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  •  I still say "Wimpy" from Popeye goes on the coin (1+ / 0-)
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    George Hier

    "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today"

    Isn't that what this is all about?  A hamburger that no one has any intention of paying for?  I think it's a little shocking that so many here see this as the way forward.  It is abject irresponsibility.  It's paying your Visa card bill with your Mastercard.

    But a lot of people here, obviously, seem to think that's the way things should be done.  When you run out of credit lines and credit cards...just file bankruptcy.

    Or move to Iceland.

    Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

    by Keith930 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 10:55:40 AM PST

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      aitchdee

      you really don't get this, do you?

      This coin will not be used to pay the debt, only to make the debt on the books smaller so that we don't have to shut down the damn government.

      The GOP realizes they have no game, the limit gets raised, the coin gets melted down and story over.

      "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

      by La Gitane on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 11:38:35 AM PST

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      aitchdee, Minnesota Deb

      It's not about ignoring the debt. The thing is that teh debt is not the most important thing on our national agenda, not even. We need to borrow more right now, it's never been cheaper, and juice the economy as much as possible.

      A dead economy only makes the debt worse and paying it down now will chill the economy further, a big stimulus will bring more money back into the coffers and grow our natural economy. We can focus on savings and taxes and other ways to deal with the debt when we aren't negotiating with the Insane Clown Posse.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 11:41:04 AM PST

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