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Treasury Sells $29 Billion In Bonds, Bringing Total Settled US Debt To 14.311 Trillion, More Than The Debt Ceiling

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First, the irrelevant news:

Today's $29 billion 7 Year auction just closed at a yield of 2.895%, the highest since April 2010, just the time when QE1 was ending and everyone was certain there would be no follow through monetization. The Bid To Cover was 2.79, weaker compared to recent auctions, and 2 bps wider of the When Issued, implying the auction was not all that hot. Directs took down 8.76%, in line with the last year average, Indirects accounts for 49.41%, or the lowest foreign take down since November 2010, while PDs bought 41.83% of the auction. Altogether a weak auction but it's not like the PDs would let it fail especially not with QB9 becoming the next "flip back to the Fed" bond for the PD community.

Next, the relevant news:

Now bear with us for a second: the most recently disclosed total debt was 14,211,567,662,931.23 as of March 28. This excludes the settlement of all of this week's auctions which amount to $35 + $35 + $29 billion (including today) or $99 billion. Adding the two amounts to $14,310,567,662,931.23. As a reminder the debt ceiling is $14,294,000,000,000.00. In other words, the total US debt just passed the debt limit - break out the Champagne! Granted there is a buffer of $52.2 billion between the total debt and the debt actually subject to the ceiling, meaning that America is not in default, yet. Therefore, the total debt subject to the limit assuming full settlement right now is $14,258,341,662,931. Which means the US is now $35.7 billion away from a bona fide breach of the debt ceiling. Yes, there are some caveats, and it is possible that there will be an accelerated redemption of bills over the next few days, pushing the total debt slightly lower, but readers get the idea. Complicating things, the SFP unwind is complete with just $5 billion in 56 Day Cash Management Bills on the books, and no longer a buffer of debt ceiling extension.

Which brings up the question: with a government shut down looming any minute, shouldn't Congress be tackling the issue of what happens when the US enter technical default some time in the second week of April when the next battery of approximately $67 billion in new bonds are issued, which also happens to be just as tax rebate (and thus outflow) season peaks?



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Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:26 | 1117768 Ray1968
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Why am I so addicted to Zerohedge? I better get to work or I'll join the ranks of the unemployed. Damn.

Like anyone else will report the breaching of the debt ceiling.....  it be ignored by the media AND the government.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:30 | 1117799 the mad hatter
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Shouldn't they drop a giant glass ball full of newly issued paper to commemorate the occasion?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:31 | 1117827 Cash_is_Trash
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Whoop out the banner:


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:33 | 1117846 Harlequin001
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that's a credit card bust isn't it?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:44 | 1117903 Eally Ucked
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No, they sold it to UK, at the same time UK sold the same amount to US. In 2 year time they will notice that they don't owe anything to each other and cancel bonds. Meanwhile they have freshly printed $$$$$ on both sides and it won't be called QE-n. 

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:47 | 1118210 Anonymouse
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Repo 105!  Paging Dr. Repo 105

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:10 | 1118350 InconvenientCou...
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So here's a poll:

By what % would the goss public debt grow if you added in the shadow debt from all the classified national security budget?

a) 0%

b) < 25%

c) < 50%

d) < 100%

e) other

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:53 | 1117951 Hard1
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No credit card bust if your bank doesn't call you to tell you that you are over your limit, you can go on spending, the card...still works....seems like it will work forever!!!! and there are no fees for overdrawing the line!!!!  I guess the whole Debt ceiling is just a mirage, the sky is the limit. To infinity and beyond.  Oh and bullish signal for everything by the way.


Veni vidi printit.  (Benius Bernaesar c, 2011)

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:03 | 1118018 Dr. Richard Head
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Check kitting by the pros.  Gotta love it.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:24 | 1118123 Harlequin001
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and if that doesn't work you can always default.


Bullish... definately...

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:38 | 1118180 tahoebumsmith
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We are fast approaching 1932...Head and shoulders bitchez...look out below

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:58 | 1118280 Harlequin001
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my thoughts exactly....

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:03 | 1118307 Pez
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To FifTTTTTTeen and beyond!

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:03 | 1118308 I Am The Unknow...
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Hard1 you are looking at this with a glass half empty perspective.  Just wait for Cramer and some "experts" to come on CNBC and tell us how this is "all good" for bank stocks, and therefore the overall markets.  Surely there are over-limit penalties because all of us proletarians have overdraft fees so the big guys have to have them too (snark, snort...just busted myself a nut on that one!). 

Just think of the overdraft fees on 16 + BILLION dollars!  WHOA!  Since bank stocks are supposed to lead us out of the recession (that officially doesn't exist), then we are in for happy, happy, HAPPY times!  It's time to BUY BUY BUY bank stocks!  Oh fuck, where is RoboTrader when you need him?  I want a distorted chart showing us all how we should have bought bank stocks yesterday morning! 

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:48 | 1117936 SDRII
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Nothing American ingenuity can’t overcome

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:59 | 1117997 long juan silver
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Marvin Gay said that this morning! I mean Barak Hussien Obama.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:25 | 1118132 In Fed We Trust
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It's time to pass a law that moves the decimal point on the debt 4 places to the left. Then in 2050, we can move it back to it's original spot.!

What does The Constitution and Obama's birth certificate have in common?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:37 | 1117857 Quinvarius
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The Fed will be shooting Andrew Jackson's corpse out of a cannon on the 4th of July to commemorate the event.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:39 | 1117882 Shameful
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Really?  Last I heard they had it on display in the Mariner Eccles building.  Rumor has it the display has him in a rather lewd position, with Wilson mounting him from behind...

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:08 | 1118035 Terminus C
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So sad but true.

This song wraps up what I feel about the current situation.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:21 | 1118119 Harlequin001
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so, not using his ass as a dart board then....

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:39 | 1117883 sunkeye
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yippeeeee cue guy lombardo ...

'should old debtlimits be forgot ... and never brought to mind ....

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:35 | 1117855 NidStyles
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You work? I gave that up a long time ago. Tired of paying people to spend more of my money for me than I can reasonably earn in a lifetime.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:29 | 1118142 Harlequin001
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now there's a big difference between working and paying taxes 'so that other people can spend more of my money for me than I can reasonably earn in a lifetime'...

good point though.

I don't mind the work but the last bit, hmmm, save that for the sheeple...

Did you know that sheeple was in spellchecker?


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:39 | 1117871 Cdad
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Like anyone else will report the breaching of the debt ceiling.....  it be ignored by the media AND the government.


Not so much ignored as...replaced...replaced with stories about burritos and cute yoga outfits.  You must keep in mind that the MSM is much less of a news dissemination group and much more of a...shepherd.

Now move along you little sheep you.  If you are really good and take your crazy pills, while selling your silver and gold and buying Netflix, you might be able to join us all at the unicorn ranch this afternoon.

I understand that Bob zerocred Pisani is very EXCITED about the trip.


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:47 | 1117932 Triggernometry
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Its not a debt ceiling, but a debt event horizon. And just like any other black hole, if you stand outside the event horizon and throw something in, it will appear to fall forever, seriously. The object, however is quickly "spaghettified" and loses all previous form and characteristics.

Yes, I know you can't actually stand outside a black hole, but this result is acknowledged by your nearest physics professor.

As for what it means for the FED that the debt event horizon has been breached- hopefully it will now fall forever.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:53 | 1117952 redpill
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Well, Fukushima me!

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:45 | 1118212 ElvisDog
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It's ignored because it's an artificial barrier. For a government that ignores laws when it suits its purpose, the debt ceiling is no ceiling at all.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:25 | 1117776 alien-IQ
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Debt Ceiling Breach = Broke through resistance.

It doesn't get much more bullish than that.

Rally on now BIG TIME!

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:27 | 1117789 Racer
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Exactly, just goes to show how irrelevant and how casually they treat the debt target

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:33 | 1117826 Robot Traders Mom
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No rally in Apple today. Down over $2 today alone, getting the ever-living-shit kicked out of it. I actually feel bad for anyone that is going to ride this thing down to my personal price target of $6.37. Silver and gold doing well though, as usual.

If you ask Robot Gaylord nice enough, he'll probably copy and paste a chart from yahoo finance showing the destruction in AAPL today.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:34 | 1117835 Sudden Debt
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Debt Ceiling breached means =


Obama's got some explaining to do to congress :)


Obama... first black president and first president to breach the debt ceiling TWICE! in 1 office turn!

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:31 | 1118151 ShankyS
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Careful - they will bring out the R card on your ass.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:27 | 1118403 tinsmith
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Responsible governance & fiscal policy needed?

Rape of future generations?

Reprehensible gooberment behavior?

OH!  Racist!  As in someone who enjoys NASCAR.  Got it.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:46 | 1118222 ShouldveLeftHer
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NIGGA RICH, NIGGA!!!!!!!!!!! Obama bought ever black family a carton of Newports and paid thier mortgages with this latest bout of "Treasury" Bond sales. Next, reparations! Then, Cash for Rusty Impala Lowriders 2!!!!! Wacky Waving Inflatible Arm Flailing Tube Man!!!!

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:46 | 1118217 Pez
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Ceilings? We don't need no stink'n ceilings!

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:27 | 1117783 Dr. Engali
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Maybe we need to announce another six billion off budget the deficit.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:29 | 1117790 Yield2Greatness
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Now watch what happens.  -= NOTHING =-

A big fat nothing.  This will be admission that the money out there is meaningless, so keep the printing presses going and spend spend spend, while the people like the look and touch of ink on linen.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:44 | 1117907 NotApplicable
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That is, unless they want to break fedgov and blame it on the Tea Party reps, clearing the way for QE3...

Otherwise, I expect a massive change in what debt is subject to the statutory limit. Basically they will cherry-pick certain debts as being TBTF.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:42 | 1118190 Yield2Greatness
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IMO, the teaparty is nothing but opportunist, looking to ride the band wagon, of pretended outrage over our fiscal irresponsibility.  It will be with the teaparty, business as usual, beyond the "reelect me" pandering.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:42 | 1118191 Dr. No
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When driving in your car, what is the speed limit?  It's 55 only if the police decide to do something.  Not until you start getting around 100+ MPH does the REAL speedlimit start to be reached (where there are real consequences).  Today the police let it slide.  But we are continuing to gain speed.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:49 | 1118241 Pez
Pez's picture if our economy were a car. We'd be going reverse.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 18:35 | 1119242 saulysw
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... off a cliff

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:27 | 1117791 DonnieD
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They ignore the constitution so I don't see the debt ceiling as a big deal.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:35 | 1117842 alien-IQ
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RE: the Constitution .

"it's just a goddamned piece of paper"
George W. Bush

any questions?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:35 | 1117862 Sudden Debt
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bill of rights?


5$ and it's yours!


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:44 | 1117917 NotApplicable
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Are there any left that have retained their value?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:51 | 1117950 Cash_is_Trash
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You still have the right to remain silent.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:15 | 1118078 alien-IQ
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actually, now if you remain silent that just ups the ante since it implies you are hiding something bigger thus placing you under the dictates of the patriot act and branded a "terrorist suspect" and therefore you have no rights...are shipped to gitmo...tortured...and worst of get to miss the market rally your arrest created by taking another dangerous terrorist off the streets and making Amerika safer again.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:35 | 1118160 Harlequin001
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cynic, they'd never do that...

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:58 | 1118289 Cash_is_Trash
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I hear some TSA-speak going on.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:33 | 1118158 mick_richfield
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They bill us for those now?   Bastiches.


Sudden Debt -- I want you to know that I exercise every morning by watching you and trying to wave my arms just like you do.  I stop when it makes my fingers hurt.


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:55 | 1117971 Sophist Economicus
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Sorry Alien-IQ,  he probably never said that:

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:11 | 1118054 alien-IQ
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judging by his sure looks like that quote sums up his views pretty damn well.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:18 | 1118098 dexter_morgan
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The past is for losers and sissies.

Mike Ditka

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:26 | 1118134 Sophist Economicus
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I cannot point to one of them over the past 30 years you couldn't attribute that quote to...

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:15 | 1118074 Robert Neville
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"It is a document of negative liberty"

Barack Obama

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:30 | 1118149 Sophist Economicus
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Yup, he's from the Isaiah Berlin school...yuk

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:37 | 1117869 Eternal Student
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No, no, no. They aren't ignoring the Constitution at all. What Tyler has missed is that the dollar is only worth about a dime these days, so there's still quite a ways to go before they actually hit the debt ceiling.

Rally on, dudes.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:28 | 1117793 Joe Davola
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Breaking through a self imposed limit, it's what bars and casinos thrive on.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:51 | 1117953 grunk
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So the country's food and lodging is comp'd?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:59 | 1117994 Joe Davola
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Only the whales in congress, administrative and judicial branches.


Don't take that whale term personally Hillary.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:56 | 1118263 Pez
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I recently stayed at a Federal Reserve Inn... and I feel stupid.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:30 | 1117795 string
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Hold on everybody!!! Here is comes!


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:43 | 1117892 hambone
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"You did it Mr. Obama, you broke through the glass, and the view from up here is spectacular."

Que the music - and happily ever we live in Keynsianville...

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:30 | 1117801 Thisson
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Articles like this make me wish I could afford more gold.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:29 | 1117803 sabra1
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i'm telling the chinese!

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:35 | 1117839 Cash_is_Trash
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Don't! Fine, we'll cut you into our little ponz. Say 5 trillion?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:45 | 1117908 SqueekyFromm
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Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:29 | 1117805 plocequ1
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Good. Rally on. Im glad i bought more Apple.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:31 | 1117806 The Axe
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Russell 2000 new high....not since the summer of 2007 has it been this high...wealth effect working..except in my  computers rejoice!!!!

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:29 | 1117808 max2205
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Team USA citizens broke their debt ceiling in 2006

what year is it now?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:31 | 1117809 mt paul
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debt ceiling ..

is for people that 

can't handle 

a little printing ....

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:30 | 1117812 slaughterer
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Tyler, another reverse repo going through as I type...

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:32 | 1117813 traderjoe
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The Banana Republik of Amerika...

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:30 | 1117818 vast-dom
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is NOW more than EVER the time to SHORT bonds? Methinks so.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:49 | 1117938 Cdad
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is NOW more than EVER the time to SHORT bonds? Methinks so.


Technically...prepare to get run over when, one day, the market realizes that the wind has shifted towards Tokyo.

Like every aspect of the market, any trade you can think up will become unmanageable shortly after you take a position in computers [in the room next to where Duncan Neiderhauer takes his afternoon constitutional] arbitrage to death [meaning to pull forward in time, destroy, and minutes] all things on the surface of the planet...funded by your debased greenbacks courtesy of Ben Bernanke.

But go ahead...short 'em.  I'm short Apple...and it is working...probably until 90 seconds from!

Ponzi Scheme.  There is no market...not for stocks...not for bonds.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:31 | 1117819 grunk
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So even fiat money has become a barbarous relic.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:31 | 1117820 kaiserhoff
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Tyler, you should know by know that Timmy can't count, or pay taxes, or gif mit der big rat's patootie.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:31 | 1117824 ivana
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Yeeeeaaaah!! Higher than debt ceiling?

FED & TD: Who gives a f..? Anybody thinks that .gov should stop tommorow because of some stupid debt ceiling

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:35 | 1117840 slaughterer
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Time to pull a Kuwait/Canada in the USA and ... dissolve the government... 

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:46 | 1117928 NotApplicable
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As good as that sounds, it will only ensure a global government that much sooner.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:33 | 1117828 TruthInSunshine
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So this means we can strategically default now?


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:53 | 1117954 Cdad
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Brother Truth,

I think so...yep.  

I think this is the green light for all of us to just go ahead and throw away our MasterCard statements.  Debt ceiling trading income available...sorry.  Raise my limit and I'll cut you one of those funky checks that come attached to the cover the minimum amount due.

Isn't that the plan we are on?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:33 | 1117829 Shameful
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No problem.  Just get GS on the line and figure out a way to get this rolled off the books in a special accounting vehicle.  Pull a Greece, worked for them.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:45 | 1117910 EscapeKey
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A debt-for-slave swap. I like it.

American citizens won't, however.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:54 | 1117955 Shameful
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Are you kidding?  I'm not 95% of Americans would even notice the difference.  Would mean lifting their eyes away from the idiot box or putting down their junk food for a moment.

There is nothing Americans won't put up with so long as we have the illusion of wealth/prosperity.  They could be filling war ships full of conscripts for forgien wars and slave ships full of young girls for sex trafficking, and Americans would cheer so long as they are left with their illusions.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:15 | 1118075 dexter_morgan
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So, you're saying they aren't already doing that now?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:34 | 1118165 A_MacLaren
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Maybe the Chinese will arrest Timmah for breaking USA's laws. Certainly no one here will, especially not CONgress.

Timmah, "I'm just digging a debt hole down to China, so we can communicate more easily."

Zhou, "We'll make room for you on one of our ditch digging gangs, we'll make you Foreman.  Show these lazy peasants how to dig."

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:32 | 1117831 JailBank
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Some how I get the feeling Tim and Ben are not running around DC giving a shit about this at all.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:34 | 1117832 Fidel Sarcastro
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NEW accounting rules, Benron-style, will fix any problem.  Over the debt ceiling you say? PRESTO - accounting = no problemo!

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:20 | 1118110 Milestones
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Hey!-Nice to get a Mexican slant on this thing! Stand back the doors are closing. Next stop Jupiter. Visit the club car for refreshments. Enjoy the ride.       Milestones

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:34 | 1117833 JailBank
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Some how I get the feeling Tim and Ben are not running around DC giving a shit about this at all.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:32 | 1117834 Ancona
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I have a beer ceiling of 12......and I promise not to break it.

No really.......I promise.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:09 | 1118342 12packabs
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Skip the twelfth beer, go straight to thirteen, thus bypassing the ceiling and gaining the next level.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:33 | 1117844 Just Observing
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Debt ceilings are like speed limits....they are only suggestions.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:33 | 1117845 irishlink
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The time compression of events is really upon us now, but who cares! That is why the market is flying and looking like a train out of control. Nothing to stop it now but it wont end well.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:35 | 1117854 99er
Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:36 | 1117865 Debtless
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Is there a levered etf that tracks quality of life for the US middle class?

I'd like to short it now.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:36 | 1117866 slaughterer
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Ah c'mon, this won't stop Tim from his next Treasury auction... planned for 5 minutes from now.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:40 | 1117879 Gary Busey
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Surely Geithner will be jailed for this

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:45 | 1117912 plocequ1
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Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:43 | 1118201 A_MacLaren
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We can only hope contempt of CONgress hearings are held.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:39 | 1117880 Boilermaker
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HUNDO on the DOW!!!

Look!  Seriously...everyone LOOK!  Don't pay any attention to the bad shit!  This si good for your 401(k)...which you can't cash out.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:39 | 1117885 trav7777
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just charter a "bad government" and load IT up with all the debts.  Oh wait, we already have the bad gov't?  Shit.  well wtf then, I am all out of ideas

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:43 | 1117893 deez nutz
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debt is wealth

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:01 | 1117996 False Capital
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war is peace

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:41 | 1117895 Atomizer
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Joe Biden found some pocket change in the Oval office couch. The debt ceiling hasn't be breached.


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:44 | 1117898 EscapeKey
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Perhaps it's to be counted as kilobytes, so 14,294 billion in fact is 

14,294 x 1,024 x 1,024 x 1,024 = 15,348,065,632,256

Problem solved.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:44 | 1117900 scratch_and_sniff
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Rake of huge bids went through in euro recently...anyone short, be wary.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:44 | 1117902 RobotTrader
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What did I tell you guys yesterday?

- Debt ceilings simply don't matter.

- Infinite Fiat rules.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:52 | 1117956 lieutenantjohnchard
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you also told us the silver rally was over at $26. you also told us that oil was crashing at $90.

that's why you're known in these parts as the catfish mouth, because you have more mouth than brains.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:10 | 1118056 dexter_morgan
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Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:09 | 1118331 jomama
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still no taste for robot's humor.  

do you take all the posts here as literally?

i certainly hope not...

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:11 | 1118347 homersimpson
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There is humor, and there is being a know-it-all troll/Monday morning QB. Based on the number of junks he gets, you can probably figure out where he is classified..

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:10 | 1118336 homersimpson
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I've never known him as catfish mouth but as the "Monday morning QB".. or he is the equivalent of a Dallas Cowboys fan. He talks big when he wins, but when he loses he ain't nowhere to be seen..

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:01 | 1118002 They_Live
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Problem: Imminent breach of debt ceiling of $14+ trillion 

Solution: New debt ceiling of $140+ trillion

...and everyone relax.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:43 | 1117904 HoofHearted
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Over? Did you say "over"? Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no. And it ain't over now...

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:00 | 1117992 digitlman
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What fucking history book have you got? Mine says the Japs bombed Pearl Harbor.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:05 | 1118026 sodbuster
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It's a new era- there are no absolutes!

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:05 | 1118029 Sophist Economicus
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Must have borrowed John's, from Delta house:

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:06 | 1118037 EscapeKey
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Not familiar with 'Animal House', then?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:09 | 1118049 RichardENixon
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Better double check those history books, Einstein.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:29 | 1118141 SilverBaron
Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:48 | 1118224 Tom Servo
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Go watch Animal House on VOD.


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:44 | 1117905 sodbuster
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WooHoo!! BTFD!!! We are fucking rich!! We can do better!!! More stimulus! More bank bailouts! We need more new entitlement programs!!! Fuck housing! Free shit for everybody!! It's ALL good!! We don't need no stinking jobs!! Deficits don't matter!! Zimbabe Ben just proved it!


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:45 | 1117909 gordengeko
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Anyone else feel like they have been cast for a really bad rendition of a JJ Abrams flick?  "Survivor" - Escape from the pork eating zombies of the banana republic.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:46 | 1117914 TradingJoe
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Expatriation/Renunciation is the name of the game!


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:46 | 1117918 LawsofPhysics
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So the government is officially irrelevant.  Sweet.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:46 | 1117919 Fistfull of wor...
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So much for the Rule of Law...

I guess it means Rally On; that is Banana Republic style

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:54 | 1117920 DosZap
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Gosh, I guess this means the Gov't shutdown by the GOP, is a Wet Dream for them, as they (Congress) is useless.

What do we pay them for, when we have a Fascism Inc running it all?.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:45 | 1117922 Catullus
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Perhaps the reverse repos are funding the treasury. They're running the same Repo 105 scheme that Lehman did

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:47 | 1117933 luk427
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SHCTF. Shit has clogged the fan.  Is this why Geithner has gone to China? 

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:48 | 1117937 rockraider3
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Breaking the debt ceiling you say?  TEPCO recommends superglue.  (and not to hoard the bottled water.)

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:49 | 1117940 Racer
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If I tried to spend over my limit my card would be declined!

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:54 | 1117970 docj
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And if you try to print/mint your own "legal tender" you go to Club Fed.

The rules apply only to us serfs.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:51 | 1117945 thebark
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Hey dont worry...the results for the 7yr notes sucked too !!! bid to cover- DOWN, dollar demand- DOWN, indirect bidder amount - DOWN !!


1:30 pm : Treasuries haven't made much of a reaction to the outcome of the 7-year Note auction, which drew a bid-to-cover of 2.79, dollar demand of $80.9 billion, and an indirect bidder participation rate of 49.4%. For comparison, the prior auction had a bid-to-cover of 2.86, dollar demand of $82.9 billion and an indirect bidder participation rate of 49.7%. An average of the past six sessions makes for a bid-to-cover of 2.88, dollar demand of $83.6 billion, and an indirect bidder participation rate of 51.4%.DJ30 +95.14 NASDAQ +20.51 SP500 +10.92 NASDAQ Adv/Vol/Dec 1725/1.03 bln/833 NYSE Adv/Vol/Dec 2243/435 mln/692


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:54 | 1117965 vas deferens
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No problem, the Ben Bernank can fix in 15 min just as he said.

Just lift the debt celing to 15,000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

and print. 

Everything is fine, go back to the mall people and buy an ipad 2 you can use or eat.  


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:55 | 1117966 Valkyre
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hate the stuff.  A default calls for a martini.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:57 | 1117978 tmosley
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Hasn't this happened before already?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:03 | 1118009 jkruffin
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Okay, I have two good questions:

1. If Timmy just sold debt beyond the debt limit, has he not just violated the Constitution, which amounts to Treason?

2. Does Congress even have a clue what is going on? It seems these clowns are more lost than ever.


Just wondering.........

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:05 | 1118022 Dr. Porkchop
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They already committed treason when they extorted bailouts at the threat of total economic destruction. Nothing was done then.





Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:13 | 1118061 Valkyre
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1.  Yes.

2.  No.


and STILL no one goes to jail.

No one in this country will stand up and do the right thing until they can no longer buy food or iphones with their food stamps.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:08 | 1118326 MsCreant
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While I do think Tiny Tim is a crook, remember you are expecting performance from a guy that supposedly screwed up his income tax with Turbo Tax. His latest copy, called Turbo Ponzi (Gov. edition) just isn't working right, that's all. He bought the lawyer insurance that goes with it. He'll get it all straightened out. No need to bother congress with this, they supported him before on the Turbo Tax issue. They all understand how hard it is out there for a pimp.


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:29 | 1118438 Alcoholic Nativ...
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No such thing as treason in a post 9/11 world.


Never Forget.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:04 | 1118014 Dr. Porkchop
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The system breaks down when people no longer see anything in it for them. The officials in charge are exactly the same as the soviet officials before the collapse. They are trying to prop things up long enough to loot the state. The question is when do people realize there is no longer anything in participating in the USA as a concept?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:03 | 1118025 slaughterer
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I am so happy I am going to buy

132 iPad 2s

500 violet Lululemon yoga tights

400 NFLX subscriptions

15,000 Chipotle tacos


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:11 | 1118063 rockraider3
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15,000 Chipotle tacos?  I'd recommend some toilet paper as well.  Or is that what the yoga tights are for?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:25 | 1118069 Eally Ucked
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Good diversification across American economy! Consider 1 mln Trojan desperados and bottled water with iodine additive (I mean to prevent thyroid problems) .

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