Romney Camp Faults Geithner For Saying ‘No Risk’ U.S. Will End Up Like Greece

Mitt Romney’s campaign came out swinging against Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner for saying there’s “no risk” the United States will face a Greece-like debt catastrophe in the next two years.

“Almost a year to the day after telling the country there was ‘no risk’ of a credit downgrade, Secretary Geithner is at it again – telling Americans there is ‘no risk’ of fiscal disaster from our ever-growing national debt,” Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul said in a statement. “What’s the real risk to America’s fiscal future? Four more years of the same failed policies from the Obama Administration.”

Geithner was speaking specifically about the comparisons to Greece on NBC’s Meet The Press Sunday, being interviewed by David Gregory.

Gregory: “Tom Coburn has just written a book and he said if we don’t deal with these debt problems, we’re going to be Greece in two years. Do you not see the debt as…”

Geithner: “No, no, no risk of that.”

Gregory: “No risk of that?”

Geithner: “No.”

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