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70 Straight Days: Treasury Says Debt Stuck at Exactly $16,699,396,000,000.00
cnsnews.com ^ | July 29, 2013 - 5:21 PM | By Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 07/30/2013 11:11:12 AM PDT by topher

(CNSNews.com) - According to the Daily Treasury Statement for July 26, which the Treasury released this afternoon, the federal debt has been stuck at exactly $16,699,396,000,000.00 for 70 straight days.

That is approximately $25 million below the legal limit of $16,699,421,095,673.60 that Congress has imposed on the debt.

The portion of the federal debt subject to the legal limit set by Congress first hit $16,699,396,000,000.00 at the close of business on May 17. At the close of every business day since then, it has also been $16,699,396,000,000.00, according to the official accounting published by the Treasury Department.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: debt; debtclock; fraud; treasury; usdebt
Somebody's cooking the books...

Throw those folks in jail...

1 posted on 07/30/2013 11:11:12 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher

Rounding error....... /s


2 posted on 07/30/2013 11:11:48 AM PDT by llevrok (The Constitution is not written in cursive)
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To: topher

Gosh this means King Barry has finally gotten spending under control!

Long live King Barry!!


3 posted on 07/30/2013 11:14:05 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: topher

We are in a grand re-make of the broadway musical The Producers. Also it’s laughable to accuse the Chinese of manipulating their currency when we seem to be masters of the craft.


4 posted on 07/30/2013 11:15:24 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: topher

They obviously unplugged the national debt clock....to save electricity


5 posted on 07/30/2013 11:15:27 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: Admin Moderator
Added it Front Page.

Maybe it should be added to HUMOR instead...

6 posted on 07/30/2013 11:16:07 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

National Debt Clock says otherwise...

http://www.usdebtclock.org/


7 posted on 07/30/2013 11:16:36 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: ken5050
Good idea - unplug the National Debt Clock to save electricity... I wonder how many millions Barry and Michelle's trips have cost taxpayers during this time...
8 posted on 07/30/2013 11:17:47 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

No need to borrow money once you’ve figured out how the printing press works.


9 posted on 07/30/2013 11:17:57 AM PDT by marron
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To: topher

Might as well make it $0.


10 posted on 07/30/2013 11:19:44 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: illiac

16.882 trillion. Sounds more like it.


11 posted on 07/30/2013 11:21:28 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: llevrok; topher

Just an overflow error in the outdated hardware, no doubt because the sequestor prevented them from upgrading. They’re printing more money now so they can buy a bigger faster counting machine. /s


12 posted on 07/30/2013 11:21:55 AM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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To: Paladin2

Perfect opportunity for a Repblican to come forward and say with 70 straight days of the debt clock not moving, it is time to reduce spending to get the debt down.

No one can say a word.


13 posted on 07/30/2013 11:22:22 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: topher
According to the Daily Treasury Statement for July 26, which the Treasury released this afternoon, the federal debt has been stuck at exactly $16,699,396,000,000.00 for 70 straight days.

Curiously, this happens to be the maximum number you can represent in a 64 bit signed integer variable.*

Therefore, it is merely a computer variable capacity problem, not that the number is stuck.

*The actual maximum of a 64 bit signed integer is 9,223,372,036,854,775,808.... but it was too good a joke to miss.

14 posted on 07/30/2013 11:23:34 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: topher; Nachum; All

“I wonder how many millions Barry and Michelle’s trips have cost taxpayers during this time...”

Does anyone have a spreadsheet that has this information?


15 posted on 07/30/2013 11:25:57 AM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: topher

It’s all make believe anyway...


16 posted on 07/30/2013 11:29:37 AM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: Lazamataz

Why used a signed int? Are you suggesting this number could ever go negative? : )


17 posted on 07/30/2013 11:30:34 AM PDT by shineon
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To: topher
Lying rat b@stards just keep pushing.

The national debt is now so large that IF borrowing immediately stopped, it would take a TAX INCREASE per household, the size and duration of a MORTGAGE to pay off.

18 posted on 07/30/2013 11:31:50 AM PDT by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: topher

They wouldn’t lie to us would they?


19 posted on 07/30/2013 11:32:43 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: KSCITYBOY

Only on days that end in y.


20 posted on 07/30/2013 11:34:23 AM PDT by sport
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To: topher

How can this be? Simple. Jack Lew is a liar and a criminal. So, what is new?


21 posted on 07/30/2013 11:36:35 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: topher

They really take the public for damned idiot fools.


22 posted on 07/30/2013 11:38:24 AM PDT by I want the USA back (We live in a fascist dictatorship, thanks to half the public having its head up its a$$.)
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To: topher

Wouldn’t want that number to start with a 17 during Zeros jobs roadtrip.


23 posted on 07/30/2013 11:39:24 AM PDT by uncitizen (Barack Obama hates white people)
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To: topher

They are still pumping out $85 Billion dollars per month into buying T-Bills and into the stock market. They have been doing this for over three years.


24 posted on 07/30/2013 11:42:01 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: topher

And the interest charges on that is what, exactly?


25 posted on 07/30/2013 11:43:34 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: illiac

182 billion here, 182 billion there - pretty soon you’re talking real money /s


26 posted on 07/30/2013 11:51:25 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: topher
Wow ... this is amazing .... so I bet Republicans are going to use this as a reason why we don't need to raise the debt limit, right? ...... Right?

.... anybody there?

27 posted on 07/30/2013 11:57:36 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: ken in texas

They print $80,000,000. How does it get into the economy?


28 posted on 07/30/2013 12:04:48 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: topher

What a great solution to the debt problem, just stop it.

If they hire a smarter techie maybe they could get it moving backwards.


29 posted on 07/30/2013 12:06:45 PM PDT by kempster
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To: topher

I call Bullshit!
They say it is stuck at 16,699,396 and a bunch of zeroes

The US Debt clock is ticking away and currently shows the debt at 16,882,410, and a bunch of zeroes

Someone is LYING.................


30 posted on 07/30/2013 12:08:30 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: topher

They were sequestered.


31 posted on 07/30/2013 12:14:39 PM PDT by antidisestablishment (Mahound delenda est)
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To: topher

Chicago style corruption at the highest levels of government.


32 posted on 07/30/2013 12:21:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Lazamataz
Your computer math is bad...

2**10 x 2**10 x 2**10 > 10**9
1024 x 1024 x 1024 > 1,000,000,000

Now that is not even 32 bits

So 2 ** 60 (just 60 bits) > (10 ** 9) * (10 ** 9) = 10 ** 18

If you count the digits, then you 5 digits(billions) + 9 (hundreds of millions) + 2 (cents).

This is only 16 digits.

There are 18 digits in 2 to the 60th (2 ** 60) (at least).

33 posted on 07/30/2013 12:22:31 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: kempster
"...If they hire a smarter techie maybe they could get it moving backwards."

Yep. They must have used musicians this time round.

Freeze Frame.

34 posted on 07/30/2013 12:25:50 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD? Psalm 112)
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To: VerySadAmerican
They print $80,000,000. How does it get into the economy?

First, it gets put on a slow boat to China.
Then, it gets off-loaded in Shainghai.
Then, the Chinese use it to build empty cities in which no one lives.

And that is how it gets into the (Chinese) economy and how the modern world increases wealth. We used to do it differently, but somewhere along the way we forgot how.

35 posted on 07/30/2013 12:26:10 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: topher

Jack Lew is too busy looking into IRS conservative witch hunts to be bothered with this.


36 posted on 07/30/2013 12:32:55 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: topher

Whoa, hold on there... Didn’t I just read today that the Feds are going to need to borrow and additional 440 Billion or so for this fiscal year.


37 posted on 07/30/2013 12:38:00 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: topher
You failed to notice the * disclaimer?
38 posted on 07/30/2013 12:41:14 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: topher

Impeachment File on Benghazi Coward “B. Hussein Obama,” formerly known as Barry Soetoro, currently a Legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


39 posted on 07/30/2013 12:42:11 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: VerySadAmerican
They print $80,000,000. How does it get into the economy?

You need to ask the really smart people like Jacob Lew about that... I hear he has all the answers. /s

40 posted on 07/30/2013 12:46:31 PM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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To: topher

Lies, lies, and more lies.


41 posted on 07/30/2013 12:47:07 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Lazamataz
I did not see the disclaimer.

That was a small sized font...

42 posted on 07/30/2013 1:12:12 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

No, they print 80,000,000,000.00 bucks, and put it in a bank account for banks to borrow at zero interest and play stock market with.

Pumps up the market and steals your savings at the same time.

Great plan, if you intention is to destroy the American Banking system while making it look like your helping at the same time.


43 posted on 07/30/2013 1:20:20 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: topher
Debt Clock Stuck?

Not according to this:

Real Time National Debt Clock


44 posted on 07/30/2013 1:41:27 PM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: topher

Maybe they have to wait until higher numbers are invented.


45 posted on 07/30/2013 3:01:43 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

No one can say a word....
That is the problem even moreso than the fact that how illogical this debt clock “stopping” thing is.

Why? Is the debt clock just some no factual diversion to begin with? Or does the debt clock actually mean what it says?

Can anyone explain this?


46 posted on 07/30/2013 6:09:51 PM PDT by X-spurt (Ready for the CRUZ missle.)
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To: Iron Munro

I don’t think that is “The Official United States (you can trust us!) Debt Clock”


47 posted on 08/09/2013 6:55:38 AM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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