Tag: Debt Ceiling

Debt Ceiling Looms… Again

October 11, 2016 3:22 PM
Debt Ceiling Looms… Again

Borrowing money has become commonplace for the federal government to fund its operations. What is this likely to mean for future tax rates? The author provides an analysis.

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Social Security, the Debt Ceiling and Partisan Politics

October 27, 2015 1:06 PM
Social Security, the Debt Ceiling and Partisan Politics

What impact does the debt ceiling have on Social Security? Social Security will have money to pay the check. Will the rest of the government will have the money to mail it?

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Funding the Federal Government with the G Fund

March 8, 2015 10:48 AM

As we quickly near the latest debt ceiling limit for the federal government, the G fund will again by eyed as a temporary way to continue government spending.

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TSP: G Fund Balances Will Be Unaffected by Debt Ceiling

February 11, 2014 8:32 PM
TSP: G Fund Balances Will Be Unaffected by Debt Ceiling

The TSP issued a statement saying that balances in the G fund will be unaffected by the recent steps the Treasury has taken to avoid hitting the debt ceiling.

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Borrowing from the G Fund (Again) to Offset the Debt Ceiling

February 5, 2014 11:27 AM

The debt ceiling limit will again be reached on February 7th so the government will take “extraordinary measures” to fund the government. This means that retirement assets of federal employees, including the TSP G fund, will again be used to help fund government expenses.

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The Debt Ceiling and Your Retirement Funds

October 14, 2013 2:45 PM

Investors in the TSP’s G fund could be considered patriots for having their retirement investments used to help with the nation’s debt. Unfortunately, it isn’t voluntary as the government uses these funds to finance the debt because it has the authority to do so.

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The National Debt and How it Impacts Your Retirement and the G Fund

May 22, 2013 1:57 PM

Another few months have passed since the debt ceiling was raised and time for another raise in our debt. How will your retirement annuity payments and your G fund investments be impacted?

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Government Will Borrow From Federal Employee Pension Fund to Avoid Passing Debt Limit

January 15, 2013 5:57 PM

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said that the government has begun borrowing from the federal employee pension fund to keep operating without passing the approaching debt limit.

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TSP Director Confirms Potential Deferral of G Fund Payments

January 7, 2013 1:02 PM

TSP Executive Director Greg Long said in a recent letter to TSP participants that in the event of hitting the debt ceiling, it is possible that the government can use money from the G fund to help pay the federal debt.

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Using the G Fund to Help Fund Federal Expenses

December 30, 2012 1:47 PM

In addition to the pay freeze that has been in effect for some time, federal employees are also helping with the government’s spending problem through the involuntary use of the G fund. Here is how that works and how the scenario is likely to play out when all is said and done.

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