This Year The Fed Bought More US Debt Than Treasury Issued

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CNS News reported that so far this year the Federal Reserve has bought up more United States debt than the Treasury Department has issued. That doesn’t even seem possible, but somehow they found a way.

By the close of business on Wednesday, Feb. 6, according to the U.S. Treasury, the total federal debt had climbed to $16.4799 trillion—an increase of $47.2 billon for the calendar year.

At the close of business on Jan. 2, the Federal Reserve had owned $1.661 trillion in U.S. Treasury securities. By the close of business on Feb. 6, it owned $1.7172 trillion—an increase of $51.1 billion for the calendar year.

Thus, the Federal Reserve’s purchases of U.S. government debt in this calendar year have exceeded the Treasury’s net debt issues by about $3.9 billion. (Read More)

What a scam.