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Geithner confirmed by Senate Vote

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  1. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Geithner confirmed 60 to 34.

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/economy-watch/2009/01/geithner_by_senate.html?hpid=topnews

    Geithner Confirmed By Senate
    Tim Geithner was confirmed as Treasury secretary moments ago by the Senate by a vote of 60 to 34, making him the successor to Hank Paulson and the man charged with leading the United States out of a global recession.

    Geithner was confirmed despite the embarrassment caused by his botched tax returns from 2001 - 2004.

    Quick recap: While working at the International Monetary Fund, Geithner was audited in 2006 and found that he failed to play self-employment tax in 2003 and '04. He immediately paid those taxes but did not go back to check his 2001 and '02 returns, in which he had also not paid the self-employment tax. He did not pay those back taxes until confronted by President Obama's vetting team last year.

    -- Frank Ahrens
    The Ticker is Twittering!

    By Frank Ahrens | January 26, 2009; 6:30 PM ET
  2. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    According to reports, Sen. Tom Harkin (Iowa), Sen. Robert Byrd (WV), Sen. Russ Feingold (Wisconsin), all Democrats and Independant Bernard Sanders(Vt.) all voted against Geithner.

    I will be very interested to see which Republicans voted for this man. I think there are 56 Democratic Senators, currently, with on seat still vacant. Clearly 52 of the 60 votes were Democrates. will be interesting to see where the other 8 came from.
  3. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    Pathetic. It is pathetic that the most qualified guy obama could get to head the IRS failed to pay his patriotic share.
  4. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    John "Rubber Stamp" McCain is undoubtedly one as is Arlen Specter, that leaves six question marks.
  5. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Given the current mantra of "change"... this pick should have been redirected elsewhere...
  6. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Hard to believe that a man who can't even remember to pay his taxes is qualified to be Secretary of the Treasury... I thought that this nomination was bound to be his first defeat...

    I certainly wouldn't have voted to confirm him...
  7. sacase

    sacase Well-Known Member

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    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090127/D95V7QC05.html

    The 60-34 roll call by which the Senate confirmed Timothy Geithner as treasury secretary.

    On this vote, a "yes" vote was a vote to confirm and a "no" vote was a vote against confirmation.

    Voting "yes" were 49 Democrats, 10 Republicans and 1 independent.

    Voting "no" were 3 Democrats, 30 Republicans and 1 independent.

    The Senate has two vacancies.

    Alabama

    Sessions (R), No; Shelby (R), Yes.

    Alaska

    Begich (D), Yes; Murkowski (R), No.

    Arizona

    Kyl (R), No; McCain (R), No.

    Arkansas

    Lincoln (D), Yes; Pryor (D), Yes.

    California

    Boxer (D), Yes; Feinstein (D), Yes.

    Colorado

    Bennet (D), Yes; Udall (D), Yes.

    Connecticut

    Dodd (D), Yes; Lieberman (I), Yes.

    Delaware

    Carper (D), Yes; Kaufman (D), Yes.

    Florida

    Martinez (R), No; Nelson (D), Yes.

    Georgia

    Chambliss (R), No; Isakson (R), No.

    Hawaii

    Akaka (D), Yes; Inouye (D), Yes.

    Idaho

    Crapo (R), Yes; Risch (R), No.

    Illinois

    Burris (D), Yes; Durbin (D), Yes.

    Indiana

    Bayh (D-IN), Yes; Lugar (R-IN), No.

    Iowa

    Grassley (R), No; Harkin (D), No.

    Kansas

    Brownback (R), No; Roberts (R), No.

    Kentucky

    Bunning (R), No; McConnell (R), No.

    Louisiana

    Landrieu (D), Yes; Vitter (R), No.

    Maine

    Collins (R), No; Snowe (R), Yes.

    Maryland

    Cardin (D), Yes; Mikulski (D), Yes.

    Massachusetts

    Kennedy (D), Not Voting Kerry (D), Yes.

    Michigan

    Levin (D), Yes; Stabenow (D), Yes.

    Minnesota

    Klobuchar (D), Yes.

    Mississippi

    Cochran (R), No; Wicker (R), No.

    Missouri

    Bond (R), Not Voting McCaskill (D), Yes.

    Montana

    Baucus (D), Yes; Tester (D), Yes.

    Nebraska

    Johanns (R), No; Nelson (D), Yes.

    Nevada

    Ensign (R), Yes; Reid (D), Yes.

    New Hampshire

    Gregg (R), Yes; Shaheen (D), Yes.

    New Jersey

    Lautenberg (D), Yes; Menendez (D), Yes.

    New Mexico

    Bingaman (D), Yes; Udall (D), Yes.

    New York

    Schumer (D), Yes.

    North Carolina

    Burr (R), No; Hagan (D), Yes.

    North Dakota

    Conrad (D), Yes; Dorgan (D), Yes.

    Ohio

    Brown (D), Not Voting Voinovich (R), Yes.

    Oklahoma

    Coburn (R), No; Inhofe (R), No.

    Oregon

    Merkley (D), Yes; Wyden (D), Not Voting.

    Pennsylvania

    Casey (D), Yes; Specter (R), No.

    Rhode Island

    Reed (D), Yes; Whitehouse (D), Yes.

    South Carolina

    DeMint (R), No; Graham (R), Yes.

    South Dakota

    Johnson (D), Yes; Thune (R), No.

    Tennessee

    Alexander (R), No; Corker (R), Yes.

    Texas

    Cornyn (R), Yes; Hutchison (R), No.

    Utah

    Bennett (R), No; Hatch (R), Yes.

    Vermont

    Leahy (D), Yes; Sanders (I), No.

    Virginia

    Warner (D), Yes; Webb (D), Yes.

    Washington

    Cantwell (D), Yes; Murray (D), Yes.

    West Virginia

    Byrd (D), No; Rockefeller (D), Yes.

    Wisconsin

    Feingold (D), No; Kohl (D), Yes.

    Wyoming

    Barrasso (R), No; Enzi (R), No.

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