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    GOP Leaders: No More Stimulus

    WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 20:  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks with reporters after the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol September 20, 2011 in Washington, DC. This is the first policy luncheon since President Barack Obama announced his federal deficit and spending reduction plan on Monday.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    So much for political independence: Republican leaders sent a letter Monday to Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, warning him to “resist further extraordinary intervention in the U.S. economy.” The letter, written by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner, and Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, objected to Bernanke’s recent decision to inject $600 billion into the economy and asked him not to repeat it. “To date, we have seen no evidence that further monetary stimulus will create jobs or provide a sustainable path towards economic recovery,” they wrote.

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