‘That Would Be A Mistake’: Geithner Forcefully Rejects Tax Cut Extension For Wealthy

In the latest skirmish with Republicans over the future of Bush-era tax cuts, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner unequivocally rejected conservative pressure to extend those cuts for the wealthiest Americans. In a speech in Washington, Geithner took aim at the core conservative claim that the faltering U.S. economy would be damaged … Continue reading

‘No Drama Obama’ Needs a Strong Second Act

The Obama administration is a welcome change from the Bush–Cheney years. Against severe Republican opposition, President Obama has kept campaign promises to reform health care, curb Wall Street excesses, create a federally-funded stimulus program to help bring the nation out of the recession, and to remove American troops from the … Continue reading