"Printer in chief” (or “printer-in-chief,” often preceded by “money") is a jocular term to the head of an organization that prints fiat money—money that is not backed by gold, silver or anything at all. “’Debt printer-in-chief’ Paulson” was cited in print in November 2008, referring to United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. “Our Money-Printer-in-Chief” was cited on Twitter on November 20, 2009, when it referred to United States President Barack Obama.
“Money printer in chief” usually refers to the Federal Reserve chairman. “Step forward the printer in Chief - Mr. Ben Bernanke” was cited in print on October 6, 2010, referring to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Wikipedia: Chairman of the Federal Reserve
The Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is the head of the central banking system of the United States. Known colloquially as “Chairman of the Fed”, “Fed Chairman” or “Fed Chief”. The Chairman is the “active executive officer” (see 12 U.S.C. § 242) of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Washington (DC) Post—PostGlobal
Demand Bush and Cheney’s Resignation
POSTED BY ALI ETTEFAGH ON NOVEMBER 5, 2008 7:44 AM
Will the other 19 take “debt printer-in-chief” Paulson seriously—or his vague ideas of changing botched banks into aimless, unregulated zombie enterprises?
FRI. ‘TOON: Our Money-Printer-in-Chief visits our biggest lender as US debt passes $12T mark. Take a bow, Obama. http://tinyurl.com/yzyc7lg
4:06 AM - 20 Nov 09
Bear Porn: Collapse Of Large Banks In 2011 - Denniger
Posted 06 October 2010 - 08:48 PM!
Nothing that the printing press won’t fix. Step forward the printer in Chief - Mr. Ben Bernanke
Bernanke Defends Fed Pumping~of course he does, he is Money Printer in Chief #tcot http://ping.fm/Gj1ns
10:56 AM - 6 Nov 10
February 9, 2011 at 18:48
Interesting that the media has yet again managed to serve this as a surprise. That Weber would or could not become the next ECB printer in chief was pretty clear from tone of the statements he made during fall 2010.
The Trader | MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
Small Stocks and Gold Climb to Record Highs
By KOPIN TAN
The market was awash in records last week after Bernanke, our money-printer in-chief, signaled an end to the central bank’s Treasury-buying this June but promised to hold interest rates low well beyond that
Military Superpower and “Money Printer In Chief “: America Loses AAA Credit Rating….
By Washington’s Blog
Global Research, August 06, 2011
Washington’s Blog 6 August 2011
We Americans have always thought we were different.
We thought we could launch unnecessary, imperial wars worldwide …
While we slashed taxes for the wealthy and big corporations
While we threw trillions at our big banks.
BART CHILTON SENDS WARNING LETTER TO PRINTER IN CHIEF BERNANKE
SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 BY THE DOC
The CFTC’s Bart Chilton was on CNBC this morning discussing a warning letter he sent to Ben Bernanke yesterday regarding the Volcker Rule and Chilton’s concerns that the large banks (ie Morgan and Goldman) will attempt to find and use every loophole they can to get against the prop trading restrictions contained in the Volcker rule.
For those of you who want to read Jonny H’s Piece on who will replace the Printer-In-Chief, here’s the link: http://on.wsj.com/ZTvAxf
8:31 PM - 12 May 13
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
New Money Printer in Chief just waiting to be announced
POSTED BY PETER CRESSWELL AT 3:18 PM
The next Ruler of the Free World’s Bank has been all but announced, after the other leading candidate thought better of grasping what Tyler Durden calls “the Fed’s shitty stick.”
Warren Buffett Has A Modest Proposal For “The Rich”
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/19/2013 17:58 -0400
We suspect more than a few of the “rich” will be calling for Mr. Bernanke to get back to work (which ironically is exactly what Buffett himself just did - calling for another term for the printer-in-chief) so they can ‘share the wealth’ from the poor just a little longer.
New York City • Banking/Finance/Insurance • Sunday, September 22, 2013 • Permalink