WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The nation's weak labor market was "a national crisis" that required attention from the White House and Congress, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday. "We've had close to 10% unemployment now for a number of years, and of the people who are unemployed, about 45% have been unemployed for six months or more. This is unheard of," Bernanke said in a question-and-answer session following a speech in Cleveland. He called for policies "that could help them find work, train for work and retain their skills." Bernanke also urged policy makers to consider "strong housing policies to help the housing market recover." Better housing policies would "clearly be very useful," and would allow the low mortgage rates stemming from easy Fed policy to have more effect and help the economy recover. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/be...al-crisis-2011-09-28?link=MW_home_latest_news Dear Mr. Bernanke, here is my advice: pick up the phone and give Apple, Google, IBM, HP, GM, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Ford and others a call an tell them to free some of their 1500 billlion in cash they are hoarding on their balance sheet. PROBLEM SOLVED!