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It's Come to This: GOP Rep Introduces Bill to Block Trillion Dollar Coin Scheme

Blunten_Sharpe Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 7:56 PM
They may as well mint the coins from compressed feces. A substance has value only if people believe it has value.

I humbly proffer the ultimate companion piece to this morning's item, which quoted the President Obama expressing his irritation over John Boehner's incessant carping about some "government spending problem" the president is convinced doesn't really exist.  Ladies and gentlemen, it has indeed come to this:
 

Lawmakers are still positioning themselves for a debt ceiling fight in a few months, but one Republican congressman wants to snuff out a particular idea immediately: the U.S. Treasury minting $1 trillion platinum coins to avert a debt ceiling showdown. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) has introduced a bill to...