Bill would let Texans pay with gold, silver pieces -Dallas Morning News

It’s not about the Benjamins but the bullion for one Tarrant County lawmaker.

Texans would be able to pay with gold and silver pieces minted by the federal government as legal tender under a bill offered by Sen. Konni Burton, R-Colleyville.

Burton said the option has gained appeal as the dollar’s purchasing power has declined dramatically over the past four decades.

“Federal monetary polices, such as persistent deficit spending, lead Texans who save their money in U.S. dollars subject to long-term devaluation of that money,” … read more.

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