This is really just a random thought i had about gold and the 11.3 trillion we have in deficit. If the government wanted to hyperinflate out of our debt with the least amount of pain possible, instead of having years and years of hyperinflation trying to pay off the debt with more and more dollars and just really making our debt higher and higher, i think the US would use about 1/8th of its gold reserves (about 1,000 tons of gold or 32 million oz) to pay off the debt quickly that way it doesnt have to rely on tax dollars to pay it off. We hyperinflate quickly to where gold is 400k per oz, governement pays all 11.3 trillion dollars with that gold, then quickly goes back to the gold standard to stablize the economy and we get to start from scratch. I think we could go in and out of that in 1 months time frame before we get issued our new dollars that are backed by silver or gold. Seems like one way anyway to pay off an unpayable debt.