In an odd mix of old media and new, the Wall Street Journal is partnering with Digg to do an interview with U.S. Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner.
Deputy Managing Editor Alan Murray gets to ask Geithner the most popular questions, as submitted and voted upon by Digg readers. So far, we are up to 770 questions. Below are some of the most popular questions, written and voted upon by Digg readers.
OMG, these are hysterical:
• Why has the federal reserve bank never been audited?
• You failed to pay some of your federal taxes in 2001. And in 2002. And in 2003. And in 2004. Please explain.
• What is your position on Ron Paul’s House Resolution 1207? (Which as of the writing of this question has 282 cosponsors.) http://www.auditthefed.com/
• Last week you requested that Congress raise the $12.1 trillion statutory debt limit, saying that it could be breached as early as mid-October. This is in addition to the increase already approved in February this year to accommodate the added debt from the $787 Billion stimulus plan. How is this anything other than runaway government spending? What will it take for us to see US debt go the other direction?
• How do you feel about the revolving door between high job positions in the treasury and Goldman Sachs?
• You were a member of the Federal Reserve, a group that so thoroughly mismanaged our monetary policy that they helped create a massive housing bubble because of foolish loans and speculation enabled by low interest rates, and then you were involved in a horribly mismanaged bailout that hasn’t freed up credit markets and can’t even account for all the money it spent. Why are you running the Treasury Department?
• What is one mistake you’ll admit to making since taking over as Treasury Secretary? What do you wish you’d done differently?
Good luck to Alan Murray asking these questions . . .