This Really Is Tim Geithner's Birthday Cake

Very fitting for this new age of austerity…

Tim Geithner’s birthday cake (really, it was just published by The Treasury).

We’re 99% sure it’s the Chocolate Sundae cupcake from Crumbs.

Also funny: the DOW was down 500 points today, just like it was on Obama’s 50th birthday.

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Photo: US Treasury

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