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March 18th, 2009
05:28 PM ET

Beat 360° 3/18/09

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US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner talks to Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Christine Romer and Director of the White House National Economic Council Lawrence Summers on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on March 18, 2009 after President Obama statement about the economy and AIG. The United States is exploring 'every possible avenue' to recover bonuses paid to AIG executives, President Obama said, while expressing 'complete confidence' in US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

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soundoff (339 Responses)
  1. Tracy in North Carolina

    The chance of me keeping my job is this small.

    March 18, 2009 at 8:21 pm |
  2. Mike, Kingston, Canada Eh.

    Tim GITE-ner shows off his talons he sharpened on the Brooklyn Bridge on his way to school where he became the 'talonted one' who one day would be called on to fight to keep the mighty Yankee Dollar afloat!

    March 18, 2009 at 8:21 pm |
  3. Steve, CT

    Geithner demonstrates how he is going to go all Jack Bauer on AIG.

    March 18, 2009 at 8:20 pm |
  4. Lauren W.

    Fixing this economy shouldn't be too hard–when in doubt just rely on the old Magic 8 Ball!

    Lauren W.
    Chicago, IL

    March 18, 2009 at 8:18 pm |
  5. Nikki

    Seemingly unphased by the latest in the AIG saga, Geithner charms a tough audience with his favorite rendition of "The Itsy Bitsy Spider".

    Nikki Bravo
    Hampstead, NC

    March 18, 2009 at 8:16 pm |
  6. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    I told the AIG CEO, to play fair!

    March 18, 2009 at 8:16 pm |
  7. judith

    So, I called Liddy over, placed one hand on either side of his neck and told him "make them give it back, please make them give it back!"

    Philadelphia, PA

    March 18, 2009 at 8:16 pm |
  8. Margo

    Geithner describing the government bailouts as a bomb waiting to explode.

    March 18, 2009 at 8:15 pm |
  9. vinnie

    I bet you 165 million you can't pull my hands apart.

    March 18, 2009 at 8:14 pm |
  10. Melissa Cherry

    ...all king's dollars and all the king's men couldn't put the economy back together again.

    March 18, 2009 at 8:13 pm |
  11. Marilyn Klaiber, Clifton Park, NY

    My health teacher always told me to use my stress ball in times like this but I can't find it! My hands are missing it so much they are hoping it jumps right into them!

    March 18, 2009 at 8:13 pm |
  12. David - Plano, Texas

    Geithner experiences a "Hulk-like" moment because of the stress of the AIG controversy.

    March 18, 2009 at 8:12 pm |
  13. Judy Zeller

    Not only is being outside the inner circle embarressing....now I have been put in charge of controlling the squirrel population on the Whitehouse grounds.
    Judy Zeller
    Seattle, Wa.

    March 18, 2009 at 8:09 pm |
  14. Stacy Kopper

    First, you get $787 billion in Federal Stimulus money. Then you mix it in a little taxpayer disbelief and in 5-10 years, you get a recovery.

    Stacy Kopper
    Alpine, Wyoming

    March 18, 2009 at 8:09 pm |
  15. Mike, Kingston, Canada Eh.

    This is the Geithner Grip I've developed to grapple with AIG and evil forces trying to undermine the economy of the United States.

    March 18, 2009 at 8:09 pm |
  16. Ed - Sidney, OH

    The photographer from "Beat 360" keeps following me...........It makes me so aggravated, I wish I could "Strangle" him!

    March 18, 2009 at 8:08 pm |
  17. Angie in El Paso

    And if those AIG guys refuse to pay back the money, I'll just put my hands around their neck like this...and squeeze.

    March 18, 2009 at 8:08 pm |
  18. Kathleen, Indian Shores, FL

    Change is alright, but I prefer paper money. I'm going to get myself a printing press and make a batch!

    March 18, 2009 at 8:07 pm |
  19. Sandy Jay, Newfoundland, Canada

    Just think about it, wouldn't the Final Four be better played with a basketball this size?

    March 18, 2009 at 8:06 pm |
  20. Koral Mae from Shelton, WA

    Obama has just "THIS MUCH" confidence in me...

    March 18, 2009 at 8:05 pm |
  21. Raj R

    Don't worry – AIG will pay for our suits from the next Stimulus Bill. Dodd has added the amendment behind closed doors.

    March 18, 2009 at 8:05 pm |
  22. Belal-Marlboro, NJ

    Geithner: This is what I want to do to those greedy AIG execs and the U.S. economy.

    March 18, 2009 at 8:05 pm |
  23. Jon Lafferty

    And then we crush, crush crush the AIG executives.

    March 18, 2009 at 8:03 pm |
  24. Alan Hurvitz

    The President told me I'd better get a grip in a hurry. How's this look?"

    March 18, 2009 at 8:03 pm |
  25. Mike Toma Edison, NJ

    "Larry, if we take all the big banks and squeeeeeze them into a little box, in essence we're reducing the size of the problem...right Christine....right?

    March 18, 2009 at 8:01 pm |
  26. Susan Stansfield, Lindenhurst, IL

    I crush your head!!!

    March 18, 2009 at 8:00 pm |
  27. Mandy B. Chicago, IL

    This whole situation just makes me what to ring the necks of AIG Executives, and possibly my tax preparer.

    March 18, 2009 at 8:00 pm |
  28. Diane Horne Lindenhurst, IL

    Hi there, we are your Mormon Missionaries. May we give you a lecture?
    Unless of course you watch Big Love.

    March 18, 2009 at 8:00 pm |
  29. Michael Deles

    I tried grabbing the bonuses from AIG but they were too slippery for my grasp!

    March 18, 2009 at 7:59 pm |
  30. jozef, las vegas, nv

    I used to run a nice lemonade stand when I was really young... wonder why I didn't hold on it...

    March 18, 2009 at 7:58 pm |
  31. robyncaffrey keyser west virginia

    mrs romer '
    +
    mr summers
    ( guess what ""'
    mr president said : i can almost kill the ceo's from ( aig ) with my bare hands .

    March 18, 2009 at 7:57 pm |
  32. Cynthia, Los Angeles

    "Master betrayed us. Wicked. Tricksy, False. We ought to wring his filthy little neck. Kill him! Kill him! Kill them both! And then we take the precious... and we be the master!"

    March 18, 2009 at 7:55 pm |
  33. Laura Fernandez

    "my stomach gets like this every time i'm in the spotlight"

    laura fernandez
    evans, colorado

    March 18, 2009 at 7:55 pm |
  34. Ryan - Florence, SC

    You see, my plan would be called The Great Geithner Sphinter Shrinker Plan.

    March 18, 2009 at 7:55 pm |
  35. Bev Stansfield Lindenhurst, IL

    Well yeah wow you could show some enthusiasm after all you won The Publisher's Clearing House's Bailout sweepstakes!

    March 18, 2009 at 7:55 pm |
  36. brian - chicago

    I could strangle the President for picking North Carolina in the White House pool. That was MY pick, that WAS MY PICK!!!

    March 18, 2009 at 7:55 pm |
  37. Susie from Spanaway, Wa.

    "This is how we can shrink AIG's bonuses."

    March 18, 2009 at 7:55 pm |
  38. Judy Zeller

    I can crush a beer can, but trying to get thoses bonuses back is like trying to extract water from a stone!
    Judy Zeller
    Seattle, Wa.

    March 18, 2009 at 7:54 pm |
  39. kay ray, Missouri City TX

    Instructions with future bailout checks will be in sign language.

    March 18, 2009 at 7:54 pm |
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