Jay Heflin
The Hill
August 24, 2010

UCubed, a group representing unemployed and underemployed workers, sharply criticized Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for his handling of the economy after the Labor Department last week announced that jobless claims had unexpectedly jumped to 500,000.

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“The pace of job losses is increasing, and Secretary Geithner doesn’t have a clue on how to end this grave recession,” said Rick Sloan, the group’s acting executive director, in prepared remarks.

Sloan noted a September 2009 interview with ABC where Geithner predicted that in 12 months jobs would be easier to find and income growth would accelerate.

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“Geithner was delusional then and he’s even worse now,” Sloan said, pointing to comments that were made less than a month ago by Geithner declaring the economy was “on firmer foundation for future growth.”

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