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Amid a growing list of economic failures and repeated calls for his resignation, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner today assured America he's staying put (lucky us):
Secretary Geithner has let the president know that he plans to stay on in his position at Treasury.
With discontent surging on both sides of the political spectrum, here's a quick look at the latest calls from Republicans for Geithner's timely Treasury departure:
Secretary Geithner assured everyone that raising the debt ceiling without a plan to balance the budget would not result in a downgrade to our debt...He was clearly wrong. Our debt has been downgraded for the first time in history, and now American taxpayers will have to suffer the consequences.
The Obama Administration must get on board with Republican efforts to cut up the credit cards and put our economy back on the path to prosperity. The first step necessary in this process is for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to resign immediately. It's time for new fiscal leadership in Washington. Americans have had enough of the same old bad ideas that got us into this situation in the first place.
We were warned by all the credit agencies that a failure to deal with the debt would lead to this downgrade in our credit rating,” she said. “But instead, the president submitted a budget that had a $1.5 trillion deficit, the he request a $2.4 trillion blank check on top of that. President Obama is destroying the foundations of our economy, one beam at a time. I call on the president to seek the immediate resignation of Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and submit a plan that balances the budget in year. Turn the economy around and put our people back to work.
The president should demand that Secretary Geithner resign and immediately replace him with someone who will help Washington focus on balancing our budget and allowing the private sector to create jobs," DeMint said in a report Saturday in The Hill...For months he opposed all efforts to reduce the debt in return for a debt ceiling increase. His opposition to serious spending and debt reforms has been reckless and now the American people will pay the price,