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The ongoing controversy in Washington over raising the federal debt limit is the subject of this comprehensive, ten chapter, four-hundred page ebook which provides detailed and authoritative information on all aspects of federal debt management. Treasury officials believe that a failure by Congress to raise the debt limit would have catastrophic economic consequences. Congressional Republicans have stated that the debt limit extension should be linked to federal deficit reduction measures. Issues covered include: the debt limit and the Treasury; past Treasury actions to postpone reaching the debt limit; current Treasury actions in 2011; potential implications of reaching and not raising the debt limit; possible options for Treasury and OMB, potential impacts on government operations and programs, the distinction between a debt limit crisis and a government shutdown, potential economic and financial effects, considerations for the current debt limit debate, implications of future federal debt on the debt limit, and much more.

Contents include: Chapter 1: Debt Limit - Delays Create Debt Management Challenges and Increase Uncertainty in the Treasury Market (February 2011 GAO Report) * Chapter 2: Federal Debt: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: An Update (GAO) * Chapter 3: Debt Management: Treasury Has Refined Its Use of Cash Management Bills but Should Explore Options That May Reduce Cost Further (GAO Report) * Chapter 4: Debt Management: Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Should Play a Heightened Role in Addressing Debt Management Challenges (GAO Report 2009) * Chapter 5: Debt Management Overview * Chapter 6: Report to the Secretary of the Treasury: Financial Audit: Bureau of the Public Debt's Fiscal Years 2010 and 2009 Schedules of Federal Debt (November 2010) * Chapter 7: Department of the Treasury: Debt Limit Background Information and Specifics Regarding the Debate to Raise the Limit This Year * Chapter 8: Statements by Congressional Republicans on The Debt Limit Issue * Chapter 9: Statements by Congressional Democrats on The Debt Limit Issue * Chapter 10: Reaching the Debt Limit: Background and Potential Effects on Government Operations - CRS Report for Congress (February 2011).

This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management. Our publications synthesize official government information with original material - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work to uniformly present authoritative knowledge that can be rapidly read, reviewed or searched. Vast archives of important data that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are. This e-book format makes a great reference work and educational tool. There is no other reference book that is as convenient, comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and portable - everything you need to know, from renowned experts you trust. For over a quarter of a century, our news, educational, technical, scientific, and medical publications have made unique and valuable references accessible to all people. Our e-books put knowledge at your fingertips, and an expert in your pocket!

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