Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Chairman Bernanke once again: the importance of putting US fiscal policy on a sustainable path

Nov 19, 2010 | Economics

Of particular interest for us, Fed Chairman Bernanke noted the following in his speech today on “Rebalancing the Global Economy” at the European Central Bank’s conference in Germany:

“For their part, deficit countries need to do more over time to narrow the gap between investment and national saving. In the United States, putting fiscal policy on a sustainable path is a critical step toward increasing national saving in the longer term.”