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

Joe Casepack Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 5:26 PM
I did the math and a coin that contained an actual trillion dollars worth of platinum would weigh approximately 39.5 MILLION POUNDS. That coin is gonna be real hard to lose in the couch.

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...