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BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research – A US Economics Report – Tuesday, 08 January 2013

From the land of fiscal make-believe

The budget skirmishes over the past few years have spawned a lot of bad ideas. The latest is that the US Treasury issue a trillion dollar coin to get around the debt ceiling. We see several problems with this plan. First, its legality is open to question. Second, it would worsen the coming battle over spending cuts. Moreover, it would further deepen the distrust between the two political parties. Finally, it risks being the first step down a slippery slope of debt monetization.

 

 

Read the full report here.