Tim Geithner (Sec. of Treasury)
Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Gregory: hey they SEC finally went after Goldman Sachs - that’s wild!
Geithner: we’re going to enact financial reform Greggers
Gregory: will you use the Goldman Sachs
scandal as an excuse to this enact a new law
Geithner: why should we - 8 million people losing their jobs and bailouts isn’t enough?
Gregory: well sure I suppose
Geithner: there you go Fluffy
Gregory: aren’t the American people really to
blame for not understanding Wall Street?
Geithner: people on Wall Street don’t understand that shit
Gregory: Can Obama guarantee his guarantees
Geithner: I guarantee we won’t offer unpopular bailouts again
Gregory: but what if they really need the money and they’re white men - then you have to give it to them
Geithner: which is why we have to stop them from taking risks and if they do we will dismember it
Gregory: Mitch McConnell says this is an
Endless Bailout bill
Geithner: even Republicans think that is fucking stupid
Gregory: will any Republicans vote for the bill?
Geithner: maybe one or two with common sense
Gregory: but no one could have prevented the financial crisis
Geithner: not true - electing someone named Bush was our first national mistake
Gregory: but what about capitalism?
Geithner: we need a Bitey SEC - one with teeth that will nom on behalf of the taxpayer
Gregory: but are you tough enough on Wall Street?
Geithner: Sure - I have written some strongly-worded tweets
Gregory: You are ruining America by attacking wonderful Americans likes Jamie Dimon!
Geithner: and people think I’m a moron Fluffy
Gregory: can America recover?
Geithner: yes but it will take 4 years
Gregory: is this a jobless recovery?
Geithner: no we’re creating jobs - some people
are even working 5 days a week
Gregory: what’s your forecast?
Geithner: I’m not an economist dancing dave
Gregory: Why would a company build a new factory?
Geithner: because we will put more teachers
in the classroom
Gregory: Foreclosures are still up!
Geithner: yes but Obama stabilized house prices which helped people feel good about the house they paid too much for
Gregory: [ grinning ] People re-default!
Geithner: we’re not going to help speculators or irresponsible borrowers
Gregory: is it over?
Geithner: oh no - we’re totally fucked
Gregory: I’m very scared by inflation
Geithner: Calm down Fluffy
Gregory: the Washington Times says Obama is unserious unless he taxes the poor
Geithner: fuck that Dave - he’s cutting taxes
on the middle class
Gregory: he raised taxes on middle class American making one million dollars a year
Geithner: the CBO said health care will reduce
Gregory: there’s debate about that
Geithner: no there isn’t stupid
Gregory: but he has to raise taxes!
Geithner: he will - on the rich
Gregory: oh noes!!!!
Geithner: suck it Fluffers
Gregory: but but but a serious person would raise taxes on the poor
Geithner: any other suggestions Gregory
Gregory: cut Medicare, Medicaid, and raise
the gas tax
Geithner: those are all great ideas - if you are a moron
[ break ]
Gregory: Marsha what about ending bailouts?
Blackburn: no the Obama bill will mean more bailouts
Gregory: how so?
Blackburn: regulating banks will mean raising
costs for regular people which is so so sad
Gregory: so what do you support?
Blackburn: Strong regulations with no control
Brownstein: actually I think people would like a
little Washington control of Wall Street
Rendell: the GOP thinks if they lie enough people
will believe it
Gregory: gee I can’t imagine why
Diaz-Balart: all this talk about reform doesn’t
Diaz-Balart: let’s not fund government - let’s fund Hispanics in small businesses
Gregory: like what
Diaz-Balart: the bodegas and the lights of
Gregory: forget the truth - who’s winning?
Brownstein: the GOP was in charge during the greatest crisis since the Great Depression - so naturally people believe government is the problem and we need to put the Republicans back in charge
Blackburn: Good idea
Gregory: the Democrats have to solve the problems the GOP created by raising taxes and then get voted out and the GOP will come in and we will repeat the cycle all over again
Blackburn: this election is about freedom - the American people oppose the tyranny of good health care and efficient light bulbs
Gregory: ‘Freedom’ got us an economic collapse
Blackburn: we all agree we need more oversight which I have always supported - just ‘oversight’ without ‘government’ or ‘controls’
Gregory: Politico says the Tea Party are scared and think Obama a socialist
Diaz: that is crazy - but people are sick and tired of bad things are in favor of good things
Brownstein: The GOP are winning now but people don’t really give a shit - they just want economic growth and some money in their pocket
Gregory: the Tea Party could take over a
Rendell: fuck that bunch of lunatics
Gregory: but people are angry about incompetent wars!
Blackburn: the Tea Party is an amoeba of people who just suddenly got really angry in 2009
about high taxes
Rendell: adios amoebas
Gregory: Michelle Bachmann who is your colleague and insane said we have a gangster government
Blackburn: those are words she said
Gregory: yes I know that - do you agree with that?
Blackburn: people are very angry about what will happen 50 years from now
Gregory: I’m just wondering if you realize that Michelle Bachmann is dangerously certifiable
Blackburn: well whenever you have a large gathering a few crazy people will show up
Gregory: she’s a Congresswoman!
Diaz-Balart: If anyone is angry it should be Hispanics - Obama hasn’t proposed immigration reform and the GOP are fuckin’ racists!
Brownstein: the Tea Party is going to drive away Hispanics
Diaz: Obama focused too much on health care
Brownstein: are you kidding Diaz? That’s pretty
lame knee jerk anti-Obama blather
Gregory: oh I think you’re going to fit well
by Culture of Truth