Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke in a forum Sunday. Bernanke defended his controversial actions, saying they helped fend off a "Second Great Depression." Citizens expressed concern over the big bailouts for big businesses.
A small business owner at the forum expressed his anger over the government's actions of bailing out big firms while letting small businesses fail. When confronted, Bernanke would explain he had "limited options" and stressed a "regulatory overhaul."
One topic that got a "forceful tone" from the audience was the Fed's independence. Bernanke insisted that an audit of the Federal Reserve by the Government Accountability Office is "misunderstood by the public."