$2 Trillion Debt Is "Manageable"

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The Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Markets, Karthik Ramanathan, gave a bit of a pep talk yesterday regarding US debt issuance for 2009 and 2010. People should take comfort knowing that the US has funded nearly 80% of its total "expected borrowing needs" of $2 trillion to fund the fiscal deficit for this year and is "well situated" on its funding needs for next year. However, left out of this feel good speech was any guidance on the administration's demand forecast for US debt that falls into the "unexpected borrowing needs category" on the off chance the government's macroeconomic assumptions are a tad too optimistic.
US Treasury: Funding Needs Large But "Manageable" [Dow Jones via Nasdaq]

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