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Insane: Liberals Contemplate $1 Trillion Platinum Coin to "Solve" Debt Limit Issue

francisdesales Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 7:45 AM
Morons at WP. The free market would set the value of any such coin - esp. one that pretends to be fiat money, rather than based on the value of the precious metal used to mint it... This isn't Monopoly, good gravy...

Welcome to Zimbabwe.  This is not a parody -- it is an actual report from the Washington Post:
 

Some economists and legal scholars have suggested that the “platinum coin option” is one way to defuse a crisis if Congress can’t or won’t lift the debt ceiling soon. At least in theory. The U.S. government is, after all, facing a real problem. The Treasury Department will hit its $16.4 trillion borrowing limit by next February at the latest. Unless Congress reaches an agreement to raise that borrowing limit, the government will no longer be able...

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