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    Re: The definitive U.S. Dollar Rally Thread

oh, important number:  2009 Federal Tax receipts were approx 2.1 Trillion.  The interest payments on our existing debt were (rounding here a bit) 200bln for our bonds and about 200bln for intra governmental debts.  The 200bln for government bonds could flux quite a bit with interest rates…but is still quite acceptable given the 2.1 Trillion in tax rev.  2009 was, I think, one of the worst years ever of that ratio…however I am not certain.  The 200bln in intragovernment debt servicing is mostly for social security.  While I dont think that can be discarded, I do feel like its likely that will be diminished in some sort of phasing….perhaps as much as 25% over the next decade.  Thats pure speculation by me of course.

Anyway…a couple more key numbers are in there to digest.