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Bernanke To Santelli: Put Out Fire, Save the Neighborhood

Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 11:25 AM ET

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) asks Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke whether the government programs are, in the eyes of commentators like Rick Santelli, rewarding bad behavior. While Bernanke understands the sentiment, he says if your neighbor's house is on fire, it's probably a good idea to put it out, save him, and, in turn, save your house, too.