Howard Dean calls Greenspan a political burden

US Democratic presidential contender Howard Dean said on Friday 23 January that Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan had become too political and should be replaced.

Dean said "I think Alan Greenspan has become too political," in response to a question from the audience at a town hall meeting.

"If he lacks the political courage to criticize the [budget] deficits, if he was foolish enough -- and he's not a foolish man -- to support the outrageous tax cuts that George Bush put through, then he has becom

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