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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My Grandma Could do a Better Job

I find it highly amusing that the same dude who can't use Turbo Tax and didn't know the actual content of the TARP bill-even though he's the Treasury Secretary (Aren't YOU overseeing this mess?) now wants unlimited authority over all financial institutions-whether they accepted TARP funds or not. That would be like putting my Grandma (who thinks the computer is "in the monitor") in charge of my technology consulting company. The reasoning? Oh, because the government would surely know how to run a company better than the company itself. I mean really, we've seen what a bang-up job all of government has done throughout history. Yeah.....that track record doesn't suck at all.

How about this little tidbit:
"AIG highlights broad failures of our financial system," Geithner told the House Financial Services Committee. "We must ensure that our country never faces this situation again."

Umm, yeah. No. The AIG situation highlights a failure of our government and our Congress to do their jobs!!!!!!!!!!!! If one person had actually read the bill before it went for vote they would have know those provisions were in there. And please do not tell me Geithner did not know they were in there-even if that were true, then he is clearly too daft to be Treasury Secretary, um, because he was one of the architects of the bill, he should know what's in it. If ignorance of the law is no excuse, then neither is stupidity, nor poor study habits.

House Member Darrell Issa calls for Geithners' resignation, saying this:
"As one of the chief architects of the AIG bailout, Secretary Geithner was in a position to do what any lender of the last resort would do -- negotiate concessions from AIG," he said in a press release. "Secretary Geithner either didn't know about the bonuses, and was grossly negligent, or he did know and failed to bring this to the
president's attention."

Ahh, ya think?

Finally, if I have to hear one more time about how work much Geithner is doing or how tired he is I'm going to scream. Loud. If you are unqualified or unable to perform you're duties, you poor, tiny, tired, suckling baby, resign and go home.