Category Archives: Treasury

Lew says receipts slowing?

Not a good sign for the economy? “Lew had previously said the government would have around $50 billion then. He said on Tuesday revenues have come in a little slower than expected in recent weeks.”

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tsy tax collections

It gapped up with the fica increase more than with employment >    >   (email exchange) >    >   On Jun 12, 2013 4:40 PM, wrote: >    >   It looks like a good indicator of labor and it is daily. >    >   It also looks like … Continue reading

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Thinking Caps On – Grab a Coffee – Sales/Trading Commentary

From: JJ LANDO At: May 14 2013 07:41:14 Consider the following thought experiment. These are the scenarios: A. The Treasury decides that it will fund itself 30% more in Overnight Bills and reduce issuance across the curve. B. The Fed … Continue reading

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Tsy floaters

Yes, the Treasury is in fact selling notes that float off of its own bills. :( The Treasury provided a preliminary term sheet for the floating rate note program that will launch sometime in Q4 or Q1. In addition, they … Continue reading

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Greg Walden to introduce bill to stop U.S. Treasury from creating trillion dollar platinum coins

More of the blind leading the blind. Either way Treasury only spends what’s authorized by Congress. And all the coin does is shift interest expense from the Treasury to the Fed. Illogic is clearly a adaptive trait for holding office. … Continue reading

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Comments on Senator Sanders article on the Fed

Dear Senator Sanders, Thank you for your attention to this matter! My comments appear below: The Veil of Secrecy at the Fed Has Been Lifted, Now It’s Time for Change By Senator Bernie Sanders November 2 (Huffington Post) — As … Continue reading

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News recap comments

The news flow from last week was so voluminous it was nearly impossible to process. For good measure I want to start today’s commentary with a simple recap of what happened. On the negative side – · Greece called a … Continue reading

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President Obama entering the fray

More of the blind leading the blind. The one thing they all agree on, at great expense to global well being, is the budget deficits are all too large and the need for shared sacrifice and all that. No chance … Continue reading

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US Treasury May Issue Debt With a Floating Interest Rate

Brilliant. Reminds me of Will Rogers. Think of all he’d have said if he’d understood MMT. US Treasury May Issue Debt With Floating Interest Rate By Jeff Cox October 24 (CNBC) — Dealers and traders have been approached recently with … Continue reading

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MMT proposals for the 99%

1. A full FICA suspension to end that highly regressive, punishing tax and restore sales, output, and jobs. 2. $150 billion in federal revenue sharing for the state goverments on a per capita basis to sustain essential services. 3. An … Continue reading

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