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Week of July 25, 2011: Debt Ceiling & HME, Politics, Interest Rates, Charts, etc.

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Date: July 29, 2011
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  • *”Debt Ceiling Talks Target HME.” Home Care Magazine [Online Exclusive] 18 July 2011. Gale Power Search. Web. 29 July 2011.
    WASHINGTON. Rumors of HME [Home Medical Equipment] cuts turned real last week as government officials continued to shuffle ideas around on the nation’s financial predicament. According to a leaked document, allegedly part of Vice President Joe Biden’s debt ceiling talks, three cost-cutting ideas targeting HME are on the table…
  • *Kurtz, Howard. “Split Personality Disorder.” Newsweek 25 July 2011: 8. Gale Power Search. Web. 29 July 2011.
  • *O’Donnell, Katy. “Reaching the Debt Ceiling: What It Means.” Nationaljournal.com 13 Apr. 2011. Gale Power Search. Web. 29 July 2011.
    Right now, the federal government has to borrow an additional $125 billion per month to finance all its commitments — from troops in Afghanistan to Social Security and Medicare benefits for the elderly…
  • “Countdown; The federal debt.” The Economist [US] 9 July 2011: 29(US). Gale Power Search. Web. 29 July 2011.
  • “As national default looms, local experts in Portland say interest rates are the chief concern.” Daily Journal of Commerce, Portland 19 July 2011. Gale Power Search. Web. 29 July 2011.

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Another way to better understand our National Debt
is with visual aids and charts.  Currently there are excellent charts to be found on the New York Times and
The Atlantic [Monthly] websites.

  • Fallows, James.  “Another Chart That Should Accompany All Debt-Ceiling Discussions.”  Atlantic Monthly. July 27. 2011. Web. CLICK HERE

    This shows the second Obama Administration/White House chart released this week.  It explains the U.S. National Deficit over the last decade.
  • Fallows, James.  “The Chart That Should Accompany All Discussions of the Debt Ceiling.”  Atlantic Monthly.  July 25, 2011.  Web. CLICK HERE

Written by lantanalister1

July 29, 2011 at 6:41 pm