Dear Members of Congress This is what Janet Yellen should have told congress Dear Members of Congress: Thanks for inviting me here today. Let me get right to the point so we can all get outta here. I need to raise interest rates. Why? For one thing, the US dollar is becoming too strong against foreign currencies and that’s making American-made goods too expensive in overseas markets. So it’s hurting the profits of our companies that sell overseas, while the profits of companies with businesses overseas are getting clobbered. But on the other hand, I can’t raise rates.