A number of pundits have suggested the U.S. Treasury mint $1 trillion coins made of platinum to pay the country’s bills. Here are some other ideas the government is considering to solve its debt-ceiling crisis:

  • Increase stamp sales by putting a bit of chocolate on the back side
  • Change name of country to something slightly different and don’t tell creditors what it is
  • Sell Orrin Hatch for scrap
  • Mine more ore—doesn’t matter what kind, just more of it. More ore
  • The next time we borrow from China just say, “Thanks for the free present,” give them a hug, and then quickly leave
  • Raffle off some four-wheelers
  • Obama to paint 1,000 paintings of Bo and sell each of them for $1 billion
  • Blow up debt clock