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Bernanke Wants Us To Spend More

Friday, March 23, 2012 - 8:10 AM
While  I don't subscribe to the theory that he's intentionally trying to **** things up, I must admit his recent comments gave me a chuckle.

 

Bernanke Sees Need for Higher Household Spending to Fuel Growth - Bloomberg

 

Thank goodness my wife doesn't read Bloomberg.

 
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BozoBozo137 posts since
Feb 14, 2011
Rep Points: 944
1. Friday, March 23, 2012 - 8:47 AM
If he wants us to spend more, why doesn't he RAISE savings rates so we can!  I have asked him this in an email to him and many of the other "brains" responsible for our predicament but surpriseingly, no comment!!  What a joke!  And it's on US!
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ApacheApache43 posts since
Dec 5, 2011
Rep Points: 565
2. Friday, March 23, 2012 - 12:31 PM
Hard to spend what you don't have --at least it is for me.  For others , it doesn't seem to be an issue at all - until the bills come due.  

 

I'd spend more if I would be getting some fair interest paid on my money in the bank.

 

BERNANKE IS AN IDIOT.
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diamondxdiamondx72 posts since
Jan 19, 2011
Rep Points: 170
3. Friday, March 23, 2012 - 1:39 PM
So now Ben wants us all to go into debt beyond our means? People aren't spending because either they don't have it, their incomes are way down or they fear the future and are paying-off debt.
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ShorebreakShorebreak2,700 posts since
Apr 6, 2010
Rep Points: 14,636
4. Friday, March 23, 2012 - 2:32 PM
BERNANKE IS AN IDIOT.
 
In response to his current propaganda education series - 

FEDERAL RESERVE SCHOOL COUNTERMEASURES
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CraigPDCraigPD94 posts since
Jun 12, 2010
Rep Points: 336
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