Geithner's plan has few fans, many critics

02/11/2009 | NYTimes.com · NYTimes.com

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner unveiled a financial-system rescue plan Tuesday that could eventually cost as much as $2.5 trillion. The plan got mostly bad reviews, with markets falling and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle lining up to point out the plan's shortcomings. "I haven't heard yet how we're going to solve this problem," Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said during a three-hour hearing in which Geithner delivered testimony.

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