06/08/2011 03:39 pm ET | Updated Aug 08, 2011

Geithner Pushed Obama To Make Big, Quick Cuts To Federal Deficit

During the dark days that began Timothy F. Geithner’s tenure as Treasury secretary, he was constantly under fire, accused of bailing out Wall Street instead of helping ordinary Americans. With lawmakers from both parties calling for him to resign, it was an open question whether he’d last the year.

Geithner recounted for colleagues what his teenage daughter told him: If you were in Iraq, people would at least understand you were trying to help the country.

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