Timothy Geithner's file:
Geithner

Timothy Geithner is the current U.S. Secretary of Treasury, having been appointed by President Barack Obama to that position in 2009. Prior to that, Geithner was the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Recent statements involving Timothy Geithner

For people in the top 1 percent for income, "your effective tax burden is in the low 20s, the lowest it’s been in decades and decades and decades -- lower than somebody who might make substantially less money." 

"We've seen six months of positive job growth by the private sector."

"Secretary Geithner has left the option on the table" of abandoning the dollar for a multinational currency.

Geithner's failure to pay self-employment taxes while working for the IMF "is a mistake that is commonly made for people who are working internationally or for international institutions."

"Geithner still didn't correct the same type of error for some years, even after the Internal Revenue Service flagged him for the failure to pay the taxes in other years."

Recent stories featuring Timothy Geithner

Distorting Geithner's comments about the dollar:

A Minnesota congresswoman suggests incorrectly that the treasury secretary wants to dump the dollar.

Your guide to the Geithner tax controversy :

Treasury nominee Timothy Geithner's tax errors will be front and center at his confirmation hearings. We separate the facts from the fiction.

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