Posts Tagged ‘Treasury Department’

Why Feds Won’t Sell GM Stock


Wednesday September 19th, 2012   •   Posted by Lloyd Billingsley at 9:21am PDT   •   8 Comments

The U.S. Treasury Department has invested $50 billion in the General Motors bailout and now owns 26.5 percent of GM stock, about 200 million shares and more than one-fourth of the company. GM was happy to get the taxpayer dough but now wants the government to sell its stock. Trouble is, the government wonít…
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Fun Facts About $16 Trillion in Federal Government Debt


Thursday September 6th, 2012   •   Posted by Lloyd Billingsley at 9:41am PDT   •   3 Comments

On August 31, total U.S. government debt surpassed $16,000,000,000,000—thatís $16 trillion—for the first time, according to the Treasury Department. The exact amount of the debt on August 31 was $16,015,769,788,215.80, a full $25,000,000,000 Ė thatís $25 billion—more than what it was the day before on August 30. So the debt is now much more…
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China Drops 97% of Its Holdings in Short-Term U.S. Treasury Bills


Sunday June 5th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 3:58pm PDT   •   0 Comments

Terence Jeffrey reports at CNSNews.com that “China Has Divested 97 Percent of Its Holdings in U.S. Treasury Bills” over a 20-month period. Is this a major reflection of the increasingly precarious status of the U.S. dollar and U.S. government finances worldwide? China has dropped 97 percent of its holdings in U.S. Treasury bills, decreasing…
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Treasury Default?


Wednesday June 1st, 2011   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 9:12am PDT   •   1 Comment

The Treasury Department reiterated that Aug. 2 remains the projected day the U.S. would start defaulting on its obligations. The U.S. reached its $14.3-trillion debt ceiling on May 16, but Treasury officials have been doing some complex financial juggling to push off the date at which the nation would start defaulting on its obligations….
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Social Security “Trust Fund” Deficits to Add $5 Trillion to U.S. Debt


Sunday May 15th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 9:39am PDT   •   3 Comments

Jed Graham in Investor’s Business Daily reports that a new study of the financial condition of Social Security and Medicare indicate that with baby boomer retirements, rising health costs, and the ongoing economic malaise, these federal entitlement programs are producing massive deficits in perpetuity unless major changes are made to cut these unsustainable liabilities….
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U.S. Deficit Hits Record: $150.4 Billion in Novemberó26th Straight Deficit Month


Friday December 10th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 9:19pm PST   •   0 Comments

In the Wall Street Journal, Jeff Bater reports in “U.S. Posts $150.4 Billion November Budget Deficit,” that federal red ink is reaching an all-time record: The U.S. government ran its 26th straight monthly budget deficit in November amid wrangling over a package that would extend big tax cuts to Americans trying to recover from…
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Government Motors CEO Receives $9 Million Pay Package


Saturday September 11th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 1:57am PDT   •   2 Comments

The Associated Press reports that having received a $50 billion bailout in corporate welfare from the U.S. government, General Motors Corporation (GM) is giving its new CEO Daniel Akerson a $9-million pay package, the same deal received by his predecessor Edward Whitacre. Akerson is the fourth CEO in less than two years at Government…
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