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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Report: Deal Reached on Housing Legislation

by Calculated Risk on 7/22/2008 11:44:00 PM

Bloomberg: U.S. Lawmakers Reach Deal on Fannie, Freddie Bill

WSJ: Lawmakers Reach Deal On Big Housing Package

Here is an interesting detail:

The Treasury would be barred from providing aid that would cause a breach in the federal debt ceiling under the agreement, a constraint aimed at limiting any taxpayer losses. The debt limit would be raised to $10.6 trillion from the current $9.815 trillion.
My guess of $10 trillion in U.S. debt by the end of Bush's 2nd term is looking better. That is one forecast I wish I had been wrong about.