Fed Fisher: Don’t Mess with the Central Bank

Senate Republicans should resist the temptation to erode Federal Reserve independence after victory in mid-term elections, Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher said.

“Think about this: Here’s a Congress that can’t even get its own budget together. Do you want them running the central bank?” Fisher, a former deputy U.S. trade representative under President Bill Clinton, said today in an interview on Bloomberg Television.

Republicans who already run the House won command of the Senate yesterday and will take charge of the Senate Banking Committee, which oversees the U.S. central bank, when the next Congress convenes in January.

Bloomberg

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