Bernanke noted lower-income households fell behind on their debt payments at a much higher rate than those with higher incomes. They were also more likely to lose jobs during the recession.
"Until vulnerable families and troubled communities have regained lost progress, the economic recovery will remain incomplete," Bernanke said.
I Care About Poor People. No, Really I Do.
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/04/yardeni-is-the-fed-your-friend-it-depends/“The Fed is still your friend if you are invested in cyclical stocks , commodities, and foreign currencies. If you eat food and run your car on gasoline, the Fed will continue to hurt you. If you are looking for a job, you may be wondering why it is still so hard to find ond despite all the money the Fed has spent so far on QE2.0. If you are retired and living on interest from your CDs, then you are getting really squeezed between rising food and fuel prices and the Fed’s zero interest rate policy. In other words, the Fed seems to be doing everything to widen the gap between the Haves and Have Nots than to lower unemployment and boost economic growth, which remains “moderate” according to yesterday’s FOMC statement.”