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Total US Debt Soars To 101.5% Of GDP
Zero Hedge ^ | 5/01/2012 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 05/01/2012 2:40:25 PM PDT by SatinDoll

There is nothing quite like a $70 billion debt auction settlement at the last day of a month to bring total US debt to a record $15.692 trillion, which happens to be just $600 billion shy of the $16.394 trillion debt ceiling. (and no, contrary to simple economic textbook lesson, this does not mean that the private sector just got another $70 billion in debt capacity courtesy of taxpayers, as explained here). And now that we know what Q1 GDP was at the end of Q1, or namely $15.462 trillion, it is simply math to divine that today alone total US/debt to GDP rose by 50 bps to a mindboggling 101.5%.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debtceiling; economics; gdp; interestrates
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1 posted on 05/01/2012 2:40:38 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: SatinDoll

2 posted on 05/01/2012 2:45:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SatinDoll

We’re so far down The Rabbit Hole, that I don’t think we’ll ever recover this Nation.


3 posted on 05/01/2012 2:46:55 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: SatinDoll

But did you know that Obama killed Osama? Please don’t peak behind the curtain, there is nothing to see there.


4 posted on 05/01/2012 2:49:28 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: SatinDoll
Well, gee wizz. With only 9% of American jobs being in manufacturing, kinda finding it hard to see how we can produce enough to dig outta this lil pickle.

Republican and Democrat....just gotta love’em!

5 posted on 05/01/2012 2:50:59 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: carriage_hill

Geithner: "Think of it this way, Hussein. Imagine the room filled
this deep in gold ingots...and it still wouldn't make a dent
in the debt."
6 posted on 05/01/2012 2:52:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SatinDoll

The Obama plan — spend like there’s no tomorrow and then force a huge tax increase on pretty much everyone (but especially the rich) to pay for it. This is how we get to Communism in the US. Your income above a “fair share” will basically be confiscated in taxes to pay for debt and high spending. A massive national debt is all part of the plan.


7 posted on 05/01/2012 2:54:06 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: BenLurkin

I had to look 2x; 0bummer doesn’t have his usual filthy feet on the OO furniture, so he’s hard-to-recognize.


8 posted on 05/01/2012 2:56:43 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: SatinDoll
Obama Declares Plan to Cut Deficit in Half
9 posted on 05/01/2012 2:57:14 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: SatinDoll

Anybody with knowledge about local Greek politics leading up to their financial crisis of today? I’m curious to know if their left, prior to, but certain of, their impending economic cataclysm made moves to worsen their situation? You know, sort of attempts to make things as bad as possible to ensure their collapse? I presume with the expectation that they win politically while they kill Grecian capitalism...


10 posted on 05/01/2012 3:03:48 PM PDT by C210N (Go Newt!)
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To: Deo volente

He knows how to do it, but he will not cut the deficit.

To do so involves eliminating whole government departments, such as the Education Dept., the Energy Dept., the Agriculture Dept., etc. If it isn’t mentioned in the U.S.Constitution, it shouldn’t exist as a standing department with a cabinet secreatary.

BHO2 will not do the necessary steps above; he will, instead, raise taxes. This will certainly destroy the U.S.A.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 3:04:52 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: SatinDoll
This issue needs some serious discussion to prevent a financial catastrophe the likes of which we have never experienced before as a nation.

Lets get together November 7th or later to talk about it.

12 posted on 05/01/2012 3:05:09 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: carriage_hill
Agree. We live in a post-Constitutional America as it is. Bam and his monkeys work hard to divide us, to set us at each others' throats.

When the debt bomb bursts, when once prosperous Americans dumpster dive for a meal, when so many demand the government “do something,” . . . adios to the pitiful remains of our republic.

13 posted on 05/01/2012 3:06:22 PM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: SatinDoll

He could sing,

“I shot Bin Laden, but I didn’t shoot his deputy”, who of course, is Zwahiri.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 3:07:43 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: EGPWS

Nov.7th will be too late.

Mitt Romney is a self-avowed Progressive - a national socialist. He damn near ruined the economy of the State of Massachusetts, which is saying a lot.

Socialism is not supported by the rank-and-file of the Republican Party, and no, he is not less evil that BHO2 as both men believe government is God. A socialist is a socialist is a socialist, period. It only looks acceptable until the government runs out of other people’s money.

Oh, wait...that’s happening right now!


15 posted on 05/01/2012 3:15:05 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Jacquerie

You may be right. I hope not. When I read old newspapers from FDR’s time about the ministry of this and the ministry of that, it seems to me that we have recovered before. I hope and pray we will again. In the meantime, I will work for a majority in the House and Senate.


16 posted on 05/01/2012 3:17:18 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: SatinDoll

Whoops-that reply was intended for another thread.


17 posted on 05/01/2012 3:19:10 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SatinDoll
A socialist is a socialist is a socialist, period.

I don't care if Romney is a communist, driving Obama and Michelle out of Washington must be done before this race and class warfare mesh together.

18 posted on 05/01/2012 3:29:01 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: SatinDoll

Thank you Zero Hedge, a voice in the wilderness, for highlighting the astronomical debt and other financial shenanigans that are destroying this country. All you hear is crickets from the corrupt MSM.


19 posted on 05/01/2012 3:31:39 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

“A massive national debt is all part of the plan.”

There’s nothing opinionated about your post. It’s a simple statement of truth and the Usurper’s true agenda. Good post.


20 posted on 05/01/2012 3:34:34 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: SatinDoll
This is one reason why I don't believe in this recovery. Any job growth and increase on consumer spending is being paid for using borrowed money to fund government make-work jobs and extended unemployment benefits.

Speaking of debt inherited by Obama, here is the debt inherited by Senator Obama and the Democrat majority Congress that replaced the GOP majority Congress in Jan. 2007.

21 posted on 05/01/2012 3:39:02 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: AmusedBystander

The choice in November, like it or not, will be between electing a new president and further empowering a dictator. That’s the reality. I’ll take my chances with Romney anyday.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 3:40:28 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Exactly!


23 posted on 05/01/2012 3:46:19 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: SatinDoll

Socialism’s Plunder Largely Responsible For 101.5% Debt to GDP Ratio.

DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign AND domestic.

DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic.

Socialism = plunder & death.

live - free - republic


24 posted on 05/01/2012 3:46:50 PM PDT by PGalt
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25 posted on 05/01/2012 3:52:45 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Starboard

Given the current figures and the current rate of borrowing ($4B-$5.2B per day), we should hit the debt limit somewhere between 4 and 8 weeks before the election. This might get entertaining...


26 posted on 05/01/2012 5:37:58 PM PDT by RightSight
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To: Oregon Coast Conservative
But did you know that Obama killed Osama? Please don’t peak behind the curtain, there is nothing to see there.

Call me a middle aged cynic, but I never did believe the story from day one. My take is that Bin Ladin is still alive or if he s dead, he did not die by our hands or in the way the story is telling us. It is a total fabrication by Obama just to score points. If I may add to that, the deaths of Seal Team 6 and no pictures or other evidence makes me even more suspect. Then again, if there was a gene for cynicism, my family has it and it is even a requirement. B-)
27 posted on 05/01/2012 8:20:25 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: carriage_hill
We’re so far down The Rabbit Hole, that I don’t think we’ll ever recover this Nation.

We need to just default, declare bankruptcy or just have some sort of jubilee rendering the debts null and void, reboot and bring the country back on a Constitutional course. When you talk about debts so high that if every dollar is a mile, you would have a number so huge that it would take you all the way to the star Sirius and back (or almost a one way trip to Vega), you might as well just hang it up. Put it another way, our jet is so out of control, all you can do is punch out and hit the silk.
28 posted on 05/01/2012 8:27:49 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: Nowhere Man

“...default, declare bankruptcy...”

Can we actually do that, or is the US “too big to (be allowed to) fail”?


29 posted on 05/02/2012 3:42:01 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Jacquerie

We’re in so deep now, and 94.3% of Americans have no idea of how bad it is. They just get spoon-fed the LSM crap on TV every night about the “recovery” and “bad oil companies” etc etc etc. Their 0bummer-induced rose-colored glasses, are about to turn brown, when TSHTF.


30 posted on 05/02/2012 3:51:37 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Nowhere Man

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/how_us_debt_risks_dollar_doomsday_j8dxHSYWUa22QpSN7ttOIL#ixzz1tc4wj3UE


31 posted on 05/02/2012 3:57:54 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: SatinDoll

We have Obama to thank for this...


32 posted on 05/02/2012 4:15:24 AM PDT by GOPJ (Had a Christian minister yelled at a bunch of gay students - the New York Times would have covered i)
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To: SatinDoll
101.5% of GDP, surly the Feds can do better than that. Just wait, 125%, 150% and 200% are just around the bend for this run away spending locomotive!
33 posted on 05/02/2012 5:35:12 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: SatinDoll
Nov.7th will be too late.

That was the point in my post, we are screwed no matter who wins...

They are both liberal socialist hacks and it's an insult to conservatives that the GOP supported such a liberal hack for the GOP candidate for POTUS, although Romney doesn't stand a chance against the better multifaced liar anyway.

34 posted on 05/02/2012 2:19:00 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: BenLurkin

All these photos are staged. Even with that Obama still looks like an empty suit. Everyone’s seen that look on Clinton’s face before. It’s the “Homer Simpson pretend to be listening while thinking about something else” face.

Obama’s mastered it though.


35 posted on 05/03/2012 4:47:14 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: carriage_hill
Can we actually do that, or is the US “too big to (be allowed to) fail”?

Unfortunately, we might not have any other option. In reality, no one is "too big to fail."
36 posted on 05/04/2012 3:35:03 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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