A Look Back – The U.S. Credit Rating Debate In February 2010

With all of the recent attention given to the U.S. credit downgrade by S&P, I think it is interesting to look back at the debate on the topic in February 2010. On February 11 2010, I wrote a blog post titled “Treasury Secretary Geithner’s Comments” regarding an interview he gave that week, in which he … Read moreA Look Back – The U.S. Credit Rating Debate In February 2010

President Obama’s August 8 Remarks – Notable Excerpts

Yesterday, President Obama delivered an address in large part concerning the credit downgrade and the economy. (The transcript is seen at WhiteHouse.gov titled “Remarks by the President“) Although I don’t agree with many aspects of the speech, I found various parts of this speech to be notable.  Here are various facets that I found particularly … Read morePresident Obama’s August 8 Remarks – Notable Excerpts

Treasury Secretary Geithner’s Comments

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was on “This Week” on Sunday and made various comments.  Here is the link: http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/week-transcript-treasury-secretary-timothy-geithner/story?id=9758951 I could make a lot of comments regarding this interview. However, I would like to focus on this one exchange: TAPPER: The Congress just voted to raise the debt ceiling to more than $14 trillion dollars. … Read moreTreasury Secretary Geithner’s Comments