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 Jeffrey Lacker - “Growth is proceeding on a solid pace this year, and inflation is low and stable.”
 Jeffrey Lacker - “Both survey data and the market prices of inflation-protected Treasury securities tell us that the public expects inflation to continue to be contained. I am confident that we at the Fed have the knowledge and the will to validate those expectations.”
 Jeffrey Lacker - “The most important about thing transparency is the clarity of the public's understanding of our intentions.”
 Jeffrey Lacker - “I expect investment spending to be quite robust this year.”
 Jeffrey Lacker - “Thus, whenever the current sequence of tightening moves reaches completion, short-term interest rates should not be expected to remain constant for an extended period of time.”
 Jeffrey Lacker - “I'm going to be focused on core inflation numbers pretty heavily for the next couple months. The fourth- quarter core inflation number really caught my eye.”
 Jeffrey Lacker - “Growth is proceeding on a solid pace this year, and inflation is low and stable. Plausible rates of moderation in housing activity will not pose a problem for overall activity this year or next.”
 Jeffrey Lacker - “Monetary policy should respond to energy shocks by remaining focused on price stability. I think it is too soon to declare that 'pass-through risk' is entirely behind us.”
 Jeffrey Lacker - “I think my concern about inflation is distinctly higher now”
 Jeffrey Lacker - “To preserve and build on the credibility we already enjoy, we will need to continue to respond to changing economic conditions in a way that confirms our commitment to low inflation,”
 Jeffrey Lacker - “It is clear we're not done removing accommodation.”
 Jeffrey Lacker - “Moreover, I don't see diminished housing-price appreciation as a major problem for consumer spending, since again, the primary determinant of spending is income, and we see solid and improving prospects for real incomes for the nation as a whole.”
 Valentine Blacker - “Put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry. note There is a well-authenticated anecdote of Cromwell. On a certain occasion, when his troops were about crossing a river to attack the enemy, he concluded an address, couched in the usual fanatic terms in use among them, with these words 'Put your trust in God but mind to keep your powder dry'”
 Blacker - “Put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry.”