Advice on Debt? Europe Suggests U.S. Can Keep It

“I found it peculiar that, even though the Americans have significantly worse fundamental data than the euro zone, that they tell us what we should do,” Maria Fekter, the finance minister of Austria, said after the meeting Friday morning. “I had expected that, when he tells us how he sees the world, that he would listen to what we have to say.”

Such criticism was echoed by other attendees of the meeting, including the finance minister of Belgium, Didier Reynders, who said Mr. Geithner should listen rather than talk. Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the finance minister group, said European officials did not care to have detailed discussions about expanding their bailout fund “with a nonmember of the euro area.”


U.S. governement giving economic advices = an F student giving an A student advices on how to improve his grades.
Geithner is a bozo and Obama an even bigger one for employing him. Seems American policy-makers and politicians are adept at talking at people but haven't acquired the reciprocal skill of careful attentive listening.