I received a reply from Mr. Sherrod Brown today to my email that I sent over the weekend expressing my dismay at the selection of Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary. His reply was, of course, a statement supporting Geithner.
I wanted to send a reply to his reply, but it came back to me as "undeliverable". Reason: it's a "do not reply" email account. I don't know about you, but that makes me laugh! It's so telling of our representatives, isn't it?
And just so you know, I do appreciate that he at least responded to me when I never received even an automatic response from Senator Voinovich. But that's beside the point. I decided to post Mr. Brown's email, and then my reply here...and this will end my stuff about Geithner...I hope.
Dear Ms. Yoder:
Thank you for expressing your thoughts on the nomination of Timothy Geithner to serve as Secretary of the Treasury.
Like many Ohioans, I am disappointed that Mr. Geithner was not more careful about complying with the tax laws while he was employed by the International Monetary Fund.
But he acknowledged his mistakes and paid the back taxes he owed to the IRS. Mr. Geithner has substantial experience to bring to the most challenging economic crisis our country has faced since the Great Depression. For these reasons, Mr. Geithner’s nomination received bipartisan support from the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate as a whole. Despite my reservations, I support his nomination to serve as Treasury Secretary.
Thank you again for sharing your views.
Dear Mr. Brown,
Thank you for responding to my email. I appreciate your point of view, but I respectfully disagree. As I questioned in my blog: In ALLLL of the U.S., there was not another man or woman, who had paid his/her taxes in full to start with, who could not do this job properly... except Timothy Geithner?
I think this confirmation "confirms" to many, Democrat and Republican, and every person in between, that politics as usual is going on in Washington DC ("I wash your back...you wash mine" ). *Sigh*
Unfortunately, contrary to the promises of Mr. Obama and the Democratic party, I don't expect to feel any new political winds blowing in the next four years at all...it's still going to feel like hot air.
Again, thank you for responding,