Thursday, August 27, 2009
Reform opponents have disrupted town-hall meetings, and men carrying loaded guns have begun showing up outside
Rob Reynolds reports on some of the sound and fury dominating American politics on the healthcare issue.
Category: News & Politics
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The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room
August 26, 2009
Grassley, speaking about the renomination of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to a second term as head of the Fed, asserted that Bernanke’s ability to hold down inflation would be the metric by which the Fed’s success would be measured.
“We won’t know for a year if he’s done a good job so far, because he shoveled money out of an airplane to save banks and the financial system,” Grassley said in a conference call with Iowa reporters. “But shoveling money out of an airplane to solve problems can be inflationary — in this case, hyperinflationary — if he doesn’t start mopping up some of the money that’s out there.”