Outside the Box: An absurd issue needs an absurd solution: Let’s mint a bazillion-dollar coin to end forever the Republicans’ farcical political theater over the debt ceiling

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Key House Republicans want to slash Medicare and Social Security so badly that they’re willing to risk a global financial crisis over it.

Their weapon? The debt ceiling, an arbitrary, purely political limit on federal borrowing that bears no meaningful relationship to the health of the economy. It’s a farcical problem—and demands an equally farcical solution.

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