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Discussion in 'Financial Cents' started by Clyde, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

  2. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    The Fed has thrown out $200 Billion to help the banks with cash... then they threw out another $200 Billion to help the banks with their withering assets.... That's $400 Billion in a couple weeks....
    Let's put that into some perspective...
    Pretty alarming ... at least to me... [boozingbuddies]
    United States federal budget, 2008

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    [edit] Total receipts

    Estimated receipts for fiscal year 2008 were $2.66 trillion.
    [edit] Total spending

    The President's budget for 2008 totals $2.9 trillion. Percentages in parentheses indicate percentage change compared to 2007. This budget request is broken down by the following expenditures:
    The Iraq war and the Afghanistan war are not part of the defense budget; they are appropriations."
  3. slots

    slots Monkey+++

    I'm not saying I understand derivatives, but he speaks enough sense to make me scared.

    The quote is from half way down the page...


    If you want a basic understanding of the financial terms - this site gives an easy laymans definition/expalnation of the various funds involved.

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