Jon Chait FTW!!!!
Is This a Congressional Joke?

The Bond Market Is Very Calm Indeed...

Treasury sells $13 bln in 30-year bonds at 4.52%:

Since the middle of 2008 the U.S. Treasury has increased the supply of Treasury bonds held by the public by $2.5 trillion. And it has done this without moving the needle at all on either the real or nominal interest rates it has to pay.

It requires a very strange mind indeed to say at this moment that the price elasticity of demand for U.S. Treasury securities right now is so high that additional fiscal stimulus is self-neutralizing...