by Terence P. Jeffrey:
(CNSNews.com) - The Federal Reserve's holding of U.S. government debt climbed to yet another record this week, hitting $1,728,477,000,000.00 by the close of business Wednesday, Feb. 13, according to data released late Thursday by the Fed.
That was an increase of $10,734,000,000.00 from the close of business on the previous Wednesday.
As of Wednesday, the total debt of the federal government was $16,524,304,599,079.04. That included $11,668,602,027,147.93 in debt held by the public and $4,855,702,571,931.11 in intragovernmental debt, which is money the Treasury has taken out of government trust funds ...