President Obama met with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as well as other members of his economic team Wednesday. According to a readout of the meeting provided by the White House, Obama and Bernanke discussed the economic outlook and the "need to tackle long-term deficit reduction." It's the third time the president has met with Bernanke this year.
The President and Chairman Bernanke met today in the Oval Office to discuss the economy and global recovery. They were joined by Secretary Geithner, Chief of Staff Daley and NEC Director Sperling. The President and the Chairman discussed the outlook for the recovery and for jobs as well as fiscal issues, including the need to tackle long-term deficit reduction. They also discussed the situation in Europe. This was the third time the President met with the Chairman this year.