Skip to comments.70 Straight Days: Treasury Says Debt Stuck at Exactly $16,699,396,000,000.00
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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Throw those folks in jail...
Rounding error....... /s
Gosh this means King Barry has finally gotten spending under control!
Long live King Barry!!
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.
They obviously unplugged the national debt clock....to save electricity
Maybe it should be added to HUMOR instead...
National Debt Clock says otherwise...
No need to borrow money once you’ve figured out how the printing press works.
Might as well make it $0.
16.882 trillion. Sounds more like it.
Just an overflow error in the outdated hardware, no doubt because the sequestor prevented them from upgrading.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
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.
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.
“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?
It’s all make believe anyway...
Why used a signed int? Are you suggesting this number could ever go negative? : )
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.
They wouldn’t lie to us would they?
Only on days that end in y.
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