If America adopts the gold standard, this guy automatically gets elected Emperor.
Washington may run out of money soon. But if five Republican House members have their way that won't matter. Because before the state starts getting overdraft notices the whole country will be operating on the gold standard.
That's right, the same wacky idea that kept Ron Paul from gaining mainstream acceptance (or at least, one of the wacky ideas) has now been adopted by a handful of state legislators. The Representatives have introduced a resolution that would "help restore gold and silver money in accordance with the Constitution" and eliminate the Federal Reserve and its "inflationary paper money."
Arguments against the gold standard are legion. And most are centered around the fact that it would be absolutely deadly for our economy. But the most persuasive reasoning for sticking with cash can be summed up in only four words: Dolla. Dolla. Billz. Y'all.