WEIRDLAND: Tim Geithner lied to congress

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tim Geithner lied to congress

"Try not to be distracted by the creepy-cute guy sitting behind Geithner (who looks like a poor man’s, balding Jude Law - or at least, he would, if it was closing time at Sidetrack’s on a Bailout $2 Beer Friday), who may or may not also be some sort of Orc or Elf, like Geithner himself. 45 seconds into this clip, Geithner not only clearly hears about the $165 million total for the bonuses, but he also later talks about AIG specifically (so we know he was actually listening and paying attention, and not dreaming again,about Jake Gyllenhaal joining the swim team,the way we would have been doing), all on March 3rd…a full week before Geithner and the White House claim they knew anything about what they specifically told Chris Dodd to slip into the Obama Trillion Dollar Spending Bill".

At a March 3rd Ways and Means hearing, Secretary Geithner responded to a question about the AIG bonuses to be paid for in weeks. This hearing came one week before Secretary Geithner says that he knew about the bonuses.


Talitha Halostar said...

Helicopter Ben Bernanke is swamping us with Massive Quantitative Easing....The Undertow is likely to destroy us all!

Kendra said...

welcome to Weirdland, Talitha!!
I only know that Ben Bernanke is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve, I posted this because it mentioned Jake, I'm interested in politics, but much less than in cinema.