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View Diary: End the Austerity War Against the People: Mint the Platinum Coin! (52 comments)

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  •  Don't be so dismissive (2+ / 0-)
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    Mumon, psyched

    it's on mainstream sites like Slate

    I also saw the idea discussed on MSNBC (but am too lazy to look that up right now . .. )

    The bottom line is that Obama could have used (or at least threatened!) this against the teabaggers.

    Really, it's no more insane (bold?) than FDR increasing the size of the SC to 15 to get his agenda in place.

    •  and that was insane and bold (0+ / 0-)

      and didn't work and he took a lot of crap for it.

      Not exactly a great example.

      The idea discussed was doing it for 2 trillion, using it as a last case/last ditch effort in case the deal collapsed.

      It has not been discussed in the manner in which this diarist discusses it in the slightest.

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