Shut up and mint the coin

Illustration of coins passing through the pillars of the Supreme Court portico
It should be the size of a hubcap, and it should glow in the dark. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

It’s time to mint the coin, sickos!

If you have not been paying attention to the most tragically online sectors of the financial internet, here’s a summary: the government is about to grind to a halt — yes, again — to argue over the national debt. But there is a way out, and it’s been known for years. What we do is mint a $1 trillion platinum coin.

Since 2003, there’s been an increasing level of dumbfuck nonsense from our elected officials around the debt ceiling. The “debt ceiling” is a limit on government spending that was instituted in 1917. When there’s a Democrat in the White House — and sometimes, even when there…

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