Treasury Secretary Geithner: The Ball Is In the Republicans’ Court

The New York Times, Monday, December 3, 2012

Debt Reckoning: Pointing Fingers and Deflecting Blame, by Jackie Calmes

Washington: “At a stalemate in their talks to avoid a self-imposed fiscal crisis at the end of the month, the lead negotiators for the White House and Congressional Republicans used the Sunday morning news shows to defend their positions and blame the other side.”

Speaker John A. Boehner said on Fox News Sunday: “We’re nowhere.” 

Mr. Geithner, on the ABC News Program ‘This Week’ said the ball is ‘absolutely’ in the Republicans’ court to specify alternatives.”

Court tennis, table tennis:  What balls are they going to hit?



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