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

lois00001 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 7:34 PM
I've changed my mind; we should put both Reagan and Dubya on the front with the motto "Deficits Don't Matter." and an elephant on the reverse with the words, "Cleaning up after the elephants." And who says it has to be round? I'd go for a pentagon shaped coin, just because.
scrow Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 9:47 PM
When Republicans overspend, Democrats blame Republicans.

When Democrats overspend, Democrats blame... Republicans.
Lady Wolverine Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 7:37 PM
For a coin with that on it we need a picture of Obama on the front and a jacka ss on the back.
lois00001 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 7:41 PM
Reagan TRIPLED the national debt, Reagan and Bush combined QUADRUPLED it, Bush Jr. DOUBLED it. When you count the accrued interest, more than 80% of the national debt was racked up under the last three REPUBLICAN presidents. They deserve the honor.
Don6266 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 7:52 PM
old news, stop blaming everyone but Obama
Truthwalker Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 7:56 PM
How conveniently Libs and Dems forget that the House of Representatives controls the purse strings. How clever that they never remember to blame Tip O'Neal for those deficits. Reagan himself admitted that trusting the Democrats to honor spending cuts I return for tax increases and deficit spending was the greatest mistake of his presidency.
Simplecaveman Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 8:02 PM
Start taking responsibility for the Democrat debt.
Truthwalker Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 8:16 PM
Admit that a democrat was or is wrong?
That's one thing neither Lois or Obama will ever do....
Here's an idea.... put Obama on one side of the coin and Carter on the other.
Then if its used in a coin toss it will always land on tails.

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...