, our country is financially drowning and we need to be rescued. Let us give him a chance. I suspect that after 6 months, if he is not effective, the president will boot him out. Obama did not win the election by surrounding himself with non-performers.
The Treasury Secretary has a lot to prove, and i feel he is hungry to prove himself.
what a poor example geither makes,forgetting to pay his taxes,and is been confirmed as TS,
the america taxespayer would't get 🙂
Good! This is a good reflection of how much power republicans have in stopping the democratic agenda! O, by democratic I'm talking about the good ol' american election on Nov.4. You know the one that give the Pres. a mandate!
This man needs different medication. Whatever he is taking is making him delusional.
Looks like the same old politics to me!!! Obama pulled a fast one! I am sorry I voted for him.
Good, now lets go to work!
Why did ;you not bother to take a poll on this. I haven't talked to one person who felt he shoud be sworn in. Journalism died with this election. Thank you
A tax cheat being sworn in by a plagarist. It's not looking good folks.
Yea! I don't have an education like Geithner so I guess I can "forget" or make a "mistake" to pay my taxes. But for those of you who will respond that anyone can make a mistake – his was $34,000, now he has the opportunity to make just 1 mistake and cost the country $850 Billion. At his swearing in he praised his pal, Larry Summers, for educating him on his math and economics – a good thing Geithner is a male or Larry would have told him his female brain couldn't handle that hard tax math!
better do a good job!
Good ... next up ... Attorney General Eric Holder .... American's next Top Cop!
Republicans obstructionists should get out of the way. Our domestic issues need immediate attention and their politically motivated hinderances have not made a favorable impression on the public.
At least all the crook's are in one place. DC
Well, we have a bunch of shady thugs in Washington...
This is a huge mistake!
a tax Cheat to be the head of IRS! a change we can believe in!
Great, same old change.
Does not surprise me that a tax cheat would actually be given the job to oversee and run IRS. looks like he not only got caught with his hand in the cookie jar, but he was then given the jar. I bet now he never pays another dime of taxes!
He has the brains and knowledge t oget us out of the current mess.
Just goes to show you that you can cheat on your taxes by avoiding to pay $34,000, say you're sorry and still get confirmed by the democrats for Sec Treasury. Evil and unethical. I always knew that demos and repubs are equally corrupt but all this within the first week of Obama;'s administration. Bad start Obama and after I supported you after you won, even though I didn't vote for you.
Now lets get to work.
Another crook joins the thugocracy.
It will be great waiting to pay our back taxes after we get audited. Follow the leader-a great kids game.
NOW THE OBAMA-BIDEN TEAM CAN GET TO WORK ON THE NATIONAL ECONOMY.
Obstructionist like House Minority Leader John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are on borrowed time. By the time these two political ideological idiots realize Americans have grown sick of them and have moved far ahead of them; the economy would have rebounded, the national debt will have turned into a surplus, and the national economic engine will be running hot with near-zero unemployment. All the while these two idiots will be still selling "GOP tax-cuts-for-the-rich koolaid".