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End Republican Blackmail! Petition Whitehouse to Circumvent Republican "Debt Ceiling" blackmail

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We petition the Obama administration to: Direct the United States Mint to make a single platinum trillion dollar coin!

With the creation and Treasury deposit of a new platinum coin with a value of $1 trillion US Dollars, we would avert the absurd-yet-imminent debt ceiling face-off in Congress in two quick and simple steps! While this may seem like an unnecessarily extreme measure, it is no more absurd than playing political football with the US -- and global -- economy at stake.

[The game Republicans are playing is to refuse to allow the executive to spend money to pay the bills  which THEY, CONGRESS have created by their earlier votes...all to blackmail the country and hold it hostage so they can get more deeper cuts to social spending while military continues to spend close to a Trillion PER YEAR (add up Pentagon, plus 'special' war funding, plus "black" CIA and DIA budgets declassified a few years ago to be another 80 billion , see "Overall U.S. intelligence budget tops $80 billion - Los Angeles Times" ] but pretending to care about high spending (while keeping corporate give-aways and titanic sized military spending they want to SLASH social spending...and willing to yet again hold the "debt ceiling" hostage to get it.

NEEDED: 25,000 PETITIONS MEAN WHITE HOUSE IS REQUIRED TO RESPOND.

HELP US GET THERE. IF THIS GETS ATTENTION, IT CAN GIVE THE WHITE HOUSE MORE LEVERAGE AND IT MIGHT NEVER NEED TO CREATE THE COIN - THE FACT IT COULD/MIGHT VERY WELL DO IT, IS ENOUGH TO EXERT SIGNIFICANT PRESSURE ON REPUBLICANS - POSSIBLY ENOUGH TO REDUCE DAMAGE THEY CAN DO OR EVEN ELIMINATE (FOR NOW) SAID DAMAGE. SIGN BELOW:

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Created: Jan 03, 2013
Issues: Economy


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Creating a whitehouse.gov account is simple and fast...

then you can sign:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/direct-united-states-mint-make-single-platinum-trillion-dollar-coin/8hvJbLl6

 

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