Even in China, Geitner comes off as a comedian.
Until his recent performance at the Senate, where he voiced Obama's newest money grab that was rewarded with a hugh amount of laughter by even some Dems, we had no clue as to Geitners comedic talents. But we should have, especially after his most recent visit to China, where he had them guffawing at his attempts to reassure the Chinese their loans to the US government were secure.
Geithner Furthers His Comedy Career
Nov 30, 2012
Just a reminder, this is not the first time that Turbo Tax Timmy has provoked gales of laughter…
China is the biggest foreign owner of U.S. Treasury bonds. U.S. data shows that it held $768 billion in Treasuries as of March, but some analysts believe China’s total U.S. dollar-denominated investments could be twice as high.
”Chinese assets are very safe,” Geithner said in response to a question after a speech at Peking University, where he studied Chinese as a student in the 1980s.
Geithner, let me reiterate, is worthy of your contempt. He is both irresponsibly batty and tyrannically arrogant having the proper relationship between citizens and the government completely backward in his mind.
His answer drew loud laughter from his student audience, reflecting scepticism in China about the wisdom of a developing country accumulating a vast stockpile of foreign reserves instead of spending the money to raise living standards at home.
He thinks you work for the government, not the other way around.
Do we have to get Clint Eastwood to explain it to him?