Submitted by Tyler Durden on 11/08/2010 19:00 -0500
Ben Bernanke Dallas Fed Federal Reserve Fisher Karl Denninger
Time to begin the Chairman impeachment proceedings. It is one thing for blogs like Zero Hedge to argue (rightly) for the past 1.5 years that the Fed's actions in the Treasury space are nothing but direct debt monetizations. After all, one can always argue semantics, as some peers have enjoyed doing in the past. Yet when an actual Federal Reserve Fed President, in this case Dallas Fed's Dick Fisher states it without any trace of hiding the underlying intent, then things get a little serious. To wit: "For the next eight months, the nation’s central bank will be monetizing the federal debt." It gets worse: even though Fisher realizes that what he is doing is unconstitutional, he also admits that the Fed's actions are now is effectively a policy tool: "Here is the message: The Fed is going out of its way to be a good citizen. It is time for the Congress to do the same." In other words, the myth of the Fed's political independence is now destroyed. All pretense has now gone out of the window as the Fed realizes this is the last "all in" bet. If this fails, it is over. Yet maybe someone in power can precipitate this much needed reset. After all it was Ben Bernanke who testified under oath that the "Federal Reserve will not monetize the debt." It is time he is impeached and prosecuted for this lie.