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Table: How To Get Around The Debt Ceiling


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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


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