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Tim Geithner gets FDR very wrong (but so did Obama)

Tim Geithner gets FDR very wrong (but so did Obama)

It's necessary to correct an old canard repeated by former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about Franklin Roosevelt's behavior in the long interregnum between the 1932 election and his 1933 inauguration. 

As was spotted by Matt O'Brien of the Washington Post, Geithner writes as follows in his newly published exercise in self-justification, "Stress Test":

"Franklin Roosevelt had refused to lift a finger to help the outgoing...

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