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Montana lawmaker wants to be paid in gold

Montana lawmaker wants to be paid in gold

Texas Rep. Ron Paul would be so proud.

Jerry O'Neil, a Republican state legislator in Montana, is so worried about the nation's fiscal health that he wants to be paid in gold and silver coins.

O'Neil told The Daily Inter Lake newspaper that he wants people to consider the impact of the nation's $16 trillion debt. Plus, he says, there's the matter of Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution which states "no state shall ... make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/onpolitics/2012/11/13/montana-...

http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_aaa...