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No Debt Ceiling Deal Would Mean Loss Of 640k Jobs, Huge Stock Sell Off: Report

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No Debt Ceiling Deal Would Mean Loss Of 640k Jobs, Huge Stock Sell Off: Report

Post by Guest on Wed May 18, 2011 8:41 am

Just a note: The US hit the debt ceiling on Monday, May 16.

However, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (affraid) advised the country could go on until August without feeling the repercussions of not raising the limit.


The United States could plunge back into recession if inaction in Washington forced a debt default, according to a new analysis that arrives as the country reaches the legal limits of its borrowing authority.

Some 640,000 U.S. jobs would vanish, the housing market's woes would deepen, stocks would fall and lending activity would tighten if the country were unable to pay its bills, according to a report by the centrist think tank Third Way due out on Monday.

The Treasury Department is expected to hit its $14.3 trillion borrowing limit on Monday, making it unable to access the bond markets again. Lawmakers from both parties say they won't approve a further increase in borrowing authority without steps to keep debt under control.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/13/no-debt-ceiling-deal-woul_n_861835.html

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