Table: How To Get Around The Debt Ceiling

                                           BILLIONS    WOULD RUN OUT
      DIP INTO TRUST FUNDS
      Federal employee retirement                    $485       Nov.,1998
      Highway, airport, airways, other                 80       Mar.,1999
      Unemployment insurance, railroad retirement      61       July,1999
      Social Security, Medicare                       481       July,2001
      SELL OFF ASSETS
      Gold, foreign exchange, other monetary assets   205       Mar.,2002
      Mortgages, loans, other financial assets        388       Nov.,2003
      Inventories, nondefense fixed capital           402       Aug.,2005
      Land, mineral rights                            577       Oct.,2007
      DATA: JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE
      
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