Physical Gold Respond to the Montana Lawmaker Requesting Payment in Gold and Silver Coins

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US Lawmaker asks for payment from the state of Montana in gold and silver coins.

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Commodities will most definitely hold their value over time, especially in time of financial crisis

Republican Representative Jerry O’Neill, a legislator from Columbia Falls has asked that his wages are paid in gold and silver coins.

The request has been made as he is unsure of the certainty and strength of the American dollar.

The sceptical lawmaker sent his request via letter to the Montana Legislative Services after discovering a loophole in the states law. A clause by the US Constitution states that, ‘No state shall make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts.’ The Republican sees the money he is owned from the government as a debt – and would therefore like it paid in gold and silver coins.

O’Neill believes that since Obama has been voted President for a further four years and with the huge national debt already in excess of $16 Billion, the American dollar does not have a strong future. With such high national debt he believes that the bottom will soon fall out of the dollar.

Currently O’Neil is awaiting the legislative services response, although is happy to be raising awareness of loopholes and the impact of what would happen if the U.S currency collapses.

A spokesperson from Physical Gold commented on the request by the Montana lawmaker, ‘Commodities will most definitely hold their value over time, especially in time of financial crisis, so we can understand the behaviour of O’Neill, whether the state of Montana accept his request is an interesting decision.’

Physical Gold is continuing to watch the latest dollar and gold developments with interest.

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