Ben Bernanke for Treasury Secretary
huffingtonpost.com — Why Bernanke to succeed Tim Geithner? Several reasons. First, he is probably the most influential and credible person in official Washington who is not part of the echo chamber on deficit reduction. By his speeches and actions, Bernanke has made it clear that he considers the most serious threat to the economy to be a continued deflationary drag, and not worries about the public debt. Bernanke's Fed has poured money into the economy by buying bonds by the trillions of dollars. He's driven interest rates about as low as they can go using this method, and he has repeatedly said that it's not enough. He's open to even more drastic measures, such as selective purchases of certain kinds of bonds to get bank lending and mortgage refinancing moving at the scale necessary.