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Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner speaks with NBC News’ David Gregory about his outlook on the economy, creating jobs, the housing market, financial reform and tax cuts. The interview will be broadcast on "Meet the Press," this Sunday, July 25.

David Gregory is the moderator of "Meet the Press." Betsy Fischer is the executive producer. Rebecca Samuels and Chris Donovan are the producers.

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DAVID GREGORY (Moderator): But, "unusually uncertain," there's the prospect of a double dip recession. There are economists who have said you don't normally see this kind of anemic pace of recovery once a recovery begins.

SECRETARY GEITHNER: I think I disagree slightly in the sense that-- now remember, this was a recession caused by a set of policies that left us with a $1.3 trillion deficit when the President came into office. An economy that was falling off the cliff. Millions of Americans had already lost their jobs. The recession was a year old at that point.

And given that we've been living beyond our means as a country, Americans had been borrowing too much-- and you had a huge growth in risk taking and leverage in the financial system, what you would expect is a more moderate paced recovery than as typ-- and that's what we're seeing. But again, you are seeing a recovery. You're seeing private investment expand again, job growth starting to come back. And that's very encouraging.

And if you look at what private forecasters s-- say about the economy, they see an economy that's gonna continue to grow, strengthen moderately over the next 18 months or so. And I talked to businesses across the country, and I would say that is the general view, an economy that's gradually getting better.

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