Geithner as Fiscal-Cliff Negotiator Leaves Pragmatist’s Legacy

Geithner as Fiscal-Cliff Negotiator Leaves Pragmatist’s Legacy

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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner leaves the U.S. Capitol following a meeting with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Nov. 29, 2012. Geithner and the Obama administration are insisting on higher taxes for the largest-income earners while pushing for an extension of middle-class tax cuts.