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  •  The biggest problem is optics (1+ / 0-)
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    Minting the coin would allow Republicans to run around screaming Obama is a dictator that makes his own rules AND he's spending your unborn babies into oblivion.

    •  Is that to suggest the coin... (0+ / 0-)

      ...would be the "easy way out?"

      I'm having a similar discussion with a co-worker, who thinks we need to have what amounts to a "winner take all, upperdown" decision on Austerity or New Deal. While I think that while the national mood is swinging our way both now and for the longer term, enough people aren't "there" yet, would rather we continue "doing this in small doses" and would accept this as such a "dose."

      When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Egalitare on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:53:41 AM PST

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      •  It would be the easy way out in the sense (0+ / 0-)

        that it removes the legislative sausage making from the process and removes the only real hostage the GOP can take. No more wheeling and dealing just to stop the economy from going down the shitter.

        But I think the trillion dollar coin is probably the hardest possible solution for Obama to sell to the public, because people don't understand it.

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