how else is he going to show the world QE worked? by tapering before he leaves he is saying, see it works become economy is growing. LOL.. who is he fooling? this egotistical Fed Bernanke policy is nothing but an asset pumping exercise that is and will always be a poor substitute for real policies in Congress.. For Bernanke to suggest tapering and imply success of his program is laughable...he is also basically saying Congress inactivity on the economic front can be solved by Federal monetary policies. What a joke. SP puts are golden.