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

Mike4166 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 1:52 PM
What is backing the coins, Dyoung? Seriously? Let me guess, you're a sociology major who took nothing resembling hard science, mathematics or statistics. No matter what, you're adding an additional amount of currency in the market, with nothing to back it. Can you say; Zimbabwe? C'mon now, I know you can.

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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