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Barney Frank: $1 trillion platinum coin a ‘cute’ idea but would ‘never work’

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On MSNBC last night, former Congressman Barney Frank said that the idea of a Treasury Secretary minting a “$1 trillion platinum coin” would never work. “Things that seem really cute and clever almost never work. There’s a reality to things.” Frank responded when asked by MSNBC contributor Ezra Klein about the idea. Frank suggested that the debt ceiling should be an easy fight for Democrats to...

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