Rep. DeFazio: Fire 'Timmy' GeithnerI think I'll send DeFazio's re-election campaign some $$$.
Sam Stein firstname.lastname@example.org | HuffPost Reporting
19 Nov 2009
Rep. Peter DeFazio called for the firing of President Barack Obama's top two economic aides on Wednesday, accusing them of pursuing a recovery plan skewed too heavily in Wall Street's favor.
Asked specifically whether Geithner should stay in his job, DeFazio replied: "No.
DeFazio said that there is a growing consensus among the Congressional Progressive Caucus that Geithner needs to be removed. He added that some lawmakers were "considering questions regarding him and other economic advisers" -- though a petition calling for the Treasury Secretary's removal had not been drafted, he said.
"[Obama] is being failed by his economic team," DeFazio concluded. "We may have to sacrifice just two more jobs to get millions back for Americans."
Friday, November 20, 2009
Oh, good - I'm not alone