Treasury Secretary tours Portland

Treasury Secretary tours Portland

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner toured the Portland area, touting the Obama administration's policies.

Speaking in a dry monotone and sticking close to his pre-released speech, Geithner made his case before about 500 people in downtown Portland Wednesday afternoon that President Obama's strategy of curbing spending and cutting taxes had led to slow but steady growth. He cited strong corporate finances, improved exports and lower household debt as evidence.
He also took aim at conservative critics, saying that more efficient government, lower deficits and a simpler tax system are "simple and understandable desires" that don't amount to a plan for a stronger economy and income growth.

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