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http://www.scribd.com/doc/58127654/Hmmm-Jun-14-2011

With that having been stated for the record, we’ll leave this subject here for now but notwithout one last statement that I personally guarantee will come back to torment the esteemed Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve.

BERNANKE: There really is no problem with raising rates, tightening monetary policy, slowing the economy, reducing ination at the appropriate time. …

Q: You have what degree of confidence in your ability to control this?

BERNANKE: A hundred percent.

Although to be fair the quote doesn't say how Bernanke is 100% confident, perhaps he's 100% confident he'll induce Weimar hyperinflation?

More joyous quotes in the article.

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I'd bet he was as confident in 2007 when he said

"The subprime mess is grave but largely contained..."

and went on by way of explanation to

"Given the fundamental factors in place that should support the demand for housing, we believe the effect of the troubles in the subprime sector on the broader housing market will likely be limited"

Forbes

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