Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein said Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) comments about Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke were “extraordinarily ignorant.”

“If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what y’all would do with him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas,” Perry said at a fundraiser in Iowa. “Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treasonous in my opinion.”

Klein noted that conservatives like free market economist Milton Friedman supported the Federal Reserve, seeing it as a way to support economic growth with monetary policy rather than government spending.

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