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House Minority Leader John Boehner on Tuesday called for the firing of President Obama's economic team, starting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and White House adviser Larry Summers, saying they lack the "real-world, hands-on experience" to create jobs and jump-start the American economy. Read the full story.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  August 24, 2010; 11:57 AM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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I would also fire the idiots in Congress, including Mr. Boehner who have done nothing but make the situation worse with their infantile tactics.

Posted by: bryangalt1 | August 24, 2010 12:27 PM

'BRYANGALT1' is right: the people of Alabama must rise up and fire Boehner, since it is Boehner who has bunged everything up as Geithner -- even while still under Bush -- did his best to prevent an economic meltdown.

But even back then, Boehner, who now pretends to be a patriot and party loyalist, opposed the President and Treasury Secretary of his own party, refusing to do what had to be done to prevent a meltdown.

And as if that wasn't wicked enough, the sorry excuse for a man goes on to oppose everything the President does to benefit the country ever since. Now he has the gall to blame the failure on the President's team, when Boehner himself has been failure's chief architect.

Posted by: Syllogizer | August 24, 2010 1:44 PM

Larry Summers has too long of a history of pushing good economic advisers out of the White House & protecting today's wealthy from ever being replaced by those who deserve to rise up. Absolutely fire Geithner & Summers, you had good ones in Romer & Orszag. Summers pushed them out just as he pushes anyone out who might help prevent another major economic crisis.

Posted by: davidchirac | August 24, 2010 8:14 PM

Forget the economic team. Fire Obama.

Posted by: Chippewa | August 25, 2010 3:59 AM

RECESSION IS WHEN YOUR NEIGHBOR LOSES THEIR JOB

DEPRESSION IS WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR JOB

RECOVERY IS WHEN OBAMA LOSES HIS JOB

PROSPERITY IS WHEN WE REPEAL ALL THE JOB KILLING BILLS THE DEMOCRATS HAVE PASSED

Posted by: twotimetuna | August 25, 2010 6:13 AM

"TWOTIMETUNA's" got it right.

Posted by: logicprevails | August 25, 2010 7:18 AM

A group who gave away tons in pork, loads of tax breaks to artificially float the car and home markets and then thinks we need to pay for it with tax hikes all during a massive down turn needs to go.

The market is going to dip again now that there are no tax incentives to buy big ticket items and everyone earning now is going to be holding back thanks to new taxes. The administration should have keep the tax cuts a few more years until we actually recover. Clinton raised taxes when things were going good without an issue, others have done so in recessions and messed things up big time.

Posted by: flonzy1 | August 25, 2010 8:21 AM

The problem comes down to one word:

Obama

His ivory tower, no experience demand side economics has been a failure.

He's too arrogant to change course.

The economy is now poised to drop off a cliff.

Very possibly into a second Great Depression.

Posted by: drjcarlucci | August 25, 2010 9:29 AM

To the 40% that say "no, they are doing the best they can" --- was this your sentiment when Bush & the GOP where in power? Just maybe, they where doing the best they could, and you know, it was not good enough then just as it is not good enough now. Poor decision making by both parties since 1992 that created massive multilpe economic bubbles.

Posted by: Wisconsin1 | August 25, 2010 9:45 AM

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