It is, with apologies to Burl Ives, the Silver and Gold Bill.
Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, has introduced House Bill 430, which would allow Idahoans to use silver and gold coin as an alternative to paper money. The bill from Hart, the House's resident tax protester, would exempt these coins from taxation.
Where do these ideas come from? Well, last summer, the Idaho GOP central committee approved a resolution to study gold currency as a replacement for U.S. currency (more here from Betsy Russell of the Spokane Spokesman-Review.) So Hart's bill may not be mainstream, but it hardly registers as shocking.
If nothing else, Hart once again proves to be pure blog gold. Or silver. It's all good.
More about the bill from StateImpact Idaho's Emilie Ritter Saunders.