Tag: U.S. national debt
Federal Reserve Underwrites Washington’s Spending Binge

On October 11, 2019, the U.S. Federal Reserve announced it would begin buying billions of Treasury bills every month to ensure the nation’s banking system would have “ample reserves” through the end of 2019 as part of its efforts to help prevent a liquidity crisis from wreaking havoc in U.S. money markets.

How Excessive Federal Spending Sparked a Liquidity Crisis

Since mid-September 2019, the U.S. Federal Reserve has been fighting to contain a liquidity crisis in the nation’s money markets that was caused in large part by excessive spending by the U.S. government. That surge in spending was prompted by “the worst budget deal in history” in late-July 2019, which forced the U.S. Treasury...
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“Crazy, Stupid” Federal Spending Proposals from Candidates of Both Parties

Thanks to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, which has been described as “the worst budget deal in history,” the U.S. government will spend $57.9 trillion over the next 10 years, with $12.2 trillion of that spending requiring new borrowing that will add to the U.S. government’s bloated $22.7 trillion national debt. Those already...
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Fed Chief Warns That National Debt Trend Will Choke Economic Growth

Less than two months after acting to bail out the nation’s money markets because of a liquidity crisis that arose from a surge in U.S. government borrowing to fund its spending, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testified before the U.S. Congress that the federal government’s current course of debt-fueled spending is on an “unsustainable...
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U.S. National Debt Hits Crisis Levels

The U.S. government’s total public debt outstanding has nearly reached $22.6 trillion with two weeks left to go in the government’s 2019 fiscal year.

Who Are the U.S. Government’s Biggest Creditors?

The Treasury Department has recently revised and updated its estimates of who the U.S. government has borrowed from for its 2018 fiscal year.

The Scariest Words in Washington, D.C.

For Americans troubled by the ongoing lack of fiscal discipline on Capitol Hill, nine other words are perhaps very scary: “We have actually now agreed on the spending numbers”.

U.S. Government Could Max Out Its Credit by Early September

If things go as analysts at the Bipartisan Policy Center expect, the U.S. government will face a heightened risk of defaulting on its $22 trillion debt in early September.

What Happens If China Triggers Its Nuclear Option for U.S. National Debt?

The U.S. government directly owes the nation of China over 1.1 trillion dollars.

Five Years to the National Debt Death Spiral

Net interest on the national debt has become one of the fastest growing segments of federal spending.

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