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Quotational Therapy: Part 52 -- Ben Bernanke, New Fed Chief.
President Bush has named Ben Bernanke as his choice to replace for Federal Reserve Chief Alan Greenspan. It's a great choice.
So what is Bernanke all about?
Bernanke, the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers spoke on the American economy at the National Bureau of Economic Research Conference on Tax Policy and the Economy, September 15, 2005:
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a critical objective for policy will be helping to restore the communities and the economy of the Gulf Coast . We must also continue the types of economic policies that have brought us through these shocks and that will ensure continued healthy growth. These policies include making tax relief permanent, reducing the budget deficit by limiting spending, strengthening retirement and health security through efforts like Social Security reform, fostering a healthy and well-educated workforce, promoting fair and open trade, and enhancing energy security.
Read the entire thing here.
I support this nomination strongly. Strongly.
He's for lower government spending before tax hikes to get the federal budget in order. He supports Social Security and Medicare reform. He believes in the power of the American economy. And he's not quite as cryptic and ambivalent as Alan Greenspan when talking about these issues.
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Posted by Will Franklin · 24 October 2005 12:52 PM
Ben Bernanke sounds like a great choice in my opinion! It would be a dream come true to reform S.S. How wonderful would that be to be given another choice for retirement??? Even if after earning a particular amount of income and Americans were given the opportunity to pay into a better retirement plan??? ...It would be so much better than being Forced to pay S.S.
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 24, 2005 01:37 PM
The markets seems to like this guy too - the response to his nomination has been pretty solidly positive.
Posted by: Ken McCracken at October 24, 2005 07:03 PM
I would have also been happy with Martin Feldstein, the economist who calculated that Social Security privatization could add TRILLIONS to America's GDP.
But Bernanke is solid on those fiscal issues, as well as actual monetary policy.
Posted by: Will Franklin at October 24, 2005 07:05 PM