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Up Front: THE LIST
TABLE: How To Get Around The Debt Ceiling
BILLIONS WOULD RUN OUT
DIP INTO TRUST FUNDS
Federal employee retirement $485 Nov.,1998
Highway, airport, airways, other 80 Mar.,1999
Unemployment insurance, railroad retirement 61 July,1999
Social Security, Medicare 481 July,2001
SELL OFF ASSETS
Gold, foreign exchange, other monetary assets 205 Mar.,2002
Mortgages, loans, other financial assets 388 Nov.,2003
Inventories, nondefense fixed capital 402 Aug.,2005
Land, mineral rights 577 Oct.,2007
DATA: JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE