Hatch: Geithner Should Have Resigned

Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 01:56 PM

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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner should have resigned rather than deliver to Congress President Barack Obama’s terrible first proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff, says Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.

That proposal, offered last month, called for a whopping $1.6 trillion in tax increases and only $400 billion in spending cuts.

“To come up to Capitol Hill and advocate for the program that he did was an insult and beneath his dignity,” Hatch told reporters after a speech Wednesday, Politico reports.

“He should have told the president, ‘I can’t do it.’ And if the president said, ‘You have to,’ he should have said, ‘You’ll have my resignation in an hour.’ It would have maybe awakened the president. That is what a good Treasury secretary should do.”



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