Comments on: Tim Geithner : What’s In Your Wallet? What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 By: zolaresearcher Sat, 08 Oct 2011 20:36:02 +0000 Tim, why couldn’t you just say you carry Zimbabwean money around because you care about that country… YOU LOVED THERE! I am saddened by the politicians inability to say anything that would associate him/her to failing or rogue states. You were a kid! Just own your history!

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By: Brian Foulkrod Fri, 29 May 2009 08:08:38 +0000 If you cut pay by 10%, you don’t give the economy a boost, you merely allow more to get by on less.

That means not just the unemployed, but *all* consumers will have *less* expendable income. If “common wisdom” says giving somebody an extra $30 a month in tax breaks means they can now buy a new car, I suppose cutting wages would magically generate more sales?

Only way people will buy more under those terms (simple math) is one of two ways:

*A corresponding rate of deflation, which is a kiss of death.
*Let people return to getting credit cards in their dog’s name like the “good old days”.

By: brian lee Tue, 26 May 2009 05:47:21 +0000 he should have a pink slip in his wallet,his boss obama said that if they passed geithner,s 780 billion spend plan unemployment would be 7.6%in april.but if they did not, employment could reach 8.6%.GUESS WHAT?the bill was passed and unemployment reached 8.9%,and it is still is going to be difficult for them to maintain their popularity,if unemployment goes above the 12% which is forecast.

By: Andrew86 Sun, 24 May 2009 16:40:50 +0000 Tiny Tim the Bilderberger also told the CFR he was “actually very open” to the Chinese central banker’s proposal of a new global reserve currency.

He’s doing a great job of continuing the destruction of America, isn’t he? I am sure his globalist masters are quite proud of him.

The dollar’s pretty much the last thing the U.S. economy has going for it and the Fed is making sure we won’t have that for too much longer.

Something tells me Timmy has some gold stored away somewhere…perhaps we should do the same.

By: Mike Austin,TX Sun, 24 May 2009 14:18:39 +0000 People want to do the right thing. It is those in power who take advantage of that.
+++++In the Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow district, 80 percent of the 500 school employees — including teachers, clerks, custodians and bus drivers — have pledged more than $150,000 from their own pockets to help close a $300,000 budget gap.”+++++++++++++++
I bet the 20% were alot of adminstators and the State teachers union bosses. They should cut those positions by 50% first.
As far as Tim G. is concerned. He is not trustworthy. The point about no US currency was right on. He does not depend on a stable dollar. Look closely and you will se he is hedged against a dollar fall. Unlike the 300M Americans who he is supposed to protect.

By: Greg in NC Sat, 23 May 2009 17:28:15 +0000 Alim, this is just one of many news reports that verify that ur suggestion is already occurring.

The New Math: Teachers Share Recession’s Pain
By WINNIE HU May 24, 2009 ion/24teachers.html?_r=1&hp

“…Now similar givebacks are spreading to education, an industry once deemed to be recession-proof.
All 95 teachers and five administrators in the Tuckahoe school district in Westchester County agreed to give $1,000 each to next year’s school budget

In the Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow district, 80 percent of the 500 school employees — including teachers, clerks, custodians and bus drivers — have pledged more than $150,000 from their own pockets to help close a $300,000 budget gap.”

By: Greg in NC Sat, 23 May 2009 11:31:37 +0000 Alim, your idea is not so far-fetched, it is happening now but via more circuitous routes than the direct route you’ve described, and on very smaller scales. Debt Unwind / Deleveraging will keep relentless, perhaps fatal, pressure on our 25-yr experiment of operating a massive 300+million person economy on a GDP that is 70% driven by debt-enabled consumer spending & shopping. Debt Unwind destroys the ability of the consumer to spend, that drives down demand, which drives up joblessness. These factors then threaten the capacity of the private sector and households to service their existing debts, which along with deflation’s take-down of the value of the debt’s collateral, then weakens banks.
Repeat cycle until GDP model collapses.
A new GDP model involving a greater focus on jobs and earned income, and less focus on credit is needed. Alim, ur scheme is admittedly not the best, but it is one of many that we may be involuntarily delivered to, as a nation, by the powerful current of Debt Unwind.

John, why do u only fear one of two outcomes: hyper-inflation or huge devaluation? I think the odds are increasing monthly that the path to either will first encounter an undeclared yet defacto sovereign default by the US that’s likely preceded by defacto sovereign defaults by the UK and other key economies. The private sector within each will also face a cascade of defacto defaults; all will be disguised as “debt restructurings efforts”. Consider the psychological impact of this on the ‘belief’ system under-pinning not just the (illusions about the) dollar but also key features of ‘free enterprise’ and ‘modern capitalism’. And oh yes, then hyper-inflation and/or devaluation may follow as a consequence…just as that annoying hair loss is a consequence of cancer treatments.

This could take 5, 7 or 11 years to run its course, depending on what emerges from the financial alchemy of Bernanke/Geithner/Blair and their collective sorcery and equivalences of ‘spell-casting’ on global markets.

By: John Sat, 23 May 2009 08:00:40 +0000 Alim,

Great idea, you go first and offer 10% of your salary (and benefits too) back to your employer. Your idea might work if most folks weren’t already over-extended. We are simply reaping what we have sown with too much credit and instead of letting the system work (holding people, companies, and politicians accountable for overspending) we are simply “drinking ourselves sober”. I fear one of two outcomes: hyper-inflation or huge devaluation of US “dollars” and assets. Whether you call it leverage or gearing, we have lived beyond our means for too long.

By: alim Sat, 23 May 2009 03:43:45 +0000 Want to fix the real problem which is job creation without adding to the burden of government and employers??
Have all current employees take a 10% pay cut and use this to hire the equivalent of unemployed workers at the same companies…in other words microsoft hires 10% more workers using the paycut. That should bring the economy up immediately because more people have jobs and money to spend compared to having fewer and fewer jobs with less or no money to spend. Since companies are already skinned to their bare minimum when it comes to employees we cannot expect more lay-offs. The people needs to help themselves rather than wait for the government to do so because the government got it all wrong most of the time because they are too busy helping financial institutions who are the culprits and barely hires the contrary they continue to lay off people as we talk.
The economy will turn around when people have jobs and security…the companies need the consumer to spend first before they is this chicken and egg going to happen?? People help yourself with a little sacrifice which both in the short and long term will reap enormous benefits beyond anything else that anyone out there can do…after all, once confidence returns everything will take care of itself…