Here is something to keep in mind as you follow the current debate over the debt ceiling crisis.
According to a recent daily statement from the U.S. Treasury, the government had an operating cash balance of $73.8 billion last week.
Apple's last earnings report showed that the company had $76.2 billion in cash and marketable securities at the end of June.
In other words, the world's largest tech company has more cash than the world's largest sovereign government.
That is because Apple collects more money than it spends, while the U.S. government does not.
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