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  •  I still like the trillion dollar platinum coin (0+ / 0-)

    It's legal.  It seems gimmicky, but so do a lot of symbols, like the mace of the Speaker of the House symbolizing his authority, or the Pope's ring, or the Great Seal of whatever country.  
    I think Obama should have such a coin minted, and let everyone know that it exists and with one phone call he can get it "issued".  As soon as it's issued and deposited with the Federal Reserve, that would put the government a trillion dollars away from hitting the debt limit, and it would be obvious that the same thing could be done over and over, as many times as needed.  Although that's not what Congress had in mind when they gave the Treasury the power to mint platinum coins, from all I've seen it would be perfectly legal.

    We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

    by david78209 on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 12:22:14 PM PDT

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