Funny Money: Pundits float $1 trillion coin as answer to debt-ceiling standoff

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    Imagine sitting around the kitchen table, trying to figure out how you're going to pay off that next-generation HDTV you just bought.

    Then someone has an idea. Brush off one of the old checker pieces in the attic, assign it a value of, say, $2,000 -- and use that newly minted "coin" to pay the credit card.

    Such an absurd idea is, pun intended, gaining currency as a technically legal way for Washington to avert a looming fight over the debt ceiling. A Democratic congressman, a Nobel-winning economist and several prominent writers are now floating the idea that the Treasury Department should use obscure powers to mint a $1 trillion coin if Congress does not permit an increase in the debt ceiling.



    Funny Money: Pundits float $1 trillion coin as answer to debt-ceiling standoff | Fox News
     
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    As he was the creator of the very first trillion dollar budget, the coin should have Reagan's face on it.

    And it should be used to pay for this year's defense budget.
     
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    Reagan proposed closing the Department of Education.

    True story
     
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    Monitizing the debt is dicey at best. I know the theory that because this coin would never be in circulation, it won't cause inflation, but it's a dubious strategy.

    But I can understand the effort to take the air out of the political football.
     
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    How did I know that Paul Krugman would be in this article? :lmao:


    Economist Paul Krugman called it a "gimmick," but wrote that "since the debt ceiling itself is crazy ... there's a pretty good case for using whatever gimmicks come to hand."

    Such as say, preparing for a fake alien invasion from Space, Paul? That kind of gimmic.


    Fucking guy is a full blown retard.
     
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    It's like Obama running his own meth lab
     
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    It's the Zimbabwe solution.

    Zimbabwe bank issues $10million bill - but it won't even buy you a hamburger in Harare | Mail Online

    Forget the glitzy restaurants of New York and London: only in Zimbabwe would a hamburger actually cost millions of dollars.
    The central bank of the southern African country has a issued a 10million Zimbabwe dollar note. The move increases the denomination of the nation's highest bank note more than tenfold.
    Even so, a hamburger in an ordinary cafe in Zimbabwe costs 15 million Zimbabwe dollars.
     
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    I don't like Krugman's partisanship, but he's right about the craziness of a Congressional debt ceiling debate. Let's face it . . . every dollar spent in the budget comes from Congressional action--and then, they refuse to fund their spending bills? Yeah, that's crazy. It qualifies.

    I personally like the coinage idea. It would satisfy existing indebtedness to ourselves--which, currently, is simply a way of extorting money from the working class and sending to the "investment" class that is taxed at lower capital gains rates.
     
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    Not the same thing. The $1 trillion coin would be one of a kind, not printed as circulating notes.
     
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    :lmao:

    Good one, man!
     

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