Fed Men

12:05 pm ET

Here’s what Paul Ryan said on CNBC this morning about a Romney administration keeping on Ben Bernanke:

QUINTANILLA: “Do you believe this jobs number makes QE3 more likely and if you and the Governor win the presidency and vice presidency, do you fire Bernanke on day one?”

RYAN: “No, look, I don’t think it is appropriate to comment on what you do with personnel such as that. I’ve known Ben a long time. We — he and I have disagreements on these issues but [we] are respectful of one another.”

Contrast that with what Mitt Romney recently said to Fox Business Network:

“I would like to select … a new person to that chairman position, someone who shared my economic views, someone that I thought was sympathetic to the needs of our nation and I want to make sure that the Federal Reserve focuses on maintaining the monetary stability that leads to a strong dollar, and confidence that America is not going to go down the road that other nations have gone down to their peril.”

Related Topics: Ben Bernanke, Carl Quintanilla, cnbc, Federal Reserve, Fox Business Network, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, 2012 Elections, News, Republican Party, The Page

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