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. Suzy

    Good, he can relate to all the Americans have tax problems and don't know why we are paying them. Hopefully, he can make some good changes because he has been there. Everyone send in your suggestions if you have one versus you criticism. Look at the positive not the negative. Everybody has done something they are ashamed of even the reporters reporting the stories and the pundits who are analyzing everything but have not given any suggestions to get this country back on track. Here is my suggestions, stop playing the negative sound bits the American people are catching on to how the media does things to increase their ratings.

    January 26, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  2. Frank

    The FOX is guarding the hennhouse !

    January 26, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  3. elmo

    what a joke....what a cabinet...geeze...

    January 26, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  4. Bob

    How great is that? A tax cheat heading up the IRS, can't wait to use the " I forgot" excuse. If it works for him it should work for the rest of us.

    January 26, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  5. billy-bayou

    You all voted for the obama because you "hoped" he would give you the "change" he promiced. So, you got a lying tax cheat in charge of the treasury and overseeing the IRS.

    January 26, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  6. Roberta

    Hey Rob Wetmore, you've heard of burglars being hired to test security systems right? Same principle. Hee hee

    January 26, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  7. jerry

    Great job, now I dont have to pay my taxes,just likeTimothy Geithner , this was a great choice by OBAMA, this will fix the economy, no one has to pay taxes, so we will have extra money to buy stuff,, great job

    January 26, 2009 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  8. Daniel

    To all the Republicans complaining about Geithner, what about Henry Paulson? Do you just pretend he doesn't exist?

    January 26, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  9. Frank

    I am disapointed Mr. President you should have pulled the nomination !

    Thanks Senators Sander, Feingold and Harkin for your NO vote !

    January 26, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  10. Scott Tucson

    WOW I got the green light to cheat on my Taxes too just like the IRS secretary. Will run over to Walmart and pick up my copy of Turbo tax.

    January 26, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  11. Charles R Barbour

    From the comments that I've been seing lately I'm beginning to think that MSNBC has been hacked. I am grateful though, because I now understand what "HACK" means.

    January 26, 2009 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  12. Brian, Albany NY

    Who's that fox holding the Bible?

    January 26, 2009 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  13. fearful for my country

    What's next? Will he choose a serial killer as the head of the FBI or CIA?

    January 26, 2009 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  14. ROB

    This is sooooo funny....
    I thought Obama was smarter than this.....

    January 26, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  15. for texas republic

    what a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!
    hey President Obama,, your buddy Blagojevich is looking for a job......

    January 26, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  16. Perusing-through

    Congratulations U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. It is now your ship. Sorry we don't have much time to celebrate. Don't feel pressured, but the U.S. and nations around the world depend on you. Now please get to work.

    January 26, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  17. shannon

    hey who says crime doesn't pay. Apparently you can lie and cheat on your taxes and be part of the new administration. This must be the change we were hearing about. Let's see so far we have a lobbyist from Ratheon for Defense and a tax cheat for the IRS, good job, this is certainly different from the last corrupt administration, really!

    January 26, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  18. joy

    Tax year 2008,2009,2010,2011 – Just like Tim Geither – paying his 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004 taxes before his confirmation – are we now allowed to pay the taxes for these 4 years in 2015? It would really be a great help to stimulate the US economy. More $$$ in our pockets to spend.

    January 26, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  19. Andy B

    Tim Geithner's first order of business should be to send a picture to Tsar Nicholas II to the old and new heads of Citigroup. It would serve as a historical reminder to them of what their "mode" of where their modes of business may lead.

    January 26, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  20. bk

    We told you . Thugs is what is running Washinton. So much for honesty and ethics. Obama says do as I say not as I do. Idiots

    January 26, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  21. Allen

    A tax cheat being sworn in by a plagarist. I don't know about the rest of you folks, but I'm getting a sick feeling down in my gut.

    January 26, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  22. John

    The democrats need to take decisive action since the republicans brought us into this "depression".

    January 26, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  23. bluebullet05

    I feel like the same negative people comment on all the obama posts....can yall get a life?

    January 26, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  24. Happy Camper

    I'm not filing my taxes this year. 🙂 Yipppeeeee

    January 26, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  25. Perusing-through

    OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS WON. THE PEOPLE VOTED OBAMA-BIDEN AND THE DEMOCRATS TO LEAD. So Obama needs to stop trying to please the Republicans. The Republicans are not sincere in their negotiations of national economic stimulus package. The Republicans are getting a "2-for-1" from Obama and the Democrats. [#1.] – The Republicans are trying to negotiate using the same failed policies of the past, and if they get their way, Rush Limbaugh and the extreme Right will be pleased. [#2.] – But if the stimulus package still fails with Republican failed policies attached, than the Republicans will still blame Obama and he will take the fall.

    January 26, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
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