Geithner on the hot seat

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner appears before the Senate Budget Committee with a plan to defend President Barack Obama’s tax plans and bank relief policies.

But Geithner may also have to defend his own actions as one of Obama’s most controversial cabinet appointments in the young administration.

When Geithner was nominated for the Treasury post, supporters said he was the only man for the job. Now a growing list of detractors wonder if he is up to the job. Some say he never was.

Geithner set to defend Obama budget before SenateTreasury Secretary Timothy Geithner plans to defend Obama administration policies on taxes and bank relief before the Senate Budget Committee…. [Political news from The Associated Press]