it is much easier to confiscate the 401K and IRA's. With a little work the can get $19 Trillion in cash versus a lot of work getting a few billion in gold and silver.
I think this will happen during Obama's reign of terror on the people. They need to get people off the S.S. dole and onto government annuities and what better way than create a slush fund of $19T. They may even transfer welfare payment over to it.
Gold standard: because man can not be trusted to control his greed
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