In October, the US government will be unable to pay it bills if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling is the legal cap that Congress sets on the amount that the Treasury can borrow. Since 1960, the debt ceiling has been raised 78 times. During Donald Trump’s presidency, the ceiling was
September 8, 2021 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Madam Speaker: I am writing to follow up on my previous letters regarding the debt limit and to provide additional information regarding the Treasury Department’s ability to continue to finance the government in the absence of Congressional action to
Government current expenditures Explosive growth of Fed’s balance sheet, 1980-2021 Year-over-year change in gross public debt (billions), 1980-2020
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY When I originally posted this, gold was at $1906 and silver $24.54. Now, they are at $1870 and $23.42, not big dips but slightly better buys. Actually, it’s been the right move to buy dips in the metals since 2016. But now the reasons for buying are evident. * Under
Gold and silver prices have exploded. Gold’s up $390 since its March low, silver up $10.60. Silver’s gain is 87% versus gold’s 26%. This is what was supposed to happen being that the GSR (gold silver price ratio) topped 100. Silver has still more catching up to do.
Two days ago, Forbes ran an article about Senator Elizabeth Warren (Dem-MA) wants to cancel student debt in the next stimulus program. However, no where in the piece did the writer reveal how much student debt was outstanding.
Back on March 16, a report by Imperial College London forecast 2.2 million Americans would die from the coronavirus and that 81% of the U.S. population would be infected. Consequently, Trump and his team of experts, namely Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, began holding daily press conferences and quickly scared the daylights out
This past Sunday, Scott Pelley interviewed Fed Chairman Jerome Powell on 60 Minutes. Below are some excerpts. PELLEY: Fair to say you simply flooded the system with money? POWELL: Yes. We did. That’s another way to think about it. We did.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a more than $3 trillion coronavirus aid package Tuesday, which would be the fifth this year. The House is expected to vote on it Friday, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there is no “urgency.” The package is an 1,800-page document, which offers something for everyone.
Goldman Sachs forecasts a federal deficit of $3.6 trillion for the current fiscal year. Last year’s deficit was a mere $984 billion, for a 3.6- fold increase. Fedgov’s fiscal year ends September 30.