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

McGovern Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 6:13 PM
Why does it have to be platinum? Why not make it out of wood? And I like the question raised in the article. Why not make 17 of these coins and pay off our debt tomorrow? Heck, make 34 of these coins and give every American citizen $113,000! We could all go out and buy a half a loaf of bread with that many dollars.
Marc_H Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 6:17 PM
i was going to say that
why not 100 trillion or a google of dollars

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...