Washington, D.C., August 26, 2010 – Ur Union of Unemployed (UCubed) today rejected House Minority Leader John Boehner’s (R-OH) call for the mass resignation of the president’s economic team as too extreme, but urged Treasury Secretary Geithner to “do the honorable thing.”
“Geithner’s resignation, voluntary or involuntary, is inevitable,” said Rick Sloan, Acting Executive Director of Ur Union of Unemployed. “Rep. Boehner’s attempt to secure political advantage from the current economic crisis only delays his departure date.”
After obstructing jobless relief for more than a year, Boehner padded his call for mass resignations with a wet kiss for the Bush tax cuts, which would give the wealthiest Americans $3.7 trillion in tax breaks over the next decade. The Republican minority leader continues to remain silent on helping the jobless.
“Only one man’s resignation is required — that of the Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner,” said Sloan. “His recent op-ed ‘Welcome to the Recovery’ is so out of touch with today’s economic reality that his credibility is shot. He should realize that his effectiveness has been compromised, and do the honorable thing.”