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US National Debt "Jumped" Down a Bit - What Caused This?

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posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 01:32 PM
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I frequently check the "US Debt Clock" site to check on real-time numbers for the US Economy. I've commented about this several times on ATS, recently in threads about the DOW breaking 20,000 and more recently breaking the 21,000 point.

Also in this thread, discussing Trump declaring he managed to "slash $12 billion off of National Debt" (thread found here: www.abovetopsecret.com... )

In the comment linked above, from February 23, I stated the following:




I've been watching this everyday. It has crept up to $19.978 Trillion (from $19,975,000,000,000) in about 5-6 days. It has only been steadily going up


I also recall it being at $19.982 trillion more recently. Anyway, I check it today and it stands at $19.964 and climbing (as of me typing this).

Here is a link to the US Debt Clock Us Debt Clock (Real-Time Numbers)

Very rarely have I seen the larger-digits change like this.

I'm wondering what would have caused almost a $20 billion decrease within a week's timeframe (or less).

Any ideas?
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posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 01:42 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

The Obama admin no longer has it's hands in the cash register?



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 01:43 PM
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Obama left office. He increased the debt more than all presidents combined



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 01:45 PM
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According to the treasurydirect.gov:

1/03/2017 19,935,025,589,392.85
3/01/2017 19,920,418,771,289.27

It's going down ?????
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posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 01:47 PM
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Only $19T more to go!




posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 01:50 PM
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originally posted by: manuelram16
According to the treasurydirect.gov:

1/03/2017 19,935,025,589,392.85
3/01/2017 19,920,418,771,289.27

It's going down ?????


According to those figures it dropped by about 15 billion or so?

Guessing it's the 'wrong way around' date format.




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posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 01:53 PM
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posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: manuelram16



The US Debt Clock uses the U.S. Treasury as a source so I'm not sure why those numbers are so different



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 01:59 PM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: manuelram16



The US Debt Clock uses the U.S. Treasury as a source so I'm not sure why those numbers are so different


The "debt clock" is a computer program based on estimates.




posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 01:59 PM
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originally posted by: manuelram16
According to the treasurydirect.gov:

1/03/2017 19,935,025,589,392.85
3/01/2017 19,920,418,771,289.27

It's going down ?????


In the US its more common to have Month/Day/Year format.

Its dropping more than Ive seen in the past 3-4 years that I've been watching(once a month or so)



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 02:00 PM
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Why it happens? I don't know. People cashing out on bonds and stuff?
Here you can get historical data. There are often declines in the 10s of billions on a day to day basis, actually.
www.treasurydirect.gov...
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posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

According to US Debt Clock, complex formulas and exacting standards are used and "verified by the best sources available".

About US Debt Clock

Also of note is that US Debt Clock states they are not associated with any Gov agency, and is not funded by or affiliated with any politically active party, organization, or lobbying group



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 02:06 PM
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I'm wondering what would have caused almost a $20 billion decrease within a week's timeframe (or less).


Daily fluctuation in the value of the dollar.

Dollar has more value treasuries are worth more.

Dollar has less value treasures are worth less.



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 02:09 PM
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Since December:



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 02:27 PM
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Just so that everyone is clear.

We are still working under Obama's budget.

Trump's budget should begin in October.

After October we will see how Trump's budget raises or tanks the economy.



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 02:30 PM
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The Treasury Department has been rapidly spending its large cash reserves ever since President Trump took office, a move that complies with federal law, but could also make it harder for the government to stay under the debt ceiling once the limit kicks in again later this month. On Jan. 20, the day Trump took office, the federal government had $382 billion in cash on hand. As of Thursday, that was down to about $109 billion.

www.washingtonexaminer.com...



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 03:05 PM
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You won't like what I have to post.....we are dropping off the edge here....

Maybe six fun months left.....speaking of the global failure to recover from 2008...yezz

U S clients for the individual mom and pop traders have been kicked out of Forex trading. So far crude oil and gas are working for the individual traders but we have been kicked off FXCM in New York.....believe that?

My teotwawki system is in effect.....holding little bit of silver prospector rounds and leaving under a thousand with a U S broker.....trading short term.

It's huge really....matches Prophecy! Did you see that.....U S clients only, hammered

So to the op......I expect whacky crap.....fully expect new illogical skullduggery
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posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 03:46 PM
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originally posted by: GBP/JPY
You won't like what I have to post.....we are dropping off the edge here....

Maybe six fun months left.....speaking of the global failure to recover from 2008...yezz

U S clients for the individual mom and pop traders have been kicked out of Forex trading. So far crude oil and gas are working for the individual traders but we have been kicked off FXCM in New York.....believe that?

My teotwawki system is in effect.....holding little bit of silver prospector rounds and leaving under a thousand with a U S broker.....trading short term.

It's huge really....matches Prophecy! Did you see that.....U S clients only, hammered

So to the op......I expect whacky crap.....fully expect new illogical skullduggery


Looks like Globalists trying to punish the US citizen for electing Trump.



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 06:06 PM
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a reply to: TinfoilTP

Can one of you please explain to me (in layman's terms) what is meant by this ( from GBP / JPY's comment)




U S clients for the individual mom and pop traders have been kicked out of Forex trading. So far crude oil and gas are working for the individual traders but we have been kicked off FXCM in New York.....believe that?

My teotwawki system is in effect.....holding little bit of silver prospector rounds and leaving under a thousand with a U S broker.....trading short term. It's huge really....matches Prophecy! Did you see that.....U S clients only, hammered



posted on Mar, 7 2017 @ 01:05 AM
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originally posted by: FamCore
I frequently check the "US Debt Clock" site to check on real-time numbers for the US Economy. I've commented about this several times on ATS, recently in threads about the DOW breaking 20,000 and more recently breaking the 21,000 point.


I don't see a source for any of these numbers - and the numbers on that page disagree with other "debt clocks" that I checked out.




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