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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:50 PM
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Has anyone else noticed a new meme forming in the last few days about Geithner being "home alone"...
and blaming Obama for having too-tough standards to fill his admin. under Geithner? NOW they're saying the market has no confidence because Obama still hasn't filled the positions in his financial dept., and he shouldn't worry so much about one or two past problems if the people are qualified, that he should just get some people in there already? Can you imagine if he chose ANY more people who had ANY problems (tax problems, etc.?) What hypocrites!
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:52 PM
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1. They're gonna say anything and everything
A certain contingent on DU will then parrot whatever anti-Obama talking point they hear for the day, and Obama will likely succeed regardless.

All these same idiots were sure that Obama would lose Pennsylvania, something that only a true imbecile would have believed. There's little virtue in wasting breath on haters and idiots.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:56 PM
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2. You're probably right...
and I just wonder how the media will spin it if he DOES end up picking someone with a small problem here or there after saying he should.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:03 PM
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5. Our economy is falling apart right now and a functioning treasury department
would be nice don't you think?

Seriously, how is Geithner supposed to operate by himself?

The administration needs to get this done and shame the Republicans into accepting their nominees if they are giving us grief.

THIS is where we show the Republicans we are getting the work done and they are just in the way.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:09 PM
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9. The last media line was, "3 times is a pattern." Now they're saying Obama shouldn't CARE about
tax problems and should just pick people already.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:13 PM
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10. Maybe he needs to pick a single person without a mortgage and no dependents.
And just a regular source of employment. lol. Hard to mess up taxes on that one.

Qualifications include filing a 1040EZ.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:31 PM
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13. He may very well be looking for someone like that...
we'll see.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:25 PM
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14. Hey, I'm qualified for that one.
What's the pay.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:58 PM
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3. Treasury should be the number one staffing priority right now.
And the place I first saw this was Josh Marshall's TPM blog where he blamed fear of Republicans being assholes for it.

I'm seeing the serial failures to pay taxes as a symptom of the ridiculousness of our tax system. Its simply too complicated.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:01 PM
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4. I agree...
and the Repubs. probably WILL jump all over him for it if he appoints someone not perfect. Maybe he should just go for it and if the Repubs. complain, the Dems. could make ads showing clips of all the pundits saying how he should not let little problems get in the way.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:04 PM
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6. So now the standards are TOO high. Well slap me upside the head.
I never would have thought that was a criticism..high standards. Some people dropped out and postions needed to be filled. They will be filled. No administration has all positions filled that fast, but somehow Obama must be held to a higher standard. Where were they with Bush is what I ask myself repeatedly.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:08 PM
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7. Yup. They set the standards too high (suddenly) and a lot of good, qualified people aren't
being selected because of tiny problems (that the media would jump ALL OVER if he chose them). :eyes:
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:09 PM
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8. Looks like the highest bar nowadays is paying ones taxes properly.
Which shows the importance of an excellent CPA for anyone who would like to participate in Government.
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malletgirl02 Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:17 PM
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11. Appointments
I'm probably wrong, but isn't many of Obama's apointees being help up?
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:21 PM
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12. Rabid dogs. n/t
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