All eyes were on Bernanke yesterday. The usual coterie of hysterical media folks -- Jim Cramer comes to mind -- were screaming loudly that the Fed needs to do something. Yes, the Fed needs to do something....go on vacation. The idea that the central bank can offset the sledghammering that the Obama Administration has done to this economy is ludicrous. All Bernanke is doing is angling for reappointment, nothing else.
The Fed is bankrupt (literally) and the US treasury is bankrupt. Bernanke and Geithner should be retired. They are the architects of the worst economic recovery since the 1930s. No policy at all is better than foolish policy.
The government needs to get out of the way, not come up with some new dumb idea that the media can focus on as a panacea for our economic troubles. Only free markets can get us out of our troubles, not more big government.