Comment: Ron Paul brought that up -

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Ron Paul brought that up -

more or less in one of the last hearings he conducted where
Bernanke was testifying - pointing out that while you can't claim
a loss when the government inflates away the value of your fiat
money savings you are liable for capital gains if the same process
inflates the paper price of your gold/silver and you end selling
some of it.

Even though all you may really have done is stayed even in terms
of underlying value you would be penalized if you convert it back
to inflated fiat money...