The Interest-Rate Hike

American VoicespatriotismEconomyfinance ISSUE 40•27 Jul 7, 2004

Last week, the Federal Reserve raised a key short-term interest rate for the first time in four years. What do you think?

  • “It's about time Greenspan got off his duff and did something other than sit around the office all day analyzing market indicators.”

    Danielle Strohkirch –
    Secretary

  • “As long as the rate hike makes it tougher for terrorists to afford the tools of terror, I'll support it.”

    Justin Fillmore –
    Dental Hygienist

  • “Perfect. Just perfect. First my wife leaves me, then my son dies in a car accident, and now this?”

    Michael Eighmy –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Classic move by the Fed Chief there. Man, Greenspan—gotta love him.”

    Tony Fields –
    Audiologist

  • “The lenders should fight the Feds and refuse to raise the rates. Come on, America. We can do this.”

    Jason Forst –
    Performer

  • “How does the Federal Reserve sleep at night? More to the point, how does it stay awake during the day?”

    Christine Cain –
    Veterinarian