Even though a lot of people treat the idea of minting a $1 trillion coin to avoid a debt-ceiling induced default as some kind of joke, the idea is certainly catching attention.
Paul Krugman on Monday said that the president should "absolutely" mint the coin. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who happens to be the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, endorsed it last week. Bloomberg's Josh Barro has been all over this. And its biggest proponent has been Joe Weisenthal, the deputy editor of Business Insider.
Perhaps the biggest sign that #mintthecoin is an idea whose time has arrived, however, is that it has garnered official opposition. Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon, a member of the House Republican leadership, announced plans Monday to introduce a bill to ban the use of a high value platinum coin to pay the government's bills.