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

jimmylynn Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 3:33 PM
heidi, "Stimulus----152---------257 " Come on...where did you make that number up from? Obama has spent 775.1 billion on stimulus. "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ...Since its enactment in February 2009, $775.1B has been paid out." http://www.recovery.gov/Pages/default.aspx

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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