Is Tim Geithner the most politically partisan treasury secretary in history? Certainly sounds like it these days. As the government’s chief financial officer, he’s spending a lot of time firing campaign barbs at various Republicans and their policies.
Geithner has blasted Mitt Romney by name on several occasions. He frequently attacks Representative Paul Ryan and the GOP budget. And he recently fired a broadside at top-Romney Glenn Hubbard, who is presently dean of the Columbia Business School.
Responding to a Hubbard op-ed in the Wall Street Journal — which calculated that the president’s spending plans would require an 11 percent tax increase on people earning less than $200,000 a year — Geithner said, “That’s a completely made-up, remarkably hackish observation for an economist.”
So, instead of focusing on our country's troubling financial condition, he seems to want to demonize others who are trying to come up with ideas to save our country. Extraordinary. Mr Geithner, please focus on your job.
One of the great consequences of firing Obama this fall will be the firing of his whole staff.