Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Debt Free USA

Eliminate Government Debt with a Priceless Artifact.....
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Please accept this [insert priceless artifact here]to satisfy our debt obligation to you. Since simply repaying would not adequately describe our thanks, we choose not to put a limit on how thankful we are. Your efforts to underwrite the debt of our citizens is truly a service we will cherish.

Lets keep in touch. Enjoy that [insert priceless artifact here] and all that! Keep a close eye on it, may want to keep it in a vault or something.

jamm3r, Jan 11 2012

I say let them choose from one of several priceless items http://www.franklinmint.com/
Sure, it's not the Statue of Liberty or the original Constitution but it does come with a certificate of authenticity. [doctorremulac3, Jan 13 2012]

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       May work better if issued in a form backed by the full military power of the US
Voice, Jan 11 2012
  

       Possibly kind of baked by China with pandas, although the debt situation may be reversed.
spidermother, Jan 12 2012
  

       [National Forest]
afinehowdoyoudo, Jan 12 2012
  

       The best way for Americans to start repaying their debt is to stop having children, as each American child consumes in irreplaceable resources approximately twenty times that of each "third world" child.
xenzag, Jan 12 2012
  

       Sell Yellowstone National Park and then, when the supervolcano underneath it erupts, covering 75% of the USA 100 metres thick with lava, sue the new owners.
hippo, Jan 12 2012
  

       Ooooh, sneaky ... we like.
8th of 7, Jan 12 2012
  

       Can I suggest that the USA auction Wales to the highest bidder?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 12 2012
  

       "Save the Wales"...
normzone, Jan 12 2012
  

       [access to space without being shot down]
RayfordSteele, Jan 12 2012
  

       [vast hangar full of freshly printed US Dollars]
zen_tom, Jan 12 2012
  

       zen_tom's got it right. The US debt is unique among nations in that it is repaid in its own currency.   

       There is no other (politically, physically) viable way it'll pay down its debt other than diluting it's own currency.
sophocles, Jan 12 2012
  

       Time for a short environmental movement.
rcarty, Jan 12 2012
  

       //Time for a short environmental movement.//   

       Thanks for sharing. Remember to flush.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 12 2012
  

       Could start expiring more than importing..? No, that's silly. Everybody likes cheap TV's and fresh (ish) fruit.
saedi, Jan 13 2012
  

       Meant exporting, but prefer expiring. Could save on pensions.
saedi, Jan 13 2012
  

       I felt that I owed you a bun, but chose instead to discharge my obligation to you by performing a happy little dance in your honour. You're welcome!
AusCan531, Jan 13 2012
  

       But... I already have a white elephant.   

       Please accept this beautiful set of Franklin Mint plates commemorating the paying off of our national debt.
doctorremulac3, Jan 13 2012
  

       The problem is that there's a big difference between "price" and "value". This is why we're skeptical of infomercials that give you a bonus spatula -- a $20 value -- absolutely free.
phundug, Jan 13 2012
  

       // he USA auction Wales to the highest bidder? //   

       "Failed to meet Reserve...."   

       But you still need to pay your eBay listing fee.   

       Another 7p down the drain. Hey ho, hey ho ...
8th of 7, Jan 13 2012
  

       Shirley not. It would probably be bought by a Texan who thought he was getting Scotland.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 13 2012
  

       Ah...
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 13 2012
  

       Would the Prince be included?
mouseposture, Jan 13 2012
  

       //bought by a Texan who thought he was getting Scotland// would the average Texan even know where Scotland was?   

       I have been in parts of Texas where folk have extra fingers growing out of the back of their heads.These extra digits have evolved over time to save them reaching up and scratching the backs of their heads when they don't understand something.
It's called a Dumbvolutionary response.
xenzag, Jan 14 2012
  

       //Dumbvolutionary // <Comic book guy> Worst - Word formation - Ever.
spidermother, Jan 14 2012
  

       Would "Prince" be included?   

       No.
Zimmy, Jan 15 2012
  

       Xenzag. Odd it is your description of Texas, I think.   

       Every day I see 3 or 4 out of state plates.   

       I imagine about 1:1000 brings someone skilled enough totake my job, but they keep comming and no stop.
Zimmy, Jan 15 2012
  
      
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