Tim Geithner calls Obama's budget plan unsustainable, still not fired 

How Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has a job after close of business today, I don't know, but yes, this is him in a committee hearing being extremely candid about how unsustainable President Obama's budget proposal is (don't mind the sleep-deprived guy behind him):


Imagine that. He basically argues, sure! Our budget is unsustainable! But where's your alternative?"

That's not leadership, and how anyone at the White House thought this budget would be a political winner, or that Geithner's still capable of doing anything other than sending faxes, is beyond me.

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