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

jpannel Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 3:18 PM
So when the Senate violates the law what happens? i mean if nothing bad is going to happen when they break the law by not passing a budget then what stops them from just doing anything they want.

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...