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       I think every boy, at some point or another, is fascinated by pirates. The freedom. The action. Becoming a legend. Of course, cooler than all of that is the booty. Chests of gold doubloons and silver pieces of eight. I knew there had to be treasure buried somewhere in the back 40. Then I grew up. Pirates and pirate booty were still cool, but I had other stuff to think about.

        I am considering the possibility that MNGOP Senate candidate Kurt Bills just never grew up. He goes above and beyond the Ron Paul call for a gold standard. Kurt Bills wants a return of the booty chest. Last session, Kurt Bills Chief Authored legislation, HF 2502, to bring back gold and silver as official, constitutional currency.

    Want a pack of gum? Break out some gold. Sure hope the SuperAmerica cashier can make change for that. If Kurt Bills had his way, any and all merchants would have to accept gold and silver coins for anything from gum to your new house.

     This legislation, above all others, shows just what "America" Bills wants back. As an economics teacher, you would think he would harken back to the Golden Age Of Capitalism, just about sixty years ago. No, Kurt Bills would rather be a pirate ship quartermaster in the 1900's tossing around the coin of the realm. Kurt Bills literally harkens for an America decades before many of our parents were even born. So, who is going to rush out to get their booty?

Cross Posted at MN Progressive Project

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  •  Kurt Bills (4+ / 0-)

    is my State Rep.

    That bill is an embarrassment to my district, to the city of Rosemount,

    The DFL has a great candidate in Jeff Wilfahrt to replace him. Jeff's son, Andrew, was featured in IGTNT diaries, killed in Afghanistan last year, a gay soldier who did not live to see the end of DADT.

    As for Bills, let Klobuchar mop the floor with his crazy ass.

    We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

    by raptavio on Tue May 22, 2012 at 07:48:22 PM PDT

    •  Oof (1+ / 0-)
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      Sorry to hear that.

      I saw that he might have won in a blowout, but still got fewer votes than the GOP loser in '08. GOP turnout was 95% of '08 while DFL was 60-65% of '08. President Obama won it 50-48. Norm Coleman got a plurality thanks to the Broder^H^H^H^H^H^H Independence Party.

      Klobuchar's gonna have some fun this go around.

  •  Money is a figment of the imagination. (0+ / 0-)

    The best money is worthless, a token of value, not valuable in itself. So, in a sense, the paper dollar or electronic digits bring us back to what native Americans, using sea shells for currency, had already discovered.
    However, the idea that the trade and exchange of producers can be controlled and tapped by manipulating the availability of the tokens is tempting, particularly to people whose skill set is minimal.
    Assigning the control of U.S. currency to private banks was a tremendous boon to a whole class of people whose ability to add value by producing goods and services is nil.

    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Wed May 23, 2012 at 03:47:06 AM PDT

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