Friday, February 17, 2017
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen : "no amount of monetary policy stimulus can make up for the fiscal policy headwinds of a cumbersome, failed regulatory state, an uncompetitive tax code"
one small voice
Wall Street , “Economic growth has been quite disappointing,” Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen acknowledged to the Financial Services Committee on Wednesday during her Semi-Annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress, echoing points made by Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) during his opening statement that Americans have suffered through eight years of subpar growth and stagnant paychecks.
“I believe the last eight years have shown that no amount of monetary policy stimulus can make up for the fiscal policy headwinds of a cumbersome, failed regulatory state, an uncompetitive tax code, Obamacare and Dodd-Frank,” Chairman Hensarling said. “All of these must be remedied and changed if we are to have a healthy economy for all and bank bailouts for none.”
Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Andy Barr (R-KY) called for a strategy-based monetary policy rather than the Fed’s improvisational approach.
“The American people are ready for a change -- a change from the Fed's unconventional and unpredictable policies, a change from the Fed's inaccurate projections of growth, and a change from disappointing economic results. It's time for the Fed to begin prudently shrinking its balance sheet, end its easy money policies that have fueled government borrowing, and shift to a more firmly grounded strategy-based policy that will assure price stability, facilitate commerce wherever it shows promise, and create the conditions for strong economic growth,” he said.