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Ceiling suspended: US takes on $300bn in new debt after hitting $16.7 trillion

20.05.2013 10:03

America’s ticking debt bomb has been reset. Washington has suspended the debt ceiling, setting a date, and not a concrete dollar sum as a deadline, an unprecedented first in US history.

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ScrewSallieMaeDebt 14.08.2013 23:43

U.S. student loan debt the next bubble.


FreedomOfSpeech 27.07.2013 00:59

The next revelation. Does US has any gold holding in FORT KNOX ? When was the last audit ?

Anonymous user 27.07.2013 00:55

The next revelation. Does US has any gold holding in Fox Knox ? When was the last audit ?


elderlybloke 26.07.2013 23:09

To whom does America owe this gigantic debt?
Or is this some kind of fairyland economics ?
I am confused.

Anonymous user 17.06.2013 13:14

2000 22mil. Food Stamps 2013 47mil Food Stamps - now there's economic growth.

Anonymous user 30.05.2013 22:39

better convert your USD savings into something that's gonna have value in a few years... gold, BTC..

Anonymous user 23.05.2013 17:03

US policy simple borrow money but dont return it and if anyone demands then kill them

Anonymous user 23.05.2013 16:52

Yeah, he's got JAYZ walking his dog and cant afford Air Traffic Controllers

Anonymous user 23.05.2013 16:50

Too bad Obama's not willing to bargain by cutting ANYTHING. Feel bad for future generations.

Anonymous user 23.05.2013 16:34

How can we claim "deficit reduction" and be borrowing another $300 billion?
Gold, ha! Canned food!

Anonymous user 23.05.2013 09:47

check please! THE usa needs to do what I did..PAY OFF
its debts and go cash only!

Anonymous user 23.05.2013 01:54

I remember when Economic Leaders didn't have foam on their lips and a glaze in their eyes

Anonymous user 23.05.2013 01:50

Glad to hear the is place left in the world for the Economic Moonies Loonies to preach

Anonymous user 22.05.2013 06:23

once US dollar loses value, investors will want higher interest rates on US $ bonds and debt

Anonymous user 22.05.2013 06:20

instead of still telling China to increase the value of its currency, US is devaluating its own

Anonymous user 22.05.2013 05:28

Big-one5, a congressman dinner, 120.00 plus. A U.S family of 3 daily food stamps? 10.00 or less.

Anonymous user 22.05.2013 05:24

They will cut food stamps benefits,soc sec., medicaid, Nursing homes,etc. They will act asap

Anonymous user 22.05.2013 04:06

the debt is a joke, the fed reserve is a PRIVATE BANK, "fed reserve note" isn't USD.

Anonymous user 22.05.2013 02:38

The only difference between Obama and a Bucket of Bulls#!t is the Bucket.

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