VIDEO: Sen. Michael Bennet quizzes Ben Bernanke on fiscal policy

Sen. Michael Bennet today questioned Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke on how to address U.S. debt and deficit. Bennet also asked Bernanke for his thoughts on the work of the deficit commission.

Bennet also asked Bernanke for his take on the deficit commission’s recommendations and asked him to discuss the potential effects a spike in interest rates on U.S. bonds could have on the nation’s economy.

The discussion took place during a meeting of the Senate Banking Committee.

At the hearing, Bennet said, “I just want to underscore and underline your observation that this is actually a near and present danger and that the sooner we get after it, the less painful this is actually going to be and the more likely we are to protect ourselves.”

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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