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Only so many dollars can be printed before they have no value

A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money.

1 posted on 11/13/2012 3:53:21 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CirrRY_6aaU


2 posted on 11/13/2012 3:58:25 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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He stipulates that he should be paid at their market values, currently $1,801 for the gold coin and $35.28 for the silver coin.

Sure, why not. It's only the taxpayers' money after all.

3 posted on 11/13/2012 4:01:04 PM PST by Wolfie
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This clown is unfit for office if this is his level of reading comprehension. if states want to issue their own money, it has to be gold or silver. US currency is legal tender in all states.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 4:07:44 PM PST by wideawake
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Good luck trying to get paid in precious metals. There are places these days that don’t even accept cash regardless of the “This note is legal tender for all debts public and private” printed on it.


5 posted on 11/13/2012 4:09:34 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: DeaconBenjamin

At this point, I don’t think any elected official should be paid at all.


6 posted on 11/13/2012 4:09:35 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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At this point, I don’t think any elected official should be paid at all. They should be paying us. We’re the ones getting screwed.


7 posted on 11/13/2012 4:10:08 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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Coming soon, for a loaf of bread:
9 posted on 11/13/2012 4:11:10 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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Until we get to hyper-inflation, he should have time to cash his check and use it to buy the gold himself


12 posted on 11/13/2012 4:12:33 PM PST by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
So the ruling class that exempts themselves from the consequences they subject us to want to be exempted from the consequences of dollar devaluation, too?

(Yes, I know this is a state legislator not a federal one, but still...)

13 posted on 11/13/2012 4:14:13 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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What part of "This note is legal tender for all debts public and private" don't you understand?

Why should the taxpayers pay to convert your ill-gotten gains?

20 posted on 11/13/2012 4:57:01 PM PST by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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How about a nice Burl Ives recording?


23 posted on 11/13/2012 5:11:21 PM PST by aposiopetic
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Contacted at his Columbia Falls-area home, O’Neil said that he did not contact Legislative Services prior to sending the letter to see if there may be any logistical barriers to providing his legislative pay in gold and silver.

It is sad that this Republican is so profoundly ignorant. After the establishment of the Federal Reserve, the confiscation of Gold by FDR, and the 40,000 laws that have been interpreted as nulifying the Bill of Rights, his chances of getting paid in gold (at face value,) is essentially ZERO.

The average d******t (47%) has an excuse; an elected politician does not.

24 posted on 11/13/2012 5:15:19 PM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Here’s an idea.

Take your paper money and trade them in for gold coins.

See, that wasn’t so hard.


29 posted on 11/13/2012 5:25:19 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I like it. It’s a way to raise awareness of the problem. Too many legislators think we can run the printing presses forever.

We need to grow the political backbone to address this issue head on.


37 posted on 11/13/2012 7:11:28 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I like it. It’s a way to raise awareness of the problem. Too many legislators think we can run the printing presses forever.

We need to grow the political backbone to address this issue head on.


38 posted on 11/13/2012 7:11:28 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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He’s gonna be a Dental Floss Tycoon.


43 posted on 11/14/2012 4:22:44 PM PST by dfwgator
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