This website supports the reappointment of Ben Bernanke as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. The following is an open letter to Maryland Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, neither of whom have yet to publicly express their position on Bernanke’s reappointment:
Dear Senators Mikulski and Cardin:
As a Maryland resident, I write to ask that you vote to confirm the reappointment of Ben Bernanke as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. While it may be true that the Fed did not fully recognize the magnitude of the systemic weaknesses that caused the financial crisis, neither did many of the world’s greatest investors. Chairman Bernanke has, in my opinion, leveraged his expertise in financial history—including the history of the Great Depression—to mount a vigorous response to the crisis. His continuance in this role will allow the Fed to continue on this constructive path and maintain the confidence of global markets in U.S. economic leadership.
Voting against Chairman Bernanke would be to vote against a proven leader because he is not perfect. Now is not the time to let perfectionism fueled by popular frustration—however understandable—get in the way of doing what is right.
Thank you for considering my views.
To submit your opinion to Senator Mikulski, go to http://mikulski.senate.gov/Contact/contact.cfm.
To submit your opinion to Senator Cardin, go to http://cardin.senate.gov/contact/.