(Reuters) — The Treasury on Tuesday started dipping into federal pension funds in order to give the Obama administration more credit to pay government bills.
“I will be unable to invest fully” the federal employees retirement system fund beginning Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in a letter to Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress.
The House of Representatives is expected to vote on Wednesday on the Obama administration’s request to raise the country’s legal debt limit to $16.394 trillion.People. Think MF Global and the 500,000 accounts that were filched. ANYthing can happen with pyschopaths desperate to keep the fiat ponzi going. You think your 401k is always going to be there? Think again.
However, unless the lower chamber and the Senate are able to shore up enough votes to block the White House request, the debt limit will be increased by $1.2 trillion next Friday and a repeat of last year’s debt ceiling debacle will be averted.