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Today White House Press Secretary Jay Carney would not expressly rule out platinum debt coins, saying “On Plan B, there is no backup plan. It is Congress’ responsibility to pay the bills of the United States. This is not about future spending. […] Congress has to pay the bills of the United States.” Also, several media sources are reporting that President Obama will nominate White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary. Should the Squirrel stop shopping for a blue clown nose?