Gold has long term stability and a fixed supply. Recall that the us government also heavily regulated the price of gold to be consistent in the 1700and1800s.
Gold also has very high short term volatility. Just ten years ago,gold was at 400 an ounce.
Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:
Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a
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