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    Seneca Doane

    passing a budget that included a deficit. If they want to play games, pretending that the debt they incurred doesn't have to be paid (in spite of the constitutional reality), then they are the one's playing a stupid trick.

    If the minting of a coin is the only way to put the kibosh on their silly trick, so be it. It's up to them. The President has the legal ability to create the coin. It would be an unusual method for ensuring the constitutional requirement of honoring our debts is met, but it would be perfectly legal.

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