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

Johnny L. Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 12:21 PM
American Liberal. The problem is not the debt ceiling, but that fact that we are spending like there isn't one. You're like someone who has maxed out their credit card complaining that the reason for your suffering is the fact that you have a limit on your credit card.

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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