Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bernie Sanders Puts Hold on Bernanke Nomination

The more I see Bernie in action, the more impress I become with him.

fed Per Chris's whip count on the Bernanke nomination, this is pretty huge news from my old boss:

WASHINGTON, December 2 - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today placed a hold on the nomination of Ben Bernanke for a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve.

"The American people overwhelmingly voted last year for a change in our national priorities to put the interests of ordinary people ahead of the greed of Wall Street and the wealthy few," Sanders said. "What the American people did not bargain for was another four years for one of the key architects of the Bush economy."

Ya know, with Republicans and corporate Democrats happily using the Senate power of obstruction so much to stop progressive priorities, it's about time progressive Senators start using that same power of obstruction for progressive ends. [emphasis added]

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No more welfare for Wall Street until we see some relief from Wall Street’s predatory assault on Main Street!!


Lisa G. said...

I love Bernie Sanders - he is a great guy in my opinion. Always right on target with progressive causes too. And Bernake couldn't find his ass with both hands. My 12yo son would be a better Fed Chairman.

Lisa G. said...

Lead story on Huffpo - Ben Bernake - "I've done a terrible job as a regulator" -gee, ya think?

TomCat said...

Bernie is a Socialist... a real one. Thanks, I'll look it tomorrow.

libhom said...

Bernanke has been a miserable failure. Besides, banksters have an inherent conflict of interest. They should never be in charge of the Fed.

TomCat said...

Good point, Libhom. An economist with no ties to bankig would be far better.