Tuesday, November 17, 2009

just for fun: my letter to SecTreas Geithner

... dated 24 May 2009:
Secretary Geithner:

You’ve been getting a lot of press recently:
Geithner Dismisses GOP Socialism Charge as 'Ridiculous'
Tim Geithner Chats with Newsweek's Jon Meacham
Geithner Vows to Cut U.S. Deficit on Rating Concern
“It’s very important that this Congress and this president put in place policies that will bring those deficits down to a sustainable level over the medium term,” Geithner said in an interview with Bloomberg Television yesterday.

Some free advice (worth every penny): Shut up and get to work!

This headline from Bloomberg.com is not encouraging:
TARP Warrants Show Banks May Reap ‘Ruthless Bargain’

Please, Secretary Geithner, STOP "chatting".
STOP giving interviews.
STOP taking advantage of photo ops!

START (finally, at long last) to do your job!
Hint: Addressing GOP talking points is NOT your job!
You might start by getting the best deal possible for taxpayers, NOT the banks.

After that? Put together a plan – no, a strategy, starting with a strategic objective. Show it to us. Convince us that you know how we get from where we are now to where we want to be.
(It would help to start by giving us a hint where you think we want to be!)

News that the banks are screwing us - with your blessing - is not comforting.

If you're not up to the job, quit! – Maybe you should be a talk-show host.
(I received no reply.)

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