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Rand Has No Confidence In Geithner

September 16, 2011 by  

Let’s have a vote of “no confidence.” Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has called on the Senate to pass a vote of “no confidence” in Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. “I see no reason and no objective evidence that any of his policies are succeeding,” Rand said. It would be interesting to get every member of the Senate on record on this question: especially with one-third of them facing re-election next year.

What do you call a group of congressmen? The English language has some very interesting ways to describe multiples of things. A group of geese is a “gaggle.” A bunch of fish is a “school.” Several sheep are a “flock,” while many cows are a “herd.” There’s also a “parliament” of owls and an “dole” of doves. But do you know what you call a group of baboons? Believe it or not, the correct word to use is a “congress.” That can’t be a coincidence, can it?

Don’t believe everything a friend says. Especially if they say it on Facebook or Twitter. USA Today reported that “nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults say they are not honest on social networking sites.” Only 31 percent said they were “totally honest.” Twenty-six percent said they “fib a little.” Even scarier, more than one in five, or 21 percent, confessed to posting a “total fabrication.” And another 22 percent said they wrote a “flat-out lie.” Hey, USA Today, what’s the difference between a total fabrication and a flat-out lie?

The high cost of bread and circuses. In today’s Straight Talk, I mention how costly Obama’s “stimulus” program has been. Figures released by the White House Council of Economic Advisers reveal that every new job it allegedly created has cost taxpayers $277,500. It turns out the “circus” part of our bread and circuses is getting mighty expensive, too. Cable channel ESPN just signed a $15.2 billion contract to win the rights to carry Monday night NFL games for another eight years. At least our amusements are paid for by private enterprise, not public tax money.

–Chip Wood


Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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  • peter

    Totally in agreement with Rand Paul here. It would enlightening indeed to find out if any of the members of the Senate can show evidence of any of their policies being successful. I for one am prepared to be enlightened, but I feel very secure that that won’t happen in my lifetime.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Enlightening,hell, it would be down right interesting!!! The RINOs and progs would be tripping over their own feet trying to make up their mind on this one!!!

  • http://Comcast James Wright

    This is an idea whose time has come. I hope while they are it, they have a similar vote for our pretend president. He won’t leave without a little prodding.

  • mar

    Geitner could not even pay his own taxes correctly. Was he too stupid to understand the letter he signed every quarter explaining the extra money he was receiving was to pay US taxes? Or was he a criminal because he understood and chose not to pay the taxes? Since he is an accountant and the tax law regarding out of the country requirements are not that hard to understand (plus he received a letter every quarter further explaining this), I am inclined to say he is a crook. He is running our financial system???? Crook or stupid – neither is a good choice for Treasury Sec.

    • s c

      mar, if memory serves me, Geithner recently worked for the Fed. Ben the Boob is the current Fed head. Do you suppose that whatever people learn at the Fed is like a communicable disease and is contagious?
      Ben the Boob acts like a helpless twit who inherited the job, and Geithner isn’t far behind Bernanke. Only someone like Obummer could find a use for Geithner. At the same time, anybody who can find a use for Obummer would also find a use for Bernanke and Geithner.
      Ye gods! It IS contagious! Somebody call the CDC and get those people away from the public.

  • Betty

    He is not only stupid, but, one of the biggest crooks ever!! I guess he had a very deep conversation with Obama and Obama (the Zebra) told our crooked treasure to keep his mouth SHUT.. Yes it is so past time for Geitner to be gone and his leaving partners should be Obama, Pelosi and Obamas little (almost) woman with Geitner, they are all as useless as a teet on a bull, they think they are 3 of the UNTOUCHABLES……Betty

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Randy 131

    Harry Reid would never aloow this to happen in the Senate, or anything that may hurt Obama, and that is why none of the House’s Bills are sent to the Floor of the Senate for an up or down vote, and why this economy is not improving, but slipping into another recession, if we ever came out of the first one.

    • kyred

      Randy, you are dead right, the recession has not ended, only setting up for phase two,(actually 3).Watch gold verses dollar verses euro, and watch food prices fly, and DO NOT take out a loan now, the near future interest will destroy you. Can anyone say DEPRESSION?

      in the next 180 days. Mark your calender, gold up, dollar down.

  • DaveH
  • DaveH

    Chip says,
    “At least our amusements are paid for by private enterprise, not public tax money”.
    Well, that is if you don’t count the many taxpayer-funded sports stadiums around the country.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      All they have to do is google the semi-pro stadium in Eastlake Ohio to see one that put the city over 5 million in debt!!

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Excuse the error, that should be 15 million!

  • Kevin Beck

    This is one vote Little Timmy would win. There shouldn’t be ANYONE in the Senate that has confidence in him. They should all vote, “Tes,” as in: Yes, we have no confidence in this imbecile.

    • kyred

      Imbecile??????????? how can a FEDERAL TAX cheat get caught, get appointed to the top money job be called imbecile? The REAL embeciles are his boss, and the dumb*ss voters in this country that put the bastard obama in office.Maybe, just maybe in 2012 they won’t vote color, but qualifications. lol.


    Put Conservative Republicans in Total Control of your government
    Since 1980, they had control of the Executive for 20 years, the Senate for 18 years, the House for 12 years and a Total Control for 6 horrid years that decimated our Housing Industry and the World Financial Industry while increasing the transfer of Wealth and Income to the top few.

    In 1980, 1% owned 20% of total Financial Wealth and 43% in 2009
    In 1980, 1% took 10% of individual Income and 20% in 2009..
    In 1980-2009, the top 1% had a 281% increase in after tax income and the middle 20% had a 25% increase or below the rate of inflation for a cut in income.

    5% own 62% of Net Wealth
    80% own 15% 62/15
    20% own 93% of Financial Wealth
    80% own 7% 93/7
    25% get 67% of Individual Income
    70,000,000 get 13% 67/13
    That Score is 222/35

    That ratio is like distribution of $100 with 20 having $86 and 80 having $14
    or each of the 20 have $4.36 and each of the 80 have $0.17

    Inequality? What else can one call it? $4.36 to $0.17 is disgraceful and will end our Democracy
    Since 1980, it has been a deliberate policy implementations by conservative republicans
    who believe if you shift wealth upward it will increase the wealth of those below.
    Increase the wealth at the top will create huge numbers of jobs.
    2001-2009 had a huge increase in wealth and Income of the top 10%.
    The job creation was lowest since Hoover.
    Since 1980, the three conservative presidents created 99,000 net new jobs per month or just enough to cover new entries into the work force. They took over in 1981 when job creation had been 218,000 per month. Those three initiated our involvement in ten foreign conflicts in which tens of thousands of innocents were killed. They destroyed our Savings and Loan Industry; created a Monopoly in banking where today ten banks control 80% of the deposits in all 7600 banks; created a worldwide financial disaster by deregulating the Casino Derivative Of America; destroyed our housing industry by allowing the big banks to, willingly, finance junk loans to millions who could not afford them. They increased the Fannie-Freddie maximum amount they could pay for mortgages from $300,000 to $729,000.
    This allowed the banks to promote $500,000 plus mortgages for more profit on the securities they sold worldwide as triple A values. Profits were huge. Fraud was huge.

    The Congress and the White House are reluctant to indict their campaign fund sugar daddies on Wall Street. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ BUYS $$$$$$$$$$$$ ANYONE
    clarence swinney mad mad mad mad at Inequality in America

    • kyred

      check your facts again. The housing garbage is the direct work of Bill Clinton, Barney Frank, and Cris Dodd. Like all politicians, cause the problem, let the next guy get stuck with the blame. Lots of what you say is true, but lots more is garbage.

    • simian pete

      Good post Mister Swinney ! Very enlightening.

      So if I vote “conservative” (aka Republicrooks) I’ll be S.O.L. ?

      But if I vote “liberal” (aka Democraps) I’ll be F.U.B.A.R. ?

      It doesn’t really matter – I could just go on vacation more often, but I can’t do that either ! Thanks to the ball busting TSA !!!

      Didn’t the “liberals” and “conservatives” both give us the TSA ?

    • s c

      CS, call your false White House god and tell him you want a waiver so you can “teach” at a public school starting tomorrow. There, you can wow your audience with your ‘special’ knowledge, and you can keep future White House fakirs supplied with dumbed-down robots who will vote for anyone who uses certain words and terms [transparency, change, social justice, redistribution of wealth, etc.].
      On the whole, comrade, I thought Al Sharpton was the next Darwin Award recipient. I was wrong. You’re it. It’s too bad that no money goes with the award. Maybe Obummer can float a loan or give you a ‘stimulus’ under the table. You’re a real piece of work, comrade.

  • FreedomFighter

    Little Timmy is a con-fidence man.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • joanio

    Hey Chip,
    Even our entertainments are paid for with tax dollars. How many people watch college football? And how many of the pro football stadiums are paid for by our tax dollars? A simple walk in the park? Yep tax dollars support that too.


    Whatever they are paying Geithner is going to become moot compared to the sleep, hair and teeth he must be losing at night trying to come up with enough lies to garner support for a frudulent admistration, verging on the point of collapse and facing impeachment for a multitude of legalalities with a list getting longer each day.

    If Giethner and Holder were anywhere as smart as they think they are, they would resign and quickly pack up and leave this country…..

  • http://google Sandra Henley

    Geithner is just one of many cancer cells. Removing him, we still have a diseased nation. We spend hours listening to the talking heads. Check out You Tube: OBAMA DECEPTION This serious dvd has been watched by over 9 million people and it will give you a great
    perspective of the NWO agenda and its players.

  • kyred

    Final Word. instead of jumping on timmy, my esteamed Senate rep, should grow a set, and DEMAND Impeachment proceedings against obama, then imprison holder as a gun runner, and accessorie to murder.

  • 4-just_us

    We the people need to show Obama and cronies the exit door
    along with most of the congress and install Ron Paul to find our
    way back to our founders constitution.

  • Michael P. Kohnen, RHU

    The Chinese students and others laughed at him on stage like it was a joke when he was reassuring them about the U.S. Dollar solvency.


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