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

John5103 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 5:20 PM
Since when are the Dems or Obama ACTUALLY suggesting this nonsense? Is it anything more than just wild speculation erupting from liberal university professors? To introduce such a bill before any actual, credible proposal has been made by a policymaker is to make a fool out of yourself.

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...