The idea of having the U.S. Treasury mint a couple of trillion-dollar platinum coins to get around the limit of the debt ceiling just won’t go away. The idea has been floating around for months and has gained enough momentum (much of it through a #mintthecoin hashtag) for reporters to ask White House Press Secretary Jay Carney if the administration is considering the idea. Carney referred reporters to the Treasury but didn’t rule out the idea. And why would he? The debt ceiling is the House’s leverage in any fiscal cliff negotiations with the president, and the trillion-dollar coin would render that bargaining chip meaningless.

Q: Yes or no, would Obama use the coin? Carney: “I would refer you to Treasury.” huff.to/11gN1w1

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) January 9, 2013

By my count, Carney was asked about the $1 trillion platinum coin today 12 times

— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 9, 2013

.@chucktodd has asked Jay Carney about 6 times about the coin. Great work.

— Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) January 9, 2013

Chuck Todd asks about the coin! Carney: “Uh, I would simply go back to what I said” about Congress needing “to pay its bills.”

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) January 9, 2013

Carney on trillion dollar coin: “I would simply go back to what I said: the option here is for Congress to do its job and pay its bills.”

— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) January 9, 2013


— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) January 9, 2013

With Carney opening the door to the coin, Repubs will now go nuclear, I predict. #mintthecoin

— Matthew Cooper (@mattizcoop) January 9, 2013

Carney refusing to rule out the $1T coin. MINTTHECOIN LIVES

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) January 9, 2013

Wiggle room Carney left on platinum coin says nothing about whether we’ll ultimately mint one, but that WH happy to dangle it as a threat.

— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) January 9, 2013

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman hops on the #mintthecoin bandwagon, says alternative would be “vile and disastrous.”

— jimlaubach (@jimlaubach) January 8, 2013

Supporters of #mintthecoin include congressman, a Nobel winner, a former head of the Mint & a former CBO director

— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) January 9, 2013

As enticing as the trillion-dollar coin may be to some, not everyone’s a fan. These people can often be identified by the #SpendingIsTheProblem hashtag, which is still chugging along.

Rather than get serious about spending, @presssec said White House won’t rule out trillion dollar coin. Embarrassing.

— Reince Priebus (@Reince) January 9, 2013

The WH won’t rule out printing a trillion-dollar coin to “solve” the debt. Tell Obama #SpendingIsTheProblem here –> ow.ly/gG4Yt

— NRCC (@NRCC) January 9, 2013

Jay Carney: Obama won’t “rule out” minting a $1 trillion coin. Yep. They’re insane.And what an acute embarrassment for our nation.

— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) January 9, 2013

RT @nrcc: A $1 Trillion coin? Really? Sign the petition to tell Obama #SpendingIsTheProblem:nrcc.org/spendingtwitter.com/NRCC/status/28…

— Stacy Washington (@StacyOnTheRight) January 8, 2013

ಠ_ಠ Stop it, Jay Carney. Just say “No, that’s a f*cking ridiculous suggestion and no one should ever mention it… goo.gl/uV5GU

— Daniel Bier (@SkepticLiberty) January 9, 2013

We’re not counting on hearing that from Carney, and it looks like the Treasury isn’t willing to take the coin off the table either.

Platinum Coin Watch 2k13: Carney deferred further questions to Treasury, Treasury just said they had nothing further than Carney.

— Annie Lowrey (@AnnieLowrey) January 9, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/01/09/white-houses-jay-carney-leaves-trillion-dollar-coin-on-table-passes-buck-to-treasury/

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