January 13th, 2009
12:45 PM ET
5 years ago

Bernanke: More bank bailouts needed

Bernanke says more bailouts are needed.
Bernanke says more bailouts are needed.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday that President-elect Barack Obama's proposed fiscal stimulus package could help the economy, but he added that additional bailouts of financial institutions may also be needed to bring about a sustained economic recovery.

Bernanke, speaking in London, said in his prepared remarks that the nearly $800 billion plan being discussed by the incoming Obama administration and the newly elected Congress "could provide a significant boost to economic activity." He did not comment on or endorse any specifics of the nearly $800 billion.

But Bernanke cautioned that the plan is "unlikely to promote a lasting recovery unless they are accompanied by strong measures to further stabilize and strengthen the financial system."

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soundoff (102 Responses)
  1. Sara from Arizona

    Crooks is right.

    January 13, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  2. WELCOME TO THE OBAMA SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CAN YOU SAY DEPRESSION!!!!!!!!!!!

    THE AMOUNT OF MONEY TO SAVE THIS COUNTRY WOULD BE IN THE MULTI-TRILLIONS BASED ON THE POPULATION!!!!!!!!

    UNLESS THIS COUNTRY IS READY TO SPEND THAT KIND OF MONEY IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
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