Friday, October 25, 2013

Janet Yellen to Begin Hill Meetings

Politico reports:
President Barack Obama’s nominee to chair the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, will soon begin meeting with senators to make the case for why she should be confirmed to lead the U.S. central bank.
Yellen is initially focusing on members of the Senate Banking Committee, which has jurisdiction over her nomination.
She has scheduled meetings in the coming weeks with Sens. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.), according to Hill aides.
Meetings with other senators are in the works, including with Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), according to aides.


  1. Why even bother with the confirmation process? We all know Yellen is going to print a mountain of dollars.

    To do otherwise would mean Congress would have to actually prioritize, pare back, and eliminate programs and whole bureaucracies. They'd never knowingly confirm someone that wouldn't enable their continued fiscal recklessness.

  2. More government theater. If the banking masters want her, they will get her.


    1. How much paper and ink we have on hand.

    2. How many zeroes in a trillion.

    3. Will they still believe this bullshit.

    4. How we get out of here when this thing implodes.