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(Studio: Katie Couric) The CBO’s projections for the budget deficit, unemployment and the shrinkage in the economy cited.
(Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: Chip Reid) President Obama’s reappointment of Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke featured; details given about why Obama interrupted his vacation to make the announcement. [OBAMA – notes Bernanke’s leadership through the financial crisis.] [Representative Eric CANTOR- wonders how this is helping us become competitive in a global economy.] [Political analyst John DICKERSON- says the president is going with stability.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Statistics on consumer confidence and home prices cited.
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The growing national debt examined; figures cited. [MKM Partners economist Michael DARDA- says it means you’re going to be paying higher taxes.] [University of Maryland Peter MORICI- says we’re viewed by the rest of the world as profligate, imprudent and incapable of managing our affairs.] The challenge for Bernanke and the rise in housing prices discussed.
- Couric, Katie;
- Reid, Chip;
- Mason, Anthony
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