Even after Congress acts, one way or the other, the U.S. will still have a national debt on the order of $20 trillion.

How much is that? Try 100 times the supposed $200 billion in gold bars hidden away at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Of course, there hasn’t been an independent audit of the remaining gold at Fort Knox for 50 years, thanks to Congress, and we went off the gold standard many years ago.

There’s nothing behind our national debt now but us. Anyone want to pass the hat?